Why ERP and accounting software integrations are vital to your digital transformation
ERP and accounting software integrations are crucial to the success of your digital transformation.
You can have the best expense management software in the world — but you need to integrate it with the right tools to ensure you have the complete financial spend journey set up for your business. Corporate cards and expense management software make spend data capture and control easy to manage at the start of your journey. Then it's vital to have robust connections with your chosen ERP or accounting software to keep the data flowing seamlessly.
Integrations make all this possible by connecting your disparate tools and allowing them to "talk to each other." That's why it's so important to consider how and who you want your software tools to integrate with before making any SaaS purchases.
The benefits of Datev integration
Datev is an accounting system with a long history helping tax consultants, accountants, and lawyers with bookkeeping tasks.
By integrating your expense management software with Datev, you can reap the following surprising benefits:
Automatic data transfer reduces manual entry
Finance teams can quickly review employee expenses once submitted. As soon as this happens, the Datev integration can push this data so there won't be any stray expenses left to deal with at the end of the month.
Real-time expense tracking
Expense management software facilitates the real-time processing of expenses. Employees can use their cameras to snap a picture of their receipt, upload the photo, and done. Gone are the days of carrying stacks of paper receipts in a wallet that can get lost or be damaged.
But that's not all. Now that the data can flow between the two systems, expenses can go from the restaurant to your expense management software through automated reviews and into Datev in seconds. This speed of data flow means that any spend is visible in real-time and helps the business make informed decisions with the correct information at hand.
Improved reconciliation processes and fewer mistakes
Reducing manual labor around data helps eliminate human error. Companies can greatly improve the accuracy of spend data by processing payments through expense management software (including both individual and team/ project spend).
By letting the software take care of every step of the journey, businesses can let humans get on with what they're best at; strategy, innovation, and creativity. Plus, get the peace of mind that reconciliations will be fast, timely, and more importantly, error-free.
Payhawk's spend management software comes with auto-alerts that flag when an expense is missing or if it's missing some essential information. And it also automatically chases cardholders for missing receipts.
Meanwhile, Datev prevents users from exporting the same expense twice, or without any key data points, for the tax consultant. Meaning that when combined, Payhawk and Datev offer error-free spend data, with no gaps. Perfect for closing the month, staying audit-ready, and making well-informed decisions.
Enhanced financial reporting
Healthy businesses need accurate financial reporting and real-time data to make decisions. Financial reporting helps companies comply with legal and regulatory requirements, such as tax laws and financial reporting standards.
Integrating Payhawk with Datev will enhance your financial reporting by making it more complete, timely, and accurate.
More productive (and happier) employees
Freeing employees from manual labor and human mistakes via automation makes them more productive and more satisfied. In a recent study commissioned by Salesforce, 84% of respondents said they were more satisfied with their company thanks to automation in the workplace.
Reducing the stress associated with repetitive manual tasks can improve job satisfaction and work-life balance. This increased efficiency frees them to leave work on time and focus on personal activities and fulfillment outside work. And happier employees result in higher productivity.
How to successfully integrate Datev and your expense management software
The mention of the word integration might conjure up images of a lengthy IT project and expensive IT consultants; however, that's the opposite experience of working with Payhawk and using a Dateve integration.
In fact, getting started with Payhawk and Datev takes seconds. Once connected, users can export expenses, invoices, and deposits in real time with just one click.
Ready to experience how Payhawk's expense management software can monitor and track all your company expenses and communicate with your accounting software? Book a demo today.