CLARK FREEPORT— As part of the business initiatives of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to promote the ease of doing business in this Freeport, the CDC, through its Information Technology Department (ITD), launched a Revenue Share Monitoring System for locators recently.
The homegrown system automates the submission of sales reports wherein Clark locators can easily upload their respective daily sales reports instead of filing and submitting the usual hard copies.
“Our objective is for our stakeholders to experience streamline processes in CDC with less time to process and less cost,” said CDC Officer-in-Charge for Business Development and Business Enhancement Group (BDBEG) Atty. Noelle Mina D. Meneses during the official launch.
Information Technology Officer III Paul Dexter Bacani, Head of Application and System Support Section of ITD, designed and developed the said system. Meneses, a software engineer, further added that the development and utilization of this system is a “game changer” in the way Clark locators and investors submits their reports to CDC.
The program can be accessed from any computer and the submission can be accomplished within minutes, he said.
According to Meneses, the revenue share monitoring system is just one of the many initiatives of CDC. Other projects of the CDC-ITD which are related to the automation of business processes inside the Clark Freeport Zone are the eVISA, RESIDE and other systems which will be available in securing Sanitary, Building and Environmental permits online.
CDC President and CEO Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera expressed her elation during the simple turnover ceremony attended by Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) Chairperson Christopher Magdangal, CILA President Dr. Francisco Villanueva, Jr., other CILA officers, and CDC Vice Presidents and Assistant Vice Presidents.
“We are celebrating our 30th year and we owe that much to you so we hope that we will be able to improve our services as we go on, thank you. This is a homegrown technology and I’m really proud of it. This may not be a perfect system yet but this is something that’s good enough to start with,” she said.
Devanadera also commended the ITD headed by its Assistant Vice President Dionisio T. Dychioco and BDBEG for coming up with this initiative to embrace digital technology and move towards the digitalization of the state-owned firm’s services and processes.
The ITD also prepared a video tutorial to present and demonstrate the system during a simple program held at the Clark Visitor’s Center. Pursuant to the Memorandum Circular, the locators will start submitting their daily sales reports by February 9, 2023.
Meanwhile, a total of 108 users coming from 65 locators and occupants of the Bayanihan Park stalls have registered and attended online orientations conducted by the ITD and CDC’s Accounting Division for the usage of the new system.
This was made possible through the relentless efforts of the whole CDC team in promoting ease of doing business in Clark, a simple token of appreciation to the locators who have been with the CDC for almost 30 years.
Prior to the development of the revenue share monitoring system, ITD has also developed and implemented the use of “eBar”, a system that allows renewal of permits online. According to the Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB), CDC is the first Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) to have a system like eBar and it recommended its use by other IPAs.