DTI de­vel­ops pro­to­type app for busi­ness regis­tra­tion

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Business -

The gov­ern­ment has de­vel­oped a pro­to­type that will al­low new busi­ness reg­is­trants to ap­ply for busi­ness per­mits us­ing a mo­bile phone.

“We are pleased to re­port that busi­ness regis­tra­tion at your fin­ger­tips will soon be a re­al­ity. A mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary team com­posed of pri­vate/ pub­lic sec­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives from DTI, DICT, SEC, QC LGU, and PHILHEALTH, with help from our friends from New Zealand Creative HQ, has just fin­ished a pro­to­type that en­ables end-to-end busi­ness regis­tra­tion on a mo­bile de­vice. We are happy to note that the pro­to­type is a vi­able con­cept. But more tests are be­ing com­pleted in or­der to fur­ther val­i­date.” said DTI Sec­re­tary Ra­mon M. Lopez, also the Chair of the Ease of Do­ing Busi­ness/An­tiRed Tape Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil (EODB/ARTAC).

Since July, the DTI has or­ga­nized a se­ries of De­sign Sprints work­shop and suc­cess­fully de­vel­oped a pro­to­type for a por­tal on LGU in­for­ma­tion, and a frame­work on the Philip­pine Busi­ness Num­ber (PHBN).

Ac­cord­ing to the DTI Sec­re­tary, the last de­sign sprints held this week, is the last and the most chal­leng­ing and timely. Project One’s launch of De­sign Sprint 3 fol­lows the re­lease of the Do­ing Busi­ness Re­port Sur­vey 2019 where we im­proved in the start­ing a busi­ness in­di­ca­tor, in­creas­ing from 66.86 to 71.97 in terms of EODB score. This also re­flected an in­crease in the rank­ing from 173 to 166.

The De­sign Sprints Team suc­cess­fully cre­ated a stream­lined process for busi­ness regis­tra­tion, pro­vid­ing an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for the Philip­pines to be­come one of the first coun­tries to adopt a busi­ness regis­tra­tion process that can be com­pleted (end to end) on a smart­phone. The One Cen­tral Busi­ness Por­tal is be­ing de­vel­oped as an al­ter­na­tive regis­tra­tion chan­nel that is so easy to use. This will sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the time, steps and costs plus the in­con­ve­nience of busi­ness regis­tra­tion par­tic­u­larly for mi­cro, small and medium en­ter­prises.

The One Cen­tral Busi­ness Por­tal is ex­pected to sig­nif­i­cantly make it eas­ier for some­one want­ing to start a new busi­ness in the Philip­pines by con­sol­i­dat­ing gov­ern­ment re­quire­ments in one ap­pli­ca­tion form. By mak­ing the por­tal avail­able on­line and through the mo­bile phone, its trans­forms the regis­tra­tion ex­pe­ri­ence into a con­ve­nient fa­cil­ity that is avail­able 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in­clud­ing hol­i­days.

Through the de­vel­op­ment of this por­tal, some­one in­ter­ested in putting a new cor­po­ra­tion will no longer have

to visit and trans­act with sev­eral gov­ern­ment agen­cies sep­a­rately. It also spares the ap­pli­cant from hav­ing to con­tend with nu­mer­ous face to face in­ter­ac­tions, as well as queues to ob­tain a ser­vice.

The One Cen­tral Busi­ness Por­tal com­plies with Sec­tion 13 of RA 11032, man­dat­ing a “cen­tral sys­tem to re­ceive ap­pli­ca­tions and cap­ture ap­pli­ca­tion data in­volv­ing busi­ness-re­lated trans­ac­tions, in­clud­ing pri­mary and sec­ondary li­censes, and busi­ness clear­ances, per­mits, cer­ti­fi­ca­tions or au­tho­riza­tions is­sued by the lo­cal gov­ern­ment units”

“We do not just au­to­mate the process but trans­form the way gov­ern­ment is do­ing busi­ness by of­fer­ing a fea­si­ble, vi­able and de­sir­able so­lu­tion for the cus­tomer. The ex­er­cise we did this week reengi­neered the “start­ing a busi­ness” process us­ing a whole of gov­ern­ment ap­proach”, the DTI Sec­re­tary fur­ther said.

The DTI Sec­re­tary said that in ac­cor­dance with RA 11032, DTI shall turn over the pro­to­types for the One Cen­tral Busi­ness Por­tal, in­clud­ing the frame­work of the Philip­pine Busi­ness Num­ber (PHBN) and the end to end regis­tra­tion to the De­part­ment of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (DICT) for pos­si­ble in­te­gra­tion with other gov­ern­ment sys­tems. Un­der the newly en­acted law, the DICT shall be pri­mar­ily re­spon­si­ble in es­tab­lish­ing, op­er­at­ing and main­tain­ing a cen­tral busi­ness por­tal or other sim­i­lar tech­nol­ogy, said Sec­re­tary Lopez. PR

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