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.

FeatureGSTN Offline ToolsOcta GST
Data PrivacyYesYes
AccessibilityWorks without internetWorks without internet
Ease of UseMultiple Tools for different returnsSingle tool for everything
Data ManagementHistory not maintainedEfficient data management as per taxpayer GSTIN & PAN
Import ProcessYes but difficult to analyse the issue if import failsYes! Friendly, flexible and robust import assistant
Importing Excel Files in GSTN FormatYes but some sheets are not importedYes
Importing Raw Business DocumentsNo! Only processed data in GSTN format is importedYes! Auto generates the return using business documents
Data StorageSimple JSON File StorageRobust power-fail safe structured storage engine
ReconciliationNot SupportedAutomatic matching and reconciliation, Detailed mismatch report
ITC ClaimOne by one for every GST rateFlexible and bulk ITC claim
Large Data HandlingLimited to 1 JSON file and 19000 recordsUnlimited records, auto-split of data in multiple JSON files
Large Data PerformancePerformance degrades significantlyFast response even with thousands of invoices
GSTR-2A SupportView OnlyView & 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.

Choose wisely!