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.

For each payroll group you will need to add/ configure the following sections: 

  • General settings 
  • Employee fields
  • Employees 
  • Salary Identifiers
  • Payroll period  

Note: Once the full DATEV employee data has been added to Kenjo AND the integration has been set up for your company, Kenjo will now be the source of truth for all employee information. Therefore, all personal data changes and salary changes should only occur in Kenjo.


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.

Note: The DATEV settings are unique for each company. For organisations with multiple companies, the consultant number and client number may be different for each company.

Employee fields

From this tab, you can include or exclude DATEV tables or fields from the ASCII export file. Select the tables and fields based on the recommendations from your accountant. 

  • To include or exclude a field from the export, simple enable/disable a table section or disable a field within a section.
  • For the hourly salary table, you will need to select either the hourly salary 1, 2 or 3. Your accountant will need to tell you what salary number is being used for the default hourly rate in DATEV. 
  • 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.

Note: The current interface only supports one hourly rate per employee. In the future we will extend this to include multiple hourly rates.


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.

Note: New employees will not be automatically added to the table. Make sure you add the employee manually once they have been onboarded to Kenjo.

Salary Identifiers

To ensure the correct payroll output from Kenjo, you need to add the Salary ID and Salary type number for both the fixed and hourly paid salaries. Find the these values in LODAS or you can get this from your accountant.

  • Fixed salaries (both monthly and yearly salaries in Kenjo)- add the fixed salary ID (Festbezug ID) and salary  number (Festbezug Lohnart Nummer)
  • Hourly salaries - add the salary number (Erfassung Stunden: Lohnart)

Note: The salary Identifiers added here will be consistent for all employees in DATEV LODAS. To assign different IDs, go to the employees personal profile > SHOW DATEV FIELDS and manually enter the IDs.

Payroll 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.

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.