Cochin Chamber of Commerce Enters Aadhaar-Based Document Era
The Cochin Chamber of Commerce will launch a web-based application for Aadhaar based e-certificate of origin (eCO) built on Microsoft Azure.
As part of the Chamber’s Digital Transformation Program, designated officials of an exporting company can apply for an electronic certificate of origin online. These eCOs can be sent electronically using the secure platform to customs houses or importers in countries where eCOs have seen widespread adoption. Chambers of commerce in countries like Australia, Belgium, the U.K., and the U.S already provide online certificates of origin to speed up the application process and provide a more secure environment. This ultimately saves time, money and increases transparency.
These documents would be stored digitally in a dedicated account provided by Myeasydocs and be submitted online to customs houses or importers. This new process comes as a blessing to exporters as it makes it easy to do business, reduces export transaction costs and decreases turnaround time to avail export benefits.
"The concept of our secure digital document web application became a possibility with the global scale, storage capabilities, high availability, and performance of Microsoft Azure. We look forward to an easier way of doing business and reaching out to the masses with our application that runs in Microsoft Platform-as-a-Service environment and uses Microsoft SQL Azure as its backend," said Avira Tharakan, CEO, Myeasydocs.
On the occasion, Harish Vaidyanathan, director - Independent Software Vendor Programs, Microsoft India, said, "Businesses across the world are undergoing a digital transformation and the Cloud is driving this evolution. We would like to congratulate the team at MyEasyDocs for designing a practical solution that will help Indian exporters, and the industry at large, be more productive through technology. At Microsoft, our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world and through Microsoft Azure, we are happy to provide MyEasyDocs the hyper-scalability and flexibility required to offer timely and secure experiences to the Cochin Chamber of Commerce."
Myeasydocs is an IIT Madras Incubated company. The current Myeasydocs system has been used by the United Nations, the Saudi Embassy, the Qatar government, the National University of Singapore, VFS Global, Thomson Reuters, Wisconsin University, and Indiana University. The system has provided digital document solutions to more than 250 educational institutions and helped thousands of students procure digital educational credentials and transcripts. In the future , Myeasydocs will be adopting Block Chain technology as the transaction model, which is an innovation to regulate the anonymity and security threats involved in e-currency transactions.