Having started my first business in the UK, I was used from day one to cloud-first accounting solutions - with the likes of Xero (accounting SaaS from NZ).
It was hard when moving to Germany and starting businesses there, to find out the accounting software market is basically a monopoly from Datev. An old, legacy solution used by most accountants & tax professionals.
2+ years in, and with a bit of time on my hands, I decided to look into their progress and see if I could integrate and automate my processes via API or other means.
They seem to have a developer portal, which either didn't exist or I missed it back then:
Well, apparently it's a pilot and they don't take any new beta testers 😕
Though registration is open.
... perhaps another day..
Exploring integration between Penta and DATEV now.
Step by step:
Plan C: upload receipts via email.. https://apps.datev.de/help-center/documents/1007550?topic=Programmnutzung&topic=Programmnutzung&product=datev-unternehmen-online