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South Carolina Secretary of State's UCC Online Receives International Award

COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Outstanding Partnership Award was presented to the South Carolina Secretary of State's Office on May 13, 2013 at the 36th Annual International Association of Commercial Administrators Conference in Boston, MA. The Merit Award was presented for the partnership between the Secretary of State's Office and South Carolina Interactive for the development of the UCC Online File, Search and Retrieval system.

"We are extremely pleased with the success of UCC Online. Online filings and searches save time and money for both businesses and government," said South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond. "We look forward to working with South Carolina Interactive to provide additional online services for our constituents."

Last year, the Secretary of State's Office's UCC Online program was honored with a national Digital Government Achievement Award, by the Center for Digital Government and an Elite Achievers Award, sponsored by the South Carolina Chapter of Government Management Information Sciences (SC.GMIS).

UCC Online allows businesses and citizens to file, search and retrieve UCC documents electronically at This web-based application was built through a partnership between the Secretary of State's Office and South Carolina Interactive, a Columbia-based subsidiary of the eGovernment firm NIC.

UCC Online provides:

"¢Â Convenient 24/7 access;

"¢Â Screen wizards to ensure accurate and efficient filings;

"¢Â Help links on every page;

"¢Â Immediate filing confirmation;

"¢Â Viewable UCC filing records and recorded statutory liens;

"¢Â Quicker UCC Search processing time; and

"¢Â Immediate search results.

Businesses can also file UCC documents electronically by sending XML documents through a web service API.

UCC Online Search and Retrieval Capabilities:

"¢Â Search for UCC documents by name or filing number;

"¢Â Order and immediately receive official search results and documents; and

"¢Â Print certified and non-certified documents from your computer.

For more information on UCC Online or the South Carolina Secretary of State's Office, visit

Users can find out more about online Government services in South Carolina through:



About is the official Web site of South Carolina government ( and a collaborative effort between the State and South Carolina Interactive to enable government to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information. The South Carolina Budget and Control Board's Division of State Information Technology provides guidance to South Carolina Interactive which is responsible for operating, maintaining, and marketing South Carolina Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at

Ken Oliphant, 803-771-0131
South Carolina Secretary of State's Office
Renee S. Daggerhart, 803-734-0629

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