SODA = A standardized digital format, developed and registered by CodaBox.

With SODA, you directly receive the accounting documents from the different social secretariats and you can easily import them into your accounting software.

SODA benefits?

Thanks to the standardized 'SODA' format, the accounting entries, created by the social secretariats, can be sent directly to the accounting offices of the companies to be imported into their accounting program.

SODA delivery?

SODA are transferred directly (in XML format) and are made available to the Accounting Office electronically and securely via the CodaBox API or other secure electronic channels (same channel as for the delivery of CODA).

What are the conditions for ordering SODA files?

You are an Accoutant?

  • You are or you become a CodaBox client and you order the CODA Service
  • You check on our website if your client works with a Social Secretariat partner of CodaBox and if you work with a SODA compatible software
  • You order the SODA service for your client

Note: No SODA without CODA. The SODA product is not available separately. SODA can only be transferred for the professional clients of the Accountant, under the condition that CODABOX already delivers CODA on the basis of a mandate granted for this purpose. 

You are a Company?

SODA is currently only available to accountants, but if you are a client of an accountant who has subscribed to the CodaBox Services, you can obtain the direct delivery of SODA files with their agreement.

SODA pricing?

The SODA Service is charged per platform via:

  • A one-off fee which is charged 1x at the moment of activation of the mandate
  • A monthly fee* There is no cumulation as for CODA: the monthly cost for this Service is charged only once/month regardless of the number of active mandates.

When is the monthly cost of the Service charged?
As soon as you have an active SODA mandate and you receive SODA files on your platform.

Why is the cost of the SODA Service low?
Because the price does not depend on the number of client folders on each of your platforms. If you have 200 folders on your Expert platform, the price remains unchanged, you only pay the monthly cost of SODA once. 

Example of SODA fee calculation

Number of SODA mandates activated during the month on platform X
Charged by CodaBox for platform X
January1 mandate1 x one-off fee1 x monthly fee for SODA
/1 x monthly fee      "
/1 x monthly fee      "            
April80 mandates80 x one-off fee1 x monthly fee      "
/1 x monthly fee      "
/1 x monthly fee      "
July2 mandates2 x one-off fee 1 x monthly fee      "
/1 x monthly fee      "
/1 x monthly fee      "
/1 x monthly fee      "
November5 mandates5 x one-off fee1 x monthly fee      "
/1 x monthly fee      "
TOTAL88 mandates88 X one-off fee 
for each activated mandate
12 x monthly fee
for SODA Service / platform

SODA on 2 platforms?

Your accounting Office works with 1 Yuki platform and 1 Expert/M platform.

You activate the SODA Service on both platforms.

You then use 2x the SODA Service = you pay 2x the monthly cost* whatever the number of client folders you handle on your platforms.

You already have active SODA mandates and you order additional SODA mandates?

CodaBox charges the monthly fee for the SODA Service + the one-time fee for each new activated mandate.

The following month, you only pay the monthly fee for the Service.

Read the SODA Service’s General Terms and Conditions in your MyCodaBox online platform through 
ACCOUNT < Contract & Services > SODA

Order SODA and check the status via MyCodaBox

  1. Go to and check if your Accounting Software is ready for SODA integration.
  2. In MyCodaBox - CLIENTS - Client List, search the Client for which you want to activate the SODA Service, and choose in the Action column for New SODA Mandate 
  3. In the next screen (SODA tab of the client details), select again New SODA Mandate.
  4. In the list of CodaBox partner Offices, select the Social Secretariat of your client and click on Save Mandate.
    ⇨ You can add several Social Secretariats using Add Social Welfare Office
    Once the Mandate is registered, CodaBox sends the Mandate to your client's Social Secretariat and requests the activation of SODA.
    Note: SODA can only be ordered on condition that the client has a signed CODA mandate, which includes permission for SODA.

Don't want to waste time looking for your client's social office? 

➟ Use the SODA 'Boost' Service from CodaBox!

The procedure for activating and archiving SODA is also available in a short free video 
On this page you can watch a short video tutorial  'How to activate and archive SODA from CodaBox'. Be sure to check out our other free video tutorials, which walk you step-by-step through MyCodaBox with concrete examples.

Check the status of my order
You can track the activation of the SODA mandate by connecting to MyCodaBox > CLIENT MANDATES & SERVICES > Soda

The different states and their meaning
Mandate StatusMeaning
Not signedThe SODA mandate has been ordered, but there is no signed CODA mandates yet for the client.
 SignedMandate is signed. CodaBox will soon request the SODA activation at the social secretariat.
Requested The SODA activation has been requested at the social secretariat.
DelayedThe activation is delayed – CodaBox sends a weekly reminder to the social secretariat.
ConfirmedThe activation has been confirmed by the social secretariat – waiting for the first SODA file.
ActiveThe SODA mandate is active, CodaBox receives SODA files for the client from the related social welfare office.
ArchivedArchived mandate.
ProblemOur request due to missing information or mandate was refused by the social office. You should have received information about it. If this is not the case, thank you for letting us know.


Why is the status of my order 'Archived'?
Your client is already affiliated with the Social secretariat?

If your client is not yet known by this organization but you sent them the order, they will inform us they cannot process your SODA order. 

Our system will then automatically archive your order and the status will change to 'Archived' in MyCodaBox.

Save time and avoid having to re-order SODA by checking before ordering whether your client is already affiliated with the Social Secretariat.  

SODA not available in Yuki
Info and solution in this article

Annual summaries included in SODA deliveries?
SODA files are delivered on a monthly basis. Annual summaries are not included in SODA deliveries, otherwise the same data would be entered twice in the accounting. 

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