Leading edge products to augment and enhance your data center operations

CU*BASE Operator Edition

Operator Edition is the first specialized module from CU*Answers built specifically for the CU*Answers data center community, geared for production center, and built for operations by production staff. It is an integral part of the CU*Answers application suite and a central interface for daily operations. It is the primary component of the Production Center Offering.

Think of CU*BASE GOLD as the CU*BASE application for the front office; then picture a version of GOLD for your data center operations. Opeator Edition is a new look, a new focus, and a new brand that puts your data center at the center!


The Toolbox is an integrated part of Operator Edition. This important addition to the GOLD application sets up menu access to command line entry. The interface is easy and intuitive to use and great for users unfamiliar with IBM i command line utility.

Provide your data center staff with a familiar work interface, gain greater control over commands and secure access to you command line. Build in safety, separation of work functions, and audit your work. Make the ToolBox an integral part of your daily work!

OpsEngine Automation Suite (powered by HelpSystems/Robot)

We provide optimized End-of-Day/Beginning-of-Day processing that lets you end your day on time and lets your system do the work of nightly processing. Leverage your system to so the recurring work so you are free to handle more important tasks.

System message and resource monitoring will catch issues as they arise and e-mail alerts will keep your team on top of the system even when you are away from your desk – or your office.

DefenseMD powered by Townsend Security Alliance Encryption

Your system may be secure, but what happens when sensitive data gets moved off of your system and onto media? Let us provide you with the tools you need to encrypt your storage media (tape backup data). DefenseMD will help ensure privacy and security of sensitive data off-system.

DefenseDB (powered by Linoma Crypto Complete)

In today’s business environment, it is just as important to protect sensitive data that is on your core system. We can provide you with tools to encrypt sensitive and private data at rest (on disk). Do you need to meets PCI compliance requirements? This will help you do that. Ensure privacy and security of PANs and other data that needs to be secured, even for employees.

Read on for more details: DefenseDB Setup Guide 

i-Shield Security (powered by SeaSoft Firewall )

We’ve all heard stories about data walking out the door on a thumb drive. Now you can make sure that you have the controls for uploads and downloads of data from your core system. Receive daily and monthly activity reports for use by your internal and external auditors.

Stay in charge of who can move your crucial data. We can help you prevent system intrusion and data theft.

OPER Audit (powered by SeaSoft iSecurity Audit)

OPER Audit can initiates responses to potential threat. Speed up your response to potential system issues caused by inappropriate actions on your system.

Take advantage of this tool which provides real-time monitoring of system-related activities. Catch incidents as they happen, such as repeated failed sign-on attempts and system value changes (for example, password controls or system date/time values).

Performance Management Toolkit (powered by MPG)

Part of good data center practice is keeping a close eye on what your system is doing at a base operating level. The Performance Management Toolkit will analyze system function and provide trending for your core system to help you track performance and to plan for system capacity and longevity.

Enhanced Member Notice Printing Service

The CU*Answers Production Team is excited to partner with Sage Direct, Inc. to offer you a new and improved service to handle the production of your daily member notices. Sage Direct, Inc. is the same trusted partner we’ve worked with for years for statement processing and tax form production.

Now, our Production Center will create and securely transmit a data file of your daily member notices to Sage Direct, Inc. who will professionally print, sort, and mail them the same day. Instead of  printing, inserting, and posting notices, your credit union staff will be free of this time consuming task and have more time to focus on members!

Complete details: Member Notice Printing

Automated RDC (Remote Deposit Capture) Posting

OpsEngine, the CU*Answers operations business, now posts RDC deposit transaction fi­les up to four times a day, seven days a week. Are you tired of hand-keying RDC deposit transactions? Let us  pick up and post your RDC fi­les for you. You pick the times and which days you would like us to process on, and we will pick up and post your NACHA-format RDC deposit transactions.

Get the whole scoop: RDC Deposit Posting

September 15, 2016

7-Day Processing Goes Live for Your Credit Union Starting 7/1/21!

7-Day Processing Goes Live for Your Credit Union Starting 7/1/21!

CU*Answers first began integrating seven-day processing in February of 2019.  At that time, 85% of our network credit unions jumped on board with the new processing schedule.  Starting Thursday, July 1st, 2021, all remaining credit unions that are currently using six-day processing will be migrated over to the seven-day processing schedule. With seven-day processing, clients… Read more »

Apr 30, 2021

CU*Answers urges clients to take advantage of RDC-IQ sale while it lasts

CU*Answers credit union clients have been taking advantage a great deal on RDC-IQ, the CU*Answers OpsEngine data center’s real-time remote deposit capture posting solution. “We have worked closely with everyone involved to offer a really great entry point,” says Jeff Miller, Ops Engine Business Development Manager. “We are waiving setup fees entirely and giving away […]

Apr 28, 2021

Tax processing season underway at CU*Answers

As a core data processor for nearly 300 credit unions, this time of year is tax processing season at CU*Answers. On the heels of year-end processing, teams begin the carefully planned and orchestrated process of generating the data files necessary to create all of the statements and reports required by the federal government. Coordinating the […]

Jan 22, 2021

CU*Answers business continuity testing completed

OpsEngine, the CU*Answers data center, working in tandem with Yankton, SD partner Site-Four, a data center servicing multiple credit union service organizations, has completed a business continuity test.  The test, the second performed for Site-Four this year, ran from October 11th through October 18th. These events are a part of an active and robust business […]

Oct 23, 2020

CU*Answers Business Continuity testing completed

OpsEngine, the CU*Answers data center, in cooperation with numerous teams at CU*Answers and partner companies, has completed a business continuity test. The test, the second performed this year, ran from September 13th through September 20th. The event included a high availability rollover of the CU*BASE GOLD core data processing platform as well as a continuity […]

Sep 28, 2020

CU*Answers completes CPI process automation project

CU*Answers continues to improve and enhance data center processing and has just completed the rollout of new systems for processing Collateral Protection Insurance (CPI) files for its clients. “This is a scheduled and cyclical process that has been slowly growing over time,” says Todd Underhill, Operations Manager. “As the overhead from this work began to […]

Sep 24, 2020

Changes in CU*BASE architecture paves the way for new application development options

CU*Answers’ data center group, OpsEngine, has started a new project that will make significant changes in the architecture of CU*BASE, allowing capabilities that were previously limited. Jeffrey Miller, OpsEngine business development manager explains, “One of the great strengths of CU*Answers is its foundation in a collaborative partnership with its owners and other network partners, such […]

Sep 24, 2020