Vanguard Turns Fifty

By: Bob Ehler 2018 is a monumental year for us at Vanguard. It was 50 years ago this year that Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. was founded. Originally incorporated as Midwest Appraisals, Inc. inRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

CAMA Remote Web Share Client

By: Danielle Powell Have you ever tried sending parcels to Remote or as a Return to Main and somehow lost the file? When this happens, it usually has to do with losingRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Land

By: Mike Weeks We were asked to re-publish this article. “Accurate land values are crucial to an effective assessment system.” This is the first sentence in Chapter 7 Land Valuation in ourRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

The System Log Viewer

By: Martin Barrett CAMAvision keeps track of our batch processes that have been ran. Sometimes it can be very useful to look back and see what was run and when. We canRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

With Retirement Looming, Windows 7 Still More Popular than Windows 10

By: Nick Klein Released almost nine years ago in October 2009, Windows 7 continues to lead the pack for Microsoft’s Windows operating systems. Although Windows 10, which was released in 2015, isRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

Vanguard Website Updates

By: Mike Weeks We at Vanguard are always getting suggestions for updates and enhancements to our CAMAvision® software. The same is true for our websites. We make changes for website clients forRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

The 90’s Called, They Want Their Website Back!

By: Nicholas Bowers In the early days of the Internet, it was sufficient enough to own a website and just let it go live. Those times have changed; users are more savvyRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

Nobody Likes to be Backed-Up, But it is Always Good to have a Backup

By: Patrick Alexander Have you backed up your system today or in the last week? If the answer is no you are asking for trouble. Can you imagine what it would beRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

Have You Updated your Website Special Value Header and Tax Estimator?

By: Terri Scheuermann It’s August, and you have completed the CAMAvision Year-End processes. If you have not completed it and need a little guidance, you can click on the following link forRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

The Appraisal Approach – Valuing Basement Finish

Vanguard Appraisals, Inc Mass Appraisal Reviewer Reed Kinne explains about valuing basement finish. Reed Kinne answers questions such as “What counts as a finish basement?”, “Why does it matter if the basementRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 21, 2018

Vanguard Appraisals welcomes Lincoln County, Nebraska

New appraisal software needed to be purchased for Lincoln County, Nebraska Assessor Office. Lincoln County had four options, but voted and chosen Vanguard Appraisals to be their appraisal software of choice. VanguardRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 17, 2018

AM 1400 KVFD with Micheal Devine Speaking with Webster County Assessor Angie Vinson and Vanguard Appraisals, Inc.

Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. President Robert Ehler, Vice President of Appraisal Operation Eric Kruse, and Mass Appraisal Associate James Sinclar along with Webster County Assessor Angie Vinson were invited to speak on AMRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 2, 2018

Zoom Versus Default Font for Notes

By: Nick Klein A feature introduced into CAMAvision® v18 (2013) was the ability to apply a zoom level for viewing notes and the legal description. This feature is variable per-user and allowsRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

2017 User Group Meeting Highlights

By: Teresa Ellerby For 2017, we completed seven greatly attended user group meetings. Nebraska meeting was held at the Country Inn & Suites in Lincoln April 18th thru 20th. We had 24Read More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Increase Web Traffic, Alleviate Your Workload

By: Nicholas Bowers A good assessor website is like having an extra employee working for you. It’s an employee who works 24/7 and can be the face of your office. It’s aRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Right-Click and Search

By: Nick Klein A new feature appearing in CAMAvision® version 22 is integrated web searching via a right-click mouse menu. Simply select some text within a note, legal, or the permit commentRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Setting Your County Number for DOV’s within CAMAvision

By: Mike Weeks In a previous update to CAMAvision®, we set your Jurisdiction number to populate on the DOV’s that can be printed out of our system. Unfortunately, some of these slippedRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

A Pre-Edit Message to Myself

By: Terri Scheuermann Many users have requested a Pre-edit reminder popup message for a variety of reasons. These messages could be a reminder to check select fields upon editing to making theRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

What’s Are Your Plans?

By: Scott Johnson I have had the privilege to work in many states over the last couple of decades, and even though each state requires the assessor to set the value ofRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Getting To Know the Newest Vanguard Employees

Please help us welcome new employee Glen Dawson to the VAI family. Glen was hired July 31, 2017. Glen works as an Appraisal Associate. Glen was born at Ellsworth Air Force Base,Read More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Check and Tags CAMAvision v22

By: Marty Barrett Introduction For years, the check-tag system of CAMAvision has been a simple set of four fields that could be activated (i.e., “tagged”) to make categorizing and searching for theseRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Are You on the Latest and Greatest?

By: VCS Tech Support When it comes to software like CAMAvision, it is ideal to keep up on updates to ensure you have all the latest and greatest features, as well asRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Did You Know?

Illinois The world’s largest cookie and cracker factory, where Nabisco made 16 billion Oreo cookies in 1995, is located in Chicago. The round Silo for farm storage of silage was first constructedRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Query Wizard… Little Things Add Up

By: Gavin Gross With all the changes made to the Query Wizard in version 22, it is almost certain you will miss at least one change that could make your life aRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018
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