Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced this week the launch of the California Business Search tool. The tool will provide access via the Secretary of State’s website to more than 5.3 million records related to corporations, companies and partnerships along with millions of downloadable PDF images of Statements of Information.
“[California Business Search] dramatically improves customer service and makes more business information easily accessible to the public online,” Padilla said in the announcement. “In the past, customers had to submit requests in-person or via mail to retrieve Statements of Information for corporations and limited liability companies.”
The tool features expanded search criteria and improved search functionality, a new mobile-friendly design, daily updates of data and the addition of data relating to Statements of Information of Records. The system will also provide users principal office address and mailing addresses of record, and information on the management structure of California limited liability companies.
Padilla, who dubbed the California Business Search a “major step forward for transparency,” noted that the application has been moved to Microsoft Azure to streamline performance and enhance resiliency.
“It has been a privilege to work with the California Secretary of State to deliver cost-effective technologies they can trust to meet the needs of citizens they serve,” said Michael Donlan, vice president of U.S. State and Local Government at Microsoft, in the announcement.
This story originally appeared on TechWire.