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Feature Set Ratings

    Type of tax

    7.3

    Avalara

    73%

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Avalara ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Sales and Use Taxes

    8.7
    87%
    214 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cross-border Taxes

    7.6
    76%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VAT / GST Taxes

    6.8
    68%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Energy and Fuel Taxes

    6.1
    61%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Tax Reporting & Compliance

    7.8

    Avalara

    78%

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Avalara ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Geolocation for Tax Assessment

    8.0
    80%
    119 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    3rd-Party Software Integrations

    7.7
    77%
    158 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Tax Data Reporting

    8.1
    81%
    180 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance Administration Management

    7.4
    74%
    133 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Tax Exemption Processing

    8.1
    81%
    147 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Tax Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    139 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Complex Tax Scenario Management

    7.3
    73%
    95 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    77%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    4 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    5 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    73%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    15 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    15 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    5 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    8 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    74%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    5 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    8 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    8 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    6 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    76%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    5 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    3 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    81%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    13 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    14 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    9 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    77%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    5 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    3 Ratings

    Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    81%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Long-term financial planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    29 Ratings

    Financial budgeting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    35 Ratings

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    33 Ratings

    Scenario modeling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    27 Ratings

    Management reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    38 Ratings

    Consolidation and Close

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    81%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Financial data consolidation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    30 Ratings

    Journal entries and reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    28 Ratings

    Multi-currency management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    25 Ratings

    Intercompany Eliminations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    28 Ratings

    Minority Ownership

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    22 Ratings

    Local and consolidated reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    34 Ratings

    Detailed Audit Trails

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    27 Ratings

    Financial Reporting and Compliance

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    86%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Financial Statement Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    33 Ratings

    Management Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    38 Ratings

    Excel-based Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    40 Ratings

    Automated board and financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    26 Ratings

    XBRL support for regulatory filing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    15 Ratings

    Analytics and Reporting

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    80%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Personalized dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    23 Ratings

    Color-coded scorecards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    18 Ratings

    KPIs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    19 Ratings

    Cost and profitability analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings

    Key Performance Indicator setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    18 Ratings

    Benchmarking with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    14 Ratings

    Integration

    Avalara

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    81%
    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Flat file integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    32 Ratings

    Excel data integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    35 Ratings

    Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    23 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Avalara is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
    • Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Availability, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Online Training

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Avalara

    81%
    328 Ratings
    8.2

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    82%
    41 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.2

    Avalara

    92%
    20 Ratings
    8.0

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Avalara

    83%
    320 Ratings
    7.7

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    77%
    14 Ratings

    Availability

    8.5

    Avalara

    85%
    14 Ratings
    9.1

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    8.5

    Avalara

    85%
    14 Ratings
    7.3

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    73%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    4.2

    Avalara

    42%
    23 Ratings
    10.0

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    100%
    9 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    8.0

    Avalara

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    82%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    7.3

    Avalara

    73%
    3 Ratings
    8.2

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    82%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    6.5

    Avalara

    65%
    389 Ratings
    6.4

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    64%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.5

    Avalara

    85%
    7 Ratings
    8.2

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    82%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Avalara

    I haven't used other sales tax service providers, so I can't compare it to others. However, I have found it to be extremely necessary as we grow and expand into other states so that we aren't spending all our time figuring out the complex tax laws, jurisdictions, rates, etc. for our customer sales. It gives us peace of mind that the correct taxes are being filed and we are compliant. There are definitely areas for improvement, but it's a great service.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Well suited for large multi-entity international, multi-currency, multi GAAP groups with excellent report writing features, customizations, and validation traps with minimal IT support. The ability to customize dimensions and dimension structures is a key strength. The intuitive user interface enables easy adoption by new users and training times are short. Upload features via embedded customisable ETL and standardised Excel templates are very efficient. Error checking is intuitive and helpful. Less appropriate for small single entity businesses.
    Adam Jenkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Avalara

    • Avatax stays current with all the changes in rates and does an excellent job of calculating the correct sales tax to charge.
    • The reporting interface for sales tax reports is easy to use and once you set up a report you can save it as a favorite and rerun it any time with one click. Their UI on the reporting is simple and provides a minimum number of clicks to get the data you want and export it to Excel where every number lives whether it belongs there or not!
    Tom Berkompas | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    • Processes are clearly described in CCH Tagetik ; users can easily find where they are and which action they have to make
    • Interaction with Excel is really fluid ; the Excel add-in is easy to deploy and to updgrade, in the hand of users. It is reliable provided the internet connection is fast.
    • Managing hierachies is obvious in CCH Tagetik. Hierarchies are fundamental for a good reporting ; CCH Tagetik has obviously a deep experience of this feature.
    • SaaS : our experience with CCH Tagetik is of only 1 year, but it technically performs well, the system is reponsive, no shut-down, and updates (every quarter) do not disturb production.
    • AIH seems to be able to manage very large quantity of data, and to provide advanced analysis functionalities. We did not have time to explore them.
    Lionel Maillet | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Avalara

    • In the beginning our programmer wished to speak directly with a programmer at Avalara so he could have some specific questions answered. Instead he was referred to a forum where he had to post his questions. This delayed our implementation of Avatax.
    • I'm not sure if there is help available to assist in learning how to reconcile sales tax returns or not. We basically had to figure out how to do that ourselves.
    Bruce Griffith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    • The steps of setting up the loading of data is slightly painful.
    • The steps and error message while connecting the process workflow has to provide a hint on which area needed to be fixed (because it could be anywhere or anything).
    • The combination of 2 segments for the excel upload on what's needed to eliminate is yet to resolved. Which made the entire list very long.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Avalara

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $21 per month

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Avalara

    Avalara 9.2
    Based on 20 answers
    I have not been able to find a company that does it better than Avalara. I still have lots of problems, but we are working through them. Based on other demos i have seen and talking with peers in other companies, this is the best.
    Jessica Gorbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 8.0
    Based on 10 answers
    Because in my oppinion Wolters Kluwer CCH Tagetik is one of the most usable tools for consolidation, planning (controlling) and reporting. Its usability is quite easy and innovative. I like the data entry method for the customers with its workflow and tasks, quite easy way to implement a co pilot. And i like the reporting tool, with a lot of customization opportunities.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Avalara

    Avalara 8.3
    Based on 320 answers
    I give Avalara a rating of 10 because of how easy it has been to train various, lower level employees to use the platform with fidelity. Even in my own training as an Account Executive who is responsible for calculating taxes on new deals, I was able to pick up the Avalara platform fairly quickly because of how easy and intuitive it is to use.
    Andy Webber | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 7.7
    Based on 14 answers
    On a general level, it is a flexible, streamlined system, that can integrate operational data with accounting data for a better financial overview and budget planning.Reporting wise, the types and the amount of data analysis available or that can be created are close to endless. Having a quicker, more flexible way of analysing data certainly means better, faster reporting and better use of the data itself.
    Lara Giunia Aita | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Avalara

    Avalara 8.5
    Based on 14 answers
    I have been using Avalara for years and do not remember ever having an outage during working hours. The service is accurate and dependable.
    Elaine Ware | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    CCH Tagetik has alwyas been there in case we need help. In almost 20 years of commercial relationship, I have no evidence of times in which they were not available to answer a question or to solve an issue linked to their products, timely and efficiently.
    Alessandro MANTINI | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Avalara

    Avalara 8.5
    Based on 14 answers
    We do have trouble tying Avalara's reporting back to our POS, but we just got a new POS system and there are bugs we are still trying to work out within the POS system. I do not believe this is an Avalara issue
    Jessica Gorbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    As you can see, speed depends on the applications but also on the hardware that runs them. As far as CCH Tagetik improved, we saw the benefit of a cloud-based solution which could solve many speed performance issues.
    Alessandro MANTINI | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Avalara

    Avalara 4.2
    Based on 23 answers
    Avalara is not consistent in giving us information timely. For instance, right now, we have a help desk ticket with them that's been open since October. They are still trying to figure it out and we haven't gotten any feedback on where they are at or what is going on. That seems to me a very excessive amount of time to be working on a problem. Was it forgotten? Is there something bigger going on? Do they need something from us? An update would be helpful.
    Also, many times when we call with an issue or concern (wrong tax rate for instance) we generally feel like the help desk assumes it's of our doing instead of theirs and doesn't truely listen when we explain the problem because we end up repeating it over and over as well as sending examples. We expect more respect on our end.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 10.0
    Based on 9 answers
    I have had the pleasure of attending some courses at the dutch offices of CCH Tagetik. These were very educational with excellent trainers, a very enjoyable accomodation and they helped me a lot with regards to starting to use CCH Tagetik.
    Hugo Bongers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Avalara

    Avalara 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I wasn't here when they first started with Avalara.
    Janey Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    CCH Tagetik consultants are skilled, prepared and really helpful. They can also count on a network of external partners which we have also take advantage of.
    Alessandro MANTINI | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Avalara

    Avalara 7.3
    Based on 3 answers
    The videos go too fast; I kept having to pause them and go back. They don't allow for any practice transactions or provide training materials.
    Kathleen Gage | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    Online training is the only form of training we could deploy during the pandemic. This service has been nonethless delivered with the same standards and the same results of the traditional training procedures.
    Alessandro MANTINI | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Avalara

    Avalara 6.5
    Based on 389 answers
    The implementation team from Avalara was very knowledgable and did a good job of passing along information so that we could maintain the system and be able to make future changes ourselves. We had asked for some custom tax setup and they worked with us to get additional taxes set up that they didn't previously have. They worked with us to pull our documentation on tax rules and make sure those were included. I had hoped more scenarios would be there out of the box to cut down on the configuration time.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 6.4
    Based on 4 answers
    We had some change management issues that are still unresolved, but they were not caused by the application itself. As any other innovative and performing application CCH Tagetik requires a strong change of your actual mindset in order to achieve the requested results.
    Alessandro MANTINI | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Avalara

    We've looked at some other products but have been satisfied enough with Avalara that we've never had an interest in moving to another platform. It integrates well with our systems and does a great job for us. We have had some relationship management turnover and unmet expectations along with that experience, but generally have been able to resolve the issues.
    Jere Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    I found the Excel piece of IBM Cognos TM1 to be easier to use than CCH Tagetik. It was much easier to customize the data being pulled and the feel of the reports because of that. Other than that, CCH Tagetik has been more user friendly than IBM Cognos TM1. Navigating within the application is much easier. IBM Cognos TM1 had a lot of issues with certain modules that could not be open concurrently; this would often lead to phantom data being entered in the system. I have not had these issues with CCH Tagetik.
    Daniel Rizzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Avalara

    Avalara 8.5
    Based on 7 answers
    There is no change that has to happen as your company grows, Avalara continues to do it's job for any size company
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    A good and performing scalability both on a geographical and a legal entity scale. The link with MS Office suite allows an easy deployment of the application, especially for contributors.
    Alessandro MANTINI | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Avalara

    • Prior to Avalara, we had two full-time people doing nothing but tax returns. Now, we only review data via reports within Avalara and it takes one person about 2 hours a month.
    • Certificate exemption was a manual process we tracked on an excel spreadsheet. It was not always easy to read and wrought with human error. CertCapture has made this process digital and saved us countless amounts of time.
    • With Avalara managing the taxation through our ERP, we rarely have to worry about the taxation not being correct on our invoices to our customers. This saves time in having to investigate tax rates by state, county, and jurisdiction.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Wolters Kluwer CCH® Tagetik

    • Gave us a tool that can absolutely grow with us to help multi phase implementations.
    • A significant time savings in terms of the amount of time we used to spend running reports vs. the time we spend now. Unbelievable improvement.
    • Gives us the option to use CCH Tagetik to solve business problems that perhaps we didn't have when we implemented CCH Tagetik. It gives us options without the possibility of implementing a whole other software package.
    Susan Heffern | TrustRadius Reviewer

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