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Shielding SAP Central Finance Migrations from Tax Compliance Mandates

With more companies focusing on global integration, cross-border supply chains and expanding ecommerce, governments across the globe are introducing new ways to enforce tax rules and close their tax gaps. The evolving global regulatory environment produces unique tax determination and reporting challenges in the United States and additional VAT and e-invoicing compliance challenges around the […]

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Sovos Expert to Speak on Tax Compliance in S/4HANA at SAPPHIRE

Pawel Smolarkiewicz, chief product office at Sovos, will speak on the digital transformation of tax and its effect on SAP S/4HANA at next week’s SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando.   As countries make continuous tax compliance the new normal, businesses are finding that they have to respond by putting tax compliance functionality at the core of […]

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SAP Central Finance Drives Move to S/4HANA, Making Tax Compliance a Priority

SAP Central Finance is driving migration to SAP S/4HANA as companies look to deliver value to their finance and accounting organizations, as well as improve on the configuration of previous financial systems. And for most companies making the transition, tax compliance is a priority. In a recent survey by SAP Insider, 74 percent of SAP […]

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SAP Central Finance Migration: Tax Compliance Spells Trouble

SAP S/4HANA is the promised land for SAP customers: an entire suite of ERP functionality in one place with a single data store. The ability to run all ERP capabilities, both from SAP and non-SAP systems, from a single source represents delivery of a model IT professionals and SAP administrators have sought for years. Getting […]

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Demystifying the IDC MarketScape for Sales Tax Software and VAT Automation

Sovos being named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Sales Tax and VAT Automation Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment is a validation of its current and future product and business strategy. For those who are less familiar with IDC and its vendor evaluation process, or who are more familiar with the Gartner Magic Quadrant or […]

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IDC Releases First Ever IDC MarketScape Report of Global Tax Automation Software

Earlier this week, IDC released its first-ever MarketScape Report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Sales Tax and VAT Automation Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment,” focused on global tax compliance software, signaling two things at a crucial moment in the digital transformation of tax: Modern tax technology is an important part of the digital financial core […]

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Make Tax Compliance the Core of Your Financial Management Suite

As global enterprises further their digital transformation initiatives to move financial applications to the cloud, many are at a crossroads with how they choose a deployment strategy that consolidates disparate financial and other departmental solutions and processes. Many organizations that consolidated under the auspice of a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to combine administrative […]

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The 5 Biggest Stories in Indirect Tax Compliance 2018

2018 was a volatile year in indirect tax compliance for tax, finance and IT professionals worldwide. With an increase in globalization and tax gaps surpassing tens of billions in some countries, it’s not surprising that one of the biggest challenges governments are addressing is revenue collection. Like enterprises, governments are creating new, technology-driven processes to […]

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Checklist: Choosing the Right VAT Compliance Technology Partner

Increasingly complex VAT regulations are sweeping across Europe, demanding technology adoption to support compliance and reporting-related activities. Now is the time for businesses to reevaluate their processes and technology to ensure they can meet complex VAT compliance and reporting initiatives, tightly integrate with government tax authorities, support real-time access to transactional data and adapt for […]

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Avoiding Tax Compliance Risks Moving to SAP Central Finance

SAP Central Finance delivers on the promise of pulling data from multiple sources into a single view for reporting and analysis. Channeling disparate data sources into a single source of truth can be massively valuable to organizations, especially those that have a sprawling number of billing, accounts payable and general ledger components, or even multiple […]

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Why the Creation of a “United Nations of Digital Tax” Is a Game-Changer for Digital Business Transformation

The event largely went unnoticed in the general press, and even the business and IT press hardly paid attention. Yet the proceedings that unfolded in October 2018, when more than 80 of the world’s tax administrations came together at a Tax Summit in Lisbon, would be major financial headline material if more people understood their […]

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10 Challenges of Native SAP Tax Compliance – Part Three

In my last blog, I discussed three additional challenges of native SAP tax management for growing companies facing multifaceted indirect tax requirements and continuous compliance mandates. These ranged from sales and use tax nexus rules to VAT requirements and filings. Additional challenges your IT, finance and tax teams face from native ERP tax management due […]

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10 Challenges of Native SAP Tax Compliance – Part Two

In my last blog, I discussed the first three challenges of native SAP tax compliance for growing companies facing multifaceted indirect tax requirements and continuous compliance mandates. These ranged from regional disparate ERP systems and custom workflows, shortsighted regulatory updates and ERP administration. Additional challenges your IT, finance and tax teams face are discussed below. […]

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10 Challenges of Native SAP Tax Compliance – Part One

As tax, finance and IT teams plan to support the future growth of their businesses, many are realizing the challenges of managing customized ERP-centric tax compliance. A recent HCL-sponsored global study of large enterprises (over $1 billion in annual revenue) found that on average respondents had five separate instances of SAP operating across their businesses. […]

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10 Reasons IT Leaders are Prioritizing SAP Tax Compliance for S/4HANA

Tax compliance is moving up the priority list as companies migrate from ECC to S/4HANA and S/4HANA Cloud. Multinationals recognize the inefficiencies of SAP-native compliance as government mandates redefine sales and use tax, e-invoicing, and VAT compliance and reporting requirements. Financial systems that were originally implemented to help manage growth are now hindering it. IT […]

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Will Tax Compliance Drive Digital Transformation? – SAP Expert John Appleby Weighs In

It’s clear that company leaders understand that digital transformation is key for their very survival in a world of constant disruption, but only a small percentage actually have finished a company-wide transformation – opening the door to potential problems from lost customers to tax compliance issues. An SAP survey finds that 84% of 3,000 executives […]

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Manufacturers Usher in the Digital Transformation of Tax

“Since virtually every decision or transaction undertaken in a business has a tax implication, and since the digital transformation is leading to entirely new business models such as centralization of certain functions into regional or global shared services centers, tax needs to adapt— quickly—to align with and be relevant to the increasingly digital and automated […]

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Sovos CTO: Modern Tax Demands Modern Software. We’ve Built S1 For the Digital Future of Tax.

Sovos Chief Technology Officer, John Landy, comments on the new S1 platform.  Businesses now need a new approach to handling taxes. With the new S1 architecture, that’s exactly what we’ve built. Tax has changed. What used to be merely a burdensome obligation is now becoming a risky and technical part of every major business process. […]

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