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Sovos Bolsters Cloud Technology Leadership with Chief Security Officer, Chief Product Officer and Head of Customer Success

On the heels of revealing our S1 cloud platform to drive the modernization of tax software in the face of mounting digital disruption from businesses, financial systems providers and governments, as well as announcing support and an early adopter program for SAP S/4HANA cloud, we’re excited to also announce the following key appointments to our leadership […]

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Use Your HANA Migration to Solve Your Tax Challenges for Good

Companies dealing with complex sales and use tax determination, VAT regulations and other tax challenges across the globe know that SAP alone is not equipped to support the varying requirements from country to country. As SAP sunsets support and updates for ECC and R3, companies must move to HANA to keep their systems up to […]

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Software: The Common Thread Tying Together All Tax Compliance Strategies

Global companies are increasingly using different tactics to address today’s onerous tax compliance burdens. Some rely on outsourcing to third parties, some have in-house teams to manage VAT compliance and reporting, and others look to shared services to centralise tax filing and reporting tasks. In each approach, technology is essential to keep pace with today’s […]

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The Future of Procurement – Embedded Always-On Global Tax Compliance

Ask any business student what the secret to commercial success is and they’ll tell you it’s profit margin, not just sales volume. Therefore, to be good at selling things you have to excel at buying them. Usually, companies have a strong incentive to tightly manage what’s called ‘direct supplies.’ These are the raw materials and […]

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Outlook on Latin America: Changes Ahead

Change is a constant when it comes to VAT compliance throughout Latin America. Pioneers in leveraging technology to support electronic data transmission, tax filing and reporting, Latin American countries continue to evolve their regulations to further streamline processes and extract additional data from companies. If your business operates in Latin America, here are some of […]

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Why Our Acquisition of TrustWeaver is an Important Milestone in the Evolution of Modern Tax Software

By Andy Hovancik – President & CEO Today, we announced the acquisition of Stockholm-based TrustWeaver to create a clear leader in modern tax software. TrustWeaver has become a seal of approval for the world’s largest procure-to-pay and AP systems. This is a testament not only to the effectiveness of its e-invoicing software and integrations, but […]

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Anúncio de Sovos

Hoje nós anunciamos a aquisição da empresa sueca TrustWeaver para criar uma clara liderança na nova era de software fiscal – e expandir nossa cobertura de e-Invoicing (faturação eletrônica) a 60 países em seis continentes. Nós estamos assistindo à faturação eletrônica espalhar-se por todos os continentes, adicionando complexidade e risco ao seu processo financeiro e […]

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Un anuncio de Sovos

Hoy, anunciamos la adquisición de TrustWeaver con sede en Estocolmo, para crear un claro líder en software impositivo moderno – y expandir nuestra cobertura de facturación electrónica a 60 países en 6 continentes. Hemos visto el cumplimiento de facturación electrónica expandirse a cada continente, agregando complejidad y riesgo a tus procesos financieros claves. TrustWeaver se […]

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Top 3 Myths Surrounding VAT Compliance and Reporting Solution Implementation

With vast changes in VAT compliance and reporting regulations sweeping across the globe, companies need to strategically evaluate their approach to compliance to ensure they stay up-to-date and minimize the risk of errors, fines, penalties and even operational shutdowns. But companies often overlook an important component in selecting a proactive, intelligent approach to VAT compliance […]

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Risky Proposition: How VAT Impacts Companies’ Financial Results and Reputation

In theory, VAT collection should be a neutral event for companies, since the tax is born and paid for by the consumer. However, with a significant value of taxes passing through your company, VAT can be a major liability if it is not claimed, collected and settled properly. Companies often view VAT as nothing more […]

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9 Points to Consider When Monitoring E-Invoicing Change Management Processes

One of the key challenges within e-invoicing is to keep your processes and systems compliant at all times. Guaranteeing compliance is not easy. As we say here at Sovos, “regulation constantly evolves; VAT requirements are moving targets and there is no such thing as being half compliant”. One of the biggest mistakes enterprises make is […]

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Data Analytics: A Critical Component of VAT Compliance

Finding potential errors or missing data before filing VAT forms is essential to efficient VAT compliance and reporting, but this process is often left to manual, random and selective processes. These ad hoc data checks simply aren’t enough when it comes to ensuring accurate VAT compliance in a changing regulatory landscape requiring real-time data sharing […]

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Latin American VAT Gap Drives Technology Adoption

Tax evasion is a costly problem that has impacted virtually every Latin American country. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which looked at studies of evasion rates, tax non-compliance cost countries an estimated US $340 billion in 2015. To combat this issue, governments across Latin America and around the […]

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VAT Compliance Lessons Learned from Latin America

Brazil, Chile, Mexico and other Latin American countries have been on the bleeding edge of technology-driven value-added tax (VAT) initiatives for more than a decade. These countries have set the stage for similar compliance and reporting requirements that are now sweeping across more than 30 European countries. Businesses operating in Europe have a distinct benefit. […]

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The Future of VAT Compliance and Reporting: Automation

In the complex and ever-changing landscape of VAT Compliance and Reporting, automation is critical to drive operational simplification, cost reduction, audit risks mitigation and capability acquisition. “Routine tasks do need to be automated, but for the purpose of freeing up people to explore new approaches to create even more value.” This statement from a June […]

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IT’s Critical Role in VAT Compliance and Reporting

VAT compliance and reporting can place a major burden on IT teams. With customizations required for every jurisdiction, constantly changing regulations, necessary integrations with government portals and a variety of data submissions and reports required, compliance can quickly erode IT’s time for other projects and innovation. Constant fire drills are only the tip of the […]

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Top 3 Challenges of SAP-based eInvoicing and VAT Reporting

As tax authorities in Latin America, and now Europe, adopt new eInvoicing and eAccounting initiatives, companies are realizing that SAP is not equipped to support the unique needs from country to country. When faced with this challenge, some companies either opt to manage compliance internally or move compliance outside of SAP, both of which are […]

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VAT Compliance and Reporting Watch: Six Countries Facing Dramatic Changes

Tax authorities in countries around the world are changing VAT compliance and reporting rules in an effort to minimize tax gaps, improve efficiency and accuracy, simplify auditing and ultimately achieve real-time visibility into companies’ operations. While every country is at a different stage in rolling out these initiatives and they all take slight different approaches, […]

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