February 2019

ADVISOR EXPERIENCE

HIGHLIGHTS

We changed the names of a few apps for an enhanced advisor experience: Rep Portal → Advisor Portal, Compass → Compliance, Integrations Center → Integrations, Project Management → Onboarding, Data Queries → Query, Interface Reconciliation → Reconciliation Status, Engage → Video Statements

Orion Connect Home Screen
HIGHLIGHTS

We added the ability to filter participants on the Plan Editor in the Firm Profile app.

Orion Connect > Firm Profile > Qualified Plans > Select Plan > Right Click > Edit Plan > Participants

BILLING & COMPOSITES

HIGHLIGHTS

We removed the stipulation that all billed accounts must be active. Although sleeves can be closed within a registration—in the event they should no longer be included with trading,—those sleeves still need to be billed.

Bill Generator > Live/Forecast Bills > Choose method from dropdown
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We updated the Billed Market Value (BMV) column in the Household Bills tab in Portfolio Audit to include only the individual HH’s BMV instead of the entire bill instance’s BMV.

Orion Connect > Portfolio Audit > Household Level Edit Screen > Household Bills Tab > Billed Market Value
ADDITIONAL BILLING UPDATES

Advisors now have the ability to validate/invalidate a bill instance by right clicking on the instance in the Bill Generator. Currently, this process must be completed by the billing team using a data query.

Orion Connect > Bill Generator > Bill Instance
ADDITIONAL BILLING UPDATES

In the Posted Payments app, an Advisor will now have the opportunity to enter notes, which will help with tracking the status of an outstanding receivable.

Orion Connect > Post Payments

COMPLIANCE

HIGHLIGHTS

Inform enables compliance officers to automate employee trade monitoring, while leveraging the data already maintained in Orion Connect to efficiently and proactively identify potential violations*. What’s more, advisory firms can monitor employee trade activity with access to more than one thousand custodians. Inform provides an audit trail to confirm compliance with Code of Ethics obligations, which can be sent to the SEC upon request.

Orion Connect > Compliance > InformContact Compliance@Orionadvisor.com for more details. *Available for an additional cost.

INTEGRATIONS

HIGHLIGHTS

BizEquity’s business valuation tools provide an opportunity for Orion advisors to provide this information to their clients to create a more comprehensive financial picture. BizEquity’s business valuation questionnaire and analysis are now available in Orion’s Client Portal. To enable the integration, toggle BizEquity to “On” in the integrations tab of your settings.

Orion Connect > Client Portal > Tools
HIGHLIGHTS

We now provide advisors single sign-on into BizEquity’s lead generation platform to access business valuation reports and prospect private business owners.

Orion Connect > BizEquity
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Orion’s integration with Tolerisk provides advisors with access to risk tolerance assessment tools that measure the end-client’s willingness and ability to take investment risk by incorporating their cash flows. All factors are combined into a simple, measurable, and actionable risk directive. With this integration Orion users can load clients from Orion into Tolerisk, send PDF reports from Tolerisk to Orion, and access the Tolerisk Score and Probability of Running Out of Money reports in the Client Portal. To enable the integration, toggle Tolerisk to “On” in the integrations tab of your settings. Orion users also receive a discount on Tolerisk services using code: OrionAdvisor.

Orion Connect > Client Portal > Tools
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Practifi is the business management platform for financial advice. As an integrated industry solution, Practifi was built to help advisors better connect with their clients, increase business efficiency and to give them the tools to grow. The platform combines clients’ financial goals, risk profile, cash flow, assets, debt and insurances into a single, unified view, while offering integrations with a wide variety of partners to help advisors strengthen their business ecosystems. By joining forces with Practifi, advisors can view all of their Orion Accounts and Holding information from within the Practifi client record and summarize account performance instantly in the Insights Dashboard. Additionally, Orion features standard to our Salesforce can be made available in Practifi.

This integrations lives on the PractiFi platform.
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We added a single sign-on (SSO) to Nexa Insights to allow advisors to research client opinions and evolve their practices

Orion Connect > Nexa Insight

RECON & DASHBOARDS

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We built a tool to allow advisors to import the master client list on their own with a wizard to walk them through any data that may need to be created prior to import (e.g. reps, custodians, reg types, etc).

Orion Connect > New Accounts Center > Tools > Master Client List Wizard
HIGHLIGHTS

Advisors can now filter on securities—held as of a specific date—that are missing Risk Categories. This functionality is similar to how advisors can filter on securities that are missing Asset Classes in the Products and Prices App.

Orion Connect > Products & Prices App > Missing Risk Categories
ADDITIONAL RECONCILIATION UPDATES

We created Audited Date and Audited By columns for asset classes and asset categories to provide clearer and more actionable information in the Products and Prices App.

Orion Connect > Products & Prices > Asset Classes/Categories Section
ADDITIONAL RECONCILIATION UPDATES

We added the following new columns to the Tax Center App: Account Created Date, Custodian, and Qualified.

Orion Connect > Tax Center > Audit Pages
ADDITIONAL RECONCILIATION UPDATES

We added the ability to mark records as “Reviewed” or “Not Reviewed” for users to see which tax lot audits they have already previously reviewed.

Orion Connect > Tax Lot Audits > Custodian Realized > Status Column, Tax Lot Audits > Custodian Unrealized > Status Column

REPORTING

HIGHLIGHTS

We created the ability to add a Table of Contents to your custom reports, allowing you to easily navigate through different sections of your reports.

Orion Connect > Reporting > Custom Reports > New Report > Layout > Table of Contents Entry
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Advisors can now change the Unmanaged Accounts title in the Client Portal, allowing them to align the wording in the Client Portal with their custom reports.

Client Portal > Admin > Portfolio > Unmanaged Accounts Tile
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We created a new Annualized Performance Table that includes activity and performance returns.

Orion Connect > Reporting > New Report Builder > Sub Report Tab

TRADING

HIGHLIGHTS

In Eclipse™ trading, we have added the ability for equity/ETF trades to be created for a fractional share amount. This can be set by custodian, since certain custodians do not allow fractional shares to be executed.

Orion Connect > Eclipse™ > Administrator > Custodians


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