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.

Flexibility

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.

Scalability

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.

Redundancy

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.

Updated
November 18, 2016

February Owner’s View Monthly Recap

February 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 February 2021 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! February 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 »

Mar 3, 2021

There’s Still Time to Join the 21.05 CU*BASE Release Beta Pool!

There’s Still Time to Join the 21.05 CU*BASE Release Beta Pool!

Earn a $3,500 CollabRebate for testing new CU*BASE tools and features coming with the 21.05 release! Learn more about enhancements coming in the May release, eligibility requirements for joining the beta pool, and what you will need to do to receive the CollabRebate reward. To join the Beta Pool, submit your Beta Pool enrollment form… Read more »

Mar 3, 2021

Rescheduled: Next HA Rollover Coming April 18th

Rescheduled: Next HA Rollover Coming April 18th

Twice each year, CU*Answers tests our ability to redirect CU*BASE core-processing from our production data center to our high-availability (HA) data center.  Previously announced for Sunday, March 7th, the next HA rollover has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 18th. As a reminder: instead of the typical one-week rollover, this rollover will occur over a three… Read more »

Feb 26, 2021

The 21.05 CU*BASE Release Beta Pool Application Period is Now Open!

The 21.05 CU*BASE Release Beta Pool Application Period is Now Open!

Earn a $3,500 CollabRebate for testing new CU*BASE tools and features coming with the 21.05 release! Learn more about enhancements coming in the May release, eligibility requirements for joining the beta pool, and what you will need to do to receive the CollabRebate reward. To join the Beta Pool, submit your Beta Pool enrollment form… Read more »

Feb 23, 2021

TOMORROW: New Phone Number Flags and Card Processing Changes Begin

TOMORROW: New Phone Number Flags and Card Processing Changes Begin

Don’t forget! Beginning tomorrow, February 9, CU*Answers will begin using a new method for determining which member phone numbers are sent to EFT vendors. There are several things happening with this change,  including new options for flagging phone numbers, new rules for what triggers a vendor maintenance record, and a conversion over existing data for… Read more »

Feb 8, 2021

The Next HA Rollover is Coming March 7th – We Need You to Perform a Connectivity Test!

The Next HA Rollover is Coming March 7th – We Need You to Perform a Connectivity Test!

Twice each year, CU*Answers tests our ability to redirect CU*BASE core-processing from our production data center to our high-availability (HA) data center.  The next HA rollover is scheduled for Sunday, March 7th. Instead of the typical one-week rollover, this rollover will occur over a three week period as we perform system maintenance on PROD.  The… Read more »

Feb 5, 2021