A new feature of the UCC Online service offered by the South Carolina
Secretary of State’s Office allows businesses and citizens to file UCC
documents electronically by sending XML documents through a web service
API. This added feature was built at no cost to taxpayers through a
partnership between the Secretary of State’s Office and South Carolina
Interactive, a Columbia-based subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC
(Nasdaq: EGOV). The new web service allows organizations that provide
UCC filing services to their customers to file more efficiently.
UCC Online (https://ucconline.sc.gov/UCCFiling/)
allows users to file, correct, amend, terminate, search and retrieve UCC
financing statements. The online service originally launched in May
2011. In the last year, approximately 18 percent of UCC filings and 96
percent of UCC searches were performed online using UCC Online. The new
web service is predicted to increase the percentage of online UCC
filings to more than 50 percent.
“We are extremely pleased with the adoption and success of UCC Online.
The new filing method provides an enhanced service that businesses
providing UCC services can offer their customers. We anticipate and look
forward to the continued success of UCC Online,” said South Carolina
Secretary of State Mark Hammond. “Online filings and searches save time
and money both for businesses and the government. It’s hard to think of
a reason not to use technology to file or search forms electronically.”
UCC Online provides:
Convenient 24/7 access;
Screen wizards to ensure accurate and efficient filings;
Help links on every page;
Immediate filing confirmation;
Viewable UCC filing records and recorded statutory liens;
Quicker UCC Search processing time; and
Immediate search results.
Customers submitting filings or requesting document retrieval may sign
up for a subscriber account and be billed monthly or pay instantly using
any Visa, MasterCard or Discover debit or credit card. Payments are
processed through SC.gov’s secure payment system.
SC.gov is the official Web site of South Carolina government (http://www.SC.gov)
and a collaborative effort between the State and South Carolina
Interactive to enable them to conduct state business online and improve
public access to government information. The South Carolina Budget and
Control Board’s Division of State Information Technology provides
guidance to South Carolina Interactive which is responsible for
operating, maintaining, and marketing SC.gov. South Carolina Interactive
is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV)
family of companies.
NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of government Web
sites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The
company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across
the country. The NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions
for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United
States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.