MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alabama Interactive, in collaboration with the Alabama Secretary of State, has recently developed a new application which allows pre-filing of required business information to be done online. This new service allows the Secretary of State’s Business Services Division to significantly cut down the processing time for forming a Domestic LLC, which will improve the efficiency of business filings as well as encourage the growth of business in Alabama.
“Until counties begin their participation of online filing, the Secretary of State’s Office is pleased to provide pre-filing of domestic LLCs,” said Secretary John H. Merrill. “Once all documents have been submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office, the new pre-filing option will enable the filer to view the filing on our website much faster than the traditional paper method. Over the next three months our Office is working to provide the pre-filing option to all domestic entities.”
The new online system not only allows users to complete a pre-filing, but also a name reservation (if not previously applied for) all in one transaction, reducing both time and complexity for users. Another significant improvement is the ability for the Secretary of State’s office to populate data from the stored pre-file data. This speeds up the filing process when the filing is forwarded from the county probate office to the Secretary of State.
About the Business Services Division of the Alabama Secretary of State
The Business Services Division administers all business-related responsibilities for the Secretary of State including filing of commercial liens, registering of new businesses, and issuance of trademarks. Business Services includes the following Divisions of the Secretary of State Office: Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Business Entities, and Trademarks.
Additional online services offered by the Secretary of State include:
- Certified Business Documents
- Business Name Reservations
- Certificates of Existence
- Foreign LLC Filings
- UCC Filing application
All services listed above were created through a partnership between the Alabama Secretary of State and Alabama Interactive.
About Alabama Interactive
Alabama Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Alabama. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.