PlansAnywhere is an invaluable tool that helps jurisdictions achieve greater community safety while improving the ability to access built environment information. At Avolve, we believe that every jurisdiction, small or large, should be using PlansAnywhere. But, to explain the “why”, we must first explain the “what”. PlansAnywhere is software that enables field access to view all key site information, drawings, documents, and genealogy related to a building or structure by geo-location. It is state-of-the-art technology that is savvy and intuitive, making departmental jobs easier and improving safety. By utilizingPlansAnywhere, it makes your inspector far more efficient with mobile access to the information that allows them to do much more in a day than they would be able to otherwise.PlansAnywhere leverages the power of the Salesforce 1 Platform, secure cloud storage, open data models and delivery technologies to enable field-to-office communication and collaboration to all built environment stakeholders. We believe that there are 3 key reasons that jurisdictions should use PlansAnywhere:
- Access Information
- PlansAnywhere makes it easy and efficient to access information from any location. Building and structure information is accessible by desktop or iPad devices. When you need to access community built information, you will have a mobile solution that uses a location-based data model, or “site” to organize efficiently, process documentation and make informed decisions. This is important for everyday job tasks and particularly crucial in the event of an emergency where time is of the essence and instant access can reduce damages and save lives.
- Field Use
- PlansAnywhere is a significant tool for inspectors because they can capture photos using an iPad for site review and code enforcement. Additionally, inspectors can find and add site information that is customized for their work process. In the past, inspectors would have to take photos on digital cameras and then transfer images to files at a later date but this streamlines the process and reduces errors and inaccuracy. Further, PlansAnywhere integrates with multiple data systems: GIS (Google Maps), Construction Management, Security, Data Sensor, Permitting, Inspections, First-Response so inspectors have all of the most current and accurate information, right at their fingertips.
- Offline Usability
- While this software can be accessed from anywhere that has a secure internet connection, it can also be used offline should internet access be unavailable. With PlansAnywhere, you have the ability to select multiple files for offline access on mobile devices. You can continue to work while offline and all work that has been added will be synced once reconnected online.