Release 1.4 EasyGov

  • Apply to instigate debt enforcement proceedings against an individual or legal entity.
  • Request an extract from the debt enforcement register. Individuals can also do this in the public part of EasyGov.swiss without the need to register or log in.
  • The Swiss government is making it easier for high-performing SMEs with scope for further development to take out bank loans. Contact with the competent loan guarantee organisation can now be initiated online via EasyGov.swiss.

EasyGov.swiss now supports business financing and debt enforcement

9The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has once again expanded EasyGov.swiss, its online service desk for companies: the digital platform also now provides support with preparing submissions to debt enforcement offices. In the future, companies and private individuals will be able to input information for requests for debt enforcement proceedings and extracts from the debt enforcement register. The portal now offers assistance with SME financing too.

“The administration of the couriers represents one of the main challenges”

Philipp Antoni is Co-Founder and Head of Operations at notime AG. notime’s online platform enables Internet retailers to automate their process planning, from the order right through to the delivery. The company also takes responsibility for the physical delivery, including the first mile, line haul and local distribution with cargo bikes in urban areas. It works with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) as a partner and uses cargo bikes for local distribution.

“EasyGov is practical and allows everything to be centralised at the same location.”

Geneva start-up Expedismart is the right address for anyone wishing to send a parcel and pay as little as possible to do so. Whether domestic or international shipments, the four-member team headed by Léonard Schlaepfer has been comparing the prices of major courier and logistics companies for around four years so that parcels can be dispatched quickly, conveniently and at the best price. We met Léonard for a talk.

“As a start-up in the restaurant and catering industry, we constantly have to deal with financial, personnel-related and strategic challenges.”

massgekocht. has been cooking for fitness-conscious Zurich residents since the start of 2017 and delivering meals to their homes and offices or even straight to the gym. Since the opening of their restaurant in the former club Indochine in Zurich’s Kreis 5 district at the latest, the name “massgekocht.” has literally been on everyone’s lips. We met one of the founders Arbela Statovci for a chat.

Release 1.3 EasyGov

  • User’s evaluation after completing the process relating to an official service
  • Display of current Commercial Register entries from Zefix
  • E-mail notification after completion of an official service
  • Option to assign rights for the official services
  • Advantages of the SuisseID highlighted on homepage

Companies benefit from EasyGov and SME Portal

Bern, 20.11.2018 – SME Portal and EasyGov.swiss together generate annual benefits of around CHF 47 million for Swiss companies. According to a SECO study published on 20 November 2018, both of these platforms are highly appreciated by users in the economy. SME Portal alone has over 37,000 users per month.

Restaurant Bay was the first company founded on EasyGov.swiss

Since March 2018, Bay restaurant in Bern has treated its guests to wonderful cuisine, beautiful interiors and views over the river Aare. Together with owner Maurice Bridel, the team at this modern brasserie reinterpret the classics of French cuisine with a strong focus on regional products. We met Maurice on Bern’s Hodlerstrasse.

Release 1.2 EasyGov

EasyGov version 1.3 offers access to online services provided by the authorities, such as:

New companies:

  • Registering for old-age and survivors’ insurance
  • Registering for value added tax
  • Registering for accident insurance (private and official providers)
  • Registering in the commercial register

Existing companies:

  • Making modifications to commercial register entries (e.g. personnel changes or amendments to the articles of association)

Startzentrum Zürich puts its faith in EasyGov.swiss

The Startzentrum Zürich cooperative is the centre of expertise for company founders and start-ups in the canton of Zurich. Established in 1999 as a non-profit organisation, it offers free advisory services for company founders and start-ups, organises events and workshops, and operates an online platform with the “Startbox” as its core element.

Release 1.1 EasyGov

The first major EasyGov update called ‘Release 1.1’ was made on April 25, 2018. It includes the following features:

  • Optimized display for mobile phones;
  • Telephone numbers with a “Click-To-Call” link;
  • Addresses with a link to Google Maps;
  • Choice of language when subscribing to the newsletter;
  • Messages for the maintenance on the home page;
  • General improvements to user experience;
  • Deletion of the company and the account by the administrator;
  • Relevant URLs in all languages;
  • Extension of VAT deadlines disabled on the Swiss EasyGov website due to technical changes within the Federal Tax Administration;

“The online counter EasyGov.swiss eases the administrative burden on SMEs”

On 6 November 2017, Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann launched EasyGov.swiss – the online counter for companies – together with representatives from the cantons and the private sector. In this interview, Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann explains what EasyGov.swiss is, provides an insight into everything the administration’s new portal can do and states why EasyGov.swiss represents an important step forward for Switzerland.

The Online Desk for Companies EasyGov.swiss is live

Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, together with representatives from cantons and the economy, launched EasyGov.swiss – the new online desk for companies, on 6 November 2017. The new platform, which was realised in the scope of eGovernment Strategy Switzerland, makes interacting with the authorities even more digitised and user-friendly. The electronic transactional platform facilitates the exchange of information between the economy and the authorities, and reduces companies’ administrative burden.

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