ACI One includes smarter, faster, and better features to improve your appraisal productivity. Appraisers are raving about ACI One’s Launchpad, advanced forms management, the weighted value calculator, express MISMO® XML delivery, smart merge cloning, improved UAD helper windows and new gPAR forms.
Launchpad is a new window into your files. Like an expanded view into your Track and File Lister records; the ACI Launchpad allows for more powerful search options (ability to search within all the Order fields rather than per category); while still offering custom view and search schemes like File Lister.
The grid layout has been improved for readability and now features a new Preview panel on the bottom half of the Launchpad that allows you to peek inside a report file to see the order summary, subject photos, billing data; or even a preview of the appraisal report itself with every page displayed.
Launchpad still allows you to create new reports and open existing reports with ease; and you can expect to see further changes as we add features to Launchpad and ACI.
Weighted Value Calculator
Provided as a tool to assist you when determining an Indicated Value by Sales Comparison Approach, this worksheet displays a summary of each comparable’s net and gross values along with corresponding weights.
The weight is calculated using the ratio of a comps gross adjustment percentage to the overall gross percentage. Comps that have lower gross percentages are assigned a higher weight, and comps that have a higher gross percentage are assigned lower weights. The weights are then applied to each comparable’s adjusted value, the sum of which provides the overall weighted value. Select the Copy button to attach a copy of the worksheet to your clipboard, you can then include the image in Extra Image Pages, Documents or even email programs to show your work.
Express MISMO® XML Delivery
The express MISMO XML Delivery in ACI One streamlines the review, packaging, and delivery of your appraisal reports. Intuitive rules selection and FHA detection helps you maintain compliance with industry requirements. There is also an eService option to bypass the Validation and Print steps, so you can zip right through to delivery.
Advanced Forms Management
ACI’s vast library of over 500 forms is impressive, but it’s also a lot to sift and sort through when looking for an addendum. The enhanced forms management tool that provides the ability to search and filter using pre-defined form groups. Additionally, you can create your own favorites list of frequently used forms for quick selection. The new Add/Remove also provides a form preview, or peek-a-boo to verify you’re selecting the right form. The new forms tool also includes some industry-exclusive functionality like user defined form groups and the ability to move multiple forms into a report at once.
Smart Merge is a data extraction tool that leaves existing data on the form and will fill-in-the-blanks with data from another report. This comes in handy when you want to import data from a prior inspection or comparable. Just open an appraisal file as always, then from any field just right click and select Extract/Merge. Next, choose the source file/report and check the option to “Merge, keep existing data if import is blank” and — voila! — all the data falls into place!
We improved the aesthetics, increased the text size for greater legibility, and expanded the comment areas so you can see more without scrolling. The modals also have support for big font settings on your PC and your field picklist the modal for quick access.
ACI’s series of gPAR (General Purpose Appraisal Report) forms are great for non-lending assignments. There’s a new 2017 version of gPAR forms available that now support the Weighted Value Calculator. To access the new calculator, place your cursor in the Indicated Value by Sales Comparison Approach and select the calculator icon.
ACI One is included at no additional cost for current subscribers. Just run WebUpdate to get started. As always, we’re here to help you, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-234-8727 if you have any questions.