Nexus Product Updates

by | Oct 16, 2020 | Nexus Updates

Continuously Releasing For Our Customers

You’ll never have to wait for months for a software update from Anow. We are continuously deploying new code to fix bugs and deliver new features to our users. That means every day we are improving Nexus to better meet your needs.

JANUARY 8, 2021

Here is what we’ve released over the last 4 weeks:

Features:
  • Image Gallery 📷  has been upgraded – It is now called “Workfiles” and is designed to handle all different file types.
    • Including PDF, XML, JPEG, and more.
  • Workfiles includes previews (for images and PDF’s), and ability to download the files – These are new features that weren’t there for what was previously known as the Image Gallery.
  • Added the AIC – Extraordinary Items Addendum as a standalone addendum form for Canadian 🇨🇦 reports only.
  • Added auto-calculations for the Cost/Income Analysis on 1004, 1073, 1075 and 2055 form types.

 

Improvements:
  • Mismo XML Data enhancement – Fix related to GSE Sale Types.
  • Minor UAD error refinement fixes.

 

DECEMBER 11, 2020

Here is what we’ve released over the last 2 weeks:

Features:
  • Added AIC Cost Approach Addendum – This form is available to be added onto AIC (Canadian) reports, and has auto-calculations.
  • Preview for images in Nexus You can now preview report images in “Work Files” (previously called “Image Gallery”).
  • Added a new public records Anow Data view modal and stand-alone page.
  • Added AVM data (estimated property values) to the public records modal & full page view.
  • iOS Release 2.2 🍏 📱
    – Add individual rooms and photos to your inspection directly from the mobile Sketch view.
    – Easier Sketch labelling experience.
    – 0.5x zoom support for the newest phones (wide angle lens).
    – Added opportunity for user to give a rating/review after completing an appraisal or inspection.

 

Improvements:
  • Improved speed of report creation and initial loading.
  • Fixed a bug where public records sometimes wouldn’t load or would hang on import.

NOVEMBER 27, 2020

Here is what we’ve released over the last 2 weeks:

Features:
  • Templates are now available for use in your Nexus reports
    • Save Templates (Data and/or Pages layout) from your report (Personal and Company Templates)
    • Create Reports from a saved Template
  • Import Public Records on American reports in Nexus – You can now import public records information to produce your reports faster.
    • Please Note: Searching for and importing public records data is only available on reports with a US subject address.
  • Added a new calculated field – Now whenever “Year Built” is updated, “Effective Age” gets auto-calculated.

 

Improvements:
  • The distance to subject property (“Proximity To Subject” field) for Comps is now calculating automatically.
  • Various minor UAD Rule fixes.
  • Minor auto-calculation fixes for Fannie Mae 1073 and 1075 reports.
  • Inspection Stability Updates (iOS)
  • Fixed underlying issues with the way that borders were being handled in Nexus forms.
  • Fixed all mis-alignment issues in web/print view for all forms and addendums.
  • Updated initial report creation to now check for the existence of a company logo before adding it to the report.
  • Added 10 more lines to the body of the Letter of Transmittal page.
  • The “Assessed” total amount in the AIC Full & AIC Desktop forms now auto-calculates based on the Land and Improvement values.
  • The “Property Type” & “Design/Style” fields on the comps page (page 2) of the AIC Full & AIC Desktop forms no longer clear each other out when data is entered.
  • Updated the “Analyses and Comments” field in the “Direct Comparison Approach” section on both the AIC Full & AIC Desktop forms so they now to point to the correct property.

NOVEMBER 13, 2020

Here is what we’ve released over the last 2 weeks:

Features:
  • Copy and paste images into Nexus reports using Ctrl + C (copy) and Ctrl + V (paste) shortcuts.
  • Property Owner and Borrower data are now both loaded into Nexus from Anow Office on initial report creation.
  • More forms!

 

Improvements:
  • Anow Mobile Inspection App Updates (iOS Release 2.1.1)
    • 1004 UAD is now the default American form when you start an inspection on the mobile app. 
    • Fixed an issue affecting date pickers — Select and save dates are now working as expected.  
    • Fixed an issue with mobile Sketch — Sketches properly save when navigating away from the mobile Sketch tab. 
    • Resolved some layout rendering issues in the Inspection View on iOS app.
    • Fixed an issue with Image Notes saving and flowing over to Nexus Report. 
    • User generated Image Pages in Nexus will now update with appropriate mobile Inspection Images. 
  • UAD Helper rule fixes. 
  • Fixed line height issues with text areas on all form types.
  • XML Export errors now display specific messages within Nexus.
  • XML Export data parsing fixes and enhancements for 2.6 GSE forms (UAD).
  • XML Export formatting and embedded PDF fixes for 2.6 forms (non-UAD).

OCTOBER 30, 2020

Here is what we’ve released over the last 2 weeks:

Features & Enhancements:
  • Improved CompVault search to only return exact matches for the address fields that are entered
  • PDF stability – PDF generation has been fixed so that it will no longer timeout if tried too many times
  • Disappearing PDF lines in Adobe Acrobat has been resolved – You will now see bolder lines on print view
  • AIC Market Rent Appraisal Report form type has been released for Canadian orders
  • Anow Mobile App Updates
    • Updated materials lists + enhanced “Other” option – There are more options when selecting your materials in the inspection, as well as an enhanced Other field where the user can type in their answer. Irrelevant icons were removed from this view.
    • Notification when overriding or saving a Sketch – Mobile Sketch now notifies you if it detects a sketch from the web, and asks if you want to override this sketch or not.
    • Hide geographically irrelevant forms – Canadians won’t see American forms anymore and vice versa.
    • Higher contrast selected state for icons
    • General Sketch syncing improvements – Sketch will come over to the web more reliably now.
    • Sketch buttons on mobile now match the icons on the web version – Undo, Redo, Center & Fit, Duplicate, etc.
    • New! Smarter labels in Sketch – The “Add Label” view is now aligned with the building layout. When adding a label, Sketch will now display a new view where you can add rooms to floors, and if you swipe on the room name you’ll be able to take a photo that will go directly into your Nexus interior photos section.
    • New! Ability to pick any form from mobile inspection – You will now be able to complete an inspection for any form type. This way you can pick something other than a 1004 on the app and you’ll see the respective form loaded up on the web.
  • Mismo export UAD warning modal & appraiser signature check before export – If you attempt a Mismo export from Nexus, a window will appear warning you of any existing errors and let you know whether or not the appraiser has signed the report.

 

Bugs:
  • Fix to avoid overwriting address fields when applying a data layer (Anow Office, Mobile Application, Clone A Report)
  • UAD Error refinement/fixes
  • Inspection stability fixes
  • Miscellaneous UAD XML fixes
  • 1004C XML export updates
  • 2055 UAD XML compliance updates
  • Report template fixes to 1004, 1073, 1075 and AIC forms

 

Upcoming:
  • You will be able to manage your Nexus billing soon!
  • Separation of borrower and property owner in Anow Office for more accurate information in your Nexus report.

 

OCTOBER 16, 2020

Here is what we’ve released over the last 2 weeks:

Features & Enhancements:
  • CompAssist – our NEW comparable auto-adjustment calculator! 
  • Comps MLS import – you can now save time by importing your MLS comps straight into Nexus! You may import your .csv file and import up to 50 comparables into your individual Nexus report. 
    • Save your mappings from your file to our Nexus fields so you dont have to do the work again for new reports
    • Pick and choose which comps you want imported
    • Ability to import comps to your CompVault  –> give us a call and we will do this for you 🙂
  • Add and delete all pages from your report
  • XML export improvements
    • 1004 UAD XML Compliance
    • Market Addendum XML Compliance
    • 1073 UAD XML Compliance
    • 1075 UAD XML Compliance
    • New export warning modal to show if you have existing errors on the report
  • PDF export improvements
    • You may now export 1 single page
    • Export speed was increased to be faster than before
  • You can now calculate area from the Dimensions field (x times y)
  • FEMA data populates in the form when the report is created
  • Cleaned up the look of our photos pages 

 

Bugs:
  • Updated all GLA mappings on the backend and fixed associated issues
  • The signature image now displays on all addendums during PDF export
  • Image gallery uploader no longer infinitely loads and doesn’t require a refresh to view the latest uploaded image
  • Fixed an issue with PDFs not always being attached to XML export
  • Removed decimals in calculated values for comparables total
  • Fixed the Sales Price/GLA calculation that was not working properly
  • Calculated fields no longer clear initial data during report creation
  • Fixed a bug where clicking the “Edit Map” button in the top toolbar was not working and would throw an error hiding all page content
  • Fixed a bug where the map bubble property images were not being saved with the map
  • Firefox fix to allow Flood Map Legend SVGs to be saved
  • Various UAD Validation fixes

 

Upcoming:
  • An iOS mobile app update is in the works!
  • Separation of borrower and property owner in Anow Office for more accurate information in your Nexus report
  • Cloning fixes

 

OCTOBER 2, 2020

It’s been less than a month since the initial launch of Nexus, and we’ve been busy releasing updates based on valuable feedback from you. Here is what we’ve released over the last 2 weeks:

Features & Enhancements:
  • Mobile app sync to Nexus – Now almost all of the data captured in the Anow iOS inspection will sync over to your 1004 Nexus report. Data that we are aware of that still needs to be synced:
    • Financial Assistance Amount
    • Contract Data Sources
    • Occupancy
    • Inspection Notes
  • GLA – Fixed calculations on GLA area. GLA will now properly update:
    • In your Sketch section in the GLA panel
    • On your Sketch printed page in the table below the sketch
    • In your 1004 and 1073 forms
  • Display only forms available for your country – Forms type are now country specific, based on subject address. You will no longer see irrelevant forms.
  • PDF Export – Lots of updates to the experience:
    • File size has been drastically reduced so that you can send and submit effortlessly
    • File generation is over 50% faster
    • You can now select all/none when picking your pages to export
    • Export your PDF and now see details on who exported the latest PDF, and at what time
  • FEMA flood map page is now included on American Reports by default
  • Data Layers technology was overhauled to be more stable
  • Server stability – Nexus reports will no longer crash or fail to open

Bugs:
  • Multiple lender/borrower bug – Fixed a crash that happened when creating reports from an order with multiple lenders or borrowers (you’d just get the spinner)
  • Fixed a bug where users could not not interact with photo page Remove/Change buttons
  • Fixed PDF For Text wrapping issues occurring in PDF generation
  • Fixed maps bug where after dragging the subject marker somewhere else on one map page would result in all new map pages displaying the subject marker off-screen.
  • Fixed a bug where adding a new map page from a non-map page would navigate the user there but not load any content.
  • Added better error handling in the flood map for the scenario where the FEMA map overlay service fails.
  • Removed the gray background on text area form fields in PDF view

 

Upcoming:
  • Add/delete all pages from your report
  • XML export improvements
  • Comp auto-adjustment calculators
  • Comps MLS import – the ability to import your MLS comp file into Nexus! You may import your .csv file and import up to 50 comparables into your individual Nexus report.
    • Save your mappings from your file to our Nexus fields so you dont have to do the work again for new reports
    • Pick and choose which comps you want imported
    • On the roadmap: ability to import comps to your CompVault 

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