Thursday, April 23, 2015

Arizona Corporation Commission Launches eCorp, A Site Providing Enhanced Services for Business

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PHOENIX, AZ – In its ongoing effort to make it easier to do business in Arizona, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is launching eCorp, a site that will provide a new user experience for the Corporations Division database, known as STARPAS. The new eCorp website is easier to navigate, and will make information more readily available to the public. The updated site can be found at:
            “This is one more step in our important ongoing work to make the Corporation Commission's processes more user friendly,” said Chairman Susan Bitter Smith.
New features include:
·       A simplified search layout with a single search screen instead of multiple ones;
·       Access to forms and online filing through task-based categories;
·       A Services page for quick access to available services such as online Certificates of Good Standing, annual report email reminders, and records requests;
·       Compatibility with multiple browsers and devices (PC/tablet).
With eCorp, the Commission’s database is now accessible from a variety of browsers, such as Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Safari and Chrome.  In addition, the site scales the layout to function optimally on the device used, thereby facilitating navigation on mobile or tablet devices.
            For a video tour and tutorial of the site, you can visit:
            All corporations and LLCs doing business in Arizona must file their business entity documents with the Corporation Commission. There are approximately 198,145 corporations and 643,498 LLCs registered to do business in our state. Last year, the Commission received 373,067 business filings.
            Other advancements the Commission has made in the last year to provide greater public interactivity are: public comment and public “Request to Speak” features, live video streaming from the Commission’s Tucson hearing room (streaming video from the Phoenix offices had previously been available), online filing of complaints for utility consumers and for Securities matters, tutorial videos,  and an overhaul of the Commission’s website.