Animal and Plant Health Import Permitting

Mitigate Animal and Plant Health Risks and Minimize Disruption to Commerce

A well-controlled process for animal and plant health inspection goes a long way in protecting the supply chain and consumers.

Challenge

Many agricultural, transportation, port authorities, veterinarians, laboratories, and other departments still rely on manual and legacy processes to verify the health of animal and plant shipments. A modern system is needed to accurately and efficiently approve numerous submissions in a short period of time while being able to scale during peak shipping seasons, and amidst disease outbreaks.

Solution

SimpliGov delivers:

  • Digital forms with fields that can be customized to collect shipment, company, and destination data
  • Easy upload and submission of lab results, veterinarian inspections, health certificates, and other accompanying documentation
  • Automatic routing of requests to inspectors, managers, supervisors, veterinarians, and industry partners as needed and in the proper sequence
  • Integration with Google Maps and rural-area GIS systems
  • Autogenerated confirmations of receipt and alerts to approvers
  • An intuitive dashboard to keep time-sensitive approvals on course
  • Scalability to smoothly handle sudden spikes in requests
  • Ability to rapidly stand up live workflows for urgent issues (in days or weeks)
  • Full audit trail for compliance with state/local guidelines and the USDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

SimpliGov in Action

  • Digital forms with customizable fields and multiple selection and input options (dropdown menus, radio buttons, open text fields, etc.)
  • Sophisticated e-signature and document generation as part of the permitting workflow
  • Process continuity sustained through customizable email alerts and escalations
  • Workflow automation to route submissions to appropriate individuals, departments, and third-party specialists
  • Conditional logic and auto-population of fields (e.g., number of destination fields displayed corresponds to the number of shipments, instant completion of addresses of existing businesses)
  • User-friendly portal for upload of lab results and supporting documentation
  • Record of all correspondence between applicants and reviewers
  • Dashboard to track submission status and download reports by destination, shipment type, company, or other variables
  • No-code architecture for quick, error-free implementation

Benefits

  • Protect public and animal health
  • Make it easier to do business with government
  • Preserve continuous flow of commerce
  • Respond quickly to external events
  • Identify broader shipping safety trends and disease hotspots
  • Indisputable electronic record for compliance audits by federal, state, and local authorities at your fingertips

Ready to begin?

Automating your processes need not be a daunting task. Contact us and we will show you how SimpliGov can help you achieve your goals in record time.

Ready to begin?

Automating your processes need not be a daunting task. Contact us and we will show you how SimpliGov can help you achieve your goals in record time.

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