What is the potential of using blockchain technology in tax administration? The Bavarian State Tax Office has explored this question in a research project together with the Fraunhofer FIT Business Informatics Project Group, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and mgm. The results are promising - especially with the use of a Self-Sovereign Identity system (SSI).
From 1 April 2021, mgm technology partners is a member of DATABUND e.V., the association of medium-sized IT service providers and software manufacturers for the public sector in Germany. With almost 60 members, the association is primarily involved in the area of standardisation and represents the interests of its members vis-à-vis ministries and politics.
The Bavarian Future Congress of Behörden Spiegel took place at the end of February under the motto "The summit in view - the rise of digital administration in the Free State". Hamarz Mehmanesh, founder and CEO of mgm, discussed digital sovereignty in one of the ten expert forums.
Changes of ownership, name changes, mortgages, out-flagging and some other operations must be recorded in the shipping register. Most recently, the largest German shipping register at the Hamburg District Court handles more than 3,000 such applications annually, plus around 300 new registrations. Since mid 2020 ach digital in the web browser. mgm technology partners has implemented the software development together with Dataport.
In mid-August 2020, the Hamburg Register of Shipping started regular digital operation. Since then, changes and new entries at the local court have been implemented exclusively in the web-based "SchiR" system, which mgm technology partners implemented together with Dataport on behalf of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The team has implemented the project agile.
Since July 2020, the "E-Bill in Bavaria" service has been live on the Internet. Now the service has been awarded the certificate "BITV-compliant" after a thorough examination according to the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV). mgm technology partners realised it as a technical service provider on behalf of the Bavarian State Ministry of Digital Affairs.
The barrier-free use of internet offers is not a matter of course. People with physical or cognitive disabilities regularly experience difficulties online, both in their private lives and at work. Therefore, public administration services in particular play a pioneering role in making the Internet as accessible as possible. We explain what this means here.
Since 2018, the autumn conference of the NEGZ (National E-Government Competence Centre e.V.) has been held as part of the bitkom "Smart Country Convention". This year's event was the same, but like most other events it was digital & remote. mgm was present with three contributions.
A second place - yet great joy at the Bavarian State Office for Taxes (BayLfSt): The "modular corporate account based on ELSTER" of the BayLfSt won silver in the category "Best project for implementing the online access act" at the eGovernment competition 2020.
For some months now, various calls for an open source offensive have been heard in connection with the digital sovereignty of Germany and the OZG. Our colleague Janos Standt has written down some thoughts and information on this in a LinkedIn article.