California Business Connect Project

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California Business Connect is an information technology project that will:

  • Automate paper–based processes; allowing businesses to file and request copies of records online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Provide access to Secretary of State business records allowing the public and government agencies to perform functions in a more efficient manner.
  • Allow fee payments to be processed within one business day.

 

California Business Connect News:

May 4, 2018

On May 4, 2018, the California Department of Technology approved the continuation of the California Business Connect project as presented in the March, 2018 Special Project Report #3 (PDF).

California Business Connect Special Project Report #3 highlights include:

  • The California Business Connect project efforts will be focused on the highest volume filings for the most common lines of business.
    • Business Entities:
      • Limited Liability Companies
      • Limited Partnerships
      • Corporations
    • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
      • Financing Statements
      • Federal and State Tax Lien Notices
      • Other lien notices including judgment Liens and Attachment Liens
    • Trademarks and Service Marks
  • The deployment of new functionality will be in modules to maximize business value and minimize project risk
  • Project Management Methodology will be an agile-like methodology similar to that used in the Trademark Registration Pilot that was developed and launched in 7 weeks.

The estimated high-level milestone schedule for the project is:

Major Milestones

Estimated Completion Date

Module 1: Online Business Filings 11/15/2019
Module 2: Trademarks 04/26/2019
Module 3: Uniform Commercial Code 07/17/2020
Module 4: Business Entities 11/30/2020
First Year Contract Maintenance and Operations 01/31/2022
Post Implementation Evaluation Report 01/31/2022


April 1, 2016

On April 1, 2016, the California Department of Technology approved the continuation of the California Business Connect project as presented in the December, 2015 Special Project Report #2 (PDF).