Black Knight, Inc. has signed a long-term contract to implement the Black Knight Empower LOS and integrated origination solutions to support its growing business operations and better serve its borrowers. Ross Mortgage will use the Empower system to originate first mortgages and home equity loans for its retail lending channel. The system's advanced capabilities are designed to automate the processing of tasks based on the lender's configuration with minimal human intervention -- often referred to as "lights-out processing." Empower actively monitors for key data changes -- or lack of changes -- and triggers automated or manual tasks to be completed based on lender-configurable logic. This helps to further mitigate risk and increase data integrity. To harness the full power of Black Knight's digital ecosystem, Ross Mortgage will implement a suite of integrated technology, data and analytics solutions to deliver higher performance. These include artificial intelligence and machine-learning for document classification and indexing; a point-of-sale solution that enhances the mortgage application process for borrowers and loan officers; a comprehensive fee service to help mitigate fee cures; robust property tax data; connectivity with the nation's largest online network of lenders and service providers; a digital close solution with eDelivery and eSigning capabilities; automated state and federal compliance validation testing; flood zone determination services and reporting; web APIs for automated real-time data transactions; and an actionable intelligence solution that delivers instant access to information from multiple data sources to help forecast and monitor pipeline, productivity, cycle time and pull-through. In addition, Ross Mortgage was pleased that the newly designed Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) form required by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is already incorporated into Empower workflows. Ross Mortgage will also continue using Black Knight's Optimal Blue product, pricing and eligibility engine (PPE), which helps the lender quickly provide borrowers the right product at the best price for a wide variety of mortgage financing scenarios.