Do I need to install any software to use Eproval?
No, there is no software that needs to be installed to use Eproval because the platform is offered as software as a service, however, setup and configuration are required to migrate your city’s process to our platform and ensure that the platform is communicating with all designated stakeholders.
How long does it typically take to setup and configure Eproval?
Since Eproval is offered as software as a service (sometimes referred to as “cloud-hosted” or “in the cloud,” or “cloud-based” or simply “hosted service”) the implementation phase is much faster than installing traditional “on-premise” software. The rate limiting step for implementation is normally not the time needed to migrate from an existing process but the time needed to enhance, streamline and refine the existing process. We believe that if you are going to automate your process you might as well make it as efficient as possible first. We find that a typical implementation can be done in as little as 2-4 months depending upon the needs of the client. Some clients want to completely rework their existing process and in that case it can sometimes take longer. A time estimate is one of the first things we will tackle during the implementation phase. For more information on what to expect please visit our Case Studies page.
Does Eproval provide resources to help me setup and configure the platform?
Yes, our customer success team will work with your project team almost as though they were an extension of your IT department. They will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you obtain maximum value from your purchase and get up and running as quickly as possible. Some clients want more involvement than others. Whatever your desired level of involvement we will work with you to develop a project plan that works for you. For more information, please visit our Customer Success page.
Is Eproval a permitting platform for special events or other types of applications?
The short answer is we are both. We cut our teeth as a special event permitting platform but due to the simple sophistication of our product we were soon asked if our platform could be used for other purposes. Since we are always looking to delight our customers we have happily helped migrate three-dozen types of applications to the Eproval platform. While we started as a special event permitting platform we now do film permits, grant applications, dog licenses and a whole lot more. To see the full list of applications we now support please visit our Other Applications page.
Do you have any reference customers we could speak to?
Yes, absolutely. We work hard to delight our customers and as a result we have many raving fans. We can provide you with a demo of our software and if you like what you see, we can put you in touch with some of those raving fans. In the meantime, feel free to peruse our case studies and testimonials page.
Is Eproval really any different from other permitting platforms?
Yes, Eproval is different. Eproval, isn’t an adaptation of a land use, registration, or data entry system and stands alone as a purpose-built solution. Working with special event stakeholders across North America, Eproval has developed an affordable platform to meet the permitting needs of public agencies. Eproval is a secure, cloud-based solution that supports mobile devices, online payments and much more. There are many benefits and features of Eproval that make it truly unique in the market. For more information, please visit Eproval is different.
Will Eproval really help save time and money?
Based on a survey of clients, Eproval helps reduce waste in paper-based systems, reduces input errors, helps reduce the need for unnecessary meetings, helps make permitting processes more efficient and drives greater engagement in the approval process. For some hard numbers on the ways in which it has saved our clients time and money please check out our client survey results.
As a government agency we have strict procurement policies, is there an easy way to purchase Eproval?
Yes, everything we do at Eproval is designed to make the lives of our clients easier, including procurement and purchasing. Through an arrangement with our partner Quest we are now listed in NASPO ValuePoint a government cooperative contracting agreement that allows local governments in all 50 states and both territories to purchase Eproval without the need to go to RFP. For more information on our cooperative contracting agreement please visit our page on NASPO ValuePoint.
I’m not sure if I’m ready to enter the sales process yet but I would like to see a demo to get a better idea of how your platform works, is that possible?
Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words and a demo can help answer many things that are hard to explain in words. We offer no obligation demos to any qualified city representative. To register for a demo please visit our Schedule a demo page.
I have a lot more questions is there someone I can talk to?
Yes, we are here to help. If the above FAQ’s did not address your questions please reach out to us here and we can schedule a time to chat further.