RISMEDIA, May 9, 2008– Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a Fortune 500 provider of products, services and technology solutions to the financial and real estate industries, announced that DocCentralTM, Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions’ (FNRES) new non-proprietary document management platform, has received the 2008 Clareity Award for Technology Excellence.
The recognition, announced by Clareity Consulting CEO Gregg Larson at Clareity’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, is meant to “spotlight companies that have really distinguished themselves by creating something fresh and new.” Larson added, “Recipients of the prestigious award are truly the industry’s most innovative technology breakthroughs.”
DocCentral is a simple, intuitive and cost-effective tool that allows real estate professionals to manage and organize their documents. Documents are stored on secure servers and accessible online 24/7 by agents and the clients and vendors they authorize.
By taking transaction documentation off agent laptops and out of filing cabinets, DocCentral eliminates redundancy, safeguards information, and ensures there will always be enough space for even the largest document files.
In addition, FNRES designed DocCentral to integrate with any transaction management program or MLS platform available today and likely to be introduced in the future.
“DocCentral won the award because it makes document management extremely simple for a broker or MLS to deploy, and it’s easy enough for agents to use,” Larson continued. “But, most importantly, DocCentral has an open, published API that is RETS-based. That means every broker, or even every agent, can use the transaction management system of their choice and still share in the efficiency of a common, secure repository for online documents based on industry standards we all agree upon, namely RETS. This is the reason we gave the DocCentral product the Clareity Award for Technology Excellence.”
“FNRES is honored to be singled out by Clareity for this prestigious award,” said Beverly Faull, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fidelity National MLS Systems and Solutions. “We feel it is a landmark development for the industry and are very gratified that such an important player in real estate technology would put its stamp of approval on DocCentral as an endorsement of its value.”
“Clareity is constantly asked to recommend products and services,” Larson said. “Unlike awards that are given out frequently, Clareity typically only grants one or two awards per year, and some years does not award any.”
The system is now available to integrate into every MLS system in America, including FNRES’ own flagship MLS system, Paragon v4 MLS.
For more information on DocCentral and other FNRES products, visit www.fidelitymlssolutions.com or call 866-599-8508.