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Now Available: Encompass 19.1 Major Release Preview Notes
 
Ellie Mae is pleased to announce that the Encompass® 19.1 Release Preview notes are available for you to review and become familiar with what’s coming February 2019! 

Highlights of this major release include:

  • Additional HELOC origination support including:
  • New HELOC calculator that enables Loan Officers to identify maximum draw amount and credit limit
  • Improved product eligibility with new parameters for lock requests
  • Improved performance with the ability for authorized users to customize their Pipeline View  
  • Enhanced TPO user functionality:
  • Additional TPO contact management settings
  • New Price Group fields enable admins to configure views based on Wholesale or Correspondent channel (Available to Optimal Blue clients)
Access the  Encompass Release Preview Notes to learn more!

New Attention Administrators Section – Encompass Help Site
We have launched a new Attention Administrators section at the beginning of the Encompass release notes! This section is specifically designed for System Administrators to help them understand what areas may impact their business and if any features may require additional action for their users' workflow.
 
Encompass MI Service in TQL: Ordering Mortgage Insurance Just Got Easier    

Encompass MI Service is now available within Total Quality Loan®.  Experience a simpler, more streamlined MI ordering process – one that can:
 
  • Improve operational efficiencies
  • Process multiple rate quotes simultaneously
  • Reduce manual steps needed such as re-authentication
  • Monitor key data changes
  • Alert you when to re-order a rate quote or MI certificate
 
Check out our User Guides available in the Resource Center, and you can watch this short on-demand webinar to get all the information you need to make MI easier.
 
 
Your time is almost up!  The Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor® System to System Deadline is December 31st, 2018
 
After December 31, 2018, Loan Product Advisor for ePass in Encompass will no longer be supported, and all submissions must be completed through the Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor System-to-System (S2S) option in Encompass. Please follow these steps to make sure you’re submitting loans through Loan Product Advisor S2S.

1) Check with your system admin to see if you are registered.
2) If so, add Loan Product Advisor S2S to your My Providers tab in Encompass. If you need help, please reference page 4 of this Loan Product Advisor S2S Get Started Guide.
 3) Then, start using Loan Product Advisor S2S today!

Watch this video to learn how Shaun Overton with Flat Branch Home Loans is using Loan Product Advisor S2S to streamline his organization's processes and save time and money.
 
We Want to Hear from You: Ellie Mae Idea Center

Submit and vote for your favorite product enhancements in our Idea Center. Open to all named contacts and System Admins, the Idea Center leverages the power of you.
 
Education & Services
 
Clock Is Ticking: Be Sure to Complete your 2018 Continuing Education Courses

We can help make it easier to finish up your required 2018 CE courses before the year ends. Ellie Mae Client Services is here to support your CE completion through 10:00 a.m. PT on 12/31/2018. Follow the link below for details. And if you’re done, it doesn’t mean can’t start thinking ahead. New NMLS approved AllRegs by Ellie Mae CE classes will be available online on March 1, 2019.
 
Free Classes: Easily Ordering Services in Encompass, Setting Up Early CheckTM

Education is a performance essential, so we offer courses and tools to help you be your best. These new – and free – training classes are now available:
 
  1. Save time ordering 4506T, Flood, Fraud and Product & Pricing Services through the Ellie Mae Network (EMN)
  2. Setting up Fannie Mae Early Check™ for Admins
  3. Using Fannie Mae Early Check™ for End Users
Log into Ellie Mae Academy via the Resource Center and enter "Ellie Mae Services" in the Class Catalog to find these and other classes.
 
Admins: 2019 Encompass Administrator Essentials Training Locations Announced

The 2019 Administrator Essentials Workshop locations are set. Geared for new Encompass admins, each workshop is a five-day intensive, hands-on program designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to master essential Encompass administrative functions.
 
For dates, location specifics, and registration info, click below.
 
HMDA Help: HMDA/Reg C FAQ Resource Page Launches

Based on questions – and answers – we received during our compliance webinars and those submitted to us directly by you, we put together an FAQ page to help you learn more about HMDA/Reg C.  
 
Events
 
Experience 2019: Registration Special Pricing Ends December 15th     

There are just a few days left to save $200 on your registration for Experience 19. Held in San Francisco, CA, March 10 - 13, 2019, Experience is your unique opportunity to spend three days with Ellie Mae and industry experts.
 
  • See our latest digital mortgage technologies
  • Network with thousands of your peers
  • Learn from your choice of 60 interactive breakout sessions
  • Hear inspiring and informative speakers
Don’t delay. Early bird pricing ends Dec. 15, 2018.
 
Experience 2019: Innovator Challenge Entry Deadline Coming Up Fast

If you think you’ve got the goods – be sure to enter the 2019 Encompass Innovator Challenge. Submit your most awesome Encompass API or system enhancement idea and – if you win – you’ll be showcased at Experience 2019 and become legendary in the Ellie Mae community. That’s not enough? How about these prizes:
 
  • Two complimentary passes to Experience 19 in San Francisco
  • A trip to Universal Studios Hollywood™ or a destination of your choice
  • A selection of Apple products or items from Amazon or b8ta
 
Show us what you’ve got. But be sure to enter by December 20, 2018.
 
Cool Customers
 
Case Study: Reducing Cycle Times and Improving User Experiences with TPO Connect

Correspondent and Wholesale lender, First Community Mortgage, wanted to streamline and automate communication with brokers to improve productivity and save time. They started using Encompass TPO Connect, and quickly reduced loan cycle times by six days. Read how it happened.
 
Connect, innovate, have some fun: Join Ellie Mae Elite

Connect with other Encompass users and innovators at Ellie Mae Elite, an online community where engagement and education happen. You can interact with other users during product discussions, fine-tune your skill set, suggest content for our training tracks, get advanced notice about events, and take quizzes to test your product knowledge. It’s a place to get involved, share ideas, and network with other Encompass users. Sign up now and connect with the Elite.
 
 
Speaking of Elite: We’re on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500 List

For the sixth year in a row, we have been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Thanks for helping us get there.
 
 
Building a Better Blog: Check Out the “Welcome Mat”

Have you checked out our recently remodeled blog, The Welcome Mat? Take a look at the stories and posts that share insights on how to deliver a true digital mortgage.
 
 
Webinars
 
On-Demand Webinar: Tracking Down Inefficiency to Help Drive Efficiency

Small changes can have a big impact on your bottom line. In a recent webinar, Ellie Mae Encompass expert, Jim Davis, discussed specific strategies to identify inefficiencies and help you get the most out of your Encompass investment. We recorded this latest installment in our Driving Encompass Efficiency Webinar Series, and it’s now available to you on-demand.
 
 
On-Demand Webinar: Lender Realities vs. Homebuyer Demands      

Now available to you on-demand, hear from Joe Tyrrell, EVP of Corporate Strategy at Ellie Mae, as he discusses the latest research on the divide between homebuyer demands for transparency, speed and a high tech/human touch process and how it compares to the lenders’ view of consumer engagement.