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Black Knight Acquires DocVerify, Expanding Fully Digital, Contactless Real Estate and Mortgage Solutions
Trusted Digital Document Verification Becomes Key Component of Black Knight's Digital Close Platform JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Aug. 27, 2020 -- Black Knight, Inc. announced today that it has acquired DocVerify, a privately held company committed to delivering solutions that provide proof of the integrity of digital documents, enabling organizations across a wide range of industries to streamline processes, safeguard sensitive information and reduce costs. The acquisition helps accelerate Black Knight's goal of digitizing the entirety of the real estate and mortgage continuum as DocVerify's trusted and proven digital document verification capabilities are already seamlessly integrated with Expedite Close, Black Knight's digital closing platform. DocVerify's suite of capabilities includes an eNotary platform supporting both in-person electronic notarization (IPEN) as well as remote online notarization (RON) and developer tools. All solutions are built on DocVerify's proprietary VeriVault™ Verification Platform, an unparalleled security and storage platform that verifies the content, creator, and creation date of any digital document to help eliminate the risk of forgery, fraud or theft. DocVerify has become a trusted leader and innovator in digital document verification across a wide variety of industries, developing extensible solutions that manage secure e-signatures, prevent transaction fraud and safeguard intellectual property. With its acquisition of DocVerify, Black Knight significantly enhances its ability to support the widespread adoption of eNotary and eVault solutions in the mortgage and real estate industries and beyond. "Black Knight and DocVerify are an exceptional strategic fit, given how our solutions and platforms complement one another," said Black Knight CEO Anthony Jabbour. "Digital documents are becoming the norm for conducting business in virtually all industries. Black Knight and DocVerify share a commitment to helping our clients move closer to a secure paperless environment through the digitization of the document validation process and a highly secure eNotary solution that our mortgage and real estate clients can leverage to offer a 100% digital closing. We look forward to welcoming the DocVerify team to Black Knight." Both Black Knight and DocVerify are playing vital roles in the expansion of eClosings. Electronic and remote notarization serve as the backbone of eClosings, and DocVerify solutions easily integrate with virtually any eClosing system. These capabilities are complemented by Black Knight's Expedite Close platform. The electronic document delivery and fulfillment capabilities of the Expedite Close platform enable lenders to leverage eSign and eDocument delivery and quality control audit capabilities from a single platform that supports a wet-sign, hybrid or full-digital close for all real estate closing participants. "Both Black Knight and DocVerify are focused on developing innovative technologies that are versatile, easy-to-use and provide optimal security for our clients," said Darcy Mayer, CEO and Founder of DocVerify. "By combining the considerable strengths of Black Knight and DocVerify, this acquisition will benefit clients of both companies, as well as the industries we serve." Trasimene Capital Management served as the advisor to Black Knight. About Black Knight Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) is a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the homeownership lifecycle. As a leading fintech, Black Knight is committed to being a premier business partner that clients rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class software, services and insights with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership. For more information on Black Knight, please visit www.blackknightinc.com.
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DocuSign Bolsters Functionality with Spring '17 Release
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2017 -- As part of its commitment to help organizations around the world to transform paper-based processes into fast, easy and secure digital transactions, DocuSign – the global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) leader – made the DocuSign Spring '17 Release available today. The release includes enhancements and updates to the company's eSignature solution and broader DTM platform – the most significant of which include deeper integrations with Google Docs, the availability of the eNotary feature in eight US states, the personal eHanko signing option in Japan and the availability of DocuSign Payments. "The Spring '17 Release builds on our largest product update ever in December last year, where we shipped more new features than in the last several quarters combined," said Ron Hirson, chief product officer at DocuSign. "Today's release expands our exceptional user experiences, while further empowering industries, customers and partners to go digital." New for the Spring '17 Release is the DocuSign for Google Docs add-on. This new integration enables users to sign, send and manage documents directly from Google Docs – saving time by conveniently starting a DocuSign workflow directly from the Google Docs editor, or from Docs' recent documents. This includes the automatic saving of signed documents to Google Drive, as well as Gmail integration for sending them – one of the most requested features. On the real estate front, most homebuyers and agents find the paper-based home financing and closing process cumbersome and lengthy. That's why DocuSign created its new eNotary feature, so senders can request electronic notarial acts and Notaries can host in-person signing sessions. Released for early access in the DocuSign Winter '17 Release in December and generally available this month in the DocuSign Spring '17 Release, the new eNotary feature eliminates the need to print, scan or mail closing documents. All actions can be performed within the DocuSign platform, including applying a seal and exporting a notary log. These in-person eNotarizations can be performed via DocuSign in Idaho, Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York and Washington (in addition to North Carolina, which has been available since 2014). For Japan, the adoption of eSignature has been influenced by the fact that signers are accustomed to using a Hanko stamp to represent their signature on paper documents. That's why DocuSign is launching the personal eHanko in the DocuSign Spring '17 Release, in partnership with Shachihata Inc. – a leading company in Japan's traditional hanko culture. It complements the basic eHanko functionality launched in December last year. And according to DocuSign Japan's vice president, Hayato Koeda, Japanese businesses and consumers will see tremendous benefit. "The advantages of digitization are more widely recognized today in Japan. However, traditional Japanese business customs including the process of affixing a seal remain, resulting in the persistent use of paper, which acts as a bottleneck to improving work efficiency," he explained. "By collaborating with Shachihata, we are providing a solution that makes it easier for Japanese companies to improve operational efficiency, compliance measures and customer experience. In Europe and the United States, many progressive companies have already undertaken the move towards digitization. With this solution, Japanese companies can also achieve digital transformation with completely paperless business operations." In addition to the above, DocuSign users around the world will benefit from other enhancements in the DocuSign Spring '17 Release, including: DocuSign Payments: on the heels of US availability in February this year, DocuSign Payments will be enabled for customers in the UK, Canada and Australia this month, offering support for payments in GBP, CAD and AUD currencies. New DocuSign Experience: Document Visibility – this makes it easier for senders to control document access by limiting who can view documents in an envelope. Shared Template Folders – administrators can now create and organize folders to share templates with users and groups. Senders can now quickly locate and use the templates shared with them. Intelligent Document Recognition – this ensures tags, recipients and authentication are matched automatically between documents and templates. Fax In/Fax Out – this enables senders to deliver an agreement to a fax recipient or receive a signature via fax. For more information on the DocuSign Spring '17 Release, visit the blog at http://docusign.com/blog/docusign-spring-17-release About DocuSign, Inc.DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage agreements anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® First in Canada to Provide zipLogix™ Transaction Management Tools to Members
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Instanet Solutions adds 16 new MLS/Association clients totalling 120,000+ new users in 2016
Austin Texas, November 6, 2016 - Instanet Solutions capped its 25th year with record growth, client retention and system usage. In the last year Instanet Solutions has signed 16 new MLS and Association enterprise clients totalling over 120,000 new users. To go along with its record new growth, Instanet has also re-signed all current MLS and Association enterprise clients that were up for renewal over the past year totalling more than 55,000 users. Martin Scrocchi, CEO of Instanet Solutions, commented, "In 2016 Instanet has added several new Association and MLS enterprise clients totalling over 120,000 new users of our services. Equally important is the fact that Instanet retained all current enterprise clients that were up for renewal. Our continuing growth and retention is taking place in a market environment where competitors are offering their services for "free". Instanet is proud of our strong relationships, solid reputation and is grateful for the many client referrals that have helped us to continue to grow and succeed." About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 500,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products-Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, InstanetForms®, and DocBox®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1991 and is proud to be celebrating our 25th year of providing technology to the real estate world. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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Spokane Association of REALTORS® Chooses Instanet Solutions
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Zapelo Launches at Real Estate Connect
San Francisco, CA – August 3, 2015 – America's one-million-plus real estate brokers and agents use separate technology systems for email, CRM, lead generation, calendar scheduling and task tracking, document storage, electronic signatures, transaction management, and drip marketing. Zapelo is looking to disrupt real estate technology's silo approach with the industry's first cloud-based, wholly integrated and end-to-end mobile real estate management system. "Zapelo is like taking the right pieces from Gmail, Dropbox, MailChimp, dotloop, REESIO and Top Producer, putting them together and making it affordable for any brokerage," says Jack Berube, CEO of Zapelo. Zapelo is a simple-to-use, fully integrated, mobile real estate management system that offers a CRM, lead generation, transaction management, email, calendar and task tracking, workflow checklists, integrated electronic signatures and shareable document storage – all on the cloud. "It's the first system that truly manages the real estate sales funnel from top-to-bottom," Berube says. "Everyone is paying for technology no one is really using. For the technology you actually use, most brokerages will subscribe to multiple products, log in and out of various systems, and re-enter the same damn data again and again. It's nuts," Berube adds. Zapelo launches tomorrow at Inman Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, and is featured as part of the conference's coveted Startup Alley. Real Estate Connect, the real estate industry's preeminent gathering of the leaders in real estate and technology industries, has launched some of the real estate technology industry's biggest brands. Rhonda Duffy (duffyrealtyofatlanta.com), who is ranked as the number one listing agent in the U.S. and the number one agent in Georgia, calls Zapelo, "The Swiss-Army knife" of real estate technology. "Vendors keep pushing single apps or bloated software with features that agents will never use," Duffy said. "Zapelo has created a 'right-sized' technology to include only the features a broker or team needs to manage their real estate pipeline." "Zapelo has made the complex simple and affordable, which is exactly what agents must have," Duffy adds. "Agents don't have time to sit in a training class to learn every new product and most agents can't afford to pay $30 to $100 a month for a dozen different services. Zapelo solves both of these problems." Zapelo integrated product features: Email system: Full-featured email system leverages your email address (IMAP) throughout all these features and connects email to tasks, schedules, documents, and more. CRM tool: Agents can quickly add prospects and clients to a new marketing campaign; everything is synchronized, time stamped and trackable. Transaction management: A fully collaborative system that allows agents to interact with their clients – no exporting or importing, everything is all on the cloud in this single environment. Lead generation: Leads generated from any source can be automatically imported into the platform. Drip marketing: Fast, easy to use templates to stay-in-touch with prospects and past clients. Calendar and task tracking: Everything agents needs for scheduling their daily routine and track tasks throughout the transaction process to help agents keep on top of their pipeline. Electronic signatures: Fully integrated into the platform and ultra secure, works just like the most popular eSignature systems but is completely integrated, storing everything in one place (for brokerages, Zapelo is designed to work in concert with their current solution in most cases). Document storage and sharing: Features a secure and easy way to securely share documents so your customers don't need to open a third-party account to access their files. "White label" for brokerages: The platform is designed to promote the brokerage's brand, not Zapelo's brand, with a 24-hour "White label" offering to customize the platform to the look and feel of the brokerage's brand. "White label" customized branding includes color scheme, corporate logo, and customized task lists.   Today the Beta version of Zapelo is available to real estate brokerages, teams and agents. Brokerages pay a one-time setup fee, which includes their "White label" customized branding, for $500 and $199 a month. Individual agent accounts are $49 per month, and volume discounts are available for brokerages. Zapelo CEO Berube is also offering MLS firms and Realtor associations their own branded versions of Zapelo to offer their members a new potential source of revenue. About Zapelo Zapelo, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is the real estate industry's first fully-integrated mobile real estate management system. This cloud-based platform features just the right tools active agents need to manage their business, including CRM, lead generation, transaction management, drip marketing, email, calendar and task tracking, workflow checklists, integrated electronic signatures and shareable document storage. Zapelo offers brokerages one system to reduce operating risk, boost efficiency and improve the overall customer experience. Discover Zapelo online at http://www.zapelo.com.
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Real Estate Digital launches rDocs, a new agent-centric document management system
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Single Point of Data Entry for Real Estate Brokerages is the Focus of New Integration with Forms Provider
  CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (DECEMBER 4, 2014) – Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, the industry leader in real estate solutions and services, announces the completion of an API (application programming interface) integration with electronic forms provider, formsRus.com. The API is available through Lone Wolf's transaction management solution, loadingDOCS. This API allows agents to seamlessly access and send completed transaction documents from their formsRus.com platform directly to their loadingDOCS clipboard. This integration supports single point of data entry for real estate brokerages, simplifying the transaction process for real estate agents and administrators. "The strategic partnerships we're implementing in our transaction management solution, loadingDOCS, bring together all the steps required to successfully operate a paperless office," says Lorne C. Wallace, CEO of Lone Wolf. "This, in conjunction with the integrated functionality of the Complete Enterprise Solution, further streamlines brokerage operations and fosters efficiency for brokers, agents and administrators." The formsRus.com integration, along with other recent forms provider APIs, enables Lone Wolf clients to access their transaction documents from different sources in one central location for improved operational efficiency. "We are committed to improving workflow and eliminating paper-based processes for our clients. Lone Wolf's loadingDOCS integration is a logical and synergistic addition to our platform. By partnering with Lone Wolf, our real estate brokerages now have access to a simple and seamless end-to-end transaction management system," says Matt Maynard, President of formsRus.com. Additional APIs within loadingDOCS will continue to reinforce the value of the transaction management component for Lone Wolf clients. Currently, Lone Wolf services nearly 10,000 real estate offices and almost 250,000 agents across North America with its Complete Enterprise Solution. loadingDOCS is Lone Wolf's transaction management component within the Complete Enterprise Solution. loadingDOCS, and its partnerships, cover the five steps of going paperless for a real estate brokerage including creation, execution, submission, review/approval, and storage of transaction documents. About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with almost 10,000 offices utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solutions is comprised of its core products and services – brokerWOLF back office management solution, WOLFconnect front office management solutions, globalWOLF website solution, loadingDOCS paperless office solution, mobileWOLF mobile solution, WOLFmedia ad revenue generation service, WOLFwatch accounting service and Lone Wolf's newest service specific to the agent marketplace, agentWOLF. The Complete Enterprise Solution is ideal for real estate offices looking to seamlessly manage their data from the back office to the front office to brokerage and agent websites, providing a single point of entry for data, significant time savings and profitability opportunities. The Complete Enterprise Solution is an invaluable component of a successful real estate brokerage. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Las Vegas, NV and Show Low, AZ. For more information please visit www.lwolf.com.
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Renovus to Launch Re|Drive in Newly Re-Designed App
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Overview of the Latest WOLFconnect Release
Imagine being a home buyer or seller scrambling to find transaction documents for your home purchase or sale. Stressing because you’ve lost the pile of paperwork you thought you put in your drawer. Now imagine if you had an online website where you could go to access all of this information in electronic form without having to worry about filing paperwork and remembering where you’ve put it. The brand new consumer portal available in loadingDOCS, known as yourhomepulse.com, offers consumers online access to documents related to their home sale or purchase. Yourhomepulse.com is now available in loadingDOCS. Yourhomepulse.com isn’t the only new feature available to Lone Wolf clients. In the recent WOLFconnect release, several new features and enhancements have been added for WOLFconnect and loadingDOCS clients to enjoy. Take a look through the list below of some of the new features and enhancements and see why the latest release of WOLFconnect is the best one yet! New features and enhancements: loadingDOCS consumer portal – yourhomepulse.com (only available to loadingDOCS clients) RSS feed widget available on the WOLFconnect home screen Ability to impersonate users – If an agent has a challenge in the system, admins can login as the agent to see what they see in the system and easily resolve challenges. And many more! As a WOLFconnect client, you can learn more about the WOLFconnect release in the Release Notes provided in your system. If you’d like information on how to get WOLFconnect and loadingDOCS for your office, contact [email protected] or visit www.lwolf.com. To view the original article, visit the Lone Wolf blog.
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Improved Document Organization Features from Realty Commander
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Realty Commander Announces Broker Document Approval and Document View Tracking Enhancements
Mar. 11, 2014 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Realty Commander, the leader in real estate transaction management software, recently introduced their Broker Document Approval and Document View Tracking enhancements. These new features work together to streamline the document approval process, help brokers and agents stay compliant, and speed up the disbursement of commissions. "The beauty of these new product enhancements is that they work together to ensure that the communication between broker and agent is not lost," said Erik Lovell, CEO, Realty Commander. "The Broker Document Approval feature allows agents to submit documents to brokers via email, which can then be approved or rejected with added comments. All transactions are automatically logged for audit purposes through the Document View Tracking system, which provides a clear audit trail throughout the entire lifespan of each transaction." The Broker Document Approval enhancement was the number one requested feature from Realty Commander users, and it allows agents to send completed documents directly from the Commander platform to the broker. This feature is platform agnostic; documents can be reviewed and approved by brokers who either use or don't use Realty Commander. This is strengthened by the Document View Tracking feature, which benefits users by automatically logging when and by whom a document is viewed in their Activity Log. These recent enhancements help brokers and agents maintain compliance while streamlining the entire process of approving and tracking documents. About Realty Commander As the leader in real estate transaction management technology, Realty Commander offers agents and brokers the most comprehensive and convenient solutions on the market. With more than $4 billion in transactions managed and tracking of over 27 million activities, Realty Commander helps professionals in all areas of real estate succeed with automatic and seamless paperless transaction management. Founded in 2008, Realty Commander has helped thousands of agents and brokers automate and expand their real estate business by managing listings, buyer's leads, showings and short sales all from one cutting-edge, web-based platform. For more information on Realty Commander, visit their website at www.realtycommander.com.
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Reesio Launches Revamped Documents Platform To Make Dropbox Obsolete
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REALTORS® in Northern Virginia Go Paperless
Fairfax, VA & San Francisco, CA – November 9th, 2013 – The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR), one of the largest real estate trade associations in the country, and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement that will provide all NVAR members a unified paperless system for its members across the region. Every NVAR member will now have Instanet's complete product suite as a free member benefit. Instanet provides a full-featured transaction management system, which includes real estate forms and contracts, electronic signatures, document management, transaction management and internet faxing. The Authentisign electronic signature module is an ESIGN and UETA compliant electronic signature solution which is also FHA approved. "We have been honored to serve NVAR and their very large membership with our Instanet Forms module for years. It is gratifying to have earned their trust and expanded business with our total document management, online transaction collaboration and electronic signing system. NVAR is a major leader in the real estate vertical. We are humbled by their vote of confidence and look forward to serving them for many more years to come. Instanet is dedicated to innovation and delivering an easy-to-use but supercharged platform. So, this is a great fit and we couldn't be happier," says Martin Scrocchi, CEO & President of Instanet Solutions. Jon Wolford, NVAR's Chairman of Board added, "Our members have been fortunate to be able to use Instanet for years. Instanet and their products have given us the ability to provide greater member benefits and allowed our members to improve their businesses in many ways. We are excited to be able to work with Instanet in the years to come as we continue to move into an even more paperless world. The technology Instanet provides allows each and every one of our members to join in NVAR's commitment to being eco-friendly." About the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) was established in 1921 with about 40 members. NVAR has grown to about 10,000 REALTORS® who carry out an $11 billion real estate industry in a community of more than 2 million residents. A premier local association, NVAR is one of the hundreds of associations that comprise the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), which boasts more than 1.1 million members. NVAR serves as The Voice For Real Estate in Northern Virginia and provides a variety of services to its members including educational opportunities, professional standards enforcement, market statistics, legislative reviews, issues lobbying, multiple listing and lockbox services, and more. The mission of promoting "the right to own, transfer and use real property" extends beyond Northern Virginia to serve a national and international community. NVAR assists struggling associations around the world, sharing knowledge about how the industry works in the U.S. with real estate leaders from Poland, China, Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, and other areas. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™, Authentisign™ and Authentisign2Go™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of electronic documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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Canadian REALTORS® Going Paperless with Instanet
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New Cartavi Release Makes Mobile Document Management Easier, Faster, and More Secure
NAPERVILLE, IL – September 9, 2013 – Cartavi, a DocuSign company, today announced the latest release of its industry-leading document management solution for real estate agents and brokers. Continuing its "mobile-first" strategy, enhancements to Cartavi provide significant upgrades across its iOS, Android, and web experience to ensure real estate professionals have everything they need to conduct business securely – anytime, from anywhere, on any device. Cartavi helps real estate agents bring together all parties to a transaction virtually to close deals faster, more conveniently, and more securely than ever. "Cartavi is a powerful solution that helps busy, on-the-go real estate professionals manage transactions quickly, efficiently, and securely in the cloud," said Tom Gonser, chief strategy officer, DocuSign. "This is a visually beautiful solution that coordinates every aspect of the transaction digitally, from initial listing through closing for everyone involved. The combination of real-time mobile access to the transaction, along with the ability to securely DocuSign any document on any device makes this the real estate 'killer app.'" As the industry-leading mobile-first document management solution, Cartavi's latest release empowers real estate professionals to be more productive, organized and paperless. Highlights of new release include: Improved user interface across web and mobile apps – Cartavi is even easier to use with a streamlined interface that provides a consistent experience through the web browser or via the app on a mobile device. The new navigation, icons, view options and visual cues are among many of the new features designed to help users get more done faster. Redesigned and responsive web application – Cartavi is now available as a fully responsive web application that dynamically adapts to the browser screen size of any desktop or mobile device. The responsive design provides an "app-like" experience to users who choose to access their Cartavi account through a mobile web browser. New time saving features and enhancements make managing document-heavy transactions easier – Several new features and enhancements were made available with the latest release to increase productivity. For example, users can now drag-and-drop documents into the Cartavi web app, or email them directly into a transaction to streamline workflows. Documents can now be previewed on the web allowing users to fully view them before taking action. Updated transaction monitoring – iPhone users can monitor transactions in real time as they are routed through the signature process so they always know the status of any deal. A new dashboard in the web app allows users to immediately view the activity and status of all transactions, documents, participants and signatures. A new foundation for innovation – The new version of Cartavi was redesigned from the ground up to optimize performance, broaden accessibility to more mobile devices, and provide the foundation for future innovation including an upcoming integration with zipForms, and a new product offering for small teams and brokers due in early 2014. "We're very proud to announce the release of Cartavi 3.0. Our latest release is a major update across our entire platform and includes many great improvements in usability as well as new features to make it even easier for agents to manage transactions through all their many devices," said Glenn Shimkus, co-founder and general manager, Cartavi. "The investment we made in optimizing the code that drives our platform is what I'm most excited about. Cartavi 3.0 provides us with a solid foundation for our next phase of innovation as a part of the DocuSign family." "When you're responsible for the technology required to keep over 1,500 broker associates productive you tend to be very selective of the software companies you partner with," said Mark Steward, Vice President of Technology for Baird & Warner. "We chose Cartavi as the document management solution for Baird & Warner because it works seamlessly from smart phone to tablet to web. Our associates find immediate value in being able to access their transaction documents and serve their clients from a smart phone or tablet. With DocuSign's secure eSignature solution built-in, we can ensure our clients never have to worry about the security and legality of their documents." Companies interested in learning more details about the new Cartavi release may visit http://www.cartavi.com/v3. About DocuSign Inc. DocuSign®, The Global Standard for eSignature®, is the leader in eSignature transaction management. Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals and consumers are standardising on DocuSign, with 60,000 new users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. Today, that network includes more than 40 million users who have DocuSigned more than 300 million documents in 188 countries. DocuSign is used to accelerate transaction times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers across nearly every industry – from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, property management and consumer goods, to higher education and others. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040. About Cartavi Cartavi, a DocuSign company, is a cloud-based document-sharing solution designed specifically for real estate professionals. Also available as a mobile app for Apple and Android devices, it allows everyone involved in a real estate transaction to securely manage and share documents from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Founded in 2009, Cartavi is based in Naperville, Illinois. For more information, visit www.cartavi.com.
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An introduction to DotLoop's Version-NOW
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Quality Superhero Goes to D.C.
Portland, Ore. – June 27, 2011 – Leaders in biotech and the pharmaceutical industry who are gathering at the BIO International Convention will be introduced to ColumbiaSoft's Quality Superhero – more a concept than a caped comic-book character, conceived to illustrate ways firms in the highly-regulated industry can improve quality programs with effective document control. ColumbiaSoft, a leading document control software company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, will present its expertise among a pavilion of Oregon-based firms and government leaders in booth 2259. "Quality is a key component to the successful and timely advancement of innovative biotechnology breakthroughs," commented ColumbiaSoft executive vice president David Pogue. "Regulatory compliance, speed-to-market, precise information management – these are factors that depend on a sound foundation of document control. At BIO International, we want every Quality Manager to know they can be their company's own Quality Superhero." Automation of processes, and managing information within those processes, make quality management programs more effective. This is a central principle behind ColumbiaSoft's document control system. Critical and often complex procedures known in the quality field as ECO's, SOP's, CAPA's, NCR's, and work instructions are made routine and repeatable. The system replaces manual, paper-based steps and spreadsheets. Its systematic approach builds consistency, reduces errors, and is more efficient. Auditing is improved as well, with every step and change electronically recorded and immediately available for analysis in reports and electronic searches. Built on ColumbiaSoft's Document Locator® platform, document control procedures are integrated within the Microsoft Windows Explorer and Office work environments. Quality processes, which are by nature document-centric with templates, forms, certificates, and other document types, are managed with MS Word documents in a system with version control, workflow, approvals, digital signatures, and more. The familiarity of Microsoft commands and applications helps quality managers administer electronic processes with minimal user training. About ColumbiaSoft CorporationColumbiaSoft is a leading document management and document control solutions company that helps firms in regulated industries reduce risk and improve productivity. Information workers use ColumbiaSoft software to manage and share digitized paper and electronic documents, e-mail, faxes, and other electronic files to lower costs, automate business processes, and meet regulatory requirements. As a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV Partner, an Autodesk Authorized Developer, ARX Strategic Partner, and an Adobe Solutions Network partner, the company's products fully integrate with familiar applications such as Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, SharePoint, CoSign, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and more. ColumbiaSoft is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 1998. For more information, visit www.documentlocator.com.
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DotLoop Introduces New Edition to Make Its Collaborative Workspace a Revenue Stream for REALTOR® Associations
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DotLoop Further Penetrates the Bluegrass State, Powering Five New Real Estate Offices
05/18/2011– REALTORS® throughout Kentucky are committed to simplifying the lives of home buyers and sellers by leveraging technology for simpler transactions. In response to this commitment, DotLoop, the collaborative workspace for real estate is powering five new offices in addition to adoption success by REALTOR® Association members of the Bluegrass State. Kentucky REALTOR® Associations powered by DotLoop have achieved more than 75 percent adoption by their members. These real estate agents recognize DotLoop as a necessary platform for their business as a means of completing deals faster, with more transparency and efficiency. With today's home buyers and sellers constantly connected with various technology, REALTORS® require a solution that's as convenient as it is effective. DotLoop's unique "Version-Now" technology breaks the barriers of traditional real estate transactions by encompassing document sharing, adjusting and electronic signatures. Contrary to eSignature and file-sharing software that relies on PDFs, DotLoop's collaborative workspace makes online transactions more transparent as all parties work from the most recent version of a document at all times. Many of today's home buyers and sellers communicate with that same transparency on a daily basis through online shopping and banking, using smart phones and tablets to facilitate instant and virtually limitless connectivity. Performing entire transactions online eliminates the need for agents and their clients to travel across town or chase down a fax machine to acquire signatures. Therefore, each party saves immeasurable time throughout their day as they complete transactions online in real time. Home buyers and sellers expect and demand simplicity without having to budget their time around a transaction. "By using a contract-based system that employs electronic signatures, I am able to just shoot things off and not be concerned with all the paper," said Heather Shaw, REALTOR® with Sibcy Cline. "It helps with organization and the ability to serve clients." As technology continues to flourish in the emerging marketplace, REALTORS® with the right technology solution will provide a higher level of return and customer satisfaction over those who do not. The Kentucky real estate offices and associations currently adopting DotLoop are enabled to meet the needs of home buyers and sellers. With 75 percent adoption among the Kentucky REALTOR® associations that offer DotLoop as a member benefit, indicates a growing demand and acceptance for technology solutions in real estate that work. The growth in users has allowed DotLoop to flourish in the Bluegrass State as a leading provider of transactions solutions to individual real estate offices and REALTOR® Association members as well. The continued growth is a testament to Kentucky agents, as well as those across the country, to simplify the home buying and selling process to better serve their clients. About DotLoop Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a collaborative workspace where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents. As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and sign documents digitally – addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry.  
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DotLoop Opens Doors to Green Real Estate Transactions for 12 Tennessee Brokerages
CINCINNATI - Effective in April, DotLoop's collaborative workspace begins powering twelve Tennessee real estate brokerages in addition to attending REBarCamp Nashville. The twelve new brokerages in Tennessee are part of DotLoop's national expansion aimed at helping agents maximize their efficiency in the buying and selling of real estate. The DotLoop solution provides Tennessee agents with a collaborative workspace allowing them to eliminate the inefficiencies of the traditional real estate transaction. Agents and clients initiate transactions, or "loops," where they can adjust and electronically sign documents as if they were sitting at a table together. The DotLoop collaborative workspace eliminates faxing, filing and printing which are time consuming and uneconomical. The paper needed to perform these functions takes time and increases administrative costs for brokerages. DotLoop's approach allows for real-time interaction between agents and clients for all of the necessary transaction details. Sharing, adjusting and electronically signing documents under collaborative workspace creates a faster workflow; consequently using less paper. Additionally, agents use less gas to track down clients for signatures, further reducing their carbon footprint. According to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, more than 49,000 homes were sold in Tennessee in 2009. Also, the average home sale can use anywhere from 100 to more than 400 sheets of paper. Therefore, Tennessee agents using DotLoop are leading the way towards more eco-friendly real estate practices with every home they sell. These agents with the desire to leverage technology in their business are enjoying benefits beyond environmentally conscious practices. Many like-minded professionals are looking for new methods of managing their real estate transactions using technology. While in Tennessee, DotLoop will stop in Nashville to attend REbarCamp 2011. REbarCamp, headed by industry leader Brian Copeland, is where real estate technology enthusiasts gather to discuss new products and concepts that can benefit to the industry as a whole. With agents across the country experiencing the benefits of DotLoop in their business, REBarCamp Nashville provides a new arena to share the collaborative workspace. REbarCamp is not your typical structured conference. It's a gathering of some of the brightest minds in the industry presenting new ideas and collaborating with the audience. REbarCamp isn't a venue to sell products, but rather a forum for individuals in real estate to maximize their business potential through exposure to technologies. In an industry that has been a laggard to adopt new technology, Tennessee real estate professionals using DotLoop are taking a step in a new direction. Along with Tennessee agents, DotLoop's expansion continues into Manhattan, Upstate New York, Northern Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and more during the month of April. About DotLoop Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure online platform where any real estate agent can share and electronically sign transaction documents. As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and electronically sign documents digitally - addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry.  Learn more about DotLoop.  
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DotLoop Joins Prudential Real Estate in San Diego
The collaborative workspace for real estate professionals, DotLoop, is a preferred vendor at this year’s Prudential Real Estate Conference in San Diego, Calif., March 6-8.  This marks one in series of stops along DotLoop’s national expansion that began in January.   As part of the nationwide expansion, DotLoop has attended and sponsored leading real estate specific events such as Keller Williams Family Reunion and the Xplode Real Estate Technology Conference Series. The events have garnered the attention of top industry publications such as RIS Media and RE Technology. The notoriety has been integral to DotLoop’s growth as it exposes real estate professionals to the innovative platform where deals get done. DotLoop provides a collaborative workspace to shareand sign documents with the added convenience and security of electronic signatures.  Its design increases efficiency by allowing all parties in a transaction to collaborate seamlessly; thus eliminating cumbersome practices of traditional real estate such as printing, faxing and driving between appointments. DotLoop's collaborative workspace allows buyers, sellers and real estate agents to work together to close more real estate transactions in less time, as if they were all sitting at the table together. Both buying and listing agents are able to invite one another into a loop to collaborate in the negotiation and transaction process.   After a loop is initiated, either party can share, electronically sign or revise the documents pertinent to the transaction with DotLoop’s unique “Version Now” technology. “Version Now” always provides agents and their clients with the most recent version, rather than drafting several copies of the same document.   Once negotiations are complete, transactions are finalized using electronic signatures. When a deal is done, all parties can view a thorough record of transaction activity for improved accuracy and security. All parties in the Loop are notifid of real time activity on the transaction via text or email.    DotLoop continues its nationwide expansion with upcoming event appearances including the 2011 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference in Las Vegas, RETech South Conference in Duluth, Ga. and the NAR Mid Year Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.     About DotLoop   Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure online platform where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents.  As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  The collaborative workspace by DotLoop is a wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and electronically sign documents digitally - addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry. 
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DocuSign Closes Record Year as #1 Online Electronic Signature Service
DocuSign closed 2010 with its strongest year to date, further advancing its leadership position as the #1 online electronic signature service with more than 5.2 million customers trusting DocuSign with their signatures by signing more than 50 million documents. From Fortune 500 enterprises to small and mid size companies to local businesses, organizations including LinkedIn, Expedia, Xerox, Air Canada, XO Communications, ExtraSpace Storage, DuPont, Banner Life, the National Association of REALTORS®, and many others, including more than 78,000 paying customers, rely upon our 99.99% uptime for the fastest, easiest and most secure way to get a signature. But for many of our competitors, the signature is where their business starts and ends. DocuSign delivers deeper business value with our end-to-end enterprise class document and signature management platform that is scalable to all sizes of business. Why does it matter? Equally important as the signature itself are mobile apps, authentication, identity management, reporting, and document storage – all in the cloud. That's why DocuSign is chosen time and again as the safe, secure, reliable, fast and easy solution – especially since we're the leading ESIGN Act compliant, SAS70 Type II solution provider. We know we wouldn't be celebrating our success without you! We want to thank our customers, partners and developers for being a part of our journey and fueling our record-breaking growth of 165% year over year. The innovation being driven with DocuSign's document and signature management solutions point to even bigger success ahead for our customers, partners and developers – and for DocuSign. We're excited to help you increase the speed of business. If you would like to learn more about DocuSign, please click here.
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DotLoop Joins Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion
 DotLoop is gearing up for the Keller Williams Family Reunion, Feb. 19-23 in Anaheim, Calif. for the much-anticipated launch of eEdge, the first lead-to-close business solution for real estate. Family Reunion attendees get an in-depth look at DotLoop’s features; designed to improve the transactional elements of their business.   As the myTransactions component of eEdge, DotLoop provides a collaborative workspace to send and share documents with the added convenience and security of electronic signatures.  It is designed to increase efficiency by eliminating cumbersome practices in traditional real estate such as printing, faxing and driving between appointments.   DotLoop’s collaborative workspace allows buyers, sellers and real estate agents to work together to close more real estate transactions.  Both buying and listing agents utilize a unique invitation process to initiate a loop.  From there, either party can share, electronically sign or revise the documents pertinent to the transaction with DotLoop’s unique “Version Now” software. Rather than drafting several copies of the same document, “Version Now” provides agents and their clients’ with the most recent version without printing a single page.   Once negotiations are complete, transactions are finalized using electronic signatures. When a deal is done, all parties can view a thorough record of transaction activity for improved accuracy and security.   Currently, new Keller Williams associates are experiencing the DotLoop difference in Austin, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina as the result of a recent roll out in the region.   The DotLoop collaborative workspace helps to changes lives for brokers, agents and buyers/sellers.  How?   Brokers: More Confidence and control of their Brokerage by providing more transparency and visibility to all transactions.  Agents: Better time management with a faster, easier way to edit, review and sign documents with clients.  Buyers/Sellers: Buying and selling a home can change people's lives DotLoop helps this happen more often.    The official launch of eEdge at Family reunion begins the national rollout giving Keller Williams’ 80,000 plus agents to access to DotLoop.  Now, agents will close more deals in less time while building better relationships with customers.   Attendees of Keller Williams Family Reunion are encouraged to visit DotLoop at Booth 527 to view demonstrations of how the secure, collaborative environment is where deals get done.   About DotLoop   Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure online platform where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents.  As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and electronically sign documents digitally - addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry.   For more information, please click here.  
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South Carolina Real Estate Agents Embrace DotLoop
PRLog (Press Release) – Jan 17, 2011 – CINCINNATI Jan. 17, 2011 - DotLoop, the trusted source for sharing and signing documents online, is growing with new users in South Carolina after announcing its partnership with Keller Williams Realty International on Jan. 10. DotLoop is simplifying the lives of South Carolina agents and homebuyers with its document-sharing platform that merges document management with electronic signatures. DotLoop is the only simple source for agents and clients to share, adjust and electronically sign documents in real time wherever they have internet access.  As a result, agents can streamline the otherwise stagnant transaction and negotiation process that hampers efficiency. The exhaustive nature of traditional real estate practices rely on faxes, phone calls and meetings, but with DotLoop’s streamlined design, agents and clients enjoy the benefits of: Increased efficiency: documents can be sent and signed electronically, saving time and automating certain steps in the transaction process; Improved accuracy: in addition to tracking all changes that are made within the documents, all activities are logged and time-stamped to maintain a thorough record; Convenience: documents are accessed online and viewed securely at any time from the comfort of your home, office or mobile phone; Reduced costs: fewer copies, less storage space required and less time spent on administrative functions. "In today's connected world, consumers expect the kind of accessibility and convenience that DotLoop provides," said Austin Allison, CEO of DotLoop, “Our trusted solution enhances the home-buying process by making it more secure and convenient for every party involved.” About DotLoop Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure online platform where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents.  As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and sign documents digitally - addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry.     If you would like to learn more about DotLoop, please click here.   If you would like to read the original press release, please click here.  
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Free Webinar: DocuSign in Your Technology Toolbox
If you have ever been curious about what the term "esignature" means, or wondered how and why you should use this new technology, DocuSign is hosting a free webinar training this coming Monday for real estate agents and brokers.  Titled "Work Smarter, Not Harder with DocuSign in Your Technology Toolbox," this real estate webinar allows participants to hear answers to consumers' most asked questions.  Topics include: Is it legal? How does it work? What exactly is an electronic signature? Is there more to DocuSign than eSignature? This 30-minute call is live and interactive, so you'll get the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the product. Date: Monday, June 28, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET Cost: Free DocuSign is the official and exclusive provider of ESIGN services for the National Association of REALTORS® members, under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.  
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