- ACI Signature
A digital signature that an appraiser purchases to electronically sign reports in ACI desktop appraisal software.
Note: The ACI signature file type is .sig.
- ACI Sky Flood®
ACI’s proprietary flood mapping technology powered by Google Maps™. Sky Flood maps display FEMA community name and number, Panel number, Map Revision date, Flood Zone, Census Tract, and a detailed map.
- ACI Sky™ Box
A web-based appraisal storage solution on our secure, private cloud. Direct integration with ACI products allow users to simply and securely archive files.
- ACI Sky™ Data
A public record and FEMA data lookup that is available for most major metropolitan areas in the United States. Sky Data integrates directly with most ACI applications.
- ACI Sky™ Maps
Powered by Google Maps™, Sky Maps has the highest accuracy in pinpointing property location and proximity. Sky Maps integrate with ACI Sky and our desktop appraisal applications.
- Addendum Writer
A tool for additional text to be entered in a separate addendum page. When more text is entered than will fit in the lines of a comment section, the addendum writer opens to accommodate the overflow and an addendum page is added to the Component List.
- Area Calculation Breakdown
A detailed calculation derived from the dimensions of your floor plan sketch.
Brokers Price Opinion
A web browser or "browser" is a software application for retrieving and interpreting information on the world wide web.
A choice box selection giving options described by a caption, usually marked with an (X). Sometimes mutually exclusive, they can be selected by spacebar, or typed corresponding number (1 2 3).
A function used when creating a new report to select sections from a previous report for import into the new report.
- Component List
Located on the left side of the Report screen when a report is open, displays icons for each form or component in the report file. Click a Component icon to jump to that form.
In image editing, contrast is the degree of difference between tones in a photograph.
In image editing, crop excludes or “cuts off” a portion of an image.
Comma Separated Value
Digital Flood Insurance Rate Ma or DFIRM, are digital FEMA flood maps. DFIRMs were created to replace the legacy scanned maps.
A function used when editing a report to select sections from a previous report for import into the current report. Import data can be selected by field, section, or multiple sections.
General Purpose Appraisal Report – Alternative-use forms to satisfy various non-lending property types. GPAR forms include: Condo, Single Family, Multi Family, Land, and Restricted Use forms.
As of October 2014, HTML5 is the latest version of core technology markup language used to build content for presentation on the world wide web.
- Job Type
The work-product derived from an order or statement of work.
ex. Desk Review
- Lookup Address
Checks address for standardized USPS format and verification of address components.
- Modal Window
In user interface design, a modal window is a secondary element that displays on top of the applications main window. Modals lock the application in the background to bring focus to the foreground information.
- PAR® Logic
A comprehensive collateral risk rules platform that is a key component across all ACI products. PAR Logic includes an extensive library of rules that span across multiple categories designed to reduce exceptions and highlight potential risk.
Portable Document Format
A frequently used term or phrase. A Picklist item can be added to your database for fields such as county for which you only have a certain set of responses. A.K.A. common response, or canned comment
- Print PDF
A toolbar option to download PDF copy of an appraisal report from ACI Sky™.
Within ACI Sky™ – Reader is a MISMO XML or .ACI appraisal report reader. Reader allows a user to run rules on a file and displays the report in read-only mode.
- Responsive Web Design
An approach to website design aimed at creating the most pleasing viewer experience across multiple devices and browser window sizes. Responsive design promotes easy reading and navigation by reshaping and sometimes omitting content areas.
A tool used to analyze a report for missing or incorrectly formatted data. The data in each field is validated against a set of rules. Rule files may contain general business requirements, UAD formatting, or lender-specific requirements.
In image editing, saturation is the intensity of color.
In image editing, the pixel clarity of a photograph.
- Sky ID
In ACI Sky™, the Sky ID is synonymous with user name. The Sky ID is usually the email address a user gives upon registering.
A file that contains default text applicable to future reports. A.K.A. skeleton
Reduced-size versions of the images contained in an appraisal report within ACI Sky™.
Uniform Appraisal Dataset
- UAD Helper Window
Pop up for UAD fields that allows for data entry in compliance with UAD standards.
- UAD Validation
In ACI applications, UAD Validation rules are run against a report when using the MISMO 2.6 GSE / MISMO 2.6 Errata Delivery eService. UAD Validation rules check the report for UAD compliance (ACI UAD Core rules) as well as any other data-point checks required in order to ensure that compliant XML is created.
Extensible Markup Language
- Appraisal Software
- Choice Credits™
- ACI Membership Plans
- Enterprise Solutions