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TSS Software Corporation Wins Over Barristers Land Abstract Company

January 17, 2007

Annapolis, MD — TSS Software Corporation, the nation’s largest independent provider of settlement services software, today announced that Barristers Land Abstract Company, a subsidiary of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 5th largest full-service real estate company in the United States, has selected TitleExpress title and settlement system as its production platform. With TitleExpress, TSS’s flagship product, Barristers anticipates improved communication and streamlined processes among its two main offices as well as its six satellite office locations.

Barristers Land Abstract Company is an established affiliated business arrangement (AfBA) that provides settlement services in conjunction with Howard Hanna’s other real estate services. With key offices in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and six satellite offices in Pennsylvania and Ohio, Barristers was previously using two different title and closing production systems, generally making communication and reporting difficult. Before choosing TSS, Barristers spent the better part of a year researching title industry software currently on the market, seeking a well-integrated system that would bring cohesion to their settlement processes in all locations.

F. Duffy Hanna, Executive Vice President for Barristers, was impressed with the personal service TSS provided from the very start. “We appreciated the level of interaction and personal attention ranging from top management to the onsite trainers. They came out and got to know our business model. They customized the system to us. Even now, I can pick up the phone and talk to an actual person—a knowledgeable trainer or consultant.”

The largest independent software provider to the title and settlement services industry, TSS has a nationwide customer base of over 15,000 users that encompass title agencies, settlement services providers, and abstracting companies of all sizes. The company’s suite of title, settlement, and abstracting software products are fully complemented by various auxiliary services such as its Escrow Account Reconciliation Service (EARS), custom document preparation, an extensive document library comprising over 18,000 electronic forms, and several different training options.

“The accounting capability is the hands-down best we saw,” Hanna said. “Everything is customized, not out of a box. From a management perspective, the customized reports give me the data I want at the push of a button.”

TitleExpress’s robust functionality makes it very well suited to AfBA operations. While multiple companies share a single database, the software allows entities to be split out functionally for performing transactions, reporting, and other activities. Hanna said this capability is a “huge benefit” for Barristers.

Source: TSS Software Corporation



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