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  • Mercury Network acquires Platinum Data Solutions

    In a move that is one of the first of its kind for the industry, Mercury Network, an appraisal management system, announced it acquired Platinum Data Solutions, a QC technology company. In light of the changes, HousingWire talked with Will Clemens, CEO of Mercury Network, and Phil Huff, CEO of Platinum Data, to see how the change fits perfectly into both of the companies.

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