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Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Avalara

Avatax is well suited to how we process orders. Our website goes to Avatax to calculate an initial sales tax amount right when an order is placed on our website. Once the order has been picked and packed it is fulfilled and then finalized the sales tax amount through Avatax. This is exactly what we need it to do!
Bruce Griffith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

Globally, CCH Tagetik is at ease when dealing with financial data provided you are confident with your master data. We use it for Enterprise Performance Management and financial data analysis, drill-down functionalities are of great help. Colleagues at SNCF appreciate the allocation module but we do not have implemented it yet.
Lionel Maillet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Type of tax

Avalara
8.5
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Sales and Use Taxes
Avalara
9.2
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Cross-border Taxes
Avalara
8.7
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
VAT / GST Taxes
Avalara
7.9
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Energy and Fuel Taxes
Avalara
8.3
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

Tax Reporting & Compliance

Avalara
8.4
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Geolocation for Tax Assessment
Avalara
8.8
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
3rd-Party Software Integrations
Avalara
8.1
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Tax Data Reporting
Avalara
8.6
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Compliance Administration Management
Avalara
8.5
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Tax Exemption Processing
Avalara
8.5
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Tax Document Management
Avalara
8.8
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
Complex Tax Scenario Management
Avalara
7.9
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

BI Standard Reporting

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
6.8
Customizable dashboards
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
4.5
Report Formatting Templates
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
6.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.4
Publish to Web
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.7
Publish to PDF
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.5
Report Versioning
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
9.0

Access Control and Security

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.5

Mobile Capabilities

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.3

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.0
Long-term financial planning
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.0
Financial budgeting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.1
Forecasting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.0
Scenario modeling
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.1
Management reporting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.9

Consolidation and Close

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.1
Financial data consolidation
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
9.0
Journal entries and reports
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.3
Multi-currency management
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.2
Intercompany Eliminations
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.9
Minority Ownership
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.5
Local and consolidated reporting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.9
Detailed Audit Trails
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.5

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.8
Financial Statement Reporting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
9.0
Management Reporting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.9
Excel-based Reporting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
9.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.2

Analytics

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.9
Personalized dashboards
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.0
KPIs
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.1
Benchmarking with external data
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.9

Integration

Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.2
Flat file integration
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.1
Excel data integration
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Avalara
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.5

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)

  • Reports can be setup using multiple Hierarchy for various requirements.
  • Reclassification be pre determine before the final report output.
  • Workflow system to ease the lineage of how each report is formed and generated.
  • It can be served as a one true source system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avalara

  • CertCapture can take many days to validate a certificate, and/or does not provide explanation as to why a certificate was not validated.
  • Submitting cases to Avalara is not helpful. Once an answer has been provided, the case is immediately closed and no helpful dialogue is allowed.
  • When a mistake on return filing occurs, whether customer or Avalara's, correction of the error takes far too long.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

  • Until you get familiar with the software, screens, buttons, etc, are not necessarily intuitive. It just takes time
  • Without being involved in the implementation process. A new user might have some difficulty getting up to speed on writing reports and using the system.
  • Having a liaison at Tagetik that really understands our business needs so they can help guide us at various stages on implementing parts of Tagetik that we may not be aware of.
Susan Heffern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avalara

Avalara 9.5
Based on 18 answers
Nothing is perfect, so I suppose I would not give it a 10, but it has earned a high rating because it really does work well. Also, if any issues have arose, avalara has many ways to be contacted for assistance and has always helped in a timely manner
Matt Farmer, CPA, CGMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik) 6.9
Based on 6 answers
Based on our business requirements, its current implementation and way of use (in terms of the efficiceny) it's more than certain that we will renew our contract with Tagetik. Tagetik increased our efficiency regarding reporting and provides more features which made it easier to take decisions.Besides of that, it provided he best solutions for reporting according to the Solvency II standards. Since this is still the case, it is also a reason to stay with Tagetik.
Arshak Shamoun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avalara

Avalara 8.8
Based on 286 answers
Once integrated and properly set up, the software does most of the work for you. There are occasional hiccups, but that is true of all software. A lot of the ease depends on to what extent you let the platform do for you versus what you take on. For us, it decides which transaction to tax, assesses the tax rate based on the specific jurisdiction (and any changes in the tax rate), stores the exemption certificates and files the returns. Mostly what we are responsible for is reconciling the ledgers to the tax liability worksheets. It turns a complex and long set of tasks into a fairly simple and quick process
Jere Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik) 7.6
Based on 11 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 8.7
Based on 13 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 8.9
Based on 13 answers
For the most part don't have a problem with Avalara performance. On the few occasions I've had a issue isn't has been resolved quickly and usually without having to contact support.
Kathleen Gage | 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 7.3
Based on 20 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
not applicable
Michelle Chow | 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 8.0
Based on 363 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 have looked at TaxJar as an alternative to Avalara. TaxJar is significantly less expensive than Avalara, but what we ran into during our evaluation was TaxJar did not have the needed connectors with NetSuite/SuiteCommerce. Also since Shopify is natively connected to Avalara, TaxJar was not able to connect with Shopify, but would have to have orders exported to NetSuite to be run by TaxJar after the customer had been charged tax in Shopify based on the Avalara calculations.
Marcus Warolin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

I found the Excel piece of IBM Cognos TM1 to be easier to use than Tagetik. It was much easier to customize the data being pulled and the feel of the reports because of that. Other than that, 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 Tagetik
Daniel Rizzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Avalara

Avalara 9.0
Based on 6 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

  • It saved me about half a day's work each month, as well as probably 2-3 days of work for the financial analyst per month.
  • Having nexus in only 4 states still required a lot of manual calculations each month, so saves many hours of work for the team each month.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

  • Ror us it represented a cheap solution first because it is "the" solution to build our own specific applications for our business needs.
  • Cheap solution and fewer Investments (respects other vendors) to manage regulatory requirements in the European insurance industry (solvency II).
  • It is a solution well understood by all different company departments.
Cesare Schiarea | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avalara

General

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

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avalara
8.7
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Avalara
9.5
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
6.9

Usability

Avalara
8.8
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.6

Reliability and Availability

Avalara
8.7
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
9.1

Performance

Avalara
8.9
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
7.3

Support Rating

Avalara
7.3
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
10.0

In-Person Training

Avalara
8.0
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.2

Online Training

Avalara
7.3
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.2

Implementation Rating

Avalara
8.0
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
6.4

Scalability

Avalara
9.0
Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)
8.2

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