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Experience 2017 Registration Open, $1,195 Early Bird Discount
Price Available

Registration for Ellie Mae Experience 2017 is open, with $1,195 early bird discount pricing available. An exclusive conference for Encompass users, Experience 2017 takes place at the Wynn Las Vegas from March 6-8 and will feature:

         48 training classes and breakout sessions hosted by Ellie Mae/mortgage industry leaders
         Networking opportunities with a 3,000 strong Encompass community
         Keynote speeches by Wharton Professor/Author Adam Grant and Super Bowl-winning
     Head Coach Bill Cowher
         Developer Lab and more
Experience sold out last year, reserve your spot at Experience 2017 now and get the skills, training and connections you need to be more successful.

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Encompass 16.3 Rollout Underway 

Encompass 16.3 is up and running in test environments and will fully deploy in October.
This major release will feature a range of updates and improvements, including:

     •    New Settings enhancements:
     o    Settings Reports feature to build and view organizational structure and
     persona-based reports
          o    Business rule import and export functionality for field trigger, field data entry, and
     other business rule types
         Mapping updates to the Uniform Closing Data Set (UCD) exports
         Fannie Mae updates:
          o    Pricing and Execution MBS Pool Type
          o    Automated workflow enhancements
          o    New GSE Commitments tab in Trade Management
         Freddie Mac update:
          o    Loan Product Advisorsm Data Compare feature
         Secondary Marketing enhancements:
          o    Overnight Rate Protection setting enhancements
          o     Collateral Tracking tool
          o     Updated Lock Desk hours for weekends and channel

DataVerify TQL Integration Coming in October

Also with the Encompass 16.3 Release, we’re expanding their Total Quality Loan® program (TQL®) in Encompass® to deliver another best-of-breed service choice through a new partnership with DataVerify. Those already using DataVerify DRIVE® for fraud and income verification (4506-T) will be able to order those services through the TQL screen in Encompass. This creates the ability to clear alerts and re-score files via direct access to the DataVerify website, and offers access to the Freddie Mac exclusionary list at no added cost.Watch our on-demand webinar, “Create Quality Loans from Start to Finish,” to learn more.

Know What’s Coming – Consistent Language for Update Announcements

We’re aligning our software updates with the appropriate tech nomenclature so we can be clear and consistent in our communication. The process in which you receive updates remains the same. To help you properly prepare for releases and updates, this verbiage will be used going forward:

         Major Release
          o    Delivered quarterly (e.g., Encompass 16.3)

         Service Pack
          o    Scheduled monthly update
          o    Replaces current Hot Update naming

         Critical Patch
          o    Unplanned update that addresses urgent defect and/or compliance change

Contact your Ellie Mae account representative to learn more.


More Webinars Available On-Demand

Construction Loan Support Update: This recent webinar provided an update on the Know Before You Owe Proposed Rule changes and their effect on Construction Loans. It also covered on Construction Lending support within Encompass and related services, as well as our roadmap into 2017. 

Know Before You Owe Proposed Rule Changes: Hear from Ellie Mae compliance experts about how these changes can impact your current business operations. Proposed changes include:

         Tolerances for the total of payments
         Housing assistance lending
         Privacy and sharing of information

How to Prepare for the New HMDA Regulation: Watch this on-demand webinar to hear from Ellie Mae compliance experts about the updated HMDA regulation, Ellie Mae's plans to support your business, and what your management and staff should do to get ready.


New Online Encompass Maintenance Schedule Unclutters Your Inbox

Production maintenance emails can get buried in your inbox, so we will discontinue them at the end of the year in favor of our online maintenance calendar on the Ellie Mae Status Center. System administrators will receive an email if maintenance occurs outside the standard windows listed below.
Standard production maintenance windows:

         Tuesdays: 10:00pm-2:00am PT
         Thursdays: 10:00pm-2:00am PT
         Saturdays: 8:00pm-4:00am PT

Find Help Faster on the New Ellie Mae Resource Center

Based on feedback from our users, the Ellie Mae Resource Center has recently been updated to provide:

         Faster answers
         New Help Desk support
         Simpler navigation

Visit the Resource Center now to see what’s new.


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