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Electronic Permitting Software

Discussion in 'Code Administration' started by jeffc, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. jeffc

    jeffc Bronze Member

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    Many Cities and Counties are embracing electronic permitting. We are in preliminary stages and are curious if you could share information on what brand of permit tracking software you selected, does it fit your needs, would you recommend the permit tracking software to others and any other things we should consider? Thanks
     
  2. fatboy

    fatboy Administrator

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    We are currently in the late stages of onboarding TRAKiT permitting system software. We are excited about the final product, struggling with some testing issues right now.

    Go-live dates are June 5-7th......hopefully everything gets worked out and fixed well before that.

    We soft-started electronic plan review first of February in anticipation of the TRAKiT system. We are using Adobe Pro for the mark-up software, could not afford to go with Blue Beam at this time. It is actually going pretty good, we should be fully comfortable with it well before go-live dates.
     
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  3. my250r11

    my250r11 Sawhorse

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    We had Iworqs in my last AHJ, Was pretty good once learned and inputted all the inspection lists.

    Bigger AHJ i'm in now still in the stone age of pen & paper :(:(. Maybe some day!
     
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    We have used an in-house developed system based upon Filemaker Pro platform since roughly 1996. We are very happy with the results, and the functionality. One move we are considering making this year is to implement fully mobile, paperless construction inspections. Would really like to hear from anyone that currently conducts full construction inspections digitally. Pros / cons? Equipment concerns? Time savings realized?
     
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  5. fatboy

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    TRAKiT is completely digital, it looks like it will be a HUGE time savings. You receive the daily inspections electronically, you can push them out to another inspector if needed, you result live from the field, contractor can find out immediately, you email a correction notice.

    It is going to be great when we go live in June.
     
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    When I was using Iworqs it was a great time saver. Used tablet in the field, could attach pics. Send email and contractor could log-in and see pics. The only real complaint was some of the insurance on re-roofs wanted paper corrections because the were afraid the digital ones could be fabricated.
     
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    jpranch Platinum Member

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    If you want to click 100 times and go through 100 screens to do the same task you used to do with 3 clicks on other software Tyler Munis is the way to go. NOT!
     
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    Trackit is web based. You need a secure and reliable Internet access.
    It is a pain in my a55.
     
  9. McShan

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    MYGOV.US is really good and easy to use and Highly customizable. Been using it for 10 years. I went through three others and this is the best I've used.
     
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    Based on y'all's experience, how significantly do electronic permit systems actually speed up turnaround / approval times for plan review vs. hiring additional reviewers & inspectors to help spread the workload?
     
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    If you have a person that can monitor it every day and turn around the easy stuff same day,it is great...Plus the contractors can apply at midnight in their underwear..Thank God there is no video function....Large projects I do not believe there is a speed benefit for us, but you and the customer do gain the ability to see where an approval might be hung up at a glance as far as which department has not approved it...
     

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