e-GAR: what is it?

Today, there are more and more statements and endless data to communicate. Since January 1st 2018, the waste transport communication is exclusively covered by this format. An e-GAR is the dematerialized version of a Waste Monitoring Guide. This document includes all information regarding the identification, quantity and classification of waste, its origin and destination, identification of the carrier and date of transport.

Delivering an e-GAR doesn’t have to be a challenge – ERP SAGE X3 is prepared to support e-GAR communication and F5IT is available to support its customers in this process, in order to get the most out of their software.

Flowchart of an e-GAR

During its lifetime, an e-GAR transits between different actors, states and operations. The flowchart demonstrates an overview of the process:

How to Issue an e-GAR?

The issuance of an e-GAR must be carried out by the producer or on his behalf by one of the other parties (carrier, OGR), provided that the producer authorizes the guide.

How can I issue an e-GAR? There are two hypotheses:

  • Through SILIAMB’s portal (Integrated Environmental Licensing System), oriented to the small producer or OGR, with a small annual volume of guides;
  • Through Webservices that companies have developed to directly connect their ERP’s to SILiAmb, oriented to professional users with a large monthly amount of guides.

Is this second option that F5IT has been working on, in order to allow its customers to simplify this process and be able to connect all the information with their SAGE X3 ERP.

 

How to implement the e-GAR circuit in SAGE X3

As mentioned above, SAGE X3 is prepared to support e-GAR communication. The process will be supported in the specific e-GAR module, based on the dispatch documents or directly from the module, from which the communication will be triggered.

 

e-GAR module

All the information is inserted in this X3 module. In order to streamline the entire circuit, all information must be correctly entered into the ERP, thus eliminating the need to register documents on two different platforms (ERP and SILiAmb).

Authenticity can be verified by direct external consultation (no accreditation in SILiAmb needed), by connecting via webservices.

 

Web services

The SRIR (Regional Waste Information System) provides a set of web services, with the objective of allowing interoperability with solutions developed by the users of the platform, intended for the management and issuance of e-GAR’s autonomously.

Access to the web services is carried out by allocating a security key (token) to all entities wishing to communicate with the SRIR platform through their information systems.

 

Benefits

The dematerialization of this process brings some advantages, namely:

  • Eliminate millions of paper sheets per year;
  • Simplify the filling in information and integrity with other third-party systems;
  • Greater and better inspection and control of recorded information, avoiding possible errors or fraud attempts;
  • Information security, guaranteeing the authenticity of the data and complementary information of the registration holder;
  • Reduce administrative costs and other indirect costs.