ANALYZING DATABASE APPLICATION USE AT A MORTGAGE EQUITY INVESTMENT FIRM
This paper analyzes the use of database application programs at a mortgage equity investment firm. The presentation of the findings of analysis includes the following discussions:
Identification and description of the database application programs used by the mortgage equity investment company
Identification and descriptions of the data types maintained in the company's databases; functional uses of the data maintained; and problems associated with the company's database management system (DBMS)
Conclusion focusing on recommendations for DBMS improvements at the company
Identification and Description of Database Application Programs Used by the Mortgage Equity Investment Company
Two database application programs are used by the mortgage equity investment firm. The primary DBMS application used by the company is the Mortgage Office Suite that is developed and marketed by Applied Business Software (2005). The secondary DBMS application used by the company is Microsoft Access that is developed and marketed by Microsoft Corporation (2005).
Microsoft Access is used by some (but not all) sections of the company. The sections of the company that use Microsoft Access apply the application to narrow tasks involving the monitoring of customer account histories and performance.
The Mortgage Office Suite, in contrast, provides the company-wide DBMS function. The Mortgage Office Suite can be structured to fit the needs of specific organizations. Applied Business Software (2005) offers 15 software modules that can be included in the Mortgage Office Suite. The Mortgage Office Suite used by the mortgage equity investment firm includes all 15 software modules. The special functions provided by these software modules are as follows:
The Loan Servicing module is the central component of The Mortgage OfficeÖ suite; the module works in concert with L...