By: Paul Wetzel, “The Mortgage Technology Revolution,” for Tomorrow’s Mortgage Executive
In a not-so-distant past, lenders were pushing paper around on carts, hoping their intern or temp staffer was properly classifying files, and wishing there was a better way. Crazy to think this was reality just before the turn of the century – with some riding far into the 2000s with this approach. Now, it’s almost expected that our entire world be digital. Not just digital, but truly advanced in a way that supports even the industry’s leading lenders’ competitive goals. In our world, we call this “enterprise-grade” technology. The definition has changed throughout the ages; let’s travel through time to take a look back at enterprise-grade and what is required now to earn the title.