The team at DATEV.it develops software solutions for tax consultants, auditors and their clients. Thousands of organizations in Italy and beyond are using DATEV.it applications for tax declarations, accounting, payroll, electronic invoicing, and document management.
In 2001, the Milanese tax consultant cooperative KOINOS started to collaborate with DATEV eG, Germany’s third largest software company. The joint DATEV KOINOS today is supporting thousands of customers, providing solutions for Italian tax consultants and their clients with high quality and reliable software and services from DATEV.it. Wisej was selected as the primary technology for future web projects in 2018.
Stefan Kukla, Executive Officer and Head of International Markets at DATEV eG: “Using Wisej as a base technology for our future product portfolio at DATEV.it was a very successful move: We were able to cut down on time-to-market with a much increased developer productivity while adding features and innovations that make a difference to thousands of users of the DATEV.it product line.“
“We have been through an evaluation phase in which we used various state-of-the-art web development technologies to implement application prototypes.” explains Ruggero Vecchio.
All prototypes had to satisfy a number of prerequisites that were considered important for the kind of software developed at DATEV.it. In particular, the possibility to offer a very efficient and ergonomic user experience was key: Accountants are normally using DATEV’s applications all day long and often need to be very fast in performing data entry operations. Keyboard navigation, for example, is not always easy to handle in web applications, but this has to work reliably to support user demands.
Some of the real benefits that Wisej offers, compared to more “traditional” web development technologies, became apparent at the end of the prototyping phase, when the developers at DATEV.it compared the results. The main reason was the possibility to leverage some critical advantages offered by Wisej such as:
Ruggero Vecchio summarizes the team’s impression: “The prototype based on Wisej stood out as absolutely the most advanced one: In terms of productivity we could achieve a much better result in a fraction of the time spent on the implementation of the other prototypes.”
Wisej offers some big advantages compared to the majority of alternative development technologies for the web: it can be used as a comprehensive development tool, even for very complex applications, and offers an integrated UI designer that dramatically simplifies the design of complex UIs. When looking at the main benefits that DATEV.it enjoyed as a result of using Wisej, the developer team named a number of clear advantages:
“We are absolutely satisfied because we could maximize the results and meet all of our planned prerequisites. Generally speaking, Wisej is today probably one of the best platforms for the development of line of business software for the web.” – DATEV.it
DATEV.it is an Italian software factory that belongs to the German DATEV group. Its mother company, DATEV eG, ranks at #3 of Germany’s largest software companies providing IT solutions and services for tax consultants, auditors, lawyers as well as their clients. These are supported by DATEV mainly in the fields of accounting, business consulting, taxes, and enterprise resource planning (ERP). DATEV eG employs close to 8,000 people with a revenue of 1,1 Billion EUR.
The software applications developed by DATEV.it are sold under the brand name DATEV KOINOS. Thousands of Italian tax advisors’ offices and their clients make use of DATEV.it solutions for accounting, tax declarations, balance sheet, office and document management, pay slips, and billing.
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