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November 2020

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IBM i (AS400) Integration with BPA Platform

IBM i (AS400) Integration with BPA Platform

If you are looking for an IBM i (AS400) integration solution that will automatically perform database extractions via ODBC, transform (e.g. XML to record set or record set to XML) and load data between your IBM i database and other other business systems to streamline manual business processes, we can help!

Or is there a requirement to be notified of critical business changes as and when they happen via email or SMS by dynamically monitoring database activity in IBM i?

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KFA Connect can provide an IBM i (AS400) automation solution which provides manufacturing, distribution, banking and insurance organisations with the ability to connect IBM i quickly and easily with other business systems to automate the transfer of data and streamline costly, time consuming data entry tasks.

BPA Platform, from Codeless Solutions will provide IBM i users with additional business process automation capabilities such as document and report automation, automated alerts and notifications and the ability to enhance workflow approval processes.

KFA Connect are BPA Platform partners and our speciality lies in order management. We can help manufacturing, distribution, banking and insurance companies with seamless integration solutions.

For more information – get in touch today.

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“Magic Tax is Simple, Free and saved Me Hours of Headbanging!”

We wanted to take the opportunity to share some Magic Tax news with you.

…and our favourite Magic Tax comment of the week too!

“Magic Tax is Simple, Free and Saved Me Hours of Headbanging.”

Magic Tax User

Hopefully, that comment sums up how easy it is to file your VAT return using Magic Tax!

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Since it’s launch, just 18 months ago Magic Tax has now raised nearly £3,000 for Marie Curie from voluntary donations kindly sent in by users of the FREE software.

Over the last 18 months, we’ve helped many small, medium and large businesses to comply with HMRC’s Making Tax Digital for VAT regulations which came into effect in April 2019.

COVID-19 has created extremely difficult times for all, and HMRC confirmed earlier this year that they are “committed to helping in every way possible all those businesses facing unprecedented challenges”.

Therefore, HMRC have provided all MTD businesses with more time to put in place digital links between all parts of their functional compatible software. This means that all businesses now have until their first VAT return period starting on or after 1 April 2021 to put digital links in place.

This means that Magic Tax users can continue to support Marie Curie by using Magic Tax to file their VAT returns and comply with HMRC’s MTD for VAT legislation. KFA Connect will continue to support Magic Tax users for as long as Bridging Software (using copy/paste method) is deemed as an acceptable means of filing by HMRC.

Thank you to the Magic Tax users for your continued donations.


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Sending Goods Post Brexit – Are Your IT Systems Ready?

Sending Goods Post-Brexit… Are Your IT Systems Ready?

We know the negotiations between the UK and the EU resumed last Thursday, after a week-long stand-off. But it’s still not clear what the final outcome might be regarding a ‘No-Deal Brexit’ and how that will affect our trade with Europe from 1st January 2021.

The UK has left the EU and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end at the end on 31st December 2020.

It’s fair to say we’ve all been a bit distracted this year with COVID-19 and this may have led to companies taking their eye off what still needs to be done.

UK companies looking to start trading in Europe and those who are already sending goods from the UK to Europe will most certainly want to be ready for what comes next…

All UK businesses who are involved in international trade will have to make changes, which need to be in place ready for 1st Jan 2021 and will apply to goods sold to EU countries.

At the moment, UK companies can sell goods to anywhere in the EU with no restrictions, and without having to pay additional import taxes and duties.

From January you will be required to use the same import and export processes that are used for the rest of the world for non-EU countries who do not have a trading agreement with the UK or EU.

An export declaration will need to be made in order to remove goods from the EU or UK customs territory and an import declaration will also need to be made to enter goods into either the EU or UK customs territory.

It’s the sender’s responsibility to ensure they are customs compliant and non-compliance will likely result in items being delayed, returned or further charges being levied.

You will need to provide your courier/s with additional information electronically in order to move your goods between these territories. How your IT systems will be able to provide information such as the following, should be urgently considered:

  • Information on the sender – including Country of Origin
  • Information on the Recipient
  • Parcel Contents
  • Parcel Weight
  • Value of Goods
  • Trade Tariff (or HS) Code

This data will be required in addition to a Customs Declaration (CN23) – to meet new customs requirements and ensure no disruption to your shipping after 1st Jan. You can read more here on the GOV.UK website.

In addition to this, if you haven’t already – you should also consider what changes will need to be made regarding transferring personal data.

KFA Connect are well-placed to help businesses ensure that the required information is available electronically from your own internal IT systems and sent to your courier/s with seamless integration and no manual input. In most cases, we can achieve this by utilising BPA Platform – (integration platform) to get your systems talking to one another and also with your third party providers – such as your courier/s.

Want to find out more? Get in touch today.

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