Where now after Digita dis-integrates with Xero?

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A few years ago Digita was proudly extolling the virtues of it's Xero integration - save time by importing TB's at the click of a button, no more faffing with export/importing CSV files. As of yesterday, that has finished and it is back to CSVs. They helpfully send a 5-minute video to explain a process that used to take 10 seconds, whilst re-affirming their "commitment to developing and improving their software". Hardly. I was very happy with the Digita suite despite its £300 monthly cost to a sole-practitioner - this backward step is sufficient both in terms of wasted man-hours and customer service that I'm done with Digita. 6 months to find a replacement. 

So the question is - where to now? Is anyone else in the same boat? I'll have another look at Xero Tax but it's clunky compared with Digita and I'd rather have something neat and integrated. My practice is 100% Xero so there has to be a proper integration to make it worthwhile.

Your suggestions welcomed!

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By wilcoskip
05th May 2023 11:09

We're in the process of moving from Taxfiler to TaxCalc, and are happy with what we're seeing of the Xero integration so far. No problems have arisen as yet.

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By RobbieT
05th May 2023 13:13

Thanks - I'll check it out.
Plenty of rumblings on the grapevine about IRIS butchering another acquisition- seems that TaxCalc is the landing-zone of choice.

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By wilcoskip
05th May 2023 21:16

IRIS butcher everything. It’s their modus operandi.
Unfortunately they bought out the company which handles our virtual desktops and email. As much as I’d like to get away, the thought of anything in the transition going wrong is an absolute nightmare.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
05th May 2023 13:53

Xero tax and accounts is not good enough if you are a serious accounting practice

I was hoping to use it for my simpler Xero clients, but it was painful. Quicker to do some old school dump into excel and us VT for us. We have a fairly slick VLOOKUP set up to pull the data from the Xero template to VT.

I use tax calc for software, I used Digita years ago for accounts prep, but found it very clunky for small clients. I imagine its changed since then mind.

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By legerman
07th May 2023 13:44

Capium will let you import a Xero TB, but then there's some mapping involved to match the Capium codes. I haven't done a second year yet so I don't know if the mapping will take place automatically after that or not, but it'll take about 5 mins to match once you get the hang of it.

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By Rgab1947
11th May 2023 09:36

Yes it will but you need to add the new accounts, if any.

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By Rgab1947
11th May 2023 09:35

Try Capium. Works with Xero and Quickbooks.

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By AdShawBPR
11th May 2023 09:44

I moved from Digita to Taxcalc about 5 years ago and never looked back. All my clients are on Xero but while there is a Xero integration with TC I'm happy importing csv files. Will be a long time before I let Xero loose on any tax reporting aside from VAT. VAT Reports, Payroll and Reports generally are, for me, one of Xero's weakest areas. Their high handed attitude to phasing out old style reports and introducing new style reports is rather high handed and puts me off entrusting them with such a business critical element of software.

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By Mr_awol
29th May 2023 15:18

Was it ever truly integrated?

I mean, they announced the two way integration etc but that never actually worked did it? (maybe it did but having been told by them at Synergy that it didn't and wouldn't, i must confess i stopped looking - plus there was a part of me slightly nervous about having it the ability to put our journals back into Xero and a summary closing balance journal seemed a safer route anyway).

TBH I wouldnt say the lack of direct integration, when the CSV import works well enough anyway, is a big issue.

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