Improvements to the functionality of accounting integrations

Lauren Burgess

Having your accounting software linked with your job management software can be incredibly helpful for keeping all your records organised and saving time on administrative tasks. We currently integrate with eight accounting packages including Sage, Xero, QuickBooks, KashFlow and more. (If you use something else and you think it would make a worthwhile addition to our integrations, please make a suggestion here and we’ll take it into consideration.)

We’re always looking for additional opportunities to make these integrations more valuable for you and we’ve recently made some adjustments that we think do just that!

Parent file failures fail child files

(Say that five times fast!) What this means is that when a file can’t be sent to your accounting package and therefore fails, all the files dependent on it will also fail. So for example, if you have a customer file that has a name or value that can’t be read, this will fail along with any invoices raised against that customer. Similarly, if an invoice fails, payments recorded against it will fail too.

Before now, child files of failed records would be stuck in processing “limbo” as they were unable to progress any further.

Commusoft users would then have to access each file and remove them manually before making the necessary changes to the parent file and attempting to send data again.

This update applies to all accounting integrations so you can benefit from it regardless of which software you currently use.

CIS deductions can now be processed by KashFlow

If you’re in the construction industry and work as either a contractor or subcontractor, you’ll likely be familiar with the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). This scheme allows contractors to deduct money from subcontractor payments and pass it on to HMRC as an advance payment towards tax and National Insurance.

Up until now, it’s not been possible to submit these deductions to KashFlow (or indeed any accounting software that we currently integrate to.) Recent changes made at KashFlow mean that they’re now able to process them, so you can rest assured that any CIS deductions submitted through Commusoft will be properly managed in your accounting package.

Please do bear in mind that this update applies to KashFlow only at this time, but we believe there will be more companies making the change in the near future. We’ll be sure to update you on this blog as soon as we know more.

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