*A Unique Integration*
**By Tony Garritano**
***I always like to bring you the latest information on unique integrations. In this case, I just heard that Optimal Blue has completed a new integration with Byte Software’s BytePro loan origination software (LOS). This integration also includes Optimal Blue’s best-in-class execution and pipeline management technology via Secondary Interactive, enabling users to take a loan seamlessly from origination through sale. Here’s the scoop:
****The integration gives BytePro users access to Optimal Blue’s pricing and secondary marketing platform, enabling originators to respond quickly to prospective borrowers with precise and reliable data. That information then automatically populates the loan file within BytePro, eliminating keying errors and saving originators’ time. The interface with Optimal Blue gives BytePro users a competitive advantage by enabling them to provide better service and more options to their borrowers.
****The integration is the first to support Optimal Blue’s new historical pricing and Fair Lending-related features and services. These enhancements reflect the most significant advancements since Optimal Blue was founded ten years ago.
****“Optimal Blue is the only company that creates integrations that are true marriages of two platforms,” said Larry Huff, co-CEO of Optimal Blue. “It’s not a file drop or a simple data transfer – it is actually so technically advanced that users create their work in one place and it seamlessly moves from one system to another. This is a huge differentiator and one that our customers appreciate, particularly when it allows them to be more efficient, profitable and compliant throughout their mortgage operation. Optimal Blue is often asked by its customers for guidance when selecting a new LOS; this depth of integration is the new standard for us and is already gaining traction in the market.”
****“Byte strives to give customers every advantage, whether it’s a thriving or challenging environment,” said Joe Herb, General Manager of Byte Software. “The integration with Optimal Blue exemplifies that mission, providing access to a powerful platform and leveraging automation to drive greater efficiencies. Every LOS is working to create integrations with industry-leading companies. This integration is truly different, raising the bar and moving the standard of integrations forward by implementing best-of-breed practices and creating a true three-way exchange between Byte Software, Optimal Blue and Secondary Interactive.”
Tony Garritano is chairman and founder at PROGRESS in Lending Association. As a speaker Tony has worked hard to inform executives about how technology should be a tool used to further business objectives. For over 10 years he has worked as a journalist, researcher and speaker in the mortgage technology space. Starting this association was the next step for someone like Tony, who has dedicated his career to providing mortgage executives with the information needed to make informed technology decisions. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.