WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the largest independent mortgage bankers in the Northeast, Merrimack Mortgage Company (MMC) continues to lead the market. With continued, exceptional growth, MMC's IT department must bring new loan officers and locations online quickly and effectively.
As a key component of their strategic plan, MMC chose Google Apps for Business for its integrated communication and file services. Enabling greater information sharing across existing and new offices, Google Apps also creates a consistent environment that meets governance and audit requirements.
"The business side of me saw Google Apps as a slam dunk from a ROI and TCO perspective, and the technologist in me also couldn't argue against introducing variable costs, scalability, availability, and OS and hardware independence," noted Matthew Seaton, CIO of Merrimack Mortgage Company. Cumulus Global recommended and helped us deploy CloudLock and Backupify for compliance, policy enforcement, risk mitigation, and data protection. This allowed us to fully embrace Google Apps and made both my Chief Compliance Officer and CFO very happy."
Integrating Google Apps and CloudLock, Merrimack Mortgage Company extends its security perimeter to the cloud. MMC ensures its use of email, calendars, contacts, and files stored and shared via Google Drive comply with regulations like SOX, GLBA, and ISO, as well as internal policies. Backupify protects data across Google Apps accounts against data damage or deletion due to user error.
"I am not sure if I would have felt confident with my decision to move our company's communication and collaboration needs to Google Apps for Business without the solutions and assistance from Cumulus Global. The integrated solution has relieved my anxiety over having our company data hosted by a third party," said Seaton. "Our management team was relieved by the value proposition. We pay as we grow rather than making large up-front capital investments."
Since MMC's initial Google Apps for Business implementation in June of 2011, MMC has increased sales staff by 15% and the number of physical locations by 26%. Operations staff increases have been minimal in comparison. The greatest benefit, in regards to increased sales staffing and locations, is the ability turn-up new team members literally in minutes. In more recent months, MMC has seen back-to-back monthly company record breaking sales numbers.
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