KARACHI: The Web Based One Custom (WeBOC) module for diplomatic cargoes is under development, sources told Customs Today.
Sources also informed Customs Today that out of the 65 total WeBOC modules, about 49 have already been finalised while the remaining are under various phases of development which include the Reverse Afghan Transit Cargo module for cargoes entering Pakistan from Afghanistan.
The development of WeBOC module is a tedious process that starts with the flow chart and HLR (High Level Requirements of the Customs procedures and processes) by the Directorate General of Reforms and Automation. This flow chart and HLR is then forwarded to all the Collectorates for feeding and inputs. Once, the Directorate of Reforms and Automation receives the feedback from the Collectorates, it will hand it over to BA (Business Analysts) of the Pakistan Revenue Automation (Private) Limited (PRAL), the developer of the modules as per the specifications provided by the Directorate General of Reforms and Automation.
PRAL’s business analysts work on the Business Requirement Developments (BRDs) of the module and once they are done, they give it back to its analysts to check if it matches required procedures and the feedback. Once the module-in-development is approved the Directorate General of Reforms and Automation take the module back to PRAL’s software development team for development and once developed the module is sent back to the Directorate General R&A for internal Users Acceptance Testing (UAT).
Once finalised the directorate intimates all the collectorates representatives to join external Users Acceptance Testing for feedback if any to once again finalise the module for the ultimate deployment of the module in WeBOC system and when that happens the directorate general inform all the directorates and other stakeholders like clearing agents that the module is ready for use.