Comparison of Octa GST with GSTN Offline Tools
What are advantages of using Octa GST over GST offline tools?
There are many solutions available in market to help in GST compliance. Official GST Portal also offers a set of offline tools to assist in GST return filing. But Octa GST has some distinct set of features which deliver a great value to its users.
|Feature||GSTN Offline Tools||Octa GST|
|Accessibility||Works without internet||Works without internet|
|Ease of Use||Multiple Tools for different returns||Single tool for everything|
|Data Management||History not maintained||Efficient data management as per taxpayer GSTIN & PAN|
|Import Process||Yes but difficult to analyse the issue if import fails||Yes! Friendly, flexible and robust import assistant|
|Importing Excel Files in GSTN Format||Yes but some sheets are not imported||Yes|
|Importing Raw Business Documents||No! Only processed data in GSTN format is imported||Yes! Auto generates the return using business documents|
|Data Storage||Simple JSON File Storage||Robust power-fail safe structured storage engine|
|Reconciliation||Not Supported||Automatic matching and reconciliation, Detailed mismatch report|
|ITC Claim||One by one for every GST rate||Flexible and bulk ITC claim|
|Large Data Handling||Limited to 1 JSON file and 19000 records||Unlimited records, auto-split of data in multiple JSON files|
|Large Data Performance||Performance degrades significantly||Fast response even with thousands of invoices|
|GSTR-2A Support||View Only||View & Export to Excel|
If you are dealing with only a few invoices then using the GSTN Offline Tools may be feasible. But if you need to manage any non-trivial amount of data, then using the right tool can increase your productivity many times and also reduce the chances of errors in return data.