Friday, April 22, 2016

Systems Replacement Update #4


The launch of the new Automated Tax and Licensing Administration System (ATLAS) is just over a month away. Our team is setting up system access so that our partners can hit the ground running in June. As you will soon see, the update is not window dressing or a fresh-looking interface. It’s a comprehensive systems replacement for managing your licensing work, sharing information, and creating reports.

Training Modules

Training modules sent early this month gave many of you the first look at ATLAS. It replaces the text-only interface of the IBM-based system. The modules help all new ATLAS users learn to navigate the system, use work queues, and collect data for reports.

NOTE: ATLAS requires an updated web browser. Internet Explorer 10 or above, Google Chrome, or Firefox are all good options.

In-Person Training info

The systems configuration is complete and user testing is underway. Usability tests have also been conducted. Calendar reminders have been sent to those identified for in-person trainings. More training information and materials will be available in June. We have scheduled training in Spokane Valley, Marysville, Issaquah, and Tumwater for the first two weeks in May. If you have questions, contact BLSPartnership Services.

Dept. of Revenue - Tumwater
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 5

New look for License Lookup

A popular service used thousands of times daily will get a new look in June. The feature will be updated. The easy-to-use interface will now return more results for searches.
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New Business Licensing ‘Wizard’

Another popular feature getting a makeover is the former Business Licensing Guide, which now becomes the Business Licensing “Wizard.” The magic happens for those who begin the online application process and get step-by-step assistance as they answer questions about their business activities and locations. The Wizard can be a huge time-saver because, using a code provided at the end of the Wizard, users can pre-populate the online business application with the inputted information to expedite the process for new and growing businesses.

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We look forward to seeing many of you in the coming weeks. We will be in touch.

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~BLS Partnership Services