As more and more UK organisations start to finalise their Making Tax Digital compliancy plans, we thought it would be beneficial for Unit4 ERP (Agresso) customers to hear how our industry leading solution has helped other organisations in a similar situation to them.

As well as being an early adopter of our Unit4 ERP (Agresso) Making Tax Digital solution, Accent Group were also one the first organisations to submit an electric VAT return via our solution in August 2019.

We discussed with the housing provider why they opted for our solution, and how they have found their experience with the solution so far…

Integra Associates: Could you explain a bit about Accent Group and the problem you were trying to solve with our Unit4 ERP (Agresso) Making Tax Digital solution?

Accent Group: Essentially the Accent Group has two VAT registrations, one of which is a VAT group registration comprising of five different company members, and the other a single VAT registration for a standalone company.

We therefore needed to be able to submit two separate VAT returns with different period/quarter end dates, and as mentioned above, we also required a solution that could handle multiple companies in a single VAT group.

What were the initial challenges you faced when trying to find a suitable Making Tax Digital solution?

We originally viewed three solutions.  One of the solution providers advised they could not handle multiple companies in one VAT group, while another provider could but their solution was outside of Unit4 ERP (Agresso) and came with lots of extra services which we did not require. This solution was also double the cost of the others. 

Integra Associates offered a solution which fulfilled all of our requirements.

Where did you first hear about our Making Tax Digital solution?

Our Finance System Administrator had previous experience using consultants from Integra Associates, and therefore looked on the website to see if there was anything available.

What features of our Making Tax Digital solution made it stand out when compared to others?

The solution gave us everything we needed, in that it was built within Unit4 ERP (Agresso), could have multiple companies within one VAT group, and could also handle our partial exemption status. 

The support package and cost were also a factor in our decision.

How did you find the process of implementing our Making Tax Digital solution using the accompanying installation guides?

The implementation process was straightforward and was carried out in house with very little help required. Subsequent updates have also been easy to apply to the solution.

How have you found the level of support you have received from our Unit4 ERP (Agresso) Support Desk team as part of the accompanying annual maintenance & support package?

We have found them to be very responsive. Anytime we have contacted them we have received prompt effective responses.

Overall, how effective do you believe our solution has been in helping Accent Group ensure compliancy with the new Making Tax Digital regulations?

The solution has enabled Accent Group to send VAT returns digitally for both VAT groups, relatively easily and on time. 

We would highly recommend this product to any Unit4 ERP (Agresso) users for their Making Tax Digital VAT returns.

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