FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Yakima County moves forward with leading plan review platform to accommodate social distancing requirements and public requests for faster plan review turnaround
Irvine, Calif.—December 28, 2020: e-PlanSoft™, the leading provider of electronic plan reviews for both public and private sectors, today announced that Yakima County, Washington has selected e-PlanREVIEW® (EPR) for their plan review processes.
In a move that positions the County as both proactive and responsive to community needs, the transition to e-PlanREVIEW addresses requirements and responsibility spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic to limit in-person interactions in favor of remote operations. The County will leverage CARES Act funding to shift all of their plan reviews to the cloud-based solution, allowing for remote collaboration in real-time. This move also accommodates public requests to drastically reduce the amount of time required to review and approve construction and remodel plans, which can take up to 180 days. Existing customers of e-PlanREVIEW report time savings of up to 50% over traditional paper plan reviews.
EPR was also chosen, in part, for its seamless integration with the County’s Accela Civic Platform and Citizen Access Portal, allowing for further efficiency and convenience for County employees and citizens. Using the integrated solutions, plans are submitted online and can be accessed at any time of day from any device with a secure internet connection. This also supports the County’s objective to centralize, collect, and review all documents electronically as part of their ongoing initiative to transition to paperless operations.
“We’re excited with this advancement in our plan review process. e-PlanREVIEW gives us the tools we need to fully perform our plan reviews faster and more efficiently, and provides us the ability to collaborate remotely in real-time.” said Jacob Clay, Administrative Manager for Yakima County Public Services Department.
“Working in partnership with Accela and Velosimo helps us bring Yakima County the best solution to improve their plan review process and enhance their overall customer experience,” stated Esther Byrd, Regional Sales Manager for e-PlanSoft.
About Yakima County
Yakima County is located in Southern Washington in the Pacific Northwest. It is the second largest county in Washington, based on land area, and third largest when including water, as well. It is reputed to be one of the most difficult places on Earth to predict weather, due to the surrounding mountains. The County is Washington State’s leader in production of fruits, vegetables, grains, and other agricultural products. The region has long been known as one of the world’s leading producers of apples.
About e-PlanSoft, Inc.
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.