Honolulu ePlans Sets New Standard for Electronic Plans Review

Denver, CO – Computronix has announced that the City & County of Honolulu is the winner of the 2013 Computronix Customer Innovation Award in the “Best Use of Technology” category. The award was presented Sept. 18 to the City & County’s GIS Administrator Ken Schmidt at the international Computronix Client Conference and awards gala in Edmonton, Canada.

The goal of the award is to highlight what users of Computronix’s POSSE software product are doing to expand the value of the software to their respective agencies through the use of complementary technology. The award was given to the City & County for its implementation of the Department of Planning and Permitting’s new online “ePlans” application, which provides a seamless integration between POSSE and Avolve Software’s ProjectDox electronic plans review solution.

In presenting the award to the City & County of Honolulu, Jim den Otter, Computronix’s Chief Technology Officer, recognized Schmidt and the DPP team as pioneers in ePlans innovation. DPP’s ePlans solution successfully eliminates the need for expensive and voluminous paper plans associated with development and building construction applications in favor of electronic digital plans submission, internal circulation, and plans review.

“This marks the first time that a client has integrated such a comprehensive electronic plans review solution with our award-winning flagship POSSE software product, establishing a new gold standard for POSSE – ePlans integration,” said den Otter.

POSSE has been used extensively at the City & County since 1998 to support the organization’s planning and development, building permitting, and inspections processes.

“DPP’s ePlans system has further streamlined the planning process at Honolulu, simplifying the application and review process for applicants and planning staff alike, eliminating wasteful and expensive paper-based processes and requirements, and adding to the City & County’s already-significant online digital footprint,” said den Otter.

Regarded as one of the leading digital cities in North America, the City & County of Honolulu was nominated from a field of approximately 30 Computronix clients representing a wide spectrum of municipal and local government, State and Canadian provincial regulatory agencies.

With offices in Edmonton and metro Denver, Computronix is regarded as one of the leading North American vendors in government regulatory software innovation. Since 1979, Computronix has provided robust government workflow solutions for more than 40 state, provincial, and local governments. To date, POSSE government customers have won over 18 national and international awards for business transformation and improved customer and public service.