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EL Convey Club - August 07

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The NCA is well and truly upon us, hopefully the dust will start to settle soon and so will the updates. We share your frustration with the increase in updates over the past 2 months. This is the result of the teething process we endure as the financial institutions adapt to their changing requirements.



From the Help Desk
Kurt has been with the Help Desk for more than two years. Starting out in sales, Kurt moved to Korbitec and was originally employed as a Help Desk Tier 1 Operator. Through hard work and dedication Kurt was promoted at the beginning of 2007 to a Help Desk Tier 2 Consultant. His technical abilities have made him a firm favourite amongst our WinDeed clients especially.

The Help Desk has always taken pride in providing outstanding customer service, however with an increase of 42% in call volumes in the last 2 months our service has created some customer frustration and for this we sincerely apologise. NCA queries are starting to settle down, we are addressing all concerns raised and have employed additional staff who are undergoing daily training to assist with the increase in calls.

In closing the help desk would like to say a very big "thank you" for the patience and understanding shown and hope to have service levels up at their normal levels soon.



Attorney Gateway
Attorney Gateway for FNB has taken off in the border with 5 FNB panel customers already signed up. There are many advantages to the new Gateway, such as:
  • Faster messaging - messages are sent and received between bank and attorney in less than 2 minutes.
  • Built in sequencing - cannot send messages out of sequence
  • ATP - cannot be sent unless all bank specific fields are completed.
  • Credits passed for all NTU's withdrawns and cancelled bonds.
  • Transition is seamless
  • One stop support through Korbitec.
To read more about Attorney Gateway and to get more details read A partnership.


Price Increase!
Notification was sent out at the end of June regarding the price increase effective from the 1st of August. Please ensure that you edit your statement details to cater for the price increase as contained in Editing the transactional billing support fee in the GhostConvey Accounts.



GhostConvey website
The URL to the new enhanced site is: http://www.ghostconvey.co.za/.

Some of the exciting stuff that will now be available on the website are: important notices which have been categorized per financial institution; confirmation of latest GhostConvey releases; user interface hints and tips to assist users in getting to know GhostConvey better; direct training requests per branch; GhostConvey minimum specs, etc.



WinDeed Off-line search facility in latest update
As you know, when you make a property, person or document enquiry with WinDeed, your search is made directly against the Deeds Office's database. Although this facility is highly reliable, there are occasions when the Deeds Office service is disrupted and searching is not possible. Should you encounter this situation while you are searching, you will be advised that the Deeds Office is not available and offered some alternatives:


WinDeed Off-line facility
We have built a highly comprehensive and accurate database of South African property ownership information. You may make your search against this database and get the results back in very much the same format that you are used to. However, it cannot be stressed enough that this is NOT a 'LIVE' Deeds Office search - it is a search against WinDeed's alternative database. If you don't find the information that you're looking for, you may still want to make your search against the Deeds Office when its server comes back on-line.

Searches made against WinDeed's Off-line database are charged at the same rate as on-line Deeds Office searches.

Please note the following Deeds Office searches are not available in Off-line search mode:
  • Document Copy requests
  • Deeds Office detailed cost requests
  • Interdict/Sequestration searches
  • Web site Deeds Office access (via "Search Now" link)


Competition
Congratulations to Mary Dallas of Drake Flemmer and Orsmond the winner of our last competition.

Did you know that you are able to view your matters in order of date received by selecting the option from the View menu?

For this months competition; name another view mode available in the View menu.

Email your answers to [email protected] by Friday the 24th of August, all correct answers will go into a lucky draw and the winner will receive Woolworths/Vincent Park vouchers to the value of R500.00



Recipe of the month - Leek and Potato Soup

Ingredients
3 Tbl oil
4 Leeks
3 potatoes
4 rashers bacon
3tsp flour
2ml basil
2ml tarragon
2ml savoy
5 cups stock
1 cup milk

Method
Heat oil, and sauté leeks and bacon. Add potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
Add flour and stir, season with salt and pepper and herbs. Pour stock into mixture cook for further 40min. Run mixture through blender, add milk and serve.

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