EDGE Pipeline Progress Report - New Body Style Search Filter

Hello and happy Thursday. We're back with your regular progress report on EDGE Pipeline 2! Head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own! Be sure to "Follow" forums that interest you so that you get notified about new posts within them.

 Body Style in Search has arrived! (with more improvements in this area on the way still)

Body Style in Search has arrived! (with more improvements in this area on the way still)

Features & Change Requests Now live

  • Search Form - Added "Body Style" Filter!
  • Report Sorting - added "Sold Price" as a new option on applicable reports
  • Report Sorting - added "Sale Date" as a new option on applicable reports
  • Shop --> Consignors page - Option to sort consignors alphabetically or by vehicle count
  • Customize this Report- Option to filter by Buyer/Seller on Responsive

Other

  • (Internal) CR PDF did not obey the zero_out_conditions setting
  • (Internal) Laser Appraiser export improvements
  • EDGE Lookout homepage edit for an auction
  • Added a new CMS page for an auction
  • Added simulcast agreement for 5 auctions
  • Added AA of Montgomery to EDGE Pipeline
  • Sort the Runlist by Lot # by default for an auction
  • Numerous consignor logos for auctions

Be sure to head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own! Some cool ideas are gaining popularity over there!

That's it for this update. Have a great week!

- The EDGE Pipeline team

EDGE Pipeline Progress Report, May 21st 2018

Hello again all!

Happy Monday, we hope your week is off to a great start. We're back with your regular progress report on EDGE Pipeline 2! As always, we encourage you to share this with your staff and customers however you see fit.

Head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own! Be sure to "Follow" forums that interest you so that you get notified about new posts within them.

 This update addresses a few things in Search. More Search changes are coming, thanks for the feedback!

This update addresses a few things in Search. More Search changes are coming, thanks for the feedback!

FEATURES / CHANGE REQUESTS / FIXES Now live

  • Advanced Search: now honors Trim selection better
  • Advanced Search: now honors Sale Types selection better
  • Dealer Enhanced Listing report and search results list: thumbnail images work in EDGE Pipeline
  • vAuto vehicle import: added support for "appraisal_notes" and show them in "Announcements" field
  • EDGE Lookout: CMS, add ability to make docs for group sites
  • (Internal) Velocicast inegration: Prevent day-of-sale lot turns from deleting sale event in Velocicast
  • (Internal) Switch over to Elasticache for Session storage
  • Ongoing development on a new sales channel / event type for auctions to be able to list vehicles on EDGE Pipeline. This is where much of our efforts were focused on in this last iteration.

OTHER

  • Add Google Analytics Tracking code to ParkPlace Lookout site
  • Add IARA logo to Clark County's footer
  • Update Metro Dallas' "Meet the Team" page
  • AutoNation change related to CR items and certifications
  • Wolfe AA Evansville: Consignor Logos
  • Port City AA: Add logo to their Lookout website
  • Grand Rapids AA: Gather VIN list for NADA of "repo" vehicles
  • Expressway AA: Add Consignor Logos
  • Add favicon for Wolfe's Site
  • (Internal) Regenerate all dealers_lot reports
  • DAA Memphis: Add Consignor logos
  • Richmond AA: Consignor logos
  • Clark County AA: Add link to Lookout site
  • AAA St. Louis: Add National Consignor logos
  • GRAA: Add a CMS page
  • Expressway AA: Consignor Logos
  • Wolfe's AA website changes
  • Add simulcast agreements for Clark County
  • Remove Lane X from Richmond's Public report
  • National Consignor for Missouri AA

Be sure to head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own!
That's it for this update. Have a great week!

- The EDGE Pipeline team

EDGE Pipeline Progress Report, May 4th 2018

Hello again all!

Happy Star Wars day! May the 4th be with you. We're back with your regular progress report on EDGE Pipeline 2! As always, we encourage you to share this with your staff and customers however you see fit.

Head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own! Be sure to "Follow" forums that interest you so that you get notified about new posts within them.

FEATURES / CHANGE REQUESTS Now live

  • Continued work on a new sales channel / event type for auctions to be able to list vehicles on EDGE Pipeline. This is where much of our efforts were focused on in this last iteration.
  • EDGE Admin - Add AuctionACCESS Five Million number to handshake listing in Admin
  • EDGE Admin - Simulcast Report: Fix sold counts and amounts
  • EDGE Admin - Simulcast Report: Populate the Proxy Bid Unit Count and Unique Proxy Bid Count statistics
  • EDGE Admin - Virtual Lots: Prevent misconfiguration of simulcast virtual lots
  • EDGE Data: Add "opt_out_description" setting for the edge data vehicle exporter
  • (Internal) add field autoims_charge_code to auction_ams.charge_types
  • (Internal) Create component instance type: EDGE Data for Vehicle Exporter component
  • (Internal) Reduce the amount of catalyst.vehicle_photo_imports records loaded into RAM

BUG FIXES Now resolved

  • Modal Forms with multiple submit buttons don't detect the correct button clicked in "all" browsers.
  • Titles in email notifications are invisible
  • Duplicate Run Number simulcast errors don't set a failure status
  • EDGE Simulcast Shipments - Tighten up online sale shipment locks, to prevent missed vehicle changes
  • EDGE Admin reports - Duplicate simulcast attendees are being created by attendance logs database permissions issue with auction_ams.charge_types table (err autoims.charge_codes)
  • EDGE Admin - Sale Monitor, ProxyBid vehicles need run number in their accordion title

OTHER

  • "Public" pre sale report for AAA - Pittsburg: "G" cars
  • DAANW: Permission to Buy/Permission to Sell
  • autoims.transmission_codes.short_description in production create table *autoims.charge_codes*
  • DAA Seattle 1 Consignor
  • Add Orlando AA to Pipeline
  • Akron Consignor Logos
  • Mid-State AA South Carolina, EDGE Lookout site tweaks
  • DAANW: Consignor Logos
  • Central Penn AA: Consignor Logos
  • Hide CR amounts for Orlando AA
  • Add public presale report for Orlando
  • Greenville AA: Consignor Logos
  • Add Perryopolis to Pipeline
  • Richmond AA: Show actual mileage versus "Exempt"
  • Houston AA public report changes
  • Jefferson Mid State: Consignor Logos
  • Akron AA: Consignor Logos
  • Clark County AA: Changing Website links
  • AAA Virginia: Hide Lane 15 from Reports
  • DAA Idaho, 1 consignor
  • Wolf's, 1 Consignors
  • Hillside Motors: Cars For Sale. Com Feed
  • Greenville AA: Consignor Logos
  • Credit Acceptance Data export Q1 2018
  • ANAA Houston Consignor logos
  • Add Public report for San Antonio AA (G, GX)
  • Add King AA to Pipeline
  • Add 5 consignor logos for Corry ADE
  • Add 3 consignors for Nebraska AA
  • Update U-Haul Fleet Sales logo per DAA Seattle
  • Delete old Kalamazoo lanes
  • Update CR Disclaimer for AutoNation
  • Add consignor logo for DAA Seattle
  • Add consignor logo for Jefferson Mid-State
  • Add a Lithia phone number for emails
  • Val asked for simulcast sold vin's for AAA - Chicago
  • AAA Toledo Conversion **[Go-Live 5/04/18]**
  • King AA Auction Rules Agreement
  • AR: Monthly sales by auction
  • Grand Rapids: Log diving FD 47472
  • Greater Erie - add a logo to website footer
  • Akron AA: Consignor Logos
  • Changes to 422 registration page
  • Expressway AA: Duplicate AMS Lanes in lane mappings
  • Clean up AAA Atlanta's duplicate lanes e.g. "A" vs. "A "
  • Central Penn AA: Run number change not making it to Simulcast 

Be sure to head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own!
That's it for this update. Have a great weekend!

- The EDGE Pipeline team

EDGE Pipeline Progress Report, March 23rd

Hello again all!

Happy Friday! We're back with your regular progress report on EDGE Pipeline 2! As always, we encourage you to share this with your staff and customers however you see fit.

Head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own! Be sure to "Follow" forums that interest you so that you get notified about new posts within them.

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FEATURES / CHANGE REQUESTS Now live

  • My Watch List (and other dealer reports) design revamp - based on dealer feedback, we have added some new sorting options along with a nice visual grouping of listings by Auction and status.
  • (Internal) Upgrade to Ruby 2.5.0 on "The Collector" and "Kingpin" apps

BUG FIXES Now resolved

  • Search - Page count of results was sometimes inaccurate
  • Search - slow performance when checking boxes
  • VIN Decoding - issue with some cars causing inconsistencies with searching and filtering
  • EDGE Simulcast / Velocicast - issue with duplicate run numbers in Velocicast when re-numbering a car to a different lane (Virtual Lot)
  • Xcira OLR - a bug related to turning lights off if they were already sent to OLR "on"

OTHER

  • EDGE Lookout Missouri Auto Auction website tweaks
  • El Paso Independent AA consignors
  • Updated consignor logos DAANW Batch
  • Memphis AA AMS Conversion
  • AAA Lancaster: Consignor Logos
  • Mid State Jefferson Consignors
  • Carolina AA: Consignor Logo
  • Add Public Report for Value Auto Auction
  • America's Pensacola Consignors
  • Add AutoNation - Atlanta to Pipeline
  • Clean out duplicate records from Announcement light mappings and add constraint to prevent future ones
  • Add schema/reports for Orlando AA
  • Add schema/reports for Treasure Coast AA
  • Clean out mock data from AutoNation - Atlanta
  • Augusta AA: EDGE Lookout Address Change
  • Orlando Auction Logo for on Pipeline

     

What's Coming Up

Be sure to head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own!
This is our currently planned work, but it's always shifting & changing!

  • BUG - Duplicate Simulcast attendees are being shown in various EDGE Admin reports
  • BUG - Duplicate Run Numbers in Velocicast when your re-number a unit to a new lane
  • FEATURE - Show seller name on all cars (Auction Setting, will be OFF by default)
  • FEATURE - Allow auction to say "Event Is Over" so you can list your NO SALEs on Buy Now the afternoon of your sale day 

That's it for this update. Have a great weekend!

- The EDGE Pipeline team

EDGE Pipeline Progress Report, March 12th

Hello again all!

We're back with your regular progress report on EDGE Pipeline 2! As always, we encourage you to share this with your staff and customers however you see fit.

Also sure to head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own!

What We Got Done Since The Last Update (2 weeks)

FEATURES / CHANGE REQUESTS Now live

  • My Watch List items (and notes!!!) now sync with EDGE Simulcast, so buyers get notifications within EDGE Simulcast about watched items again!
  • Add VIN to Pre-Sale Report "Download" Excel file
  • Add VIN to Buy Now Report "Download" Excel file
  • Performance - Improve CR / VDP load time

BUG FIXES Now resolved

  • Photo issues for some auctions with non-typical AMS set up
  • Buy Now listings was missing some cars that had previously been sold
  • Watch List could get out of date on cars that had previously ran / sold etc
  • Consolidated the two ARI (Automotive Resources International) consignors down to one
  • EDGE Admin: Adding Manual Reps in a handshake had a confusing bug
  • There were 2 Odometers in "Customize This Report"

OTHER

  • Salina AA: Add "Simulcast Rules" agreements
  • New Calhoun: Consignor Logos
  • Wolfe's South Bend: Consignor Logos
  • Clean-up some National consignor listings (missing logos, duplicate companies, incorrect names, etc..)
  • Update Cory ADE logo on EDGE Pipeline
  • Dyer, remove customized queries because they moved their Wednesday sale to Friday
  • Undo a previous code change that is no longer needed to help with Pubic Simulcast attendees
  • Change NADA export location
  • Add Central Penn to Pipeline
  • San Antonio AA: Add GSA agreements
  • Hide CR $$ values on Pipeline VDP for Central PA
  • AAA Virginia: Consignor Logos
  • NAPAA -  Add Kentucky AA to group site
  • Set up Perryopolis
  • Stateline AA: National Consignor Logos
  • Nebraska AA: Consignor Logos
  • Greater Shreveport AA: Consignor Logos
  • DAA Seattle: Consignor Logos
  • Greenville AA: Consignor Logo
  • 166 AA: Consignor Logos

What's Coming Up

Be sure to head over to our new Forums to vote on ideas or add your own!
This is our currently planned work, but it's always shifting & changing!

  • FEATURE - My Watch List redesign. The intention is to nicely separate untis by auction and status (when you have the report sorted that way)
  • BUG - Duplicate Simulcast attendees are being shown in various EDGE Admin reports
  • BUG - Duplicate Run Numbers in Velocicast when your re-number a unit to a new lane
  • FEATURE - Show seller name on all cars (Auction Setting, will be OFF by default)
  • FEATURE - Allow auction to say "Event Is Over" so you can list your NO SALEs on Buy Now the afternoon of your sale day 

That's it for this update. Have an awesome week!

- The EDGE Pipeline team

EDGE ASI - Frame Damage (?) and how it's now presented online

Hey friends!
The EDGE ASI team is here to announce a change to the way Frame Damage disclosure works (and how that displays online in EDGE Pipeline / EDGE Lookout).

This change applies to both EDGE Mobile ASI & CR Input and is LIVE at your EDGE ASI auction now.

The Reason for the Change

Previously, EDGE ASI supported an On/Off checkbox for Frame Damage. "On" meant there was indeed Frame Damage, and "Off" meant the Frame was good. There was no way easy & dependable way to say that the frame was not checked at all. This means that auctions that never checked the frame were advertising them as "Frame: Good" on EDGE Pipeline / Lookout... which is obviously problematic.

How To Use It

As of this week, the "Body & Structural" checkbox will imply a frame check has indeed been performed.  Conversely, if you only perform a visual check of the vehicle on no frame check, then only check the "Visual" checkbox.

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The logic will then work as follows

  • Anytime "Visual Frame Damage" is checked, EDGE Pipeline says "Frame : Damage"
  • IF "Visual Frame Damage" is not checked, and "CR Completed for:" has Body & Structural set to TRUE, EDGE Pipeline says "Frame : Good"
  • IF "Visual Frame Damage" not checked, and "CR Completed for:" has Body & Structural set to FALSE, EDGE Pipeline says "Frame : - - " (in other words, "not applicable, we didn't check the frame")

Here's a visual representation of that same logic:

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Written out that way, it may seem a bit daunting. However, when you think through the common scenarios, it actually is a lot more intuitive now.

Let's say I didn't do a frame check on a car at all. I'd not check the top "Visual Frame Damage" box, and say "CR Completed for: Visual". On EDGE Pipeline that would say "Frame: - -".

On the next car, let's stay you checked the frame and it was good. I'd not check the top "Visual Frame Damage" box, and say "CR Completed for: Body & Structural". On EDGE Pipeline that would say "Frame: Good".

Any time you check the top "Visual Frame Damage" box, EDGE Pipeline will say "Frame: Damaged".

Thanks for reading! We hope you find these changes to be useful. Let us know what you think in the comments below!


EDGE Pipeline Progress Report, Feb 26th 2018

Hello again all!

Here's your regular progress report on EDGE Pipeline 2!

What We Got Done Since The Last Update (2 weeks)

Features / Change Requests

  • Make a new "Sort Order" feature accessible on the Reports page itself, makes it a lot easier to sort vehicles while the dealer is shopping

  • Ship Proxy Bids to AWG

  • Create Proxy Bid monitor for Simulcast vendors that don't have Sale Monitor

  • Simulcast data shipment speed improvements

  • Vehicle Details Page load speed improvements

  • Increase the size of the scannable VIN Data Matrix on the printed reports

  • Simulcast onramp design tweaks to be more communicative to seller reps about their standing

  • Send AWG vehicle grades

  • In the advanced search page, Enter key press now executes search

  • Velocicast - Add link back to the EDGE Pipeline CR for a car

Bug Fixes

  • Some auctions had dealerships that didn't have permission to sell in some scenarios

  • On Advanced Search page, “Text search” typing was really slow on Safari for Mac and iOS

  • "Authorized" user types couldn't use Public Badge List

  • Comma character was not working for Proxy Bid Amounts

Other

  • KCI Consignor logo
  • Wolfes Consignor Logos
  • Wolfe's AA Pipeline Logos
  • El Paso AA Consignor Logos
  • AAA Pensacola Consignor Logos
  • Central Mass AA New Employee Google Email
  • AAA St. Louis Consignor Logos
  • Corry ADE Consignor Logos
  • Expressway AA Consignor Logos
  • Allow Richmond's CRs to be shown now
  • More El Paso AA Consignor Logos
  • AAA Toledo Consignor Logo
  • DAA Seattle Consignor Logo
  • EDGE Lookout - Adding logo to Greater Erie website homepage
  • EDGE Lookout - Remove 2 logos from Greater Erie production site
  • Data clean up for an auction, after they misconfigured Reliable Messenger
  • New Calhoun AA Consignor Logos
  • EDGE Lookout - Park Place Auction Website

     

What's Coming Up

We are working to carefully balance priority between helping auctions with EDGE Admin changes, and helping dealers have a better experience shopping your inventory. The prioritization of these features is shifting constantly but these are the things we're planning to work on next (or are already work in progress) -

  • Feature - My Watch List revamp - on certain sorting options, show a new UI that groups listings nicely by Auction and status

  • Bug - Buy Now listing is missing cart, and Watch List are out of date. These both are is related to the same bug.

  • Bug - photos are out of sync at auction with non-typical AMS setup

  • Bug - Duplicate simulcast attendees are being created

  • Bug - Duplicate run numbers in Velocicast when re-numbering a car to a new Virtual Lot

  • Feature - Send Velocicast the dealers "Watched" items

  • Feature - Add VIN to Pre-Sale Report "Download" Excel file

  • Feature - Show the vehicle's Seller Name on Reports and Vehicle Details Page (Company Setting, opt IN only. It will be default turned off) 

  • Feature - Allow auctions to set the Event as "Is Over" so No Sales are available to be listed the afternoon of the event

If you don't see your favorite request on this list, fear not, we know there is more; these are just the current top 10, and the top 10 is always changing.

We are excited to say that we are very close to implementing our new online Forums, where you the auctions, can discuss and vote on features to help with prioritization. In the meantime, feel free to email your top priority issues.

That's it for this update. Have a great weekend all!

- The EDGE Pipeline team

EDGE Pipeline Progress Report, Feb 16th 2018

Hello again all!

This is your regular progress report on EDGE Pipeline 2. Let's catch you up on what's been happening.

What We Got Done Since The Last Update (5 weeks)

Features / Change Requests

  • Simulcast Report, Sale Monitor, and Bid Log Report are all now fully up-to-date all the time (very near real-time)! No more lag on that data that you need on sale day.

  • Microsoft servers are now receiving our emails! This includes Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook addresses

  • Migrated one auction off of the AutoLookout web appliance and over to the Reliable Messenger XML feed to resolve some data issues they were having (we plan to move all auctions off it in the coming months, slowly)

  • Addressed an integration misconfiguration in our Autoniq Pre-Sale export that was preventing one auction from being included

  • Get MMR value out of AOS auctions that have it (ServNet only) (impacted AOS auctions that are still on the AutoLookout web appliance data feed)

  • A variety of other bug fixes related to data feeds (in) and exports (out)
  • Enable Proxy Bidding at AWG auctions (currently in BETA testing)

  • Create a new "Proxy Bids" report for AWG auctions, to view / delete Proxy Bids (currently in BETA testing)

  • Many website performance (load times) improvements

  • EDGE Admin - Simulcast shipping performance improvements

  • EDGE Admin - View / Ship Inventory page load time was vastly improved

  • Log-in page, changed the placeholder text to "Email or Username" to help confused dealers

  • Search Results, added pagination controls to the bottom of the page to make getting through the pages much easier

  • Printed Vehicle lists - Increase the size of VIN Data Matrix to make it easier for dealers to scan

  • Simulcast onramp design tweaks to be more communicative to Seller Reps if they might have account / permissions issues

Bug Fixes

  • Buy Now - some vehicles that ran in previous weeks were not able to be listed for Buy Now

  • My Watch List - some vehicles that were really Pre Sale were appearing with the data they had the previous week (eg still On Offer, Sold, etc)

  • At some auctions, a bug where if you only changed the Light Code on a car and nothing else, that Light update didn't make it to Simulcast

  • At some auctions, a bug where if you only changed an Announcement on a car and nothing else, that Announcement update didn't make it to Simulcast

  • My Watch List - If you deleted a vehicle from your Watch List, the report reloaded and you lost the sort order you were using just a second ago

  • AAA Greenville duplicate lanes (3 different M lanes)

  • Web Guys API Health Check monitoring was insufficient 

  • Responsive Dealer Enhanced Listing UI bug

  • Some auctions with non-typical AMS setups were breaking new Announcement / Light fix

  • A bug where in a rare scenario, a dealers without a usable handshakes could still attend a sale

  • EDGE Admin - UI bug that allowed auction staff to attempt to delete a proxy bid when it's too late to delete it

  • Make Offer bug, where the dealers placing an offer with a comma in it would drop all characters after that comma

  • At some auctions (using the "Blacksheep" integration) there were buying dealerships that didn't have permission to also sell online

Other

  • Add drive-type and fuel-type to LaserAppraiser feed

  • FactoryType and ConsignmentType for Edge Data feeds

  • Changes to GasCAP for AutoCheck export

  • Update consignor names and logos for DAANW

  • Add consignors for Dixie Auto Auction

  • Add consignor consignor for Missouri AA

  • AAA - Virginia AMS conversion

  • AAA Pensacola Consignor Logo

  • Akron AA: Consignor Logos

  • El Paso AA: Consignor Logos

  • Clark County AA Consignor Logo

  • KCI Consignor logo Consignor Logo

  • Wolfes Consignor Logos

  • Wolfe's AA Pipeline Logos

  • El Paso AA - Consignor Logos

  • AAA Pensacola - Consignor Logos

 

What's Coming Up

We are working to carefully balance priority between helping auctions with EDGE Admin changes, and helping dealers have a better experience shopping your inventory. The prioritization of these features is shifting constantly but these are the things we're planning to work on next (or are already work in progress) -

  • Proxy Bids for AWG auctions (full release)

  • Proxy Bids report for AWG auctions (full release)

  • Photo order / sync issue for some auctions with an non-typical AMS setup

  • On all Dealer Reports in EDGE Pipeline - a new "Sort Order" drop down on the Reports page itself to make sorting so much earlier

  • EDGE Admin reports, a bug where simulcast attendees are being duplicated

  • My Watch List full redesign based on extensive dealer feedback

  • Data clean up project for an auction, after another auction from within the same group misconfigured Reliable Messenger on accident

  • Advanced Search page - Enter key press executes search

  • Send Velocicast the dealers "Watched" items, so their Watchlist notifies them within Velocicast

  • Advanced Search - add Fuel Type filter

If you don't see your favorite request on this list, fear not, we know there is more; these are just the current top 10, and the top 10 is always changing.

We are excited to say that we are very close to implementing our new online Forums, where you the auctions, can discuss and vote on features to help with prioritization. In the meantime, feel free to email your top priority issues.

That's it for this update. Have a great weekend all!

- The EDGE Pipeline team

EDGE Pipeline Progress Report Jan 22 2018

Hello Auction Friends!

This is a long post, but we've got a lot to catch you up on! This is the beginning of a new regular communication that we'll be doing about our continued progress in the evolution of EDGE Pipeline. While this email is "auction centric", we're also planning to poll your dealer community for their feedback on features/issues, so keep an eye out for that (you'll be on that email as well)!

Catching Up

Today EDGE Pipeline 2.0 is exactly 6 weeks old! It's been a little while since we last wrote you, but we've been hard at work on EDGE Pipeline even since the launch. We've made a lot of progress over the last 6 weeks, and we know we have so much more to do. Our foot is firmly on the gas pedal and we're working as quickly as we can to address your change requests, missing features, and issues.

What we've Achieved Since Launch

Since launch day (Dec 8th), 1,254 support tickets about EDGE Pipeline have been closed/resolved. 94 actual product changes / items have been deployed. We're here, working on this everyday, and each day the site is improving. Here are some highlights of those 94 changes-

  • UI change to help clarify if a user already had an old Lookout account
  • Clarify expired password content message
  • Add option to route bidder badge requests through Pipeline 1 IP address, for auction with locked down firewalls
  • Fix broken link for "(?)" on lights explanation
  • Bidder Badge request errors, show full verbose text to admins for troubleshooting
  • UVA, send booksheet data to Velocicast
  • Public Sale "Badge List"
  • Add sending Black Book to Velocicast
  • Fix EDGE Pipeline welcome email spamming the user with one per auction
  • Add AMS Event ID into EDGE Admin Event, and make it selectable for auctions with multiple events on one day
  • Enable VDP links from 3rd party apps
  • On Ramp Attending - If a bidder has more than 1 handshake, have none of their handshakes "checked" by default to reduce stress on Bidder Badge services
  • Send Velocicast floor prices as 0 instead of null
  • "Delete Handshake" button in EDGE Admin (System Masters only)
  • Fix sorting a report by Make A to Z, doesn't always sort cars correctly
  • "Recheck Handshakes" button in EDGE Admin for AA Dealers, all gascap users
  • When an AA dealer re-syncs Handshakes, still make the added AA rep option available even if the auction did a manual handshake.
  • Add “Booksheet” event type, so people can actually have a booksheet dot on the dashboard 
  • Fix Search icon being hidden underneath header on mobile
  • Fix Search time outs
  • Add Search pagination
  • Always show the earliest start time and Dashboard
  • Add Text Vehicle Search to enable motorsports and other non-standard units
  • Fix Proxy bids are only showing up 10 minutes before the sale and then they disappear
  • Give System Masters a way to remove AuctionAccess & Last 4 SSN (and all related handshakes)
  • Add a saftey check that makes it harder to create incorrect manual reps
  • Fix IFs on Sold/Purchased/Watch List reports
  • Add Match CR photos without .jpg
  • Make Simulcast Reports printer friendly
  • Text Search add support for engine displacement like "4.7" or "6.6"

What's Coming Up

We are working to carefully balance priority between helping auctions with EDGE Admin changes, and helping dealers have a better experience shopping your inventory. The prioritization of these features is shifting constantly but these are the things we're planning to work on next (or are already work in progress) -

  • Faster log imports for EDGE Admin Reporting to be real time, instead of "the day after"
  • Enabling Proxy Bidding at AWG auctions
  • Easier and faster Report Sorting for dealers
  • Synchronizing dealer Watch List into EDGE Simulcast 
  • My Watch List design changes that allow vehicles to be grouped by Auction / City, State
  • Performance Improvement - loading a Pre Sale list
  • Performance Improvement - loading a Vehicle Details Page
  • Search, adding Fuel Type as an available filter
  • Market Report, adding Fuel type, Drive type, Engine and Body style
  • Add VIN to Pre Sale Excel download

If you don't see your favorite request on this list, fear not, we know there is more. The list has 228 outstanding items at the moment; these are just the current top 10.

We are working on implementing a system where very soon you, the auctions, can vote on features to help with prioritization. In the meantime, feel free to email your top priority issues.

The Wrap Up

We know the site has many opportunities for improvement, and we're getting there. The tricky part is getting those 228 items in the right order, which is why we're polling dealers and listen to you (our auctions) constantly. Your continued feedback is so important, so thanks for that.

Have a great week all!

- The EDGE Pipeline team

EDGE Pipeline December Release - New features, New User Accounts, A Whole New World

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The Auction Edge team is very excited to announce a massive update coming to the EDGE Pipeline product. In fact, this is not really an update as much as it is a complete migration to an all new system. Read on to see what’s coming with the new platform, why you need to create a new user account (or merge if you already had an EDGE Lookout user), and what you can expect in the future.

Sign up for the new site NOW during our open beta at beta.edgepipeline.com

What’s New

EDGE Pipeline is the national wholesale marketplace of the Independent auctions. It is a platform for buyers and sellers to manage their auction life on the go, find new inventory, or reach new buyers. In the December update we are bringing new ways to do all of these things with less friction and more accessibility on all types of devices.

  • New Interface - a new design that brings focus to the information and actions that matter most
  • Mobile Friendly - the entire site is now responsive to any screen size
  • Search - an all new search engine allows for powerful precision
  • Reporting - customize reports to your liking, and print vehicle lists with scannable data matrix barcodes
  • Simulcast - joining a live sale is now easier than ever
  • Single Sign On with all Auction Edge properties - read on for more on this
  • User Accounts & EDGE Single Sign On

The December release is really a migration to an entirely new system. Under the hood, EDGE Pipeline will now be sharing many of its services and components with our EDGE Lookout product. If you are a dealer or consignor who logs into an auction website to search vehicles or get reports, it’s likely an EDGE Lookout website.

Moving forward with the December release, you will have a single unified account across all Auction Edge websites and online products. In order to achieve this, you’ll need to create an account on the new system. If you already sign into an auctions EDGE Lookout site, then you already have an EDGE Single Sign On account! However you’ll still want to sign into the BETA and make sure all of your Handshakes are in order. If you have any account registration issues, contact the Online Sales Coordinator at your local auction house for assistance.

Going Forward

This is the beginning of a new era for EDGE Pipeline and Auction Edge as a whole. Moving to this new platform means our team will be able to deliver new features and innovations at a much faster pace, so we are really excited about some of things slated for 2018. We’re not quite ready to share what’s coming around the corner, so stay tuned to the blog here let us know what you think in the comments below!