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Focus announces strategic partnership with Dashboard Software

Focus Business Solutions, a provider of customer management solutions to the financial services market, has announced a strategic partnership with Dashboard Software, to deliver a suite mortgage technology solutions helping to further streamline the sales process.

The partnership combines the technology expertise and industry knowledge of both organisations to provide a number of technology solutions for mortgage intermediaries, packagers and lenders including instant compliant Key Facts Illustrations accessed directly by brokers from the Dashboard system, providing considerable time savings. A fully integrated out of the box lender back-office and intermediary extranet solution, end to end integrated solutions for major mortgage distribution networks and an electronic mortgage application document library will also be available.

David Aylmer, joint managing director at Dashboard Software, says: Focus technology enables us to provide the capability to produce instant KFIs in line with Financial Services Authority regulation from within the Dashboard environment, a requirement that has been much in demand from our user base.

This partnership is great news for our organisation and provides a wide range of opportunities over and above enhancing the functionality to our existing solution, including the delivery of a fully integrated sales solution for lenders and major mortgage networks.

Manjit Rana, director of mortgage solutions at Focus Business Solutions, says: We have seen a demand in the marketplace for fully integrated e-commerce solutions for the sale of high volume mortgage and protection business.

Working with Dashboard will enable us to enhance our mortgage proposition and further extend our reach into this marketplace. We look forward to working with Dashboard to provide the market with leading edge technology solutions and pioneering industry e-commerce initiatives.


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