The Business Service Portal for the benefit of the administration
Whether it's "A” as in "Anmeldung von Mitarbeiterinnen bzw. Mitarbeitern” (registering employees) or "U“ as in "Unternehmensgründung” (starting a business), the business service portal (USP) offers comprehensive information from the public administration for entrepreneurs. Since May 2012, the most important eGovernment applications of the federal government (e.g. FinanzOnline, the services of the social insurance, data processing register, e-invoicing to the federal government, etc.) can also be reached by registered businesses after just one identification step at the USP-portal. By making use of the one-stop portal “usp.gv.at” authorities can place information relevant for companies in a targeted manner. The authorities are supported here by the joint editorial team of the “Wiener Zeitung” which checks each article at the USP for quality and then publishes it.
Moreover authorities with their own eGovernment applications can use the user and rights administration system of the business service portal (USP) for their own identification and authentication processes of companies or their employees. The applications are then available for companies by using their USP identification, both directly from the USP and also via the website of the authority (“partner portal login”). Authorities do not have to develop any user administration concept of their own, save development and operating costs and have the certainty that only persons actually authorised by the company are using the application.
Currently, already 25 applications use the identification and authentication function of the USP and this number is continually growing.