Denver, CO – Computronix is pleased to announce the launch of the POSSE ePlans module – a comprehensive solution for managing all aspects of the electronic plan review and markup process. This new module is fully integrated within the award-winning POSSE software suite, and offers a level of seamless interworking between the plan review process and the plan markup tool, unlike anything else available on the market today.
Plan reviewers as well as citizens will be able to file, view, review, and correct plans more efficiently and effectively. Some of the industry-leading tools and features that agencies will be able to make use of after implementing POSSE ePlans include:
Plan Reviewer Tools
Reviewing plans is easier than ever with the industry-leading Brava! viewer, which is at the core of the POSSE ePlans module. It enables reviews, markups, and plan comparisons, all within POSSE. This means that it’s unnecessary to launch a separate application to use ePlans, and any comments or edits made are automatically associated with the related POSSE workflow, allowing them to be easily referenced and reported against.
Markups and corrections are easy to add using a variety of annotation and drawing tools, such as text, images, shapes, and freehand sketching. It is also easy to view, copy, and compare the markups to previous versions with side by side and overlay comparisons, which allow for comprehensive review of changes between plan versions. POSSE ePlans even supports parallel reviews, so multiple people can review the same document at the same time, without worrying about any overlap or loss of data.
The ePlans module also includes a number of features that will empower and inform builders, contractors, and other citizens involved in the planning process. Citizens will have the ability to upload document revisions at key points in the review cycle. These revised documents will be automatically categorized as new versions
In real time, applicants can view the changes that the reviewer has required, and corrections can be responded to online. As well, all customer uploaded documents can be viewed in a clearly organized system, and marked up documents can be downloaded to view revisions.
“We assembled a stakeholder group of plan reviewers to work with us in developing POSSE ePlans solution,” said Jim den Otter, Computronix CTO. “Through their feedback, and by incorporating the industry-leading Brava! review tool, we have created an integrated plan review solution unlike anything else available on the market today.”
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.
One of the core values at Computronix is growth. That means that we’re always trying to grow and improve as a company, but also that we value individual growth for our employees. This comes through in training, in mentorship and in a desire to see people overcome challenges, improve, learn, and succeed. As our HR Director, Dave Neumann, says, “Healthy people are going to want to learn and grow. And then a healthy company should make a way for people to learn and grow” So, to foster and encourage learning and growth, there is a set of courses we offer to employees, known as CX Academy. In CX Academy, employees can deepen their skills in leadership, learn to self-evaluate, discover the best practices for a variety of tasks, and more!
The various CX Academy courses provide in-depth training into broad, general concepts such as “how to have difficult conversations” or “how to get the most out of a meeting,” as well as Computronix-specific information, such as the way we manage projects or handle performance reviews. This allows employees to be equipped not only for their jobs at Computronix, but for their lives outside of work, where they will likely be able to use the concepts they’ve learned.
Class instructors are mostly senior staff who have extensive knowledge and experience in the topics as well as a few external consultants that come in to teach on specific subjects that they specialize in. There are also a few books that students are expected to read that further delve into certain topics. The variety of instruction ensures that the courses provide a very well-rounded learning experience.
Computronix is committed to ensuring that the CX Academy itself is being refined and improved, taking student feedback into account to constantly improve the classes and the format. There are also “Refresher” courses, which are shorter courses intended for those who have taken the class previously and just need the updated information from the current year. Ultimately, we want to guarantee that we are providing the best possible learning experience for our staff.
According to Dave Neumann, the key importance of the CX Academy as part of the company culture is that, “Computronix is deliberate in living out our values of learning and growth. We are not just saying that challenge matters to us. We are going to get employees ready to take on challenges and prepare them for that.”
At Computronix, we have created an environment that is healthy and welcoming for all employees. Developer Kudzai Mboko, Tech Lead Andy Patterson, and Human Resources Director Dave Neumann share about what a healthy environment means for them.