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xCAS version 5.2 will start rolling out this week. The most significant new features is document verification using QR barcodes and a new module for the valuation of precious assets like gold and diamonds for export. xCAS now also allows the use of GovIn to submit reports; companies can complete GovIn reporting forms when promted about due reports in the the Online Repository portal. The new valuations module facilitates valuation of diamonds in parictular, including issuing the Kimberley certificate. With QR barcodes on export permits and the shipment certificate, customs officers can also look up and verify the shipment documents […]
Over the last year, RDF has built a new portal for government to centralize all forms that are submitted electronically to government departments using systems like xCAS or RD Fusion. GovIn has a dynamic form builder that allows any form that citizens may submit to government to be quickly digitized, and added to the list of available forms that taxpayers can submit to government.  Dynamic form builder. Design any form, using ready-made sections and blocks with available functions for rows and columns, calculated fields, selections, text or amount inputs.  Integrated. GovIn runs as a data service, integrated with any taxpayers registry […]
xCAS 5 is a platform of systems solving key challenges of government in several sectors, from online applications, to validation and approval of licenses, management of fees and payments, management of license holder reporting obligations including production reporting and continuously reviewing compliance of license holders.  The Online Repository Transparency portal provides investors and the pubic with near real time information on the licensing status, insight into company ownership and enables due diligence following OECD guidelines.  The portal allows license holders to submit Online Applications to xCAS for processing.  The RD Quantum mobile app gives inspectorate and field staff access to xCAS data in the field, and can […]
Over the last four months, RDF has introduced features that allow companies to submit license applications online. The Online Repository is a portal for accessing license data for public transparency. For mining company representatives it is also an online application portal, where they manage their applications and licenses. It will be the main communications vehicle for government to company liaison, ensuring systematic and accountable compliance of mineral rights. This functionality has been enabled in all countries using the Online Repository.
The success of RDF’s data-sharing and risk management system, FUSION, has led to the decision to initiate a grand scale-up. Under the umbrella of the Revenue Integration Project in Cameroon, with support from GIZ, RDF will develop the first module that will be the basis of the RD TAS system. The module will be used for annual tax return processing, submitted online by taxpayers.   Last year, the RDF Board of Directors decided that building a TAS system is a strategic objective for RDF. Development of the system is now on schedule for first release in January 2019. The system […]
The customs verification portal is one of  RDF’s newest systems that looks to tackle mineral verification using the MCAS system. With a partnership with GIZ/BMZ, the Project bagan in January 2018 and has made incredible strides.  In April 2018, RDF staff along with our government partner represenatives from Ghana and Sierra Leone attended the 2018 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains in Paris. One of the forum sessions focused on the challenges related to customs verification of mineral imports and exports. It is during this session that RDF presented on the Customs Verification Portal (CVP). We spoke of the numerous requests […]
Responding to OECD Due Dilligence guidelines and increased focus on countries having a beneficial ownership registry, RDF has just released its newest version of xCAS with new features that supports streamlining of approval processes involving several senior managers and consultations, as well as details on ownership structures, including a registry of legal persons and beneficial owners
RDF release xCAS 4.6 with Dashboard and Issue Tracker modules. These are some of the major features building up to Version 5.  All institutions will be upgraded in the coming weeks.
Over the years, RDF has worked closely with revenue authorities in the countries we operate to ensure that the taxpayer registry is available electronically to line ministries issuing licenses using xCAS. The taxpayer registry is also critical for the RD FUSION risk management system. We have found that the taxpayer registry requires better technology tools and data management to avoid duplications, have up to date contact details and share details with other government entities. The RD ATOM system is based on the experiences and lessons we have made in this process. The application is built on the latest material design technology, […]
RD DocFlow is a centralized document management data service which can be accessed by government administrative systems to store, retrieve and search in documents. The service is installed on one server and systems like MCAS is configured to authenticate to access the service. RD DocFlow allows users to search for text inside documents, for example for fiscal terms in contracts. In xCAS ver 4.5 all documents that are linked to a license or license owner is automatically tagged and accessible via the RD DocFlow service. The administrator can add additional folders, where users can store documents and files that are […]