D Soft developed the DigiChambers platform for Belgian Chambers.
The purpose of this project was to develop an application for the online request and the issuing of the non-preferential certificate of origin. Thanks to DigiChambers, companies can order their certificates of origin remotely. A company needs to register on the platform and fill the the terms and conditions. After approval of the registration, the company can submit its certificate requests online to be approved by a Chamber of Commerce employee. The Digichambers application is based on the iSigner service.
The first version of DigiChambers dates from 2009. DigiChambers has always succeeded in maintaining its leading position by constantly adding new functionalities and integrating with companies’ ERP systems. It is not possible to modify an existing application indefinitely. That is why the time had come for a thorough overhaul of DigiChambers and D Soft was called upon again to develop this version.
“The new version of DigiChambers is more intuitive and user-friendly,” says Christophe Coulie of the Federation, who closely followed the entire development process. “With a good API, we still want to facilitate communication with our customers’ systems. We also designed DigiChambers in such a way that new technologies such as Blockchain can be integrated.”
How does DigiChambers work?
To export goods to a foreign country, the exporter must have a Certificate of Origin issued by the Chamber of Commerce. With the DigiChambers application you can fill out an online form with information about consigner, consignee, country of origin, the goods, etc. Once you have completed the CO application, it must be signed and sent to the Chamber of Commerce for approval. When the request is approved you can print en send it together with the goods.
- Complete control of the process from start to finish, namely from registration to delivery of the Certificate of Origin.
- Protection against fraud and manipulation of the configuration and/or client data.
- Emphasis on content control by the Chamber.