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Episys®


The Episys core platform from Symitar is the most popular data processing system in the United States in all asset ranges over $50M. This includes nearly 40 percent of all U.S. credit unions with assets of $1B or greater. Episys offers five key advantages over competing systems:

  • Functionality – Through two to three major releases each year for almost three decades, Episys has evolved into the most feature-rich platform in the credit union industry. While other systems struggle to catch up, we continue to enhance and strengthen Episys.
  • Flexibility – Due in large part to the breadth and depth of our PowerOn customization tool, Episys is virtually impossible to outgrow. If you require new functionality now, you can create it yourself, work with Symitar, or contract with any of a large number of independent Episys consultants.
  • Connectivity – The ability to quickly and easily integrate third-party applications to the core is essential to today’s progressive credit unions. We do more than provide you with a robust integration toolset. Through our Vendor Integration Program, we’re able to provide technical support directly to the vendors you choose.
  • Stability – More than 650 credit unions currently rely on the Episys platform for their data processing needs. By continuing to focus on industry-leading client support, the Episys team is able to meet the needs of credit unions of all sizes.
  • Community – The Episys user community is very active and engaged. In addition to the Symitar Educational Conference & Technology Expo that we host each year in San Diego, several regional user groups host their own annual meetings around the country. These users openly share ideas and solutions with their peers, adding an important dimension to the Episys customer experience.

Episys is available as either an in-house or outsourced solution. The outsourced Episys offering is known as Symitar EASE (Episys as a Service).​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Tools & Resources
    The Way Forward: Embracing Innovation in Financial Services

    One of the challenges to overcome on the way to success is thinking that what worked in the past will work in future. This is a sure path to irrelevance. Here are some guidelines for enabling credit unions to thrive in the digital age.
    Outsourching Benefits: Outsourcing Proves Its Core Benefits to Credit Unions

    Outsourcing has long had a valuable role in many credit unions’ IT strategies. Today, the forces driving credit unions to consider outsourcing – and the benefits they can gain from a successful provider partnership – are greater than ever.
    Making the Right Investment in a Core Processor

    A core processing system is so fundamental to the success of a credit union that the system choice will have an impact for years to come. Discover the qualities, tools, and attributes needed from a core provider and technology partner.
    Fresh Starts: How to Pull Off a Dynamite DP Conversion

    In terms of technology projects, data processing conversion is undeniably the most ambitious and far-reaching endeavor that a credit union can engage in. This white paper draws on the expertise of Symitar’s Implementations group and, even more importantly, it draws on the real-world experience of other credit unions.
  • Product Briefs
    Episys® Drives Efficiency

    Symitar® clients know a thing or two about running an efficient credit union. By improving your overall operations, you can drive down costs to reduce back-office workload and focus on your number one asset: your members. The key to achieving this level of efficiency is your primary technology platform.
    Episys® Member Business Services™

    Did you know that outstanding business capabilities are integrated with the Episys core?
  • Case Study
    First Florida Credit Union Plans for the Future With Episys®
    In a strategic effort to further enhance its products and services while improving the overall member experience, First Florida merged with similarly-sized State Employees Credit Union (SECU) in August of 2014.
    Symitar Episys®- Citadel FCU Case Study
    “Before converting to Episys, our credit union had been running on the same core system since the mid-1980s – a system that was not being invested in by our previous provider’s Research and Development Department,” said Jeff March, CEO at Citadel Federal Credit Union.
    ORNL Federal Credit Union - A Profile of Success
    “We’re a very progressive credit union. It’s one of our values: we invest in new ideas and new technology. We pride ourselves on being on the leading edge. Symitar has been a great partner to help us meet that goal.” Colin Anderson, CEO of ORNL Federal Credit Union
    Symitar’s Episys® First CU Case Study
    First Credit Union in Chandler, Arizona, has been using Symitar’s Episys processor for approximately one year.
    Shell Federal Credit Union Turns Up the Efficiency with Episys
    “On the old core it took 45 minutes for a new member to open a checking, savings, and moneymarket account, and to get an instant issue debit card. After conversion to Episys it takes 15 minutes for all that and a loan application, too.” Sam James, CIO of Shell Federal Credit Union
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