Learn more about business-to-government batch filing and searches and the pros and cons of using this option.
Before you get started
Business-to-government filing uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) to accept one or more pre-entered electronic financing statements or search requests via the internet.
XML is a markup language that provides rules to define any data. Unlike other programming languages, XML cannot perform computing operations by itself. Instead, any programming language or software can be implemented for structured data management. Please note:
- If your system is programmed to print the data to a form, you must change the program to output data in the nationally defined XML format for UCC records.
- You can manually log onto the secure UCC website to post the filings, or your computer can automatically post the request to the UCC system and receive an electronic confirmation.
- The acknowledgment will be returned in XML format.
Should I use this option?
If you have a computer system that currently stores the data necessary to perform a UCC filing, you can use electronic batch filing to:
- Reduce or eliminate duplicate data entry
- Reduce or eliminate postage costs
- Reduce or eliminate writing checks
- No duplicate data entry.
- Immediate filing. Your electronic filing or search is processed when you submit it. There's no wait time and your filing position is assigned immediately.
- Automated payments. Fees are calculated automatically.
- No postage.
- No rejections. Records that don't meet the minimum filing requirements are refused.
- Upfront investment. Some costs are associated with setting up your computer system to output files in the required format.
Accepted forms of payment
You must pay by electronic funds transfer when using this option.