What's New


Experience 2018 Registration Opens Next Month

Ellie Mae Experience 2018 is coming to the Wynn Las Vegas, March 19-21 with more than 3,300 of your peers, industry leaders and Encompass® experts. It’s a great place to network, learn, and share ideas to help you originate more loans, lower costs, and reduce time to close. Registration opens next month. Sign up for advance notice – Experience has sold out two years running – to make sure you get your spot.

Encompass Training Roadshow – Only Two More Stops

The Encompass Training Roadshow is winding down with only two more stops:

     •   September 18-19: Madison, WI
     •   September 21-22: Short Hills, NJ


Delivering deep dive, hands-on training these sessions give you and your users the chance to advance critical skills, improve key processes, and learn how to ensure efficient, compliant, and airtight workflows.

Leverage Ellie Mae Enterprise Tech Support — Sign Up Now and Get 20% Off

Get more support at a 20% discount – Ellie Mae Enterprise Tech Support offers dedicated, proactive support agents who know your business and are always working on your behalf. These trusted advisors, work with your Encompass administrators to help you elevate efficiencies, reduce cost per loan, and help you keep mortgages moving at top speed. Enterprise Tech Support can help you resolve issues quickly, including:

     •   Prioritized case escalation and routing
     •   Personalized attention from a Customer Success Manager
     •   Access to performance analysis reports/reviews to ensure Encompass optimization

Sign up now – the 20% off offer is only available until the end of August.


Encompass 17.4 Release Scheduled for October

The next major Encompass release, 17.4, is scheduled for October and will include, among other enhancements:

     •   Additional support for 2018 HMDA changes
    
          o    Support for multiple Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs)     
              
o    Ability to specify Relied Upon Factors for DTI, CLTV, and Income 
               o    New Underwriting Summary screen fields to indicate when the underwriter
                     does not use Relied Upon factors
              
o    Ethnicity and race subcategories updates    
     •   Correspondent trade enhancements
including a new "Void" workflow
   
Read the release preview notes for more information.


How to Create and Sustain a Culture of Compliance

In a recent webinar, Bill Mrowczynski, national director of training for Federal Savings Bank, and Kendall Maykowski, director, credit risk for Fannie Mae, provided attendees with critical insights for creating and sustaining a culture of compliance. Both featured speakers provided best-practice approaches for:

     •   Establishing good policies and procedures - create governance for what is achievable
         for your organization

     •   Motivating staff to want to learn and comply - take the onerous and make it fun
     •   Measurement and enforcement methods - avoid common issues and adopt best
         practices to demonstrate good governance

 

The webinar is now available on-demand.


Resources to Help Wrangle Upcoming HMDA & UCD Changes

A critical new Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) mandate is coming next month. And new HMDA reporting requirements aren’t far behind. Concerned? Leverage our UCD and HMDA information and education materials on the Ellie Mae Resource Center to stay ahead of these upcoming changes.


Making Smarter Product & Pricing Choices

“Encompass Product & Pricing Service™ costs less per month than our previous provider, is easier to use, and does more,” says Ty DeWale, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets at LendPlus. Capitalize on their success – learn how LendPlus increased efficiency, improved customer service, and reduced cost with Encompass Product & Pricing Service in this recently released case study or recorded webinar.

On-Demand Webinar: Optimize Your Wholesale and Correspondent Channels

Struggling to maximize wholesale and correspondent channel performance? Watch our recently recorded webinar, and learn how Encompass TPO Connect™, a fully equipped and customizable solution built on the new Encompass Lending Platform™, can offer you:

    
   A collaborative web experience
    
   Improved communication throughout the loan process
    
   A central online location where TPOs can originate, process and monitor loans

Watch on demand, and discover how you can increase loan volume, efficiency and profitability while providing your TPOs with a first-class, online user experience.

Get a Look at the Next Generation of Encompass

Encompass NG™ is the next-generation of our all-in-one mortgage management solution. Entirely web based, it will provide the most modern, intuitive, and innovative user experience in the industry so you can originate a fully digital mortgage. Join us on August 24 for an informational webinar to learn more about Encompass NG and how your organization can prepare for its release. 

Security, Availability, Performance – How We’re Leveraging the Power of Amazon Web Services

At Ellie Mae®, our top priority is your ongoing success, so we need to be the best when it comes to security, availability, and performance. This is why we leverage the power and reliability of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Powering hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world, AWS is trusted and proven. View this webinar recording to learn more about how we are leveraging AWS and how this partnership benefits you.

Direct Valuation Solutions, Inc. (DVS) Integrated in Encompass Since 2013

DVS is a cloud-based SaaS platform integrated in Encompass, allowing lenders to work with their local appraisers and have complete panel management that provides daily license/FHA Roster and Exclusion List management. Users never leave Encompass, and new orders take only seconds to create and assign to appraisers.  DVS solutions include:

DVS Platform

     •   Provides three different Appraiser Assignment Options and real-time updates and
         notifications.

     •   Every appraisal automatically runs through a ruleset then deliver to UCDP/EAD and
         return SSRs for retrieval into the eFolder - and even deliver the appraisal to the
         borrower.

DVS Payment Processing

     •   Completely integrated payment processing and weekly appraiser payments (direct
         deposit ACH) that eliminates accounting hassles at no cost to lenders.

DVS-AMC

     •   Utilizes the DVS Platform for maximum efficiency, Certified Appraiser review of each
         file prior to release to lender.  DVS-AMC QC can also be utilized in conjunction with
         DVS Platform to perform QC work on lenders panel.

To learn more, contact DVS today at 888-931-0040 or info@directvaluationsolutions.com.


Clearing CoreLogic LoanSafe Alerts in Encompass Now Even Easier

CoreLogic has made it easier to clear LoanSafe alerts using LoanSafe Connect in Encompass. 

Previously, to clear an alert, users clicked on the “To Clear Alerts” hyperlink visible on the LoanSafe Risk Manager and LoanSafe Fraud Manager reports. This link took you to the LoanSafe Connect login page where you re-entered your username and password.

Now, users can simply click on the “Launch LoanSafe Connect” hyperlink on the lower left-hand corner of the order screen. This will automatically log you in to the LoanSafe Connect Alerts page for the specific loan you are reviewing.


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