To enable companies nationwide to process applications simply, quickly and without media discontinuity, the federal government has decided to create a standardized company account as part of the implementation of the Online Access Act (OZG). This is intended to facilitate access to digital administrative services via a central platform for contact with public authorities. The federal states of Bavaria and Bremen have been commissioned to develop the standardized corporate account, including mailbox functionalities.
Based on the ELSTER technology from Bavaria, which is already established in the tax sector, a central online portal with the uniform corporate account - My Corporate Account (Mein.UK) - will be offered in the future. In addition to the already existing and well-known "ELSTER mailbox", Bremen contributes an extended mailbox as well as the necessary authorization mechanisms.
Both functionalities were requested in particular by representatives and associations from the business community.
Bremen relies on the expertise of its IT service providers and has commissioned Dataport to implement the authorization module and Governikus to implement the extended corporate mailbox (working title OZG-PLUS Postfach). This includes the modules for business and government (MuWiSta), which consist of modules 5 + 6 of the unified corporate account. The extended company mailbox will also enable companies to participate in electronic legal transactions - i.e., communication with the judiciary.
Both the corporate mailbox and the authorization module developed by Dataport are scheduled to go live nationwide in 2023.