National City Mortgage Co. Selects XB Suite for iSeries to XML Data Exchange

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XML Generation Streamlines Banks Processes and Boosts Customer Response Time

eCube Systems, a leader in enterprise evolution services, today announced that the mortgage lending firm, National City Mortgage Co. (NCM), has selected its XB Suite 2004 XML data exchange solution as the primary technology for generating XML data from their iSeries applications. XB Suite, developed by Belgian-based Invenso and distributed in the United States by eCube Systems, enables companies to seamlessly connect iSeries-based applications and business logic to desktop, web-based, and external applications.

An industry-leading mortgage lending firm, NCM exchanges data with several third-party vendors on a daily basis to assist in the customer loan verification process. To further streamline the process, NCM turned to eCube Systems and XB Suite for its flexible and seamless XML data generation.

According to NCM, since implementing XB Suite, the company has been able to communicate with a broad selection of third-party vendors in a timely manner. “Often, our vendors require data delivered in slightly different versions of XML,” said Scott Woodard, team leader for the iSeries group at NCM. “This product has helped to improve productivity in this portion of our business.”

About XB Suite

Based on industry standard XML, XB Suite is comprised of three product offerings – the XB/400 data engine (XBintegrator), XBwebservices and XBoffice. XB Suite allows an enterprise to easily and quickly create low-cost data exchange applications for the iSeries and other platforms – regardless of format. With a simple installation and minimal learning curve, XB Suite eliminates the time and training necessary to master XML, while providing full access to all existing iSeries application functions.

About eCube Systems

eCube Systems ( offers a family of enterprise evolution products and services that maximizes return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. A growing number of Fortune 1000 companies, such as National City Mortgage Co, are turning to eCube Systems to help reduce risk, improve time-to-market, and increase productivity as they move from legacy to contemporary technology, such as XML and the mortgage industry standard MISMO. eCube Systems’ Enterprise Evolution offerings target SOA and simplify the interoperability and evolution of legacy applications. For more information visit

About National City Mortgage Co.

Founded in 1955, National City Mortgage Co., a member of the National City Corporation family, is a leading originator of residential real estate loans through a network of retail offices and wholesale/broker branches. The company has over 300 lending offices located in 37 states. The company’s servicing portfolio totaled over $156 billion representing over 1.1 million mortgage loans, as of June 30, 2004. National City Mortgage’s Web site can be found at

About National City

National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest financial holding companies. The company operates through an extensive banking network primarily in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania, and also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its core businesses include commercial and retail banking, consumer finance, asset management, mortgage financing and servicing, and payment processing. For more information about National City, visit the company’s Web site at

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