EDGE Pipeline

EDGE Pipeline menu redesign!

Over the last year the EDGE Pipeline team has been collecting feedback in a variety of forms - surveys, analytics data, dealer interviews, etc. Today we’re excited to be rolling out a redesign of the Pipeline menu as a direct result of that feedback! Read on to learn more.

A new Header, heading in a new direction

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Our sleek new header is aiming to get you where you’re going faster. We’ve improved navigation by bringing our most popular menu items right to the top, and simplified the structure with fewer drop downs. We learned that one-click access to My Purchases, My Watch List, and Buy Now inventory is important to our dealers. Quick Search is now more accessible, with easier paths to Advanced Search as well.


“How to I get back to Dashboard now?”

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  • On desktop / a laptop - click the website logo!

  • On mobile devices it’s the exact same as before.


“Where did my other reports go?”

While the majority of this redesign should feel familiar to you, we wanted to call out that “My Reports” is now within the drop down under your own profile picture.

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We’re really excited about these new improvements, and we hope you love them too.

- The EDGE Pipeline team

Navigate faster with NEW "My Auctions" feature and Distance sorting

Click your way to what you want faster!

The EDGE Pipeline team is very excited to announce three design changes (based on user feedback) in Pipeline that provide quicker access to key features, reducing clicks and increasing your efficiency.

The following changes are LIVE today!

NEW “My Auctions” checkbox narrows down the Live Auctions Calendar to only show your designated favorite auctions. You can edit your favorites any time you like!

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Sorting the Auction Calendar by Distance is now the default setting, making it easier to find the auctions you’re most likely to do business with!

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In order to do this, we need to know your ZIP code. You’ll see a message in the right hand corner that prompts you to go to your preferences page and add a zip code to allow sorting by distance.

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“WHAT’S NEW!” notification feature. Click the present icon in the upper right hand corner of the dashboard and you will be able to see what new features or enhancements we have made to Pipeline.

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Our team is excited to have this new way to keep you informed of what we’ve got going on here at EDGE Pipeline.

Monroney Labels Now Available on EDGE Pipeline

Attract the right buyers and maximize value.

Auction Edge has partnered with MonroneyLabels.com to provide data from the original window sticker on many models and years. The data comes in the form of a reproduction of the original window sticker and is available through EDGE Pipeline.


MonroneyLabels.com is available now and covers the majority of your inventory, over the last 10 model years. Buyers and sellers can get the window sticker directly from the EDGE Pipeline vehicle page. Auctions can customize which inventory has the stickers - customizable by consignor, make and year.

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What are the benefits of getting a Monroney label?

  • Attract the right buyers

  • Accurate information on factory-fitted options

  • Maximize value

  • See open recalls

  • Original trim and package information

  • Code guide information

  • Potential profit opportunity to resell the stickers to dealers

Know every feature, every option - AND what it costs

MonroneyLabels.com is a reproduction of the data of the original automobile window sticker. We provide you with factory options packages and pricing, manufacturers MSRP price when new, engine and transmission specifications, standard features and equipment, fuel economy rating, and factory recalls. Important data you need to know when buying or selling a used car or truck.

We are excited to make this option available to EDGE Pipeline auctions, so you can offer it to your buyers in a convenient way.

Introducing SpinCar - 360° imaging for EDGE Pipeline

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SpinCar is available NOW to all EDGE Pipeline auctions. Request a call from SpinCar today!

SpinCar 360° WalkArounds transform the static EDGE Pipeline vehicle display pages (VDPs) into immersive, interactive digital experiences that build customer trust

  • Seamless integration with EDGE Pipeline!

  • Exterior & Interior 360°: Puts auctions in complete control for immersive vehicle exploration outside and inside the vehicle

  • Damage tagging for greater transparency and trust

  • Supports the iOS or Android devices you already have for exterior and stills.

    • Additional hardware kit is strongly recommended to enable smooth walking video and consistent photography

    • Separate device (Ricoh Theta) needed for 1-click interior panoramic 360° (provided with hardware kit)

  • From lot to online merchandising in minutes: each exterior and interior 360° spin goes live on EDGE Pipeline in 15 minutes or less with wireless upload, right from the app.

    • Preview, edit, and upload video and photos in minutes, right from the phone - no SD card usage or uploading to a computer

  • Video and photography editing is intuitive and easy with high-quality features available right in the app:

    • Advanced photographic controls for enhanced image quality

    • Computer vision algorithm to ensure images are clear and in-focus

    • Sensor fusion stabilization for an ultra-smooth 3D experience

    • Ricoh Theta integration for 1-click panoramic interior images

EDGE Pipeline UPDATE - Fuel Type Search is here(!) plus other goodies

Fuel Type Search

The EDGE Pipeline team is very excited to deliver this highly requested feature! You are now able to filter your search by Fuel Type. Diesel buyers, rejoice!

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Show Seller Name on all vehicles (Optional Setting) 

If your auto auction would like to show the Seller name on ALL vehicles, this is now an option. There's no need to do a mapping in EDGE Admin, it will show the seller name (as it is in your auction system) on every vehicle.  This setting is controlled by the Auction Edge team at this time, so if you want us to enable it, please create a ticket at support.auctionedge.com. Thank you!


Tip: Searching for vintage vehicles

If you want to shop our nation-wide inventory for vintage vehicles, you can type a year range into the search box like this ("1950-1981") - 

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This will give you all vehicles within that year range! Of course you can get more specific if you'd like by selecting Makes, Models, etc.

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The background

If you shop for vintage vehicles, you have have noticed that our Search form only goes back to 1981. This is because our Search depends heavily on meta data we're able to get from VIN decoding and a data normalizer called BlackBook UVC. Using those, we can only reliable go back to 1981. 

EDGE Admin UPDATE for auctions - "End Event" to list No Sales / Buy Now day of sale

Hello auction friends! The EDGE Pipeline / Lookout team is excited to announce some new features that are live on the EDGE Admin site now!

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"Create No Sale List"

When it is the day of your sale / event, you'll now see this new button inside the "Events" management area in EDGE Admin. If your sale is finished for the day, you can use this new feature to take all un-sold vehicles that day and generate your "No Sale" list. (This was previously done automatically at midnight, now you can do it manually). This is particularly useful if your lanes are complete for the day and you'd like to list units for Buy Now / Make Offer immediately. However, please only do it once you're sure all lanes are done for the day, as this action cannot be reversed.

This feature is live today, and free for all EDGE Pipeline / EDGE Lookout subscriber auctions.


Bidder Badge Requests log

If you work Online Sales at an auto auction, I'm sure you've probably had some version of this phone call-

Dealer: "I can't get online, it says there was an error."
You: "OK, like with your password on Pipeline?"
Dealer: "No, I got an error trying to join the live sale."
You: "Got it, OK. What's the error say?"
Dealer: "I already closed it, I didn't read it."

If you've ever been in this situation, the EDGE Pipeline team is excited to announce a new tool at your disposal. The new "Bidder Badge Requests" page shows a log of all attempts made to join your sale, if they succeeded or failed, and the reason why they failed. Clicking the "Failed" link will reveal the exact error text they were shown - in the example above this buyer is flagged as "No Buy" in the auction system. 

We hope you find this useful! This feature is live and free for all EDGE Pipeline / EDGE Lookout subscriber auctions.

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