SmartMun BuildingPlan Manager

Overview & Benefits

The effective management of building plan applications represents an aspect of municipal service delivery that has direct impact on local investment and employment opportunities. Building plan applications fall into the following categories:

  • New applications
  • Resubmissions
  • Amendments
  • ‘As built’ amendments

By law, all applications have to be finalized within a mere 30 days. Considering the sheer number of people involved from different municipal departments, combined with the geographic distance between municipal offices, this task often represents a formidable challenge to municipalities where no suitable IT systems are in place. This in turn leads to large and increasing backlogs of applications, excessive response times, dissatisfaction among applicants and ultimately in the loss of investment, employment opportunities and revenue for affected municipalities.

The SmartMun BuildingPlan Manager has been developed explicitly to assist southern African local government organisations with the effective, paperless management of their building plan applications in a manner that is legally compliant while also monitoring the performance and response time of all key role players. Some of the benefits of introducing the SmartMun BuildingPlan Manager to your administration are as follows:

  • Streamlined, paperless workflow to ensure that due process is followed at all times
  • Subject to the availability of a suitable scanner, further improvements in efficiency can be realised through the scanning of building plans upon receipt, although our SmartMun BuildingPlan Manager can be utilised to great advantage with or without a scanning facility being available
  • An always up-to-date overview of where all applications are in the process; every application can be located within mere seconds
  • Electronic alerts automatically draw management’s attention to bottlenecks, backlogs, and incidences of breach of policy
  • Improved legal compliance
  • Improved response times

With our comprehensive range of value-added services in conjunction with our excellent after-sales support, Synapsis Software is southern Africa’s preferred one-stop solution provider to assist your administration with the effective management of your building plan applications.