For Immediate Release: Irvine, CA | e-PlanSoft™ is pleased to announce that Kern County, the third-largest county in California, will be going live with e-PlanREVIEW®, an industry-leading platform for their plan review needs. Kern County officials began the implementation process on June 24th of this year and they expect to be fully transitioned from an e-PlanSoft™ legacy product, ePlanCheck, to the newest release of plan review software, e-PlanREVIEW®, by the end of November 2019.
e-PlanREVIEW® allows for team-based design review, permitting, and site assessment all from one platform. It was created by industry experts and designed with county and municipal agencies in mind. The SaaS platform aids with code compliance and lowers the cost of doing business through the removal of expensive paper waste and storage. It differs from the e-PlanSoft™ legacy product in many ways but some of the most prominent features include:
1. Slip Sheeting – allows applicants to resubmit plan sets with fewer pages than the previous submittal, with the intent that only new and/or changed pages need to be resubmitted; newly added sheets are placed in order based on sheet number
2. Scout PDF Inspector – upon document upload Scout identifies known issues in PDF files prior to assignments being created and if a document does not pass Scout inspection, it will not proceed for plan review
3. Overlay Mode –visually identify, and track changes made from version to version easily with document overlay and side-by-side views
e-PlanREVIEW® will vastly benefit Kern County and its citizens by lowering the cost of doing business in both the private and public sectors. For example, this technology will aid significantly in the AdvanceKern initiative. AdvanceKern was created to prioritize sustained full-time job creation and increase new business ventures. This affects many industries in Kern County including hospitality, healthcare, and destination retail to name a few.
Additionally, the County will be leveraging the current Accela Citizen Access portal in place. Available by PC, tablet, or phone, the Accela Civic Platform enables citizens to process permits and licenses, submit applications, schedule inspections, and track the status of their submittals. This platform integrates with e-PlanREVIEW® and it eliminates the requirement for applicants and builders to wait in long lines at the county office to submit plans in person.
This streamlined connectivity between Accela and EPR provides Kern County and its constituents a seamless solution to improve staff efficiency and plan review turnaround time. e-PlanSoft™ looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional customer support to Kern County throughout this partnership.
If you would like to learn more about e-PlanREVIEW®’s features, please email us at email@example.com and a dedicated team member will contact you.
About Kern County:
Nestled in the beautiful southern edge of the San Joaquin Valley, the County of Kern is the third-largest county in California geographically with 8,100+ square miles of mountains, valleys, and desert communities. It is comprised of natural protected areas such as the Sequoia National Forest, the Mojave Desert, Indian Wells Valley, and Antelope Valley to name a few. As one of the richest agricultural and crude oil-producing regions in the nation, Kern County enjoys an expanding economy diversified with tourism, distribution centers, aerospace and defense, energy and natural resources, and an emerging tech scene. As the area has evolved, Kern County has maintained a business-friendly atmosphere and offers an enterprising approach to growth and development.
e-PlanSoft™ develops cloud-based electronic document review software that assists governmental agencies, construction and manufacturing industries, developers and owners for their plan review, design review, product review, construction and asset review management in real-time.