Wauna FCU Commits to Open Solutions' CUnify Core Platform
The $152 million Wauna Federal Credit Union in Clatskanie, Ore., has committed to the CUnify core processing platform from Open Solutions.
The announcement was the first of a planned credit union conversion for Open Solutions since Fiserv Inc. bought the Connecticut-based operation in January.
The 17,300-member Wauna FCU cited open, member-centric architecture and improved efficiencies in its decision, and also chose additional solutions that include teller operations, business intelligence, lending, document management and Internet banking, Fiserv said.
“CUnify is different than other systems we reviewed – we’ll have access to all the member data we need right at our fingertips,” Robert Blumberg, president/CEO at Wauna FCU, said in the Fiserv announcement.
Wauna will run the account processing solution in-house and the document management and online banking solutions through Open Solutions’ Global Operations Center, the company said in its announcement.
“CUnify provides a complete view of member relationships so Wauna Federal Credit Union can enhance member services by offering relevant, targeted products and reduce transaction times through real-time automation,” said Lizette Nigro, vice president and core business leader, Open Solutions division, Fiserv.
Wauna FCU currently uses CU*Answers for home banking and core processing, according to the Technology Survey from Callahan & Associates.
Open Solutions had introduced the CUnify platform as a re-written version of its DNAsme (Small Market Edition) platform in early 2012 and said then it had about 135 clients using it.
Fiserv said it now provides account processing solutions to more than 2,400 credit unions but declines to provide numbers for specific platforms.