SAN ANTONIO and AUSTIN, TEXAS (Oct. 26, 2005) - Landata Technologies Inc. and Hart InterCivic have signed an alliance agreement supporting integration between the Landata e-Recording System™ (LERS) and the Hart InterCivic Anthem™ System, a document management and imaging system for county clerks and registers of deeds that fully supports electronic recording through its eRecorder module.
"This agreement provides full-service support via LERS for submitters - usually title companies, attorneys, banks and lenders - to seamlessly electronically record all types of real estate documents in counties using the Anthem System," said Alan Cellura, president and chief executive officer, Landata Technologies.
"With this integration, submitters can remotely file electronic land records with county recorders from their offices, utilizing Hart's Anthem recordation system and eRecording module," said Cellura. "Our LERS/Anthem program helps counties reduce operating costs in cashiering, indexing, stamping, return mailing and personnel."
Earlier this year, Hart InterCivic's Anthem System in Fort Bend County, Texas, (located just southwest of Houston), accepted real estate documents recorded electronically using LERS. Landata Technologies and Hart InterCivic currently are working to implement the LERS e-recording integration in Tarrant County, Texas, and have plans to implement this same integration with Anthem Systems in Colorado, North Carolina and Washington by year-end.
"We are excited about helping our county customers to further streamline their processes and to make their offices more efficient," said Matt Walker, vice president of business development for Hart InterCivic. "Our integration with LERS helps us to continue to promote increased adoption of eRecording technology, thus adding another submission stream for electronically submitted documents to be processed by our Anthem eRecorder module."
The Hart Anthem eRecorder module offers the county a proven way to electronically accept and record multiple document types. The open architecture provides a vendor-neutral approach that handles all levels of electronically recorded documents faster and with the assurance that industry standards have been met.
LERS is a desktop, standalone application on an open systems platform, using a rules-based architecture to manage all document types for imaging and transmission. The secure electronic submission of documents includes electronic document images, index information and cashiering information.
About Hart InterCivic
From electronic voting to the most effective technologies for automating local government processes, Hart InterCivic's name stands for exceptional expertise, absolute accessibility, and trusted transactions. Hart InterCivic is a leader in providing products and services that help redefine the relationship between state and local governments and the citizens they serve. Hart InterCivic, with offices in the U.S., including company headquarters in Austin, Texas, is working nationwide to bring governments closer to citizens through complete government technology solutions. More information about Hart InterCivic is available from the company's Website at www.hartintercivic.com.
About Landata Technologies Inc.
Landata Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), offers electronic document conversion with indexing services, recordation systems, e-recording and data warehousing with e-commerce to government entities and title companies. More information can be found at http://www.landata.com/.
Stewart Information Services Corp. is a 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 8,000 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 www.stewart.com.
LERS is a trademark of Landata Technologies Inc. Anthem is a trademark of Hart InterCivic Inc.