Manufacturing sector is the least digitized compared to other sectors in India. Today, only 20% of manufacturing units are using digital in their supply chain management. With GST on the anvil, this number is expected to go up, as it will be mandatory for businesses of all sizes to file their indirect taxes online as per the new tax regime.
In making manufacturing units GST complaint, Green GST is also tackling the challenge of making vendors – mostly small manufacturers and traders – ready for the new regime.
Recently, B2B e-commerce marketplace, Moglix has launched ‘Green GST’ – a SAAS-based GST application solution for manufacturing units across India. Aimed at improving transparency and digitization in the manufacturing space, the tool will provide organisations with end-to-end Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance support. The Green GST solution will be offered free of cost for a 30 day trial period to a user or companies with turnover below $4 million. Post the trial, if the user is willing to continue, they will have to bear a subsidized costs related to GST Suvidha Provider (GSP) transaction. The cost will be valid for up to 2400 invoices a year for a single user. The solution has been developed to make supply chains of manufacturing units GST complaint ahead of the law implementation on July 1st, 2017.
Commenting on the development, Rahul Garg, Founder and CEO, Moglix said, “Moglix’s Green GST is aligned with the government’s One Country, One Tax vision. Our solution will help India’s manufacturing units become fully GST compliant within their supply chain, in an effective and efficient manner. Through this solution, Moglix hopes to make its contribution to making India future-ready, and also help promote a clean, green and transparent business environment.”
Green GST leverages Moglix’s expertise in digitizing supply chains, especially those of manufacturing units. It is a feature-rich solution for filing of GST, reconciliation of invoices, maintaining dashboards for multiple plants and warehouses, and managing taxes for various locations and cross-border trading. Moglix will extend its existing commerce eco-system to consolidate small vendors, and create a compliant atmosphere for manufacturing units to operate in. This comes on the back of Moglix’s GST filing solution introduced in December 2016 to allow mid-to-large-sized manufacturing companies file and reconcile their GST payments with the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN).
“In these interesting times, Moglix stands at a unique confluence of expertise in technology and the manufacturing supply chain. We are excited about the tremendous opportunity for our customers to enhance their business footprint using our technology and analytics capabilities,” said Garg.
Founded in August 2015 by Rahul Garg who was previously the Head of Advertising Exchange at Google Asia, Moglix is an B2B e-commerce marketplace that specializes in B2B procurement of industrial products such as MRO, fasteners, electrical, hardware, pneumatics, safety items and more. Startup has raised Series A and Seed funding of Rs38 Cr from venture capital firms like Accel Partners, Jungle Ventures, SeedPlus and Venture Highway. The company is backed by Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons as an investor. Recently, SAP Labs identified Moglix as its startup tech partner for shaping B2B commerce in India.