FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Unanimously Elects to Adopt e-PlanREVIEW® to Advance and Improve Plan Review Processes
Irvine, Calif. and Reston, Va. —May 3, 2021: e-PlanSoft™, a leading provider of electronic plan review solutions, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that the City of Tarpon Springs, Florida has awarded a contract to Carahsoft for the purchase of e-PlanREVIEW®.
The City has officially contracted with Carahsoft to procure e-PlanSoft’s solutions e-PlanREVIEW for plan reviews and goPost™ Public Portal for plan intake and outgoing recommendations. The selection of e-PlanSoft’s cloud-based solutions received unanimous support from City officials, resulting in expedited execution of the contact. When implemented, the City will enable full transparency and tracking in the plan review process. The newly digital operations will also result in significantly reduced time to approval.
e-PlanREVIEW will be implemented as a standalone plan review solution, running alongside Tarpon Springs’ Navaline Permitting System. The standalone implementation can be accomplished in a matter of weeks, allowing the City to move to paperless plan reviews quickly. Over time, e-PlanREVIEW will be integrated with Navaline, providing the City even greater efficiency in the end-to-end permitting and plan review cycle. The phased approach of implementing the plan review solution as a standalone platform before integrating with the permitting system is gaining popularity among Public Sector agencies who seek the ability to quickly transition to paperless operations and improve efficiency.
“We’re looking forward to moving into the electronic age to make the plan submittal and permitting process more accessible and easier for our citizens,” stated Kevin Powell, Building Development Director for the City of Tarpon Springs.
The City currently manages its plan reviews using traditional paper plan sets and a manual process that requires applicants to physically deliver them to the City. Operating under this process has proven to be time-intensive for both applicants and City staff, as routing at every stage involves physically moving paper from person to person. The onset of the pandemic exacerbated the problem, as applicants could no longer hand off plans and instead had to drop them off in an outer office. During the 2020 fiscal year, the City issued over 3,750 permits, a heavy workload made more challenging by the recommended time guidelines under which the City must operate.
“We are thrilled to connect e-PlanSoft and the City of Tarpon Springs to help streamline the City’s planning processes,” said Lacey Wean, Manager of the e-PlanSoft Team at Carahsoft. “At Carahsoft, our mission is to partner with best-in-class technology providers and resellers to support the Public Sector’s goals, and this success story is one of many use cases that prove the benefits of this model for Carahsoft, our partners, and, most importantly, our Government customers and their citizens.”
“We are excited to provide a solution that will have such a positive impact on the operations for the City of Tarpon Springs,” says Harrison Longhurst, Regional Sales Manager at e-PlanSoft. “Staff and applicants alike will enjoy a process that eases the challenges of intake and reduces the time required during and between each stage of the review cycle.”
Carahsoft serves as e-PlanSoft’s Master Government Aggregator®, making the company’s solutions available through Carahsoft’s reseller partners and contracts, including NASA SEWP V, NASPO ValuePoint, NCPA, NJSBA, and OMNIA Partners. For more information on how e-PlanSoft and Carahsoft can support planning and permitting processes, contact the e-PlanSoft Team at Carahsoft at (703) 673-3570 or ePlanSoft@carahsoft.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. www.eplansoft.com.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience, and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry-leading IT products, services, and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.