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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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Sovos Named a 2019 Spend Matters Provider to Know for Procurement Innovation

Sovos has been named a ‘2019 Provider to Know’ by Spend Matters for innovation in procurement. Spend Matters released its 6th annual “50 Providers to Know/50 Providers to Watch” lists today in conjunction with the annual ISM conference, naming Sovos as one of its 50 Providers to Know for 2019. The recognition highlights Sovos’ Intelligent […]

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Is Sales Tax Economic Nexus Simplification on the Horizon?

A topic of conversation on the recent Sovos and Deloitte Tax LLC webinar, “The Speed of Sales Tax – How to Stay Ahead of Changing Regulations in 2019,” was whether or not states will seek further economic nexus simplification. State of sales tax economic nexus Currently, there are 36 states enforcing sales tax economic nexus […]

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Staying Ahead of Changing Sales Tax Regulations and Economic Nexus

On March 21, Sovos and Deloitte Tax LLP teamed up on a webinar, “The Speed of Sales Tax – How to Stay Ahead of Changing Regulations in 2019,” discussing trends in sales tax compliance that will impact tax professionals’ day-to-day processes and work. Below is a brief recap of the major trends that were discussed […]

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NetSuite SuiteTax and Sovos – Tax Compliance after 19.1

The digital transformation of tax around the globe is putting enormous pressure on NetSuite-driven businesses large and small looking to confidently expand into new markets, launch new products and services and adapt as global regulatory compliance demands become more complex and real-time. This new business complexity puts an additional onus on tax and IT teams, […]

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Removing Tax Related Invoice Exceptions from the Procurement Process

Launched at SAP Ariba in March of 2018, Sovos Use Tax Manager, a cloud-based solution that automates use tax determination reconciliation on purchases to accurately self-assess and accrue tax for proper filing, is one of the few innovations in sales and use tax compliance that is focused on improving your procurement process by eliminating invoice […]

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Sovos Global Tax Determination Certified for SAP S/4HANA

Sovos recently announced that its solution for real-time and batch tax determination, Global Tax Determination, has achieved SAP certification as integrated with SAP S/4HANA®, meaning it integrates with SAP S/4HANA using standard integration technologies. The integration helps organizations provide appropriate tax calculation in both purchasing and sales processes, keeping businesses ahead of increased disparity in […]

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Improve the Accounts Payable Process with Invoice Tax Validation

The Chief Procurement Officer may not be the first employee that comes to mind when the acronym CPO is used, yet over 100 of them joined Ardent Partners in Boston a few months ago at the CPO Rising 2018 Summit to exchange and improve the procurement function through innovation and thoughts around P2P, accounts payable […]

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How IT Can Reduce the Burden of Wayfair Economic Nexus Sales Tax Rules

The Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v Wayfair no longer limits states to the “physical presence” standard previously required to impose tax collection and remittance responsibility on a business. The new state nexus standards now look to criteria other than physical presence in evaluating a seller’s connection to that state. For example, South Dakota’s […]

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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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3 Reasons Why Financial Institutions Struggle with Use Tax Management

It is the “other” tax, the one that doesn’t generally get the attention that income tax gets. But use tax can be full of nasty surprises for financial institutions (FIs) that don’t have it under control. With jurisdictions cracking down with audits, developing processes to handle use tax is becoming a significant concern for financial […]

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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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New York Implements Economic Nexus by Resuscitating 1980’s Law

When New York first passed its law defining what constitutes a “vendor” subject to collecting sales tax in the 1980’s, the idea of online shopping sounded like science fiction. In retrospect, NY may have effectively enacted the first “economic nexus” law when they drafted their definition of “vendor” to include a person who regularly or […]

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4 Big Post-Wayfair State Sales Tax Developments to Watch 2019

The South Dakota v. Wayfair decision last June has created a lot of angst for indirect tax professionals and the businesses they work so hard to protect from the burdens of sales and use tax filing. Six months later as we begin the new year, that angst has not gotten any lighter. Any federal legislative […]

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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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Economic Nexus – Six States Set to Go Live in New Year

On January 1, 2019, as we ring in the New Year, the number of states that have implemented economic nexus rules will rise to 32. Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Utah and West Virginia will all join the ranks of states requiring ecommerce sellers to collect and remit tax. If your company does business in any […]

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The Post-Wayfair Path to Tax Compliance for eCommerce Sellers

In the wake of the South Dakota v Wayfair Supreme Court decision, and new sales tax nexus rules taking effect across the United States, I wanted to share some thoughts about what ecommerce sellers should be thinking about with respect to registering and meeting ongoing tax compliance obligations in potentially dozens of new states. The […]

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California Announces Intent to Tax eCommerce

In a news release published on December 11, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration formally announced their intent to join 30+ other U.S. states in the taxation of remote commerce. While formal rules have yet to be issued, California has been contemplating action since the Supreme Court issued their ruling in South Dakota […]

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