InHouse Connexions connects with Mercury Network to provide clients with higher quality

Oklahoma City, OK — a la mode announced today a new strategic integration that allows lenders using InHouse Inc.’s Connexions platform to place appraisal orders with any appraisal management company (AMC) using Mercury Network.

Lenders using Connexions will now have far more control when selecting appraisal providers, with a direct connection to many of the nation’s most reputable full-service AMCs that rely upon Mercury Network.

The single integration with Mercury Network eliminates hours of manual labor for lender operations staff and saves Connexions clients substantial expense. Rather than investing time and money to connect to AMCs separately, as an ad hoc process outside of their Connexions software, the integration gives Connexions clients instant and fully integrated access to a full list of the best AMCs in the business.

Mercury Network’s customization options enable workflow to be streamlined on a lender by lender basis, with supported events and specific business requirements that are supported and enforced by the integration. Payment for the appraisal can also be passed directly to the AMC and processed – providing the lender a receipt of the payment in realtime.

“We’re excited to bring the integration to our lender clients”, noted Jennifer Creech, president of InHouse, Inc. “This brings a dramatically expanded array of options to our lenders, easing their day to day operations and enabling them to get the highest quality appraisal reports. Mercury Network is already connected to these AMCs, and offers a very flexible API that made the integration simple, yet very powerful for our clients.”

Mercury Network’s AMC clients will see an increase in orders as InHouse lenders get on board. “We’re proud to connect AMCs on Mercury Network with new lender clients through Connexions”, noted Jennifer Miller, president of a la mode’s Mortgage Solutions Division. “This integration is a single point of entry to the nation’s best AMCs, and we’re confident Connexions clients will have far superior appraisal operations as a result.”

a la mode's Mercury Network is the nation's premiere Vendor Management Platform in the appraisal and BPO industries, offering both interfaceless "black box" MercuryDirect services and APIs, as well as “turn key” MercuryManaged Web front ends for use by loan officers and compliance staff. It’s used in both capacities by a lengthy roster of the nation's largest lenders and AMCs, as well as by numerous community banks, credit unions, wholesale and correspondent lenders, and mortgage brokers, simplifying full compliance with appraisal independence standards and banking security regulations. It’s been used by more than 200,000 mortgage professionals since 2002 to automate the full “round trip” of tens of millions of appraisals. For more information, visit www.MercuryVMP.com

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About a la mode
Celebrating 26 years as a workflow technology leader, a la mode’s mission-critical desktop, mobile and Web tools are used by more than 100,000 real estate and mortgage lending professionals located in every county of every state in the U.S. State-of-the-art offices are located in Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, Naples, FL, and Washington, D.C. For more information about the company, visit www.alamode.com.

About InHouse, Inc.
Founded in 2002, InHouse, Inc. is a provider of appraisal solutions for the mortgage industry. The company, which represents a new concept in appraisal management, has a product and service line that includes InHouse Connexions, a web-based appraiser management platform, as well as InHouse Solutions, an independent appraisal management company. Connexions is currently in use by 28 mortgage banks, lenders, credit unions and other mortgage originators to efficiently and compliantly manage their appraisal vendors. InHouse is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. For more information on InHouse, please visit http://www.InHouseUSA.com or call (888) 824-9885.

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Press inquiries, contact:
Molly Dowdy
EVP, Marketing
Mortgage Solutions Division
a la mode, inc.
(405) 359-6587 x 339

Jim Hennessy
Managing Director
Strategic Vantage Marketing & Public Relations for InHouse, Inc.
858.774.0201