As you might know, DATEV is one of the leading providers of tax and accountant services in Germany. It offers an integrated solution for your tax consultants, auditors, and lawyers in all areas related to payroll, accounting, account bookkeeping, and business consulting.


To improve your payroll experience, Kenjo offers you a DATEV LODAS integration. Features include importing DATEV data into Kenjo and creating a DATEV-compatible payroll export file for a simple upload to DATEV.


Bear in mind that this integration is at an early stage. We will continue expanding its functionalities in upcoming releases. To be up to date on our releases check What is new in Kenjo? here.


In this article, you will find an overview of all the processes and documentation you need to activate, manage, import, and export your DATEV files.


Step 1: Activate your DATEV integration


To initially set up the DATEV integration in Kenjo, go to Settings > Integrations > DATEV, and toggle the switch on. A new window will pop out. Click on NOTIFY SUPPORT TEAM so we can receive your request to activate the integration.



We will then receive a request to activate the integration for you and will let you know.


Step 2: Import employee and payroll data from DATEV into Kenjo


Once the DATEV integration is active, you will need to import your employees' data into Kenjo. If you are already using DATEV, you or your Tax advisor can most likely provide the ASCII file containing the information about your employees and send it to the Support team.


Once the import is ready, you will be able to see this information by going to People > Employee profile > Actions, and clicking on SHOW DATEV FIELDS. A new set of Employee fields will appear in the Employee profile of all your employees. These fields correspond to the fields that DATEV will need for their services.


:bulb:More help: Import DATEV's data into Kenjo


Step 3: Manage your DATEV integration


Once the integration is activated, click on Settings > DATEV > Settings. Here you will be able to add the details of your DATEV's account, as well as configure the general settings under which your export is going to work. In this section, you will be able to determine the Pay period and the Employees with its DATEV fields that you wish to include in the export. 


:bulb:More help: Manage your DATEV integration


Step 4: Export the DATEV ASCII file with employee and payroll data


This is the final step of the process. To export the DATEV LODAS file, go to People > Payroll and choose DATEV Export from the Payroll groups. Make sure that you have also chosen the right payroll period before you make your export. Once you click on DOWNLOAD, you will have the DATEV ASCII file to import into your DATEV account.


Take into consideration that, even if you activate the DATEV export, you will still be able to download your preliminary payroll file. The DATEV export does not interfere with or compromise the preliminary payroll export and its full scope of information.


:bulb:More help: Export Kenjo's data to DATEV