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Innovate. Integrate. Manage. Protect.

e-PlanSoft™ offers market-leading compliance software for design, construction, inspection, and assessment processes. ePlanSoft’s collaborative, web browser-based products have been designed by industry experts for architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) companies as well the state, county, and municipal agencies charged with code creation and enforcement.

Our suite of products lower the cost of doing business in both the private and public sectors by replacing printing, shipping, and storage expenses with convenient online document uploads and enabling browser-based online plan reviews.

Architect looking over building plans with construction workers.Construction workers checking the architectural plans before they start the building project.
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The only vendor to offer a standalone public portal for teams that don’t have their own. Make uploading of documents and communication with your project teams and applicants easier and more reliable.
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Developed to provide practical solutions to both public and private sectors to streamline and improve efficiency and effectiveness in plan reviews.
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The only built-in utility tool for plan review software that inspects and analyzes incoming documents for compliance with defined minimum requirements.
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It started with a vision

In the early 2000’s, Owen Group, Inc., an award-winning architectural and engineering firm based in Los Angeles, California. commonly had forklifts beep their way through the double door entrance of their offices, bringing in large plan sets by the pallet load from different agencies and private companies for compliance review projects including the new World Trade Center in New York, Los Angeles Unified School District, San Diego International Airport and Metro Rail Stations, to name a few.

Owen Group endeavored to find a better way to manage the plan sets and perform collaborative plan reviews. It was a waste of time, money, space, and paper. After searching and finding that a solution meeting their needs did not exist, Owen Group, together with other industry experts, began the development of software that would allow multiple users to review drawings electronically together, in real-time from multiple locations, over the internet.

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Let’s get a Patent

e-PlanSoft products are revolutionary technology for conducting compliance reviews in the construction industry. The successful launch of this software within Owen Group led the United States Patent Office to grant several patents. The original patent, entitled “System and Method for Dynamic Linking between Graphic Documents and Comment Databases,” protects e-Plan’s proprietary method for the dynamic linking of a comment database storing mark-ups, plan corrections, and/or other comments to graphic documents such as construction plans and was filed in 2007.

*Patent No. US 7,975,222 B1, “System and Method for Dynamic Linking between Graphic Documents and Comment Databases” (Issued July 5, 2011; Serial number 11/900479, Filing Date: Sept. 11, 2007)

This technology is the foundation of e-Plan, Inc.’s web-based e-PlanReview® and e-PlanCheck® software that provides owners, the A/E/C (construction) industry, and code compliance agencies with the ability to perform electronic plan review.

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What’s in a Name

Since they already had an amazing product, the Owen Group principals decided they should start their own software firm and thus e-PlanSoft was born and started selling e-PlanCHECK™ (ePC).  The legacy product was an electronic plan review application for city, county, and state permitting agencies, whose feature set was greatly influenced by significant input from former building officials, architects, and engineers.

The first order of business to help the company succeed was partnering with Accela.

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Patent Number 2

e-PlanSoft continued to update its software and protect it by filing its second Patent.

*Patent No. US 8,595,617 B2, “System and Method for Dynamic Linking between Graphic Documents and Comment Databases” (Issued Nov. 26, 2013; Serial number: 13/173844, Filing Date: June 30, 2011)

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Trademark It

In July of 2012, e-Plan, Inc. was awarded a registered trademark for e-PlanCheck (Int. Cl.: 9 Reg No. 4,200,225), online plan review software that was developed specifically to assist public agencies in reviewing, commenting on, and organizing documentation throughout multiple departments at once.  e-PlanSoft also filed for its third Patent.

Patent No. US 9,135,602, “Management of Building Plan Documents Utilizing Comments and a Correction List” (Issued Sept. 15, 2015; Serial number: 13/557612, Filing Date: July 25, 2012)

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Protect Your Investment

The integrity of our products speak for themselves and we’ll back it up. In 2013 e-PlanSoft filed e-PlanREVIEW® as a registered trademark and an additional patent.

  • Patent No. US 9,720,886, “System and Method for Dynamic Linking Between Graphic Documents and Comment Data Bases” (Issued August 1, 2017; Serial number: 14/084323; Filing Date: November 19, 2013)
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Here We Go Again

2 more Patents were filed this year.

  • Patent No. US 9,792,024 B2, “Systems and Methods for Management and Processing of Electronic Documents using Video Annotations” (Issued October 17, 2017; Serial number: 14/828361; Filing Date: Aug. 17, 2015)
  • Patent No. US 9,684,643 “Management of Building Plan Documents Utilizing Comments and a Correction List” (Issued June 20, 2017; Serial number: 14/842598; Filing Date: September 1, 2015)
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Going For 8!

We filed 2 additional patents in 2017, bringing our total to 8.

  • Patent No. US 10,114,806 B2, “Management of Building Plan Documents Utilizing Comments and A Correction List” (Issued October 30, 2018; Serial number 15/612,704, Filing Date: Jun. 2, 2017)
  • Patent No. US 10,198,407, “Systems and Methods for Forr Dynamic Linking Between Graphic Documents and Comment Data Bases” (Issued February 5, 2019; Serial number: 15/655787; Filing Date: July 20, 2017)
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The Next Generation of Electronic Plan REVIEW

e-PlanSoft has expanded on its success in serving governmental code enforcement agencies with its 2018 release of e-PlanREVIEW® (EPR). Deployed in e-PlanSoft’s Amazon Cloud, and running entirely in the browser, our next generation of electronic plan review, e-PlanREVIEW®, was released with strong electronic versioning that tracks plans through the entire submittal lifecycle and creates an audit trail viewable by administrators of the system.  Concurrent plan reviews on the same document at the same time, with workflow assignments and strong versioning, break down silos between agency departments as well as outside consultants by eliminating the need to make copies of plans, merge comments from multiple sources or check-in and out documents from individuals to review.

e-PlanREVIEW was also issued another patent:

  • Patent #10,650,189, ” Management of Building Plan Documents Utilizing Comments and a Correction List” (serial number 15/612704; filed 6/2/2017)
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Adding another Patent

While our next generation of electronic plan review was gaining tons of attention, our developers were hard at work updating features, and our product was granted an additional patent:

  • Patent No. US 10,198,407, “System And Method For Dynamic Linking Between Graphic Documents And Comment Data Bases” (Issued February 5, 2019; Serial number 15/655787, Filing Date: July 20, 2017)
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A Year Like No Other

History books have already started to speak about the massive pandemic of COVID-19 that was felt worldwide causing everything to shut down and the world to mass quarantine with stay-in-place orders, remote work and learning environments, and so much more. This is the year many realized how much Technology was needed so that our economy doesn’t crash. Those agencies already using digital products were a step ahead of those that were still on paper.  Our team quickly put together a plan to help get multiple municipalities online faster than they’ve been before.

Our development team was busy updating and adding new features as well such as our REVIEWSessions™, which launched in June 2020.  With REVIEWSessions, agencies had the ability to do a “virtual counter” visit via EPR for any pending items on projects to help close plan reviews faster.

The following Patents were also issued, updating our portfolio to include 10 total patents issued and 3 pending applications:

  • Patent #10,650,189, ” Management of Building Plan Documents Utilizing Comments and a Correction List” (serial number 15/612704; filed 6/2/2017; Issued 5/12/2020)
  • Patent #10,657,314, “System and Method for Dynamic Linking between Graphic Documents and Comment Data Bases” (Serial number 16/506138; filed 7/9/2019; Issued 5/19/2020)
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Off to a Great Start

Our products, team, and service continue to make headlines as our company expands.  2021 marks the start of our “Educational Webinar’s Series” where every 3 weeks we bring you an hour of packed information from tips, tricks and trends to specific use cases and more. That’s 17 hours of free information you don’t want to miss.

As our client list grows we found a need for dedicated Account Managers and extending our product training by offering a new quarterly brush up for EPR users we like to call “Raising the Bar on EPR,” and so far we’ve heard nothing but praises from our clients on this added touch of service.

After a year at home our ePlan Team is excited to rejoin the public starting this spring with in-person events. Be sure to stop by our booths and say hi, pick up some great promo items, ask our professionals any questions and take a chance at winning any of those drawings. You can see where to find us on our Event‘s page.

Lastly, you know our developers are the best part of our team as they continue to bring the best features to our products and we continue to file the patents needed to protect those fabulous features. Here’s our 2021 approved patents so far:

  • Patent No. US 10,897,490 B2, “Systems and Methods for Augmenting Electronic Content” (Serial number 15/730581, Filing Date: 10/11/2017; Issued date: 1/19/2021)
  • Patent No. US 10,956,668 B2, “Management of Building Plan Documents Utilizing Comments and a Correction List” (Serial number 16/860,993, Filing Date: 4/28/2020; Issued date: 3/23/2021)

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Expert Support

Innovate
Work efficiently within your industry and create designs that will flourish with our easy to use framework and markup tools.
Integrate
Our solutions have the capability to integrate with different software and backend systems to make your life easier.
Manage
From start to finish, manage the workflow process with tools designed to enhance collaboration.
Protect
The integrity of your staff’s work is secure with each individual’s efforts saved to a secure cloud network, referenceable with real-time reporting.

Quality Software
Expert Support

Innovate
Build leadership by constantly innovating new ideas to solve today and tomorrow’s problems.
Integrate
Our solutions have the capability to integrate with different software and backend systems to make your life easier.
Manage
From start to finish, manage the workflow process with tools designed to enhance collaboration.
Worldwide
Holistically pontificate installed base portals maintainable products.
Protect
The integrity of your staff’s work is secure with each individual’s efforts saved to a secure cloud network, referenceable with real-time reporting.
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What we stand for?

Mission
To fundamentally change and improve how the construction industry and permitting agencies work by introducing panoramic electronic plan review solutions.
Vision
To be the leading force behind transforming the traditional method of reviewing, assessing, archiving, and managing construction work projects to a dynamic and fully automated cloud-based software system that is green and user friendly.
Brand Promise
To deliver the best cloud-based plan review tool on the market, to provide exemplary customer service to our clients, and to save our clients and their customers’ time and money with our products.

e-PlanSoft’s Dedicated
Management Team

Committed to delivering you the most innovated products and operational excellence.

Michael Chegini

Chief Executive Officer

Jon Changkachith

Chief Technology Officer

Kalib Drake

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Debra Schmitt

Senior Director of Professional Services

Sean Hooper

Director of Client Experience

Brandy Parslow

Director of Marketing

Jason Cline

Channel Partner Manager

Jorge Raya-Navarro

Customer Service Manager

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Irvine, CA. 92688
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