"It's the data, dummy," said Countrywide executive vice president Omer Simeon in introducing a live demonstration of the company's Web-based DIDO (data in, document out) system during Monday's keynote address at the Thomson Media Mortgage Technology Conference in Miami.The message was that paper capture processes will be a reality for some time, though electronic mortgages are the goal. In the meantime, the electronic processes will continue to mimic paper processes as lenders accustom themselves to the change, Mr. Simeon said. While supporting the process established by the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, he said Countrywide will continue to develop its own proprietary use of Extensible Markup Language for internal uses and convert to MISMO standards to communicate with the outside world.

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