Digitally signing Certificates of Compliance – for thousands of cars
Recent EU legislation requires vehicle importers to supply digitally signed Certificates of Compliance (CoC) to their relevant registration authorities. Without these, dealers can’t license their vehicles for motor tax or receive registration numbers from the Vehicle Registration Office (VRO). This left the respective distribution operations within the group in charge of importing Mitsubishi and Fuso vehicles with a looming deadline, and a mountain of paperwork to complete.
In Ireland, the Revenue services set a hard deadline. As a result, FKH needed to have all the certificates digitally signed and submitted by the 12th of September, 2016. With this date fast approaching, they couldn’t have finished the paperwork on time. Their Dealer network was extensive, meaning they had tens of thousands of cars that needed certificates signed. Unfortunately, if they didn’t get it completed their business would have faced a disaster – they couldn’t sell cars that couldn’t be registered or taxed.
There was simply no way they could finish it manually. One franchise alone had a backlog of nearly 20,000 cars they needed to process – solely from 2016. If they filed them all by hand, it would take 2-3 minutes per car. With so many in the inventory, this would have taken their staff three months to complete. The business simply didn’t have that time to spare.