April Encompass NewsFLASH: 16.1 Arrives, DocuSign Integration Coming, Compliance Management System


APRIL 2016
Encompass 16.1 is Here with Powerful Updates, Stronger GSE Integrations

The Encompass 16.1 release is loaded with new features to help you do more and originate GSE loans even faster.
  • More powerful trade management reporting
  • Expanded construction lending support
  • Fannie Mae EarlyCheck™ findings available in conditions management
  • Freddie Mac Loan Prospector® enhancements
New eSign Platform to Add More Security and Reliability in Encompass

A new, more secure electronic signature (eSign) platform, a result of Ellie Mae’s new partnership with DocuSign, is coming to Encompass later this spring. The DocuSign platform is the most common eSign platform used by realtors and will provide Encompass users with:
  • Added security and reliability
  • Improved functionality
  • More features

Ellie Mae recently hosted a webinar to demonstrate the new DocuSign eSign platform, including how loan officers can now view and eSign as part of the Send Disclosures/Send Document Request workflows in Encompass.

MBA Chairman Elect: Balancing New Tech with Risk Protection Key to Success

In a guest post on the Ellie Mae blog, Chairman Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association Rodrigo Lopez explains what lenders can do to move their businesses forward in the face of three key issues currently facing the mortgage industry today.
New Ellie Mae Compliance Management System Helps Ensure Organizational, CFPB Compliance

The CFPB requires that mortgage originators implement a compliance management system that establishes compliance responsibilities, educates employees, and incorporates compliance into business processes.

As detailed in a new whitepaper, the new Ellie Mae Compliance Management System allows lenders to ensure the overall compliance health of their organizations via one web-accessible portal.

Encompass Mobile Now Available: Originate and Update Loans on the Go

More than 300 lenders are currently using new Encompass Mobile™ to:
  • Create, view, and edit loans
  • Order credit reports/import liabilities
  • Use Encompass Product & Pricing Service™ to:
    • Order pricing
    • Submit lock request
    • Finish milestone
  • Remotely enable/disable users
Encompass Mobile runs securely on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

To enable Encompass Mobile for free, contact your Ellie Mae account manager.

Two Investors Added to Encompass Product & Pricing Service

Correspondent investors ResMac and Texas Capital are now offering their products and pricing through Encompass Product & Pricing Service. Contact them directly to add them to your instance of Encompass Product & Pricing Service.

Texas Capital
Regional contacts

In Case You Missed It: Ellie Mae Enhances Industry Support Teams, Specialization

Earlier this year, Ellie Mae’s General Mortgage Industry Support Team was reorganized to ensure your company can access the precise area of expertise you need to answer your questions. Subject matter experts for both the front and back ends of the mortgage cycle are available. Specifically:
  • Origination/processing:
    • Data entry
    • Workflow
    • Calculations
    • Processing data mapping

  • Underwriting, product & pricing, secondary marketing:
    • Data entry
    • Workflow
    • Calculations
    • Underwriting data mapping
    • Encompass Product and Pricing Service™
    • Loan pricing/locking
    • Selling a loan
    • Interim servicing
    • Funding/TPO workflows

The improvements are detailed in the Encompass Resource Center. How you request Encompass support has not changed. Contact your Ellie Mae account manager to learn more.

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