RIPCO CU and CU*Answers work together to complete successful DR readiness test
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (January 18, 2019) — Earlier this week, CU*Answers, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based cooperative CUSO, and Rhinelander, Wisconsin-based RIPCO Credit Union combined forces to successfully execute the credit union’s annual disaster recovery test as part of their ongoing business continuity strategy. During the test, the workload of RIPCO’s in-house core data processing server was being performed by the backup server located at Site-Four, their Yankton, South Dakota-based CUSO partner. Resources from the credit union, Site-Four and CU*Answers were involved in the project.
Scott Collins, EVP of National Sales and Marketplace Relationships at CU*Answers commented: “Business continuity within our network of online and in-house credit unions is something that we are continuously investing in as a cooperative. We have had a tremendous track record for decades, and one of the reasons is that we rigorously test our processes and execution plan. For partners like RIPCO that run their own data center, disaster recovery testing is a collaborative effort and investment.”
RIPCO Credit Union President/CEO Liza Edinger commented: “I am proud of my team’s efforts to help ensure we are ‘all systems go’ and are very pleased with the results of this latest disaster recovery test. CU*Answers plays a vital role in assisting us with our business continuity strategies and we are extremely thankful for our strong partnership.”
CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded in 1970, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 2 million members and $21.5 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit www.cuanswers.com.