FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IRVINE, Calif.—March 24, 2021: e-PlanSoft™, a leading developer and provider of electronic plan review solutions today announced that the City of Longview, WA has selected e-PlanREVIEW® (EPR) and PermitTrax™ from Bitco Software as its new integrated solution to manage its plan review and permitting processes.
The move to electronic permitting and plan reviews represents a giant step forward for the City’s Building and Commercial Development Departments, which currently perform these tasks manually, through walk-ins and traditional paper plan sets. The City sought a solution that would facilitate a better customer experience while improving efficiency and streamlining workflows.
EPR and PermitTrax seamlessly integrate to create a highly efficient solution that will automate processes and centralize documents. When combined with the Bitco Citizens Connect portal, applicants will no longer need to hand-deliver paper plans, which during the COVID pandemic has increased the time required for plan reviews.
The cloud-based solutions virtually eliminate the need for walk-ins and time-consuming face-to-face interactions for the full cycle of permitting and plan review processes. Every stage of the process can be performed concurrently and remotely. The City and applicants alike will experience improved communications and will benefit from the robust markup and viewing tools and on-demand reports.
“The City of Longview is in a perfect position to fully benefit from the efficiencies of the e-PlanREVIEW and PermitTrax integrated solution,” stated Esther Byrd, Regional Sales Manager at e-PlanSoft. “The current pandemic brought to light the need for remote operations in their permitting and plan review process, and this solution will serve them well with real-time remote collaboration and streamlined workflows well into the future.”
“We are excited to provide this solution that will enable the City of Longview to achieve its goal to transition to a paperless process in permitting and plan reviews,” says Cory Jorgensen, Founder and President of Bitco Software. “Staff and applicants alike will appreciate the enhanced communications, streamlined workflows, and quicker turnaround from start to finish.”
About Longview, WA
Longview, Washington is the largest city in Cowlitz County. The City is well known for Lake Sacajawea Park, which features numerous trails and put Longview on the Top 10 Gardens to Inspire list. The City offers a moderate climate, affordable cost of living, and a variety of cultural events. It maintains a strong manufacturing base related to its production and supply of lumber products.
About Bitco Software
Bitco Software, LLC was founded in December 2002 to change the way government and software were brought together. In launching its mission, founder and president, Cory Jorgensen, began the development of PermitTrax™, an essential permit tracking system, that has progressively developed with the needs of clients. Today, PermitTrax™ is a Complete Land Management system packaged as a full suite of applications including permit tracking, license tracking, code/case tracking, a robust reporting engine, GIS, integration with electronic plan review, and much more. Bitco Software provides a unique design and solution for permitting, licensing, code enforcement, and other types of tracking needs. For more information, visit www.bitcosoftware.com.
e-PlanSoft™ develops industry-leading cloud-based electronic document review software that assists governmental agencies, construction and manufacturing industries, developers, and owners with their plan review, design review, product review, construction, and asset review management in real-time.
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