X-cize - Central Excise Documentation System was developed by Venus Software Operations in 1995 and is highly appreciated and used by the manufacturers, excise consultant and chartered accountants equally. It has been regularly updated since then to reflect the latest documentation requirements as may have been specified from time to time in the Central Excise Notifications, Circluars, Trade Notices, etc. A vision of Venus Software Operations of 1995 regarding full computerization of the Central Excise Documents has now come true as mentioned in the vide noti. no. 58/99-N.T. dtd. 30.11.1999 and further clarified in the circular no. 499/65/99-CEX dtd. 10.12.1999 wherein "Rule 226A. Electronic maintenance or generation of records, returns and documents using computer." was added.
This software product has seen major changes that were made to the long standing Form R.T. 12 vide noti. no. 13/97-N.T. dtd. 01.05.1997 and further modifications which were made by the vide Trade Notice no. 129/1999 Rajkot, based on Directorate of Systems Customs & Central Excise, South Zone's letter no. V/5/1/99 D.Sys (S.Zone) dtd. 07.08.1999, has also been incorporated as two different formats of Form R.T. 12. The required invoice nos. and other document nos. are also printed, alongwith the abstract.
The daily registers like P.L.A., R.G. 23A Pt. I & II, R.G. 23C Pt. I & II, R.G. 23D, Form V, etc. are also present. Also provided in the software is the allowance of Monthly Debiting of duty under rule 173GG.
Returns like the Form R.T. 12, R.T. 5, etc. alongwith the Annexures or Pre-Budget Declaration of Stock (incl. the last bill nos.), Declaration under rule 173B, MODVAT Declaration, etc. are present. Additionally Confirmation of Authenticity Annexure D s also printed range-wise so as to facilitate the mailing by the concerned persons. All this is ccomplished by making the required single point data-entry of the documents like Purchase nvoice, Production Slip, Excisable Invoice, T.R. 6 Challan, etc.
Jobwork Processing has also een incorporated via the Main Challan Outward, Subsidiary Challan Inward and Main Challan Inward data-entry and the Stock-Register of Goods sent for Processing / Jobwork is updated. The duty debit and credit under rule 57-F(4) is managed alongwith the jobwork sent under Noti. no. 214/86.
The Central Excise Documentation System has also been enhanced to provide single point data-entry solutions for Accounting, Inventory and Order Processing. Thus, a simple data-entry made in say for eg. Excisable Invoice will simultaneously update not only the Central Excise documents like R.G. 1 and Form R.T. 12, but will also reflect in the Ledgers, Stock Ledgers and ending Orders, including the Final Accounts and Balance Sheet.
Special Central Excise Documentation Modules have also been developed for Ship-Breakers and the First-Stage Dealers.