CU*BASE In-House Strategy

The solution for in-house processors of any size is our CU*BASE member processing system. CU*BASE provides a level of processing competency that surpasses the feature set and functionality of other “traditional” solutions on the market, and does so in a more cost-effective manner. Unlike many competitive solutions, CU*BASE is not a “subset” of our flagship product. As a result, all of our clients can take advantage of system enhancements as they are made for no additional charge.

The underlying foundation to provide this environment is the IBM i® server and its fully integrated DB2 database. With over 485,000 systems installed worldwide, the IBM i delivers industry-leading technology with unrivaled customer satisfaction and loyalty. This allows our clients to spend their time managing their credit union, not managing their servers and databases.

Ease of Use

CU*BASE incorporates a graphical Windows approach to facilitate ease of navigation, training of staff, and member service. By properly architecting and orchestrating the key components of presentation, business logic, data, and networked delivery, CU*Answers is able to provide a consistent user experience throughout our entire product suite.


No need for server farms with our solution! With its unique architecture, the IBM i can run Windows, Java, XML, Websphere, Unix and other applications on the same server, allowing new technology and functionality to be integrated without forcing new skill requirements on staffs. Accessing information when you need it, from wherever you need it has never been easier.


Imagine a server farm of ONE! A single IBM i server runs a 3,000 member credit union, and a single server runs a CUSO with nearly 2 million members. Each server requires only a fraction of the total throughput available in the IBM i product line. This provides tremendous scalability for capacity to meet the growing needs of your credit union.

Reliability and Security

CU*BASE on the IBM i provides >99.9% uptime for your credit union. Moreover, an IMB i server has never been infected by a virus. Tiered security levels within the operating system and within CU*BASE ensure the highest level of confidentiality is maintained. CU*BASE also features Network Services, a virtual private network for secure, high-speed access to business partners and CU*Answers support and education resources.


In today’s marketplace, business continuity and disaster recovery are integral parts of every credit union’s Business Plan. Our in-house processors have the ability to deploy a tiered redundancy strategy, ranging from facility measures, to a fully integrated and automated data replication disaster recovery plan that surpasses other “traditional” solutions in the marketplace.

Choosing the right software partner and the right technology are critical success factors for survival in today’s on demand in-house marketplace. Your partners at CU*Answers can help you manage this business with the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.

November 18, 2016

Did You Update Your Automated Queries After the Release?

Did You Update Your Automated Queries After the Release?

Don’t forget: the 21.05 Release of CU*BASE was implemented on May 23rd.  Be sure to review database changes before running queries for this month.  Click here to view documents including the latest Release Summary and Tool Changes. Visit Show Me the Steps for step-by-step instructions on how to use the Automated Reports and Queries feature:… Read more »

Jun 7, 2021

Check Out the CU*BASE 21.05 Release Resource Companion

Check Out the CU*BASE 21.05 Release Resource Companion

The CU*BASE Release Resource Companion includes links to relevant resources and the latest updates to our core software, with brief summaries of each.  Follow the link below to review the 21.05 Release Resource Companion – inside you will find key items related to the 20.11 Release including: A new overview video for Xpress Teller. New… Read more »

May 28, 2021

[The Pulse] HA Rollover Results Now Available

[The Pulse] HA Rollover Results Now Available

HA Rollover Results Now Available Rollover: April 18 – May 9 Now available for your review is a summary of the recent CU*Answers HA (high-availability) rollover event performed April 18th to May 9th for the CU*BASE core processing environment.  In this report, you will find details about the exercise, including challenges observed, lessons learned, and… Read more »

May 20, 2021

April Owner’s View Monthly Recap

April Owner’s View Monthly Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the April 2021 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! April 2021 Owner’s View Monthly Recap The Owner’s View Monthly Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE… Read more »

May 10, 2021

Reminder: HA Rollback This Weekend

Reminder: HA Rollback This Weekend

This is a reminder of the high-availability rollback event that will be occurring this weekend.  The rollback process will begin Sunday, May 9th at 3:00 AM ET.  During this time, there will be a period of approximately 60 to 90 minutes that will include an interruption to the following services: CU*BASE/GOLD, CU*Talk audio response, and It’s… Read more »

May 7, 2021