State Launches Revamped Business List Website

Upgrades Include Mobile Device Compatibility

 

HONOLULU —The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) has launched an upgraded Business Entity List Builder website with a new, intuitive, mobile-friendly design.

The Business Entity List Builder provides customers with the ability to run a customized search of businesses registered with BREG and create a list of these businesses based on the selected criteria. Lists can be created by entity type, zip code, registration date and status. This popular service was originally launched in 2002 and has now been upgraded with an enhanced, fluid interface that works well on computers as well as touch-screen tablets and smart phones.

“The new web design is easier to navigate and intuitive to use on all devices,” Securities Commissioner Tung Chan said. “The upgrade is part of the Abercrombie Administration’s goals of leveraging new technology to make it easier for businesses to access government services.”

Those interested in using the improved system can visit hbe.ehawaii.gov/listbuilder to create a customized list of Hawaii businesses.

The online Business Entity List Builder solution is created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.

The Business Registration Division maintains the business registry for all corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited liability limited partnerships conducting business activities in the State. In addition, the registry contains trade names, trademarks, service marks and publicity name rights.

 

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

 

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

 


View the original press release at:  cca.hawaii.gov/breg/news-release-state-launches-revamped-business-list-website

Hawaii.gov Wins Best In Class Award

The State Website Honored for Excellence In Government by the Interactive Media Awards

HONOLULU – June 25, 2014 — The Interactive Media Awards™  (IMA) has named Hawaii Information Consortium (eHawaii.gov) as a Best in Class winner in the Government category for its work on Hawaii.gov, the official website of the Aloha State. The coveted award is the highest honor bestowed by IMA and it represents the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.

 

In 2014, Hawaii.gov took a first-of-its kind approach to the gamification of government, to create a new one-stop shop allowing Hawai’i residents to completely customize how they interact online with the state on any device, anywhere, anytime – securely and reliably. The result, my.hawaii.gov, integrates with seven of the 17 departments and includes a rich, personalized history of all business conducted online with the state. It also directly integrates with almost 60 of the 100+ online services offered in Hawaii. For highlights of the great new features, visit m.hi.gov/myhi.

 

Hawaii.gov continued to bring additional upgrades to the award-winning Hawaii.gov website in 2014, including:

  • Language translation
  • Geolocation mapping service allows visitors to find government offices, EV stations, farmers markets, and more.
  • 273 social media pages, 1,200+ twitter followers, a flickr photo pool, and 20 Youtube videos

 

This Best in Class Award is the 9th award to be received in honor of Hawaii.gov since its release in April 2013. The judging consisted of various criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance, and content. In order to win this award level, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area – an achievement only a fraction of sites in the IMA competition earn each quarter.

 

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, https://portal.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).  Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

 

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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Hawaii Delivers Your Government – Your Way

State updates website, keeps focus on users with the new personalized dashboard my.hawaii.gov

HONOLULU – With the promise of bringing ‘Your Government – Your Way,’ the State of Hawaii rolled out updates to its website, Hawaii.gov, and launched its newest service – my.hawaii.gov.  The new tool is a one-stop shop allowing Hawai’i residents to completely customize how they interact online with the state on any device, anywhere, anytime – securely and reliably.

With a first of its kind approach to the gamification of government, my.hawaii.gov leverages the existing portal architecture and utilizes its Single Sign-On system. The new service integrates with seven of the 17 departments and includes a rich, personalized history of all business conducted online with the state. It also directly integrates with almost 60 of the 100+ online services offered in Hawaii. For highlights of the great new features, visit m.hi.gov/myhi.

My.hawaii.gov features:

  • Access all transaction history with most state and county agencies in one place
  • Get real-time information on filings, licenses and more
  • Single Sign On technology
  • mySavings functionality shows savings of using online service over traditional method
  • Gamification elements provide tips of what users can do with their new-found time
  • Responsive design, touch-first interface

Hawaii.gov continues to bring additional upgrades to the award-winning Hawaii.gov website, including:

  • Advanced search:  filters for news, videos, images and related searches
  • Language translation
  • Geolocation mapping service allows visitors to find government offices, EV stations, farmers markets, and more.

To help citizens stay connected to their government, we offer 273 social media pages, 1,200+ twitter followers, a flickr photo pool, and 20 Youtube videos. The online services area now includes how-to videos and detailed information pages for each service. Navigation between the 60 mobile apps, 100+ online services, and trending data is easier than ever.

For fun, we’ve also created the error page of Armageddon – portal.ehawaii.gov/404, a secret konami code, and a changing design based on time of day.

We invite the public to visit the state’s new web portal at hawaii.gov and provide feedback at portal.ehawaii.gov/feedback.html.

Hawaii.gov and my.hawaii.gov are a joint effort brought to you by the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT), Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC (HIC), and Hawaii Information and Communications Services Division (ICSD).

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

Hawaii.gov Wins Gold Communicator Award

Honolulu, HI – 4/29/14 – The Communicator Awards has awarded Hawaii.gov with a Gold Award of Excellence in the 20th Annual Communicator Awards for the redesign of the official website of the State of Hawaii. With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

In the spring of 2013, Hawaii Information Consortium worked with the Office of Information Management & Technology to redesign the State portal website. The new Hawaii.gov might just be the coolest government website you have ever seen. The touch-first design, Hawaiian themes, dynamic data and enhanced search represent a huge evolutionary step forward in government web sites.  This Communicator Award is the 8th award to be received in honor of Hawaii.gov since it’s release in April 2013.

“We are both excited and amazed by the quality of work received for the 20th Annual Communicator Awards.  This year’s class of entries is a true reflection of the progressive and innovative nature of marketing and communications,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Academy Interactive and Visual Arts.  She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy I want to applaud this year’s Communicator Awards entrants and winners for their dedication to perfecting their craft as they continue to push the envelope of creativity.”

About The Communicator Awards:

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations andidentity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit www.communicatorawards.com for more information.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit aiva.org for a full member list and more information.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

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eHawaii.gov
Russell Castagnaro, russell@ehawaii.gov, 808-695-4615

Hawaii DLNR Launches Online Permitting for Commercial Vessels Landing at Mokulua and Popoia

New online service provides valuable access and protects the natural beauty of the two offshore island wildlife sanctuaries  

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has launched an online permitting site for vendors to register and purchase commercial vessel landing (such as kayak tours) permits to DLNR’s offshore island wildlife sanctuaries. Permits are required by law to land any business-oriented vessel at the regulated sanctuaries. This online service will initially allow purchase of landing permits at two Windward Oahu offshore island sanctuaries, the islets of Mokulua and Popoia.

“The new permitting site provides better access to our services for commercial vendors, and helps us monitor the number of landings a day, to protect the natural beauty of Hawaii’s wildlife sanctuaries for future generations,” said DOFAW Administrator Lisa Hadway. “We hope by automating the permitting process, we will better serve our vendors and encourage them to comply with DLNR regulations by making it easier to report and purchase landings. It is also a way for the public to get information about the program and see where the money goes in preserving Hawaii’s lands.”

Commercial vessel vendors can visit dofaw.eHawaii.gov/permitting to register for an online account. Upon approval, applicants will be notified by email to include permission to access the permitting system at any time.

The online commercial vessel-permitting site is created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.