Here’s what it feels like to finish the successful conversion of a core processing system over a holiday weekend. From left, EVP/COO Lori Gallegos, community outreach coordinator Desiree Hoogerhuis, graphic designer Kari Clay, programmer Ben Ricks, marketing manager Karen Owens and Catherine Rando, First Credit Union’s vice president of technology.

It was a busy holiday weekend for the staff at the $414 million First Credit Union in Chandler, Ariz.

After months of planning and warning, the 47,000-member institution shut down its remote account access channels for a couple days and converted its core processing operation from an Open Solutions Inc. platform to the Symitar Episys system.

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