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With unrivalled experience and expertise in registry design, development, and implementation we are the leading provider of: Companies, Beneficial Ownership, Occupational and Secured Transactions registers.

With over 21 million entities registered on our solutions globally, we are the registry people®.

 

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FEATURED CASE STUDIES
  • New Zealand
  • Ontario
New Zealand

MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT (MBIE)

New Zealand

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Customer

In 2004, the New Zealand Companies Office pioneered the world's first fully electronic Companies Register in collaboration with Foster Moore. This innovation contributed significantly to New Zealand's impressive standings in The World Bank's "Ease of Doing Business" rankings for six years. The Register was designed to facilitate registering and maintaining various company, society, and trust documents. Despite the success, the partners recognized the need for improvement and evolution in response to rapidly changing technology and user demands.  

Challenges

As internet usage and acceptance of online self-service facilities surged, the user base of the Register began to shift from professionals, such as lawyers and accountants, to business owners. These infrequent users required an instinctive, user-friendly system with no formal training necessary. Foster Moore and the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development (NZMED) embarked on a mission to develop a replacement for the original online Register in 2008, aiming to enhance user interface, usability, and back-office efficiency.  

The revamp is intended to minimize support calls from the public and increase the range of functions available to external users. The Companies Office aimed to streamline its operations and cut costs by transferring more responsibilities to users. NZMED targeted an annual saving of over $2 million through these efficiencies. 

Solution

In collaboration with NZMED, Foster Moore completed the 24-month project, launching the updated New Zealand Companies Register in May 2010. With the application of Foster Moore's registry platform, the system was built around legal forms that mimic their paper counterparts. This forms-based definition allows for specific activities to be automatically triggered upon changes to specific fields.  

The key features of the updated New Zealand Companies Register include company incorporation and maintenance, director searching, online annual return filing, compliance assessment, payment and refund processing, and role-based security. An integrated workflow between the public users and registry staff enables a seamless flow of activities.  

$22 million+
$22 million+
Annual savings in NZD.
40000
40000
New users in first two months.
17
17
Electronic registers added.
24 months
24 months
Time to project completion.
Ontario
MINISTRY OF GOVERNMENT AND CONSUMER SERVICES

Ontario

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Customer

The Ontario Business Registry provides business owners and not-for-profit operators with direct access to government services, available online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Registrations or filings that were previously submitted by mail or fax, taking four to six weeks to complete, are now able to be done instantly through the online registry.

Challenges

“Ontario’s previous three-decade old business registry system was cumbersome and complex, demanding significant time and energy from business owners and not-for-profit operators. Our government’s new business registry will help ensure they are equipped to meet the needs of our modern economy and rapidly expanding digital world,” said Minister Romano. “By providing quick and easy access to critical services online, we’re leveraging our advanced digital capabilities to remove unnecessary hurdles and make it easier for Ontarians to operate in our province.”

Solution

Annual returns can also be completed in the registry, which means corporations can keep all their important filings in one place. Additionally, the new Ontario Business Registry is integrated with the Canada Revenue Agency, enabling the identification of a business or not-for-profit corporation by a single business number, further streamlining administrative processes.
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