Mortgage Loan Origination Software (LOS)

Mortgage Banking COVID-19 Strategy: Is the Best Direction with Our Heads in the Clouds?

Posted by Frank Bocchino on Tue, Apr 07, 2020


Working from home offers many benefits: from overhead cost-cutting to providing improved employee productivity and morale.

According to one study, 85 percent of businesses confirm that productivity has increased in their business because of greater flexibility. What's more, 63 percent of those surveyed report at least a 21 percent improvement in productivity because of flexible working.

This flexibility to work from home, not only makes workers happier (Owl Labs found full-time remote workers reported being happy in their jobs 22 percent more than workers who are never remote), but hopefully healthier. Recent events have added a new caveat: working from home reduces interpersonal contact, mitigating the spread of dire illnesses like the Coronavirus.

It should go as a surprise to no one then, that Software as a Service (SaaS), which allows for individuals to access their necessary software from any internet accessible location, is already a staple for many businesses and is expected to explode in usage.

As a show of unity, the 2020 Software as a Service Awards program announced it will donate part of its proceeds to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.  "With the global rise of COVID-19, it's important that organizations worldwide consider the technology to let staff work from home,” said James Williams of the Cloud Awards. ”[It] is now an essential weapon in the fight to contain the virus …helping shield anyone with a 'desk job' from the risk this global pandemic represents.”

Past the current pandemic preparedness strategy, SaaS solutions provide tangible benefits for employees and organizations that move to the cloud. And these are no more evident than for mortgage lenders, community banks, and credit unions. 

SaaS-based mortgage loan origination software (LOS) centralizes a mortgage lender’s system of record. By doing so, organizations with multiple locations in multiple cities and states can evenly distribute the workload of loan processors, mortgage underwriters, and any authorized user who touches the loan. The digital mortgage with e-signatures replaces the need (not requirement) for in-person meetings. The addition of a front-facing web-based point-of-sale (POS) gives that same flexibility to home buyers as well as a wealth of information they need to make informed decisions (such as). The end results? Happier borrowers, lower cost operations, faster closings and more closed loans.

Curious to hear how our lender clients are faring during the pandemic? Contact us for client testimonials who can provide their experiences. At OpenClose, we’re confident that we will get through this together. We believe soon things will be looking up. And so should you – to the cloud.

Topics: mortgage loan software, SaaS, Web-based Mortgage Software

Mortgage Loan Origination Software Search

Posted by Frank Bocchino on Mon, Jan 27, 2014


If you think searching for a new car or phone takes some thought, think about what goes into searching for new mortgage loan software. 

There are no websites, or reviews, or books to read on the subject. I's all done on word of mouth. Or maybe you remember liking the one you used at the last company? The problem is mortgae lenders don't start looking for Loan Origination Software until the need is pressing.

Why not get a head start by starting your search at OpenClose? We have the resourses to help you make the right decision-- before it's too late.  Visit us and download Loan Origination Software info for free.

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Topics: mortgage lending software, mortgage technology, Mortgage Banking Software, mortgage lender, Mortgage Loan Origination software, mortgage loan software

How much does that free mortgage loan software cost?

Posted by Frank Bocchino on Fri, Sep 13, 2013

Our loan origination software competitors offer good products -- though we think ours is better. But we encourage you to shop around and get the best fit for your company. It's called freedom of choice. But what about freedom of cost?

Some of those same competitors are practically giving their product away -- or so it seems. We did the math. By the time you factor in all the hidden fees, charges, training costs, support costs, that free software isn't so free anymore. And when do those charges begin? When you can't break the contract,that's when.

At OpenClose, we believe in the freedom of cost. That means a fixed price that doesn't change. No hidden charges, no surprises, no nickel and "diming" which can add up to thousands.  Just a straightforward price.

Need some free research? Download the LOS Comparison eBook

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