To manage your DATEV integration, go to Settings > DATEV > Settings. If you have still not activated the integration, follow the steps explained in this article.

There are two sections to manage your DATEV integration: GENERAL and DATEV FIELDS 


General Settings

In the general section, you will find an overview of your DATEV details. Here you can add all the information related to your DATEV account in order for the export process to work properly. 

  • The most important fields are the Consultant number (Beraternummer) and Client number (Mandantennumer). You should be able to find this information on your DATEV account or it should be provided by your account manager.
  • We recommend that you do not change the fields that are filled out by default unless you need to.
  • At the moment our target is LODAS, which it's the interface that we have available at the moment.

Pay period: 

Defines the time frame that you want your payroll table and export to reflect. You have three options:

  • Monthly, calendar month: will cover the frame from the 1st until the last day of the month. This is especially useful for employees who receive a fixed monthly salary (for example, 01.01 - 31.01). Even if your export day is before 31.01, the full monthly salary will still appear on your list. 
  • Monthly starting on: will establish a specific date in the month when you want to run your payroll.
  • Variable depending on confirmation date: will establish an open-ended payroll period. The closing date will depend on the date you confirm for your payroll under People > Payroll > CONFIRM. The next payroll period will start the following day. 

After choosing the correct answer pay period, click on SAVE.


Here you can select each of the employees that you want to include in the DATEV LODAS export. To choose all employees in your company, click on SELECT ALL. If you want to eliminate them, click on CLEAR ALL. You can also delete or add specific employees.

Make sure you click SAVE after making any changes.

DATEV fields

Here you will find your company's settings per each company you might have. If you have more than one company, you will have a separate section for each.

  • From this view, you can select or exclude field categories or specific fields that are relevant or not to your payroll export process. These fields will appear in the ASCII file that you will later export from Kenjo.
  • If you decide to make any modifications to the fields you want to export on your ASCII file, always click on SAVE before exporting them.
  • To select or delete Employee fields, make sure you click on each of the ones that appear in the list. Just by clicking the general category (for example, Bank) will not activate all the fields that the category includes (for example, personal number, IBAN, BIC, or Account holder's name).

Note: our current version of the DATEV integration (LODAS) only includes fixed salaries (monthly and yearly). Hourly salaries and variable payments are not yet included, as well as time off types. 

Once you have set up your DATEV LODAS settings, you will be able to download the file by going to People > Payroll. Visit our article to learn more.