User Guide: Setup > System Setup > NLS Service
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NLS Service

The NLS Service can be used to schedule the accrual process or to schedule report generation.

The NLS Service is not installed by default on client computers and should only be installed on those computers intended to run an automated process. During the installation process, the NLS Service may be installed by selecting Custom/Complete installation and selecting the NLS Service from the list of items to install.

Configure the NLS Service

  1. Navigate to the bin directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Nortridge Software\NLS\bin) and double click NLSServiceMonitor.exe. If you receive the error message below, you will need to right-click the NLSServiceMonitor.exe and select Run as administrator.


    This will present the following dialog box:


    If you had a previous version of the NLSService Installed, you will see a different dialog box which will give you the option to remove the old NLSService—click Yes. After the old Service has been removed, click File > Connect to another computer. Select the computer that you want to connect to and you will then be to the screen shown above, where you may proceed with the remaining steps.
  2. Fill in the Windows account information and click OK.
  3. Start the service by clicking green arrow on the toolbar.
  4. Right-click on Local Computer and select Add Server.
    Fill out the database information.

    This will scan the available NLS databases on the server. If there are several databases, the process could take some time. Once it is complete, select the NLS database for which you want to configure the service and click OK.
  5. After the database has been added, it will appear in the tree of the Service Monitor.

  6. Go to Edit > Options and fill out a path for the log file (optional) and the path of the folder where NLS is installed.


  7. Proceed with the configuration under NLS Service in System Setup to set up your accrual automation.

Using NLS Service to Automate Accruals

In Setup > System > NLS Service, click Add Add to add a new scheduled process. In the configuration window, enter the appropriate database connection information and desired time of execution.


Parameters
/X = Y or /X = N (Close program when accrual is done—if not defined, /X = Y is assumed)
/A = (The date to accrue through—the date format is mm/dd/yyyy)
/Y = (Use yesterday’s date)

/W = (Accrue through weekend)

Note

Use of this parameter could cause the loan to accrue into the future. Transactions may not be performed on loans with future Accrued Thru Dates until that date has been reached. Therefore, use caution when employing this parameter.

/H = US (Accrue through holiday; supports US Federal Holidays)

Note

Use of this parameter could cause the loan to accrue into the future. Transactions may not be performed on loans with future Accrued Thru Dates until that date has been reached. Therefore, use caution when employing this parameter.

Note

/A and /Y are mutually exclusive, and if neither is used, the current system date will be assumed.

Using NLS Service to Automate Report Generation

To automate the generation of reports in NLS through the NLS service, first follow the steps above to make sure that the NLS Service is enabled. Then create a Stored Parameter for the report that you want to schedule. See section on Reports for more information.

Right-click on the Stored Parameter and select Schedule In Service. Fill in the parameters to schedule your report and click OK.


Send Output To Printer Generated reports are output to the default printer.
Save Report to NLS Generated reports are saved under the stored parameter.
Save Report to a Physical Location Generated reports are saved to the specified path. Specify the full path including the filename. Existing file with the same filename will be overwritten.
Save Report via SFTP5.14+
Generated reports are transmitted to the selected SFTP server. SFTP servers are configured in Setup > System > SFTP Settings.
Delete Old Saved Reports Saved reports in NLS matching the selected criteria are deleted.

Any parameter that is date dependent (e.g. Starting Date, Ending Date) can be edited by clicking next to that parameter. The parameter can be set to be equal to the current date on which the report is being run, or can be set to a date relative to the date on which the report is being run.


Using NLS Service to Automate Statement Generation

Right click on a pre-defined statement code and select Schedule in Service. Fill in the parameters and select to Send Output to Printer or Send to Document Queue and click OK.

Send Output to Printer and Send to Document Queue are mutually exclusive and only one can be selected.

Using NLS Service to Automate Campaign Update

To automate the updating of Collection campaigns through the NLS service, first follow the steps above to make sure that the NLS Service is enabled. Then create a collection campaign that you wish to schedule.

Right-click on the campaign and select Schedule.

The scheduling parameters for the collection campaign are identical to those used for scheduling a report.

Using NLS Service to Automate ACH (NACHA) File Creation

To schedule the ACH processing (for ACH payments only—processing of vouchers to ACH is not automatable through the Service), Select ACH from the Target Type drop down list and configure the parameters as follows:

Parameter Notes
/H = company header ACH Company Header code number. Required
/A = ach company ACH Company code number. Optional
/G = loangroup(s) List of loan group numbers. Multiple loan groups should be separated with a comma. Optional
/M = +/- day Defines the date to run the ACH through, relative to the current system date. Optional
/F = filename

Location and name of the NACHA output file. Required
The file name may be formed from the following variables:

%m = Month as a decimal number (01-12)

%d = Day of month as a decimal number (01-31)

%y = Year without century as a decimal number (00-99)

%Y = Year in four digit format (yyyy)

%H = Hour in 24-hour format (00-23)

%I = Hour in 12-hour format (01-12)

%M = Minute as decimal number (00-59)

%S = Second as decimal number (00-59)

>Note

For ASP customers on our Switch environment, when automating the ACH file creation and uploading the NACHA file via SFTP, the /F parameter must specify the path to use on the SFTP server as configured in Setup > Loan Setup > Automated PaymentsNLS 5.7 to 5.13 or Setup > System > SFTP SettingsNLS 5.14 and later.
/F=\directory_specified_in_sftp_settings\filename.txt

Example

For the command line:

/H=1 /M=+1 /F=c:\achfolder\A%m%d%y.txt

When the ACH executes automatically on November 6, 2013, the ACH Header with a code number of “1” will be used to create the header record in the NACHA file, the ACH will run for all payments with execute dates up to November 7th, and the NACHA file will be created in the C drive of the computer, in a folder called achfolder with a file name of A110613.txt.

Using NLS Service to Automate Credit Bureau Report Generation

To schedule the generation of a credit bureau Metro 2 file generation, select Credit Bureau Report from the Target Type drop down list and configure the parameters as follows:

Parameter Notes
/H = header ID Credit Bureau Header code. Required
/F = filename

Location and name of the output file. Required
The file name may be formed from the following variables:

%m = Month as a decimal number (01-12)

%d = Day of month as a decimal number (01-31)

%y = Year without century as a decimal number (00-99)

%Y = Year in four digit format (yyyy)

%H = Hour in 24-hour format (00-23)

%I = Hour in 12-hour format (01-12)

%M = Minute as decimal number (00-59)

%S = Second as decimal number (00-59)

Using NLS Service to Process Credit Cards

To schedule the processing of credit cards by loan groups, select Credit Card from the Target Type drop down list and configure the parameters as follows:

Parameter Notes
/G = loangroup number List of loan groups. Multiple loan groups should be separated with a comma. Optional
/M = +/- day Set the Execute Date To +/- from system date. Optional


Updated: 2019.04.16


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