Vision 2021 National User Group Teleconference

Wednesday, April 28th - Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Wednesday, April 28th Webinar Agenda:

8:30am – 9:00am

Welcome Address

Join us in welcoming attendees to the Vision 2021 National User Group Teleconference! Tune in for an update from CEO Paul Smith on recent Vision developments and meet the newest members of the Vision Team.

9:00am – 10:00am

Vision 8 101

This session will provide an overview of features and enhancements that are part of our Version V8. New tools and features such as report writing, sketch, admin tools, sales analysis, GIS and much more will be demonstrated.

10:15am – 11:05Am

Sketch

This session will give a nice overview of the sketch tools and showcase the new features within Vision 8 and highlight some of the most commonly used features. We’ll show you how to create new sketches, modify existing sketches, and manipulate subarea labels.

11:15am – 12:15pm

Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate Market

The following seminar will examine the 2020 Overall Covid-19 impact on the commercial real estate market. We will review market conditions in 2019 compared to market conditions in 2020. This will include rental, vacancy, expense and capitalization rate analysis. Then the process of setting stabilized market rates by commercial categories will be presented. A comparison of rates and value changes from both sets of data will be presented and reviewed. Finally, a discussion of the new normal projections for the future with be discussed.

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Lunch Break

30-Minute Break

12:45pm – 2:15pm

Using Imagery to Assess Properties in a Virtual World

EagleView provides solutions and imagery to see the big picture and drill down to the smallest detail. With 360-degree property views and change detection solutions, property assessors can identify millions of dollars in additional taxable value that wouldn’t be captured from the field. Join us for this session where you can preview our solutions and high-resolution imagery and change detection solutions.

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Land Valuation and Modeling Using Vision 8

This session will review the individual components of the land module, various ways to use each component and analysis steps and tools for land valuation.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Social Hour: Breakout Room Networking

Join us for an hour of networking fun and ice breakers as you rotate through randomly selected Zoom Breakout Rooms. This will be a separate Zoom meeting which you can register for here, or above.

Thursday, April 29th Webinar Agenda

8:30am – 10:00am

GIS

Vision’s integrated GIS / CAMA application is designed for the typical assessor for use throughout the various phases of a reassessment program. Using GIS for Neighborhood Delineation, Quality Control, Sales Verification, Mass Data Updates etc. have helped increase efficiencies for both our Appraisal Team as well as our Client base. This session will be complete with specific real-world examples and exercises for every phase.

10:15am – 11:15am

Report Writing

Extracting data from the CAMA system is a key task in the operation of an Assessing Office. Whether creating an export file or a printed report, quick access to the CAMA data by the office staff and the entire jurisdiction is of paramount importance. This session will help you become more familiar with all aspects of the Vision tools available for creating and saving reports.

11:30am – 12:20pm

Property Record Cards

In this session our presenter will give an overview of the Property Record Card and how to use the card editor to customize the PRC for your specific community. The training will show you how to edit and adjust all fields.

12:20Pm – 12:45pm

Lunch Break

30-Minute Break

12:45pm – 2:15pm

MobileAssessor: Triple Your Productivity and Improve Data Quality

MobileAssessor by Data Cloud Solutions is the most widely used data collection application in the industry.  Clients are tripling their productivity thanks to MobileAssessor being a truly field optimized solution that works seamlessly with VGSI CAMA systems.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

The Admin Module & Configuration

In this session, we will dive deep into Admin utilities, from creating and establishing user groups and permission sets, to screen and grid configurations to accessing tables and switches and settings.

3:45pm – 4:35pm

End-of-Year Reporting

In this session, we will cover all of the end-of-year Functions. At the end of each Fiscal Year you will need to run a save assessment and extract your data for billing and prepare your parcels for the next fiscal year.

This session will include the steps for saving your finalized values and where to find various year-end value reports to assist you in filling out your state total lists. We will also focus on the process of checking value discrepancies before running your billing extract.

Continuing Education Credits

Request for up to 10 CEUs to be approved by the IAAO.
  1. Download and print this form.
  2. Fill out the form, scan and upload it as a “Supporting Documentation” file when completing the IAAO Continuing Education Form by visiting https://www.cognitoforms.com/IAAO1/ContinuingEducationLog
  3. Retain a copy for your records.
Request for CEUs to be approved by the Maine Property Tax Division.
  1. Download and print this form.
  2. Fill out your contact information and sign and date.
  3. Scan and submit form to Andrea Lubejko, Chief of Training and Certification, Maine Revenue Services, Property Tax Division at andrea.lubejko@maine.gov.
  4. Retain a copy for your records.
Request for CEUs to be approved by the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.
  1. Download and print this form.
  2. Complete the form noting which sessions you attended.  
  3. Scan and submit the form along with your recertification package to MAAO at director@maao.org when you are ready to recertify.
  4. Retain a copy of this form for your records.
Request for CEUs to be approved by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials.
  1. Download and print this form.
  2. Fill out your contact information and the number of credit hours you attended.
  3. Scan and submit form to Nicole Brooks at nbrooks@vgsi.com.
  4. Retain a copy for your records.
Request for CEUs to be approved by the Rhode Island Association of Assessing Officers.
  1. Download and print this form.
  2. Fill out your contact information and the number of credit hours you attended.
  3. Scan and submit form to Nicole Brooks at nbrooks@vgsi.com.
  4. Retain a copy for your records.

Teleconference FAQ

How do I join the two-day Teleconference?

After registering for our two daily webinar sessions (Wed, April 28th and Thur, April 29th) you’ll receive confirmation email from Zoom with a unique link, phone number and meeting ID to join each day. You will also receive Zoom reminder emails one week, day, and hour before each webinar begins.

Do I have to call in, or can I use my computer to listen in?

In order to ensure that we’re able to offer the best audio quality possible attendees will be either to join with either option. You’ll have the opportunity to choose your audio preference at the start of each day’s webinar.

Is there any cost to attend?

Nope! Our annual National User Group is dedicated to providing additional training opportunities to our valued Vision clients and is already included in your annual maintenance and support package.

How many team members can register?

All of your team members and office personnel who you think would find our sessions useful are welcome to attend!

What if I can’t attend every session?

No problem! You are free to sign on or off each day’s webinar whenever you’d like. Don’t worry, you won’t be locked out if you’re late or want to take a break and sign back in later!

Will I be on video, and will other people be able to hear me?

Due to a large number of participants, you will not have your video activated during our two main webinar days, and will be muted during the Teleconference so everyone can hear our panelists and presenters. You may have the option to type questions into our chat module during the Teleconference depending on the session. You will have the opportunity to be on video while using your audio during our separate Breakout Room Networking Meeting on Wednesday.

What if my organization doesn’t allow us to download Zoom?

If you are unable to download zoom due to your organization’s security settings there will also be a link to start the session directly through your internet browser. If you do choose to use your browser we recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome for the most reliable performance.

 

Questions?