Tag Archive: virtual office

Jul
11

Integration is the future of the Settlement Industry

When laser printers became the standard for our industry somewhere in the nineteen-eighties they were very expensive. An HP LaserJet II printer, producing about 3r 4 pages per minute would usually cost over $3,000.00. Therefore an office had to think about how best to implement this new feature. Some offices chose to have a centralized printer area where all workstations printed to 1 or 2 central laser printers to save costs. Other offices decided to bite the bullet and purchase a smaller laser printer for each desktop so that the processors and closers didn’t have to break their concentration and leave what they were doing to pick up a print job. This turned out to be the most practical solution, especially as laser printers dropped in price.

Aug
18

Attach Outlook emails to your Landtech File!

Landtech has again come up with a truly innovative feature to help you organize your Landtech files even more! If you use Microsoft Outlook® as your email program and receive an email pertaining to one of your closing files, make that email message part of your Landtech file with a couple of mouse clicks.

Simply right-click on the email and select “Attach Email to LT File” from the menu. Wth some MS Exchange accounts, an Outlook security message will pop-up and ask for permission for Landtech to access your Outlook program. Say Allow for a time period you select. Then, the new Landtech .NET Lookup screen will appear letting you select the closing file to attach the email to. When it appears, click on the File Number or Numbers and then, select Attach Email. From then on, anytime you look up that file all attached emails to that file will show in the Lookup, and you can View the emails right there – in Landtech. You can select multiple closing files to post to, multiple emails to be attached to any files and customize the search process and/or results. You must update to version 2013.01.0050 to have this feature. Again, a very helpful addition to the Landtech program with no additional cost to Subscribers to Landtech’s annual updates and telephone support.

May
09

Landtech Simplifies Abstracting and Title Production!

In some States like Florida, it seems that most of the title companies and real estate law firms get their searches done by a Title Underwriter and then the legal description, requirements and exceptions are imported directly from the underwriter into Landtech usually along with the Property Identification number and the names of the buyers and sellers. This obviously eliminates the need to maintain a title plant, a great expense. Some firms get the searches done by independent searchers. Landtech includes a free program, the Title Information Processor, that lets Landtech customers import title information from independent searchers.

In other states, the Abstractors do the search and work-up of the title commitment and pass it to the Closing Department or Customer. Landtech has added an Abstractor section to the software that allows information to flow back and forth seamlessly between Abstractors, Processors and Closers to use the work of each other for quicker, more efficient transactions.

You can now have up to 8 additional Property Addresses for multi-parcel closings. The lookup index will have the aditional addressses added so that you can look up this type of transaction by any of the Property Addresses. Landtech has also added more fields available to merge and export to reports. There are now over 10,100 Fields in each file, generated by Landtech  for Abstracting, Reporting and Document Production. Anything is possible!

Landtech only puts out real, meaningful improvements to the software on a regular basis, all included at no extra charge in the annual telephone support and update subscription.

Mar
09

Seamless Industry Integration starts with Landtech

With a multitude of tasks and a multitude of interfaces used in bringing transactions to a successful close it would be a real time saver if even one task got simpler, and it just did. Landtech now generates Closing Protection Letters and/or Title Policy Jackets for Old Republic, Investor’s, WFGWestcorNorth American Title,  Fidelity Group and First American plus other underwriters not insuring in Florida.  all from within your Landtech closing file. No longer do you have to login to the underwriter website to get a needed Closing Protection Letter or Policy Jacket for your transactions. Just select the underwriter and the product that you want, and instantly the letter and/or jacket is there in front of you ready to be printed, emailed or faxed. Landtech is the only settlement industry software to provide this feature to customers at no additional cost to the customers.

Nov
02

Landtech has updated the Reports Scheduler!

As you may know, Landtech has more than 300 variations of built-in reports such as Order Reports, Income Reports, Title Insurance Reports, Escrow Reports, 1099S Reports and many more. You can also custom-build any report from more than 8,000 variables generated by Landtech during the course of a closing. Custom-built reports can be opened using programs such as Excel or Access and the data can be massaged further in those programs. Landtech saves a list of the 20 most recent reports, built-in or custom-built, for quick and easy access.

Any report can be scheduled to run at any time and the output can be directed to a printer, a PDF file, or a PDF file that is automatically attached to an outgoing email. Landtech version 2012.01.0017 now adds full scheduling functionality for the Custom Reports in addition to the existing scheduling for built-in Landtech Reports. This means that every business report that you want can be scheduled to print at off-hours, digitized as a PDF or XML file, and then emailed to interested parties. You can also set Landtech to open up Excel automatically when the report is generated. Please Contact us here for more information.

May
30

Pick only once from Multiple Business Sources

These days we get our business from whatever sources we have, and it’s important to track these sources for numerous reasons. This recently added Landtech feature has made it even easier! You can now select a source from any database while you’re in the HUD Page 1 General Information dialog box without having just one database to select from. Now it’s even easier to keep an eye on who is feeding you business and, equally important, who’s not.

Apr
14

Landtech works in the Cloud or on the Ground!

Right now both existing and new Landtech customers can choose to use the reasonably-priced Landtech in the Cloud. This saves you from having to maintain a server and the IT headaches that come with it. Connect to your Landtech from anywhere in the world using any internet browser on a PC, Mac or any internet-capable smartphone or tabletLandtech in the Cloud is managed by Landtech Data Corporation and Landtech Florida There are other hosted Landtech subscriptions, but once people find out about the full setup of this Landtech in the Cloud and all of the benefits that come with it, they go with a Landtech in the Cloud subscription, including installation, training and all of the best documents and support files utilizing the true one-time entry in Landtech. The merge documents are all Word templates. Landtech’s cloud installation comes with Microsoft Office Standard (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) as part of the package. Copies of some of these Word templates are done in the Landtech Document Editor, but Word has more flexible document formatting features and has millions of users across America, so we have concentrated there. We have hundreds of conveyance/refinance documents and title forms for most states and underwriters at Landtech Forms and and will provide them for whichever State you are located in as part of the installation and setup of your Landtech in the Cloud system. To get started using Landtech from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, please Contact us now

New Landtech Customers can get started very quickly and inexpensively  using Landtech in the Cloud. For a reasonable one time setup fee and a small monthly cost for each login name, you get a brand new fully installed Landtech with all of the documents, recording files, title and endorsement calculators, etc. That’s right, you get a complete Landtech system with every available feature for a monthly amount per month per Login name – period. There is another payment plan which many customers prefer. You can pay a small amount per closed file and if you charge the buyer and/or seller the $35.00 it can be on the Closing Statement as a legitimate charge so your Landtech costs you only the installation amount with no monthly charges to you. With this method, there is a small minimum number of monthly closed transactions depending on how many simultaneous users you have. Of course there is no charge for files that do not successfully close.

Existing Landtech Customers can move their current Landtech with all of their data and documents to the Cloud for the same cost, and never pay annual telephone support and update fees again! All program updates and telephone support are included in the monthly charge. And remember, you can access your Landtech wherever you have an internet connection and a computer running any operating system. If you can get on the internet, you can access all of your Landtech data 24/7.

You control your own closing files and escrow information in a secure environment. You can access it as easily as if it was on a computer in your office. The program runs as quickly as it does from your own in-office server or workstations. Landtech will make sure that you are always running the very latest version of Landtech, no more checking for updates. Landtech has the technology to make your office a virtual office quickly, smoothly and easily! For more information about this exciting Landtech feature, please click here.