A major focus for 2019 and beyond is to build the foundation of APIs both within CU*Answers applications, and in partnership with external vendor/partner applications. API Development for CU*Answers is an important step in revolutionizing our ability to be flexible in providing data in a secure but streamlined manner. Once an API is developed, it can be used by other third-party applications, GOLD, It’s Me 247, Mobile Web, the Loan App, or anything that we allow data access from now, or in the future.
As we take these next steps in API development, the software development department will be dividing this effort in to multiple strategies that align with the objectives of CU*Answers. Below is a high-level overview of these key strategies: