First DataDear release of 2020



Welcome to the first DataDear release for 2020.

As announced late last year, the product team has been preparing the platform for several other QuickBooks Online POST templates which are being launched over the next few months.

QuickBooks - Post & Edit Vendors and Customers

QuickBooks Online - the ability to POST and EDIT vendors and customers from the same DataDear template is currently in Beta and the template can be downloaded from the Templates Library!


HMRC - MTD VAT submission

Minor improvements to the free MTD submission tool. These changes will improve the service to make the process easier to understand and to use. The VAT (VRN) number is now collected during the sync with HMRC and can be used automatically by the system without the need to enter this number again in the process. In addition, the error messages are more intelligent and are guiding the user on the various error messages.

The same template can be used and HMRC/DataDear users without a saved VRN will be informed to reconnect the systems.


Coming Soon

Another QuickBooks Online Accounting Template - Create and update Accounts quickly directly from Excel.


Other Improvements

  • Excel toolbar disappearing - A major frustration point for Office 365 users - a permanent solution has been found and released to avoid this from happening again.

  • Data Backup/Copy - further improvements and bug fixes.

  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.

The upgrade will start at 7.30am UTC (18.30 AEDT / 20.30 NZDT / 08.30 CET / 9.30 SAST / 23.30 PST) and will take no more than 60 minutes during which DataDear will be unavailable. The add-in will update automatically once you open Excel after the release is completed.