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Updates about Octa releases and GST returns

Design Changes in Octa GST 7.0

Published on October 3, 2018

Big changes in user interface are coming.

Since the launch of first version of Octa GST in August 2017, we have continuously updated it to introduce new features & improve existing ones. Your praise is highest reward for us and your criticism is our biggest motivator. We listened to your feedbacks and tried our best to incorporate them. With Octa GST, we strive to deliver all feature that boost your productivity while working on GST compliance, but not at the price of simplicity.
Comparison of Octa GST with GSTN Offline Tools

Published on December 5, 2017

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 Data Privacy Yes Yes 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!
Designing the User Experience of Octa GST

Published on September 9, 2017

How to make a GST software which is both powerful and easy to use?

When a user starts using a new software, invariably there are few things to learn. Some software are quick to get started, some has a steep learning curve. This post explain our approach to designing the user expereince of Octa GST. Make it instantly familiar No one likes to read long user manuals. When we started out with Octa, one of the design goal for our user experience team was to maximise the use of existing & established user interface patterns.
About the Pricing of Octa GST

Published on August 30, 2017

What Octa GST is free at launch?

Update: Octa GST pricing has been announced. Check Octa GST Pricing Why Octa GST is free? There are lot of uncertainties because of GST introduction. We don’t want to take commercial advantage of current situation. We don’t want to sell anything unless we are 100% sure that our software meets the requirements of our customers. The reality is that no-one is actually 100% ready. Even GSTN is rapidly changing.
Introducing Octa GST

Published on August 23, 2017

Announcing the release of Octa GST software

Today we are announcing the first public release of Octa GST app. Using this app, anyone can generate GST returns quickly and accurately. A great effort is being put into developing the GST ecosystem and many service providers are offering different ways to file GST returns. When we started with the concept of Octa GST, we decided to approach the solution keeping two goals in mind: Smooth Business Integration Enable the GST return filing with minimal changes in existing business processes.