ePermitHub’s Digital Plan Room is a next-generation interactive digital plan review plug-in purpose-built for the Accela Building & Planning software. Digital Plan Room makes it easier and faster for your design professional & contractor customers to communicate with your agency plan reviewers so you can keep your customers happy and your reviews moving along with increased accuracy and efficiency.
The Digital Plan Room is the first and only electronic plan review plug-in purpose-built for government regulatory agencies using the Accela Building & Planning software. With the Digital Plan Room, both your customers and staff enjoy a purpose-built and seamlessly embedded user experience within your agency’s Accela software, meaning all users have a shorter learning curve and easier electronic plan review experience. Gone are the days of staff and customers switching screens and managing different user experiences. Click here for a short video showing the Digital Plan Room plug-in for both Accela Citizen Access and the Accela Staff Portal.
When your Plan Reviewers and/or Intake Staff manually troubleshoot corrupt or encrypted files submitted by your customers it costs real dollars in the form of several hundred to thousands of hours of staff time spent annually troubleshooting file errors with your customers instead of doing their core work. Watch this short Auto-File Validation video to see how the Digital Plan Room eliminates these staff trouble-shooting costs, reduces project approval turn-around times, and helps improve customer satisfaction.
Also gone are the days of unworkable file-level versioning and clumsy electronic file naming conventions. The Digital Plan Room automatically versions at the sheet-level by inserting plan sheet corrections in order from one review cycle to the next using “Digital Slip-Sheeting”. Your customers and plan review staff are always working from the latest set—without losing access to any sheet history, including related issues, comments, and markups. Watch this short Digital Slip Sheeting video to see the Digital Plan Room’s Automatic Sheet-Level versioning in action.
The Digital Plan Room provides “Interactive Issue Resolution” communication workflow functionality across review cycles ensuring your customers and plan reviewers are always on the same page. The Interactive Issue Resolution functionality makes the Correction Reporting process for plan reviewers and the Resolution Reporting process for your design professional customers intuitive and interactive delivering quantifiable results. For example, Reedy Creek Improvement District, a State of Florida Special District that regulates all construction in Disney World, saw a 42% decrease in turn-around time associated with Plan Modifications (aka, Revisions-to-Approved-Plans) following the implementation of the ePermitHub Digital Plan Room attributable to features such as the Interactive Issue Resolution.
The Digital Plan Room comes with all the necessary Accela scripts pre-built and out-of-the-box, and configuration is managed using the Accela admin tools you already know, such as: Standard Choices, Role-based Security, Document Types, Communication Manager, Data Manager, and Visual Workflow Designer. Further, the Digital Plan Room leverages your existing Document Management Services already integrated with your Accela software. Meaning, there are no additional interface requirements to ensure all plan review related documents are kept safe for storage and archival purposes right where you want them.