The need to establish a single framework for the organization, information and use of the registries of public administration has always been a standing requirement of transactions with public authorities and broader public sector.
Some of the problems faced especially by the business community concerning the overall business processes were the duplication of data, nomenclature, different encodings, fragmented data collection by authorities, lack of business historical data etc.
For all these reasons, it was a standing demand of the commercial world of the country for many years to create a single electronic commercial registry. It is widely accepted that the creation of a General Electronic Commercial Registry (G.E.MI.) for all legal forms of businesses in Greece, will assist in the monitoring of commercial enterprises by the state and will lead to better service of the firms themselves by the central government and its relevant authorities.