Doing business in Oman is easy
Muscat – More and more companies are starting to use the fast and easy e-services provided by Invest Easy online portal (investeasy.gov.om). The new secure portal enables investors to complete their Company Registration process online in less than three minutes. In addition to starting a new company, the portal also enables existing businesses to manage their interactions with the government.
The Invest Easy project is an inter-governmental initiative led by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and Information Technology Authority (ITA). The portal has been built by Nortal, the leading software developer for mission critical e-solutions in the fields of Governance, Healthcare, Industry and TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media and Entertainment).
‘Our goal is to create services that provide a meaningful impact on the communities in which we operate in, ‘ said Peeter Smitt, Business Area Director , Nortal. ‘The new Commercial Registration Service in the Invest Easy portal is a prime example of this in action. We are not merely programming the software and translating a paper service to digital. We are making the whole registration process less bureaucratic, faster and more transparent than ever before,‘ he continued.
‘In the first six months of the New Commercial Registration service, over 12 000 new companies were registered. Out of these over 1000 registrations were completed online and the service is gaining more popularity each month. In September alone there were nearly 400 online registrations, which amounted to 16,7% of the total registrations, ‘ Smitt added.
In many countries, government e-services have already proven to be an effective way of saving time for the people and reducing public costs. Nortal is using the world’s best practices for developing it e-solutions. For the Invest Easy portal, the experiences from building the Estonian Business Register and Company Registration Portal were used as the foundation. Estonian e-services are world famous and have earned several awards. When building Invest Easy, Nortal not only localized these processes, to suit the needs of Omani business environment, but also significantly upgraded them.
Invest Easy is leading the way in building an easy, transparent and sustainable business environment where companies can last for generations and bring prosperity to the Sultanate and its people.