Member Since: 3rd Aug 2016
22nd Apr 2017
I received an email from Gbooks earlier to say they've added the new data feeds to their personal tax returns. They say the data is only available for prior years but with 2016/17 data to follow as and when it becomes available.
4th Feb 2017
I wouldn't disagree with the above. We've been told for a while that the big boys are one step away from piling into the cloud, at which point they'll kill the competition because they're big and important.
In reality these firms are very happy just picking money off the old money tree, and aren't set up to innovate even if they wanted to. Too many people internally with turf to protect, too much red tape and beaurocracy, and too much to lose if they switch focus away from their core products.
So maybe we need to accept that the newer cloud-based players will continue to innovate, improve and multiply, and the incumbents will continue to focus on what they know and are good at. And if the incumbents do launch these long-delayed cloud services, they probably won't be very good.
3rd Dec 2016
I don't know if I'll bother looking at this system. One or two desktop software providers have launched cloud-based systems that have been panned by users. These suppliers want a cloud-based system to protect their own market position, but in reality their focus is still firmly on their desktop software.
On that note, has anyone got anything good to say about Drummorh yet?
3rd Nov 2016
Unlike yourself, I can't claim to have the lowdown on the plans of most software providers. However I rang my own software provider, and they said they're hoping to incorporate this API into their "Spring upgrade".
I pressed them on this, and they admitted that any APIs released early next year would probably be too late to be incorporated in their Spring upgrade.
So, reading between the lines, it could take 12-18 months before they have a decent range of APIs in their software. And presumably they'll then put the price up?
3rd Nov 2016
Do any other software providers (other than Gbooks) offer access to this API? Mine doesn't.