Not All Sales Tax Clouds are Created Equal

Cloud solutions provide on-demand computing that don’t require active management by the user. However, assuming that all clouds are created equal is a mistake that will cost your business. If you are ready to solve your sales tax issues by harnessing the power of the cloud, be sure to understand the four critical pillars of cloud performance. These represent the difference between a complete solution and just another empty promise.


Your cloud solution isn’t valuable if it isn’t available. Sovos’ cloud platform operates in a robust, purpose-built data center, with a second, equally equipped data center on hot standby, which means planned maintenance is conducted without impact to your response time or uptime and the rare occurrence of unplanned failover can be executed within minutes. Sovos is committed to continued investment in the future of the cloud. If there is a better cloud to be built, Sovos will lead the way.


The ability of your cloud to expand and grow along with your business should be your primary consideration. If your growth is inhibited by the capacity of your current cloud solution to keep pace, you are doing yourself a disservice. We ensure consistently quick response times to calculation requests, even in the most demanding time periods and business conditions. Our Global Tax Determination Cloud scales horizontally to handle unlimited transaction volume.


Your cloud needs to adapt to the demands of your business, not the other way around. We deliver certified integrations, modern APIs, batch processing and localized calculation options all to make your life easier. Sovos is the team and technology you can count on to ensure future success. We’ve been there before, and we deliver.


Your cloud contains your most sensitive company data. You need to ensure that it is always protected. Our baseline security measures include: SSAE 16 audited data center utilization; comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plans and advanced encryption technology ensuring data security from transmission to encryption within the Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud environment.

As you can see, there is more to having an effective cloud-based tax solution than just selecting a cloud vendor. There are major differences in the options available on the market and it pays to do your research ahead of time. If not, you will be paying later, and that cost is far more expensive.

Moving tax to the cloud is the right call, just make sure you select a partner that can meet the demands of your organization. Make sure you talk to Sovos.