Stewart Transaction Solutions optimizes SureClose with "Best of Breed" scanning solution

SureScan™ integrates directly into SureClose to expedite the scanning process

HOUSTON, TX – March 27, 2007 — SureClose, Stewart's online transaction management platform, provides a whole new level of service with the release of the SureScan integrated scanning solution, developed in partnership with innovative software provider, Certify Data Systems, Inc.

"SureScan was designed to enhance the efficiency of digitizing paper and moving it into SureClose," said Tom Groom, vice president, product development, Stewart Transaction Solutions. "The speed of document input and secure, guaranteed delivery positions SureScan as one of the premier technologies in appliance-based technology on the market today."

SureClose eliminates the hassle of paper-based closing documentation by integrating with SureScan — a simple, easy-to-use scanning solution created to streamline the entire list-to-close process. SureScan is a desktop scanning solution that can be loaded onto any PC connected to the Internet with a twain-compliant scanner. SureScan also has the option for a freestanding or wall-mounted touch-screen scanning kiosk to digitally process images and securely transmit documents to SureClose.

"SureScan gives users a paperless advantage by ensuring that all critical real estate documents, regardless of scanner, are quickly and securely uploaded to SureClose," Groom continues. "It combines software and hardware into one integrated, affordable solution."

SureScan reduces keystrokes and errors by allowing users to scan and file documents directly into SureClose placeholders and scan documents directly to e-mail. SureScan sends compressed, indexed documents with 128-bit encryption directly to SureClose and provides verification that the document has been filed successfully.

"We work in an extremely high-volume office, and SureScan has dramatically decreased the amount of time scanning and filing documents into SureClose," said Jessica Talbott, escrow officer, Cumberland Title Company. "We love it and cannot imagine how we did without it before!"

SureScan is available today at a retail pricing of $2995.00 for up to seven licenses per physical location. For more information on SureScan, please e-mail

About Certify Data Systems, Inc.

Certify Data Systems, Inc. is a privately held company focused on simplifying transactions between existing systems. Based in San Jose, CA, Certify serves a growing number of customers in the real estate, legal, financial and healthcare professions.

About Stewart Transaction Solutions

Stewart Transaction Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-oriented, technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at or