The Voice of UK Business Software
As a UK trade body, BASDA (The Business Application Software Developers Association) operates through representation and collaboration to ensure that the voice of the UK business software industry is heard by some of the highest levels within UK government, policy-makers and industry media.
Creating Value for our Members
Joining BASDA goes beyond a package of benefits. It goes much deeper with the advantage felt across your organisation and customers.
SHAPING YOUR WORLD
BASDA has made a direct and positive impact on the world of its members and their customers for over 25 years.
Involvement in BASDA makes a real difference to the development of its members and their future careers.
Collaboration and shared learning across the BASDA community brings a tangible result for members and their customers.
ANNUAL SUMMIT 2023
Thursday 19th October, Wellcome Collection, London. Join your industry peers and guest speakers for networking and an opportunity to discuss the latest pertinent topics.
SELECTING BUSINESS SOFTWARE GUIDES
Our suite of guides will help organisations make the right choices for their business and run efficient purchasing processes.
SHARING INDUSTRY NEWS WITH YOU
Read our latest news, information on new members and other industry updates in our Blog.
As a collective and influential industry voice we focus our lens on real issues that matter to our members. We address current issues and influence legislation as it is being formulated, with engagement at the highest levels within regulatory bodies, government, HMRC and industry media. BASDA plays a key role to ensure that business software developers and their customers are at the heart of the conversation.
Our lens is continuously focussed on the key topics impacting our members. Our current focus is on:
Representing and working for members to spearhead ‘inclusive design’ across our products – to the benefit of all businesses and citizens across the private and public sectors who consume such software products and services.
Understanding the implications of post-Brexit for our industry and ensuring that our members are prepared for the challenges, regulatory changes, timelines, and business opportunities that it brings.
Understanding the dynamics of this banking initiative to reduce payment times whilst working with our members to address concerns, brief them on latest research and best practices to support their businesses to take advantage from the changing banking requirements.
Sharing key insights from research, understanding the benefits, risks and concerns for our members whilst working to influence at the highest levels in government to improve cyber security and Data Protection.
Find out more about the benefits of BASDA and how to join.
Our Specialist Interest Groups
BASDA’s established Specialist Interest Groups (SIG) are led by members on behalf of members and address key issues that impact the software industry and our customers.
The focus of this SIG is to engage with relevant, key government departments and agencies along with specialists across public and private sectors to develop awareness, create best practice methodologies for inclusive design and accessibility for members and to add value to their brands, propositions and addressable markets.
SIG: Accountants in Practice
Focussing on matters affecting the software products that firms of accountants use and, by extension, their clients. We provide an early introduction to matters in the regulatory and compliance environment.
Representing members on the Operational Forum of HMRC's Construction Industry Scheme to contribute to the discussion on the operation of the scheme and ensure software changes are prioritised and appropriately considered.
SIG: Interoperability & Standards
The requirement is for electronic exchange to become the predominant invoicing method by 2020 continues. BASDA focuses on enabling members to maximise eBusiness Technology and to facilitate the widest possible and seamless adoption and support interoperability.
SIG: Payments & Finance
A forum designed to inform and educate on the best-in-class payment infrastructure and standards for the benefit of our members and their customers. We seek to maintain close links to national and international payment systems and wherever possible, influence the direction of travel and implementation of policy.
SIG: Payroll, Pensions & HR
Representing members at Government decision making level to influence the requirements and legislation being introduced. We provide the opportunities to help influence decision making and implementation, in addition to providing foresight and product planning information vital for development road maps.
Member Focus - Xledger UK
“All BASDA topics are relevant. We recently attended a Making Tax Digital event, which was very useful. The impact of Brexit on the use of standards is something we are looking to BASDA for advice and information on. BASDA certainly keeps us in the loop on important decisions on standards. Xledger UK looks to BASDA to help us ensure compliance is met. A recent webinar on GDPR has proved very helpful for example.”
Events and Dates for the Diary
View our Member Calendar to find out more about forthcoming BASDA Events and other Key Industry Dates.
News and Insights
Keep up to date with Industry News and Insights from across the BASDA membership.
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