Brevity is a multi-user, cross-functional, real-time Software platform
which is being utilized by The Horn Funding Corp as a loan originating, processing,
and productions system. The intention of Brevity is to provide a single system
for all employees, in order to collaborate and provide mortgage lending (and brokerage)
services in the Colorado marketplace.
Many technologies are currently being used in the
mortgage lending industry, but most of them lack many attributes
that we desire. For example, the user experience is inconvenient and severely lacking.
Additionally, the dominant technologies (like Calyx Point) fail
to utilize intelligence as part of their mortgage
Our thought process and identifications
The idea of Brevity was created in 2012.
However it was based on ten years of previous technology builds and ideas.
The goal was to utilize many of these past ideas and build a fully functional robust platform.
Tipstat realized the project's vision and an agile (iteration-based) methodology was put in place
to develop the Software. For successful completion, the initial step was to comprehensively
document the functionalities with the help of wire-frames and user stories.
How we addressed their challenges, our solutions, etc.
The Consumer Website (www.hornfunding.com) that derives a lot of features and control from Brevity,
is being developed till date, with a duration of 3 months for each release. The agile methodology is
employed for each release, giving the team a detailed view of the software to be developed. The team then
goes through the planning, development, testing and client-review phases. The project plan at ceach
phase makes it easier to allocate the resources according to the project timeline.
Brevity is specifically catered to The Horn Funding Corp's process of
originating and closing mortgage loans. It focuses intelligently on the
mortgage process and provides a technology that is simple and easy to use.
About the Client
The Horn Funding Corp is a unique mortgage lender in the
Denver market and strives to satisfy the needs of home-buying clients.
The basic purpose of The Horn Funding Corp is to provide homeowners and
their families with long term financial infrastructure for the purchase &
continued-ownership of their homes. This means 'Values Based Lending', which
includes (but is not limited to) making recommendations for homebuyers that
meet their long term home ownership goals.
The Consumer-facing websites (hornfunding.com, francismortgage.com) are live and can be viewed by potential consumers. The web
application is currently in use by 5 user-types, with 2 more user-types under development.