Business Layer Help Options
From finPOWER Connect version 2.03.00, Business Layer help is included with the finPOWER Connect installation. This means that the separate help file that was previously supplied is no longer required.
Business Layer help is always available from the Script code page, but the best enhancement is context sensitive help. It is now possible to directly access help for a specific method, function or object without having to search for it.
Introducing finPOWER Connect Cloud
finPOWER Connect Cloud is the up-coming Web-based version of finPOWER Connect.
In this first Blog article, we will introduce finPOWER Connect Cloud and give a basic overview of its functions.
Time Zone handling in finPOWER Connect 3
Available from finPOWER Connect version 3.00.00.
You can now easily handle Time Zones within finPOWER Connect - especially important for Australian Users.
Without a Time Zone, a "date and time" could mean different things depending where you are. Midday in Sydney is 10am in Perth. Daylight Savings also complicates date and times.
So, now when you are entering a Date and Time you can include a Time Zone as well.
The Finance Expo
The Finance Expo is only 3 weeks away. Have you Registered yet?? If not, then Register here.
The Finance Expo is a NZ first that brings together the leading technology specialists of the finance industry along with regulators and key service providers in an informative, free ½ day session. The Finance Expo will give each of the technology specialists, regulators and key service providers an opportunity to showcase their offerings and update the attendees on the latest advances, news and developments that directly affect their industry and their business. The presentations will be followed by an informal get together to allow further discussion of the matters presented or associated topics.
Bookmarking Records in finPOWER Connect 3
The ability to bookmark records has been added to finPOWER Connect 3.
A bookmark icon in the top-right of applicable forms allows quick bookmarking of a record:
Business Layer Developer Documentation
We have made a number of guides and documents available on our website aimed at developers wishing to create Scripts, Web Services, Page Sets and Account Applications via our Business Layer.
Code snippets are small blocks of reusable code that can be inserted into scripts, providing you with small code samples covering a range of Business Layer functions.
To view the available snippets, simply click the snippet icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the Script Code page.
The snippet code can be copied to the clipboard or inserted directly into your script by clicking the appropriate button on the Script Snippets form. Please note, snippets can only be inserted when the script is in Edit mode.
We have recently added several new code snippets, see knowledgebase article 13526.
Many more snippets will be added in finPOWER Connect version 3, due for release later this year, so if there is anything that you would like to see included then please let us know at email@example.com.
Latest Dealer Webinar - Bankstatements. com
The latest Dealer Webinar focused on our New Zealand integration partner, Bankstatements.com.
Centrix Bureau Score
Available from finPOWER Connect version 2.03.03.
finPOWER Connect now incorporates the new Centrix Bureau Score in Consumer Product Enquiry reports using the Centrix New Zealand service.
The Centrix Bureau Score has been developed by Experian, a leading global information services company, and it predicts the odds of an Account going into a "bad state" in the next 12 months due to:
- 90 days+ in arrears
The Score can be used to assist in credit decision processes and it can result in faster, more accurate, and more consistent credit decisions.
Implementing ongoing Account Credit and Payment history recording
Available from finPOWER Connect version 2.03.02.
finPOWER Connect can be configured to show a graphical representation of a Loan Account's ongoing Credit and Repayment history. It reflects where the Loan is being paid "as agreed", and highlights where the Loan has fallen overdue.
The idea is that at the end of each month a "Rating" for the Account is calculated, e.g. a "0" means not overdue, "1" means less than 30 days overdue, "2" means less than 60 days overdue etc. This way a diagram can be displayed showing the Rating History for an Account over time.
This provides a quick and easy way to visualise how the Loan has progressed through its life - it is very easy to see bad Loans.