What's New

Experience 2018 in the books; get early access for 2019

Three thousand Encompass users, partners, and industry leaders gathered at the Wynn Las Vegas last week for Ellie Mae Experience 2018. It was the biggest, most ambitious Experience yet, with three days of training, learning, and networking. But you ain’t seen nothing yet…

Next year, Ellie Mae Experience will bring the true digital mortgage revolution to San Francisco’s Moscone Center West, March 11-13, 2019. It's a bigger location, holding bigger opportunities for all our clients. Sign up to stay informed and get the earliest access to registration and premium hotel opportunities.
New Encompass 18.2 release coming in April

The next major release of Encompass is less than a month away. Encompass 18.2 will include several updates and enhancements to help our clients and partners stay compliant and improve efficiency, including: 
  • Know Before You Owe (KBYO) updates, including the implementation of the first phase of technical clarifications to the rule 
  • Enhanced HMDA form workflow
  • New fields to support Generic ARM Disclosures
  • Extensions for Correspondent trades, allowing investors to extend active/inactive loans
Check out the Release Notes for a complete look at everything included in Encompass 18.2 or register for the upcoming webinar to learn more.
Calling all developers: New Encompass APIs available

Three new open APIs were recently released on the Encompass NG Lending Platform™:
  • Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) and Loan Product Advisor®
    • Helps automate AUS ordering
  • Order Appraisal
    • Via Mercury Network
  • Order Flood
    • Via ServiceLink
Encompass users can access these APIs now through their Encompass Developer Connect™ account. Users who don’t yet have an account can request one at Developer.EllieMae.com.

Read the Encompass Developer Connect release notes to learn more about how these new APIs.
Let your voice be heard: Join Ellie Mae Elite

Have you heard about the easiest way to connect and share ideas with Ellie Mae and your fellow Encompass users?

Ellie Mae Elite is an online community where engagement and education happens. Join now to: 
  • Interact with other Encompass users during product discussions
  • Expand your network and fine tune your skillset 
  • Get advanced notice about events
Ellie Mae Elite is welcoming new members now. Check it out.
Find mortgage education faster: New Ellie Mae Academy interface now available

Searching for effective mortgage education to renew your license or expand your skillset? Look no further than the new Ellie Mae Academy interface in the Encompass Resource Center, which features:
  • New, easier-to-navigate design
  • Suggested courses based on your specific job role
  • New Encompass TPO Connect training videos
Courses are available now.
New Encompass TPO Connect user training videos now available

Encompass TPO Connect is one of our newest solutions, helping lenders employ a next-generation and collaborative web experience where third-party originators can efficiently originate, process, and monitor loans.

To help Encompass TPO Connect users more easily onboard, educate, and support their TPOs, a new three-part video series is available to help end users seamlessly navigate TPO websites, enter loan information, and address other common questions across the loan origination lifecycle. Topics include:
  • Getting started
  • Entering data
  • Loan actions
We encourage you to share these videos with your third-party originators. The videos are accessible in the Encompass TPO Connect Help site or Ellie Mae Academy. 
Ongoing HMDA changes: Get expert insight on demand

HMDA changes are getting closer. Are you ready? Watch our recently recorded webinar to gain insight from Ellie Mae compliance and HMDA experts to learn how Encompass will help you stay compliant. Watch the webinar to learn:
  • The top questions your peers asked about new HMDA updates to Encompass 
  • How HMDA changes impact to your business
  • Steps your organization can take right now to prepare
New SMS texting tools help boost customer engagement and conversion

Think texting can’t be an effective sales tool? Think again. New research shows that 58% of borrowers respond within just 10 minutes when receiving a text, and 76% of borrowers think texting can speed up the loan process. 
To help our clients capitalize on these texting rends and boost customer engagement and conversion, we recently released new functionality in our Velocify by Ellie Mae LeadManager™ solution. The new functionality allows sales teams to:
  • Communicate directly with prospects’ cell phones and see entire chat histories
  • Send bulk messages and promotional campaigns
  • Send automated text based on key triggers (e.g. rate changes, deadlines)
  • Use templates and wizards to help ensure compliance
See what texting can do for you.
QuickInsured Homeowner's Insurance added to Ellie Mae Network in Encompass

QuickInsured's Quick Quote is the first Homeowner's Insurance service seamlessly integrated into the Ellie Mae Network™ in Encompass. With a simple click of a button, users can now connect borrowers with multiple homeowner's insurance quotes from the nation's top-rated carriers. 

This free service eliminates the time consuming "shopping" process for borrowers and efficiently provides lenders with the homeowner's insurance information required to process the loan. 

Quick Quote offers borrowers a variety of coverages, discounts, and prices to fit their unique needs. To learn how QuickInsured can help with expediting the homeowner's insurance process contact Derek Batt at derek.batt@quickinsured.com.
Wolters Kluwer HMDA Wiz now available in Encompass 

Wolters Kluwer’s HMDA Wiz can help you meet HMDA data management, analysis, and submission needs. Fully integrated in Encompass, HMDA Wiz offers the following functionality:
  • Real-time record level geocoding, rate spread calculation, and CFPB edit checks
  • Batch processing enabling geocoding, rate spread calculations, and CFPB edit checks on batches of records
  • Creation of your HMDA.txt file without ever leaving Encompass
  • Access to Wolters Kluwer’s online HMDA Wiz for additional data scrubbing and analysis reports
Click below to view a quick demo.