Citing technical constraints, especially as they pertain to the rendering of services, the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (Cipro) has delayed the implementation of its workflow and document management system,e-Cipro Phase 1,  to March 2010.

According to Cipro CEO Keith Sendwe, the new workflow and document management system will significantly speed up Cipro’s service delivery to its customers.
He says the postponement in implementing e-Cipro Phase 1 is largely as a result of the implementation of a number of additional fraud prevention initiatives, particularly efforts aimed at ensuring a secure online payment solution.
When it goes live in March 2010, Cipro will become the first government organisation to have implemented government-wide enterprise architecture (GWEA) based on service orientated architecture (SOA) and with public key infrastructure (PKI) using SAPO’s Certified Authority (CA).
Despite the delay development of the e-Cipro solution is well advanced, and will replace the current manual process of registering a company, close corporation or cooperative.
Sendwe says it will be fully implemented in a controlled phased approach once the payment solution has been approved.