The Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization has launched a new portal for collaboration and communication across the industry and updated its website.

The new portal, called MISMO Connect, will replace the organization's former SharePoint and Listserv tools, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Monday. It will also be the official repository for MISMO documents and workgroup activities.

On MISMO Connect, workgroups will be organized as individual community sites. By accessing their site through the portal, workgroup members can view meeting times, agendas, announcements, documents and discussions.

MISMO Connect will also represent a central resource for standards and products.

MISMO Vice President Jan Davis said in a news release that the new tool builds on the organization's "tradition of collaboration by providing a rich, interactive environment where MISMO members can discuss ideas, share resources and receive up-to-the-minute information on MISMO workgroup activities."