ABT has partnered with Microsoft, Ellie Mae, Calyx Software, and Byte to deliver an on-demand Windows 10 desktop for the mortgage industry. Mortgage companies are virtualizing their desktops to reduce IT expenditures, lower their risk of a cybersecurity incident, and keep their employees productive. MWS delivers Office 365 on a Virtual Windows 10 PC giving your employees access to the latest cloud features like sharing calendars in Outlook and collaborating in Teams for phone calls, screen shares, chat, and document sharing. MWS utilizes local printers, speakers, and microphones without any additional configuration. Your desktop software is configured, updated, and patched by ABT.
ABT has been protecting data in the cloud for banks, credit unions, and mortgage companies for over 18 years. We are the largest mortgage software hosting company in the country, and as an SSAE 18 Type II certified company, we design your infrastructure to exceed banking security standards. Storing company data in Azure is far safer than storing data on local servers or PCs. Access to virtualized desktops is based on a three-tier security system that includes session/location, MFA, and username/password challenges and Secure Socket Layer encryption for data in transit and data at rest.
With more people using personal devices for work, the need to protect corporate resources, documents, and data increases. MWS includes the tools to give people a consistent experience on both work and personal devices. We use Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Azure Active Directory to manage mobile devices and provide both data security and identity management.
When your software is in the cloud and managed by ABT, you can run your business with far less IT resources. Organizations using MortgageWorkSpace won't have to "host, install, configure and manage" Windows desktops and applications. Microsoft security features are included in the service, such as conditional access and data loss prevention. Companies can choose between providing users with the entire desktop experience or only specific apps. Administrators can spin up a new desktop with the LOS, email, Office 365, and access to a company PC from one pane of glass.
Deploy, manage, and update devices anywhere your employees need to work. Windows 10 includes tools to help you customize device setup, use unified endpoint management, and control corporate identities, data, and apps on personal devices without impacting personal data.
“Organizations with poor on-boarding programs have double the chances of experiencing employee turnover.”
By installing the client application in the same region as the server processes run faster. When opening a loan in Encompass, there is much less distance between the application and the server, so the data loads faster. You can open attached documents, run reports, and switching between loan files faster in Azure. Applications installed locally are powered by the PC’s processor and memory. Applications in the cloud, are powered by Azure’s processing power and memory, so they run faster.
“Our loan volume grew from $17m to $28m in one year. Team culture and integration of technologies were two critical contributors to that growth. ”
-Hannah Windham Legacy Mutual Mortgage
MWS includes Office 365 ProPlus the Microsoft productivity suite of applications, such as Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook, for both Windows and mobile devices. Office 365 ProPlus isn't a web-based version of Office - instead it's a full version of Office that your users install and run on their devices. You can use the Office applications that come with Office 365 ProPlus with the desktop or online versions of Exchange, SharePoint, or Teams. MWS is integrated with Azure Active Directory and Office 365, so end users can use the same set of credentials to access their PC, Virtual Desktop and Office Apps.
"The most talented people in our industry expect to have the best tools to allow them to execute at the highest level possible."
-Brett McGovern Bay Equity