EDGE Simulcast Release, new Announcement Picker in the Clerk

Hello Friends! The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has an exciting new release, available now.

Announcement Picker

The team has enabled a new way for your Clerks to add / edit announcements on a vehicle. As you can see in the screenshot above, this approach offers an "auto complete" suggestion once the user types at least two characters. The suggestions are pulled from the list of "canned" announcements in your AMS. The aim here is to allow for a faster workflow and more consistent formatting of your announcement messages.

How to get this for your auction

This approach is optional, and is turned OFF by default. If you'd like for it to be enabled for your auction, please create a ticket at https://support.auctionedge.com/ or send an email to simulcast.support@auctionedge.com.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

EDGE Lookout Update, new Member Home buttons and notifications look

Hello friends! The EDGE Lookout team has released a update that impacts websites using Lookout Templates. These changes are live now.

EDGE Lookout is a website hosting service specifically designed for Independent Auto Auctions. Learn more about the product or moving your site to a template here.

"Member Home" buttons

For those auctions using a template to drive their Lookout website, these buttons have received a visual update. The new buttons take into account your websites color scheme, and automatically style themselves to the context of your brand. Here are a few randomly selected examples to show before/after with this change:

If you would prefer to revert back to the old buttons, please contact us at support.auctionedge.com and we will assist you.

"Heads Up" Push Notifications new look

When a user adds a vehicle to their Watch List, a notification slides up from the bottom of their screen letting them know the action worked successfully. This is an example of a "Heads Up" style push notification. These notifications are now inheriting the colors of your unique brand, where before they were a generic grey. The same goes for the tabs on your Vehicle Details page. Here is a randomly selected example:

EDGE Simulcast Release, more Floor Screens, Book Values, and Bidder Help

The team is happy announce another round of features & changes, which are deployed live now.

New Features

New "lights only" screen - A new floor screen that mimics the functionality of the old toggle switch light boards you still see at many auctions.  This screen is 100 percent configurable.  You can choose the lights to show (up to 4) and the text description for each light.  The appropriate lights will light up or turn off depending on the lights assigned to a vehicle.

New floor screen "image, seller, miles, trans, announcement below"

BlackBook valuation on clerk screen (requires admin setting ClerkShowValuation = 1)

Bidder screen help - the bidder screen now has a help icon that will download and open the bidder how-to PDF in a new tab

Other Changes

  • New setting LightsNoRedBidOverride so clerks can't override RedLightBid setting
     
  • Fixed issue where given a certain sequence of events a Pre Bid could start playing out before the event starts
     
  • You can no longer open multiple clerks on the same lane

EDGE Simulcast Release, new Floor Screen and other enhancements

The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has released a new set of features / enhancements that are LIVE today!

New Features

Disallow multiple clerks logging in to the same lane - As a new safety feature, you can no longer log in to the same lane as a clerk from multiple locations.  If you do, you will get the following prompt:

If you type 'YES' and click 'Disconnect' the other clerk with get a notification that they have been disconnected.

New Floor Screen 'Single Panel - Miles and Announcements' - This new floor screen displays the announcements very prominently as requested by several auctions.  Here's what it looks like:

Enhancements and Improvements

Replaced the term 'If Purchased' with 'Offer'.  This was confusing some dealers, and the new language should make it more clear.

Fixed a bug with required lights - If a user set a light as required when that light was not an available light, then the clerk would get stuck in a place where a light is required that can't be added.  Now, the light will only be evaluated as required if it is one of the available lights.

Require a confirm or undo for an online sale before moving to another vehicle - Some clerks were not clicking confirm before moving to the next vehicle so now we prevent them from moving until they either confirm or undo the bid.

EDGE Lookout Admin (FKA. "Gascap") overhaul

Hello auction friends!

The Auction Edge blog is excited to begin posting updates related to feature releases in the EDGE Lookout product. Those of you who subscribe to EDGE Lookout know that this product has been growing and evolving continuously, but we're just now beginning to share that news more broadly.

New "EDGE Lookout Admin" site

The EDGE Lookout team is very excited to announce the release of an all new admin experience. The EDGE Lookout Admin site (formally known as "Gascap") is the tool auctions use to manage their online presence, web content, vehicles, and dealer relationships. The all new design retains the functionality auctions depend on today, but presents it in a modern new interface with added mobile accessibility. This update is LIVE today for all EDGE Lookout subscribing auctions.

 

EDGE Lookout is a web site design and hosting service. You get a branded custom website to represent your auction (or chain of auctions) with modern layouts and in-depth reporting/tools for your dealers and consignors. The EDGE Lookout website platform is directly integrated with EDGE ASI or EDGE AOS, so all your auction data is online and presented to your customers.

You can learn more about EDGE Lookout here.

EDGE Simulcast Release, new clerking features! Prebidding Control, Odo Status, and more

Hello auction friends! The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has another big feature release that is LIVE now!

Below are some highlights:

Delete Prebids on block -   clerk can easily delete Prebids on the block. Bidders will get a notification that their prebid has been invalidated and the prebid will no longer play out.


Confirm Online Sale - A new setting 'SingleClerkOnlineSaleConfirm' when set to 1 will require the clerk click a confirm button when a vehicle is sold online instead of automatically sending a single clerk message. This will prevent accidentally selling vehicles to online bidders that slip a bid in after the vehicle is sold.


Odometer status on clerk - The clerk can now see Exempt/Discrepancy/Actual Status of the odometer.

Demo data reset - Admins can now reset demo lane data from the admin website.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

EDGE Simulcast Release, new features for clerks and auctioneers

Hello auction friends!

The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has another round of new features, this time focused on improvements for auction clerks and auctioneers. These changes are in effect now.

Clerk Features

Announcement Picker - The announcement picker now grabs the first 18 items from the announcement list stored in your ASI system. For other Auction Management Systems, the Velocicast admin site allows auctions to define their own custom list of pre-canned announcements.

Notice that editing Miles and Title Attached are now done in this view.

Internet Explorer - Microsoft now only officially supports Internet Explorer 11. All previous versions are end of life. In this release, we've added a warning message to any user attempting to use the Velocicast clerk with IE 10 or older. Of course, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox will work as expected.

Auctioneer Pro Screen Features

Floor Codes - the Auctioneer Pro Screen will now show the floor code for the vehicle, it it is provided by the auction system.

Onsite Bidder lists - for the current vehicle being sold, the auctioneer will now be able to see the bidder badges for all reps who are at the auction that day.

Admin Features

BidNoShowDealer setting - This is a new setting that allows auctions to prevent the Dealer Name from showing on the bidder screens when an online bid is accepted.  This is a setting that has to be set on the customer maintenance screen by system admins.

EDGE Simulcast Release, New Floor Screen features and many other improvements

Hello from the EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team! We've been working hard on many new features, and we're excited to share with you today a long list of enhancements which are available immediately.

Floor Screen Enhancements

  • All Floor Screens with announcements will now scroll long announcement text
  • Floor Screen picker now includes previews of floor screens
  • New Floor Screen option- "All Images plus announcements"

Other Enhancements and Fixes

  • SQL Injection fixes on the token-authorization module
  • Support for SingleClerkUseASITote admin setting which allows for ASI clients to use ASI floor screens
  • Support for streaming without video (bidder hears audio and sees scrolling images)
  • Many enhancements to single-clerk
  • AOS login cannot close by clicking outside dialog
  • New link on login to allow clerk to run without single-clerk
  • Single-clerk status bar, click to reopen login
  • Saved bidderbadges come back when you navigate to a broken transaction
  • Broken transaction statuses persist between screen refreshes
  • Fix so ASI single-clerk statuses do not come back as SAVING when they are actually SAVED
  • Biddebadge now shows on clerk item list
  • Single-clerk login no longer shows on reconnect
  • Allow admin user to log in from Pipeline with the same email as their admin account
  • Archive tblsingleclerk during nightly archive process
  • Track technical contact details for an admin user

EDGE Simulcast Release, Attendee Reports

Hello auction friends! We're back from the holidays and excited to share some new features! The EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast team has been hard at work, read on to see what's new.

Bidder / Rep Reports

There is now a new button for online attendees that opens a Reports Panel. There are currently 3 reports available.

Watched Items and Prebids

Repped Items

Purchased Items

EDGE Simulcast Release, Bidder Starting ASK & Reports Admin User

As was announced a few months ago, Auction Edge has partnered with Auction Frontier to provide the next iteration of EDGE Simulcast. "EDGE Simulcast powered by Velocicast" is an exciting innovation in auction simulcast technology. The team has a few new features available today that we're excited to share with you!

Bidder Suggests Start

Effective immediately, online bidders can now suggest the starting ASK price to the auctioneer. To do this, 

  1. When the item is in ask mode, the hard bid button will say 'START' instead of 'HARD'
  2. Clicking on the 'HARD' button reveals a dynamically generated picker with values based on the book valuation (when available)
  3. Click once on a value to select it and a second time to confirm

New "Auction Reports Only" Admin User Type

There is now a new Admin user type that is only allowed to create and see Auction Reports.

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Let us know what you think in the comments section, or reach out directly at info@auctionedge.com. Thanks!