LOGIS is proud to announce that the City of Crystal went Live with the LOGIS eLicenses web site on August 1st 2019. Crystal became the first city to utilize eLicenses for rental licenses.
The eLicenses web site allows applicants to apply for or renew their rental licenses online. The eLicense interface is highly configurable to collect online applicant and license data that is stored within the business and animal license modules within the Permit and Inspections Management System (PIMS). It is also flexible to configure for different types of licenses including animal licenses, rental licenses and all types of business licenses.
There are other cities in the planning process of implementing rental eLicenses, and it is anticipated that eLicenses will greatly increase the efficiency of the licensing process for applicants and city staff.
Online business, rental, and animal licenses are available for LOGIS PIMS business license customers with our eLicense product. With eLicenses, customers may apply for and provide supporting documentation for various city-issued licenses.
City staff can choose to allow all or a few license types online. Licenses still go through staff review before final issuance. Payments can be taken via credit card at the time of application or delayed until license review is complete. eLicense set up is engineered to be very customizable so that relevant data can be gathered for each specific license type.
If you are interested in learning more, contact the LOGIS PIMS team for a demo or to begin implementation discussions.
We are currently working with the City of Golden Valley to integrate ePermits with electronic plan review software.
Incorporating this process will allow plan review permits to be obtainable on the ePermits web site.
For permits that require a plan review, our ePermits website kicks off the process with a permit application. Once submitted and application fees are collected, a permit is created in PIMS. Subsequently, our PIMS system communicates with the electronic plan review software signifying a permit plan is ready to be reviewed and evaluated. The applicant is kept well informed of the progress via email.
Specific PIMS setup and testing is in full swing. Weekly meetings are underway to ensure all tasks are completed on time and to certify the project will meet all critical deadlines.
We look forward to a successful go live for Golden Valley in 2019!
The City of Le Sueur is getting ready to introduce ePermits as part of their business process. The city is excited to introduce this new functionality for contractors and homeowners within the next few weeks.
Currently, there are 21 cities utilizing the ePermits module. With so many cities offering this option, contractors are accustomed to applying for permits online utilizing this familiar interface.
The ePermits website has evolved over the years to include many features. It allows the public to obtain permit information 24 hours a day. This includes: permit details, inspection results, final dates, scheduled inspections, schedule new inspections and pay for approved permits. There is also a feature to estimate permit fees, ability to incorporate online plan review services and an upcoming option to accept eCheck payments. ePermits greatly increases the efficiency of the permitting process for applicants and city staff.
The snow is melting quickly and the building season is heating up!
Our members are anticipating an active start to the busy season due to the rapid meltwater and ice dams that we have encountered this winter. Speed and accuracy will be key to serve the permitting needs of residents and businesses in our cities. LOGIS has many mechanisms to help improve efficiency within PIMS.
Many of our members utilize our ePermits solution to help speed up the permitting process for residents and businesses in their cities. Some members have opted to implement eScheduling, which allows permit applicants to schedule time with a building inspector from the convenience of their computer. Permits, inspection records, and correction notices can be emailed directly from PIMS to building contractors and homeowners directly, speeding up the process of getting these documents in the hands of those who need them.
If you’re interested in implementing any of these solutions, or learning more about how other cities have handled particularly busy permit and inspections situations due to storms, city growth, or other situations – LOGIS staff is prepared to answer questions and help you out!
We are pleased to announce The City of Alexandria and the City of St. Louis Park are now live using eScheduling!
eScheduling is an extra function of the ePermits website which allows contractors and homeowners to schedule permit inspections online. This is a quick and efficient means of scheduling required inspections associated with any permit in the PIMS database.
Scheduled inspections and inspection results can be viewed on the ePermits website by simply searching for the linked permit number.
Both cities are excited to offer this service to their customers as a way to enrich customer service.
LOGIS is excited to announce that the city of Le Sueur has started production use of PIMS on June 25, 2018. A LOGIS staff person was available on site on the 25th and 26th to answer questions, assist with unique configurations, and offer hands on support as City Staff began to dive in to the software.
Le Sueur is also pursuing implementation of PIMS Business Licenses and online ePermits. City staff will be attending training to configure and use the Business Licenses module later this week, and will begin the project to configure ePermits in the near future.
The City of Farmington is getting ready to introduce ePermits as part of their daily business process.
After months of preparations, database/web site setup, training, and testing, the City of Farmington is excited to introduce this new functionality to contractors and homeowners.
Currently, there are 20 cities utilizing the ePermits module. With so many cities offering this option, contractors are accustomed to applying for permits online utilizing this familiar interface. Great job Farmington staff!
LOGIS would like to welcome the City of Le Sueur as a new member!
Le Sueur reached out to LOGIS to request a demonstration of the entire PIMS (Permits and Inspections Management System) in December 2017. Staff scheduled the PIMS demo in early January 2018. Following the demo, Le Sueur immediately responded and elected to incorporate PIMS as their software solution for permits, inspections and scheduling.
The PIMS software implementation project began with a kick off meeting in April 2018. LOGIS has initiated data discovery for migration purposes. LOGIS will also set up meetings to build code table definitions and add permit fee schedules for automatic fee calculations. We will include an in depth PIMS training session for all Le Sueur staff, to help facilitate maneuvering comfortably within the application.
City staff has also expressed interest in ePermits as well.
We are very excited to work with the City of Le Sueur to implement PIMS.
Please join us in welcoming the City of Le Sueur to LOGIS and PIMS!
LOGIS Staff has been working with the City of Edina to develop a PIMS health inspections module. Initial design and development started in early 2017 and focused on food establishment inspections. Food inspections went into beta testing in the fall of 2017.
We are pleased to announce that the City of Edina went live with Food Inspections in PIMS in January of 2018!
Health Inspections build upon the Business License framework that already exists in PIMS. The new module provides an interface to review upcoming health inspections, tracking of inspection dates and frequencies, and custom reporting – which includes CFP’s and detailed inspection reports.
LOGIS staff are currently working with Edina staff to add Lodging and Pool inspection types. These inspections use a similar design as food inspections but are being tailored to meet the unique needs of both. Lodging and Pool inspections are currently in internal testing and will be moving into beta testing soon!