March Encompass NewsFLASH: Experience 16, 16.1, CRM, Your Ideas in Action


MARCH 2016
Ellie Mae Experience – Sold Out in ’16, Looking Ahead to ‘17
Experience 2016 was bigger and better than ever. And there’s going to be a lot more in store for 2017. Don’t miss out on next year’s hands-on training, expert presenters, and unparalleled networking at Experience – stay informed for 2017.
Meet the 2016 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame Inductees
The Hall honors companies who have leveraged Ellie Mae technologies to truly distinguish themselves as leading innovators. This year’s winners were announced at Experience 2016:

Exceptional Achievement in Business Growth
Winners: TruHome Solutions, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation
Finalists: American Financial Network, Inc., Angel Oak Home Loans, Nations Reliable Lending, PennyMac, Wyndham Capital Mortgage, Inc.

Excellence in Compliance Automation
Winners: First Choice Loan Services, Inc., VanDyk Mortgage Corporation
Finalists: Catalyst Lending, Direct Mortgage Loans, LLC, LeaderOne Financial Corporation, Monarch Mortgage, NBKC Bank.

Outstanding Achievement in Loan Quality
Winners: Columbus Capital Lending, Peoples National Bank
Finalists: Catalyst Lending, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group. LeaderOne Financial Corporation, Prospect Mortgage.

Outstanding Efficiency and ROI
Winners: American National Bank, Happy State Bank, Prosperity Home Mortgage
Finalists: George Mason Mortgage, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

Implementation Excellence Award
Winner: Academy Mortgage

Lenders’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider
Winner: CoreLogic
Finalists: ClosingCorp, DataVerfiy, Radian, ServiceLink National Flood, StreetLinks.

Encompass 16.1 Coming Next Month with Powerful Updates and Enhancements
The Encompass 16.1 release will be loaded with enhancements, including:
  • More powerful trade management reporting
  • DocuSign eSign platform integration
  • Expanded construction lending support
  • Fannie Mae EarlyCheck™ findings available in conditions management
  • FHA Electronic Appraisal Delivery integration
  • Freddie Mac Loan Prospector enhancements
Encompass CRM is Delivering Results
Encompass CRM™ is now integrated in Encompass to help lenders create and convert more leads from prospects, clients, and referral partners.“The best thing about Encompass CRM is that our loan officers don’t have to do anything. Encompass CRM takes care of the basics for them,” says Scott Brader, executive vice president of NOIC. Inc. “The numbers have always been positive for us. We see a consistent return on our investment.”

The Idea Center Puts Your Ideas into Action
We asked our users what they needed, and they answered, so – driven by your Idea Center input – we’ve improved the Ellie Mae Status Center to include:
  • An updated look and feel, making it easier to interact with on your pc, tablet, or smartphone
  • Built-in RSS feed capability, which can be managed by the user, including scheduling updates that can range from 15 minutes to every week
  • Email alerts for Named Contacts
Help Improve Our Tech Documentation
From release notes to FAQs to instructional videos, there are several types of documentation available to help you make the most of Encompass. Help us make the resources available to you even better. 

Encompass Essentials Training Videos Now Available Online for Free
Encompass Essentials training videos are a collection of informative, short, engaging educational videos covering the necessities of Encompass knowledge. These nuggets of information are great if you’re new to Encompass and need an overview. Long-time users can also watch the videos to boost their skills. Created based on user feedback, they are:
  • Easily searchable so you find the ones you need, skip the ones you don’t
  • Bite-sized and easy to digest so you can understand without being overwhelmed
  • Absolutely free

Encompass Essentials videos are accessible through Ellie Mae Learning on the Resource Center

Partner Corner
Enhanced Fannie Mae Encompass Integration
Fannie Mae’s integration with Encompass continues to put more and essential origination tasks right into Encompass, including:
  • EarlyCheck for the ULDD file (available for the first time)
  • Streamlined ordering of Desktop Underwriter and EarlyCheck with fewer clicks
  • New automated workflow that calls Desktop Underwriter and EarlyCheck at key milestones and data changes
  • EarlyCheck findings available in conditions management

Contact your account manager to learn more.

Easily Order the Credit Plus Verifications You Need in Encompass
Integrating directly with Encompass, Credit Plus lets you quickly and easily order all of the verifications you need. As a leading third-party verifications provider, Credit Plus offers 160+ products and services including:
  • Credit reports from up to three different credit bureaus 
  • Undisclosed Debt Verifications
  • Employment Verifications (VOEs) through The Work Number® from Equifax
  • Manual VOEs for companies not included in the Work Number® database
  • FraudPlus to verify data and identify risk, fraud and errors 
  • Tax Return Verifications to validate a borrower’s income with the Internal Revenue Service 

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