Welcome to our weekly round-up of the latest news and updates from the accounting tech world.
This week, Tech Insights features BTCSoftware's lifeline for VT users, a GoCardless benchmarking survey, new Pandle updates and API integrations.
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BTCSoftware announces MTD for VAT ‘lifeline’ for VT users
Following VT’s decision not to integrate a Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT solution within its products, BTCSoftware has offered a ‘lifeline’ to VT users who want to continue using VT products.
VT clients using BTCSoftware's Solution Suite can continue using the VT products and comply with MTD for VAT.
“A number of our customers are VT users and they were concerned about having to find alternatives in light of MTD for VAT," said Paul Oldridge, business development director of BTCSoftware. “This solution will enable them to continue using all of the software they love and trust, and at the same time meet their clients’ compliance obligations.”
Launching at Accountex, BTCSoftware’s MTD for VAT Solution will integrate with VT to import VAT data from the VT Cashbook and VT Transaction Plus products. Agents using this solution can submit their clients’ VAT returns to HMRC in the required MTD format as well as gather historic data from HMRC and submit a quick online agent-client authorisation process with HMRC.
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GoCardless benchmarking survey
GoCardless is looking to benchmark the UK accountancy industry and needs survey respondents.
Accountants participating in the Accountants Benchmarking Survey 2018 will receive a copy of the national accountancy benchmarking report based on the results of the survey. Moreover, participants will be invited to the results launch party and enter into a prize draw to win one of five £100 Amazon vouchers.
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Instant messaging and business organiser on Pandle
Pandle is set to offer a new tool for collaboration with clients with a new instant messaging feature. The software provider is currently working on a messaging centre that will allow users to message each other directly through the app.
Pandle is also working on Pandle Organiser, a complete business organiser which will include tasks, reminders and a calendar as well as collaboration tools to help clients keep in touch and on top of their bookkeeping.
Pandle has also released a new mobile app which offers the possibility of updating records and fix errors quickly.
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Adaptive insights business planning cloud integrates with NetSuite ERP
Adaptive Insights has integrated Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud with NetSuite ERP. The integration combines NetSuite ERP’s records with the Adaptive Insights’s forecast, providing customers with a more holistic view of a business.
More than 850 organisations worldwide now use NetSuite ERP with Business Planning Cloud.
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BrightPay offers API Integration with Aviva
Payroll software provider Brightpay now offers API integration with the insurance company Aviva.
BrightPay’s pension data submission is now possible via the API integration, which allows users to send their pension files directly to the Aviva web portal from Brightpay’s payroll dashboard.
The new integration simplifies the exchange of information between Brightpay and Aviva, potentially reducing processing errors and saving time by eliminating the need to log into two systems and manually exporting data and uploading it back into the pension scheme portal.