Coupa vs. Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Coupa
Score 7.3 out of 10
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Coupa’s cloud-native Business Spend Management (BSM) platform provides end-to-end processes that helps drive collaboration across for every business leader from supply chain, procurement, finance, treasury, compliance, and IT and supply chain leaders to help their companies to get the visibility and control they need to spend smarter, mitigate risk, and improve resilience. A unified platform approach frees up IT from complex integrations to help leaders deliver on these goals.N/A
Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud
Score 8.3 out of 10
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The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud includes tax automation capabilities, including sales and use tax, 1099 reporting, ACA reporting, VAT solutions, and FATCA compliance.N/A
Pricing
CoupaSovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud
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Pricing Offerings
CoupaSovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
CoupaSovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud
Type of tax
Comparison of Type of tax features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
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Ratings
Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud
8.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Sales and Use Taxes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cross-border Taxes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
VAT / GST Taxes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Tax Reporting & Compliance
Comparison of Tax Reporting & Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
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Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud
8.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Geolocation for Tax Assessment00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
3rd-Party Software Integrations00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Tax Data Reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Compliance Administration Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Tax Exemption Processing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Tax Document Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Complex Tax Scenario Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoupaSovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
5.6
(25 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoupaSovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Coupa Software
I am new to customer-supplier portals in my career. I use several different ones in my current role, including Ariba and Tipalti. To be honest, I don't really enjoy the user experience of any of them. I can see how larger companies may benefit from their services but for my current role submitting invoices on them and filling out vendor information requests seems somewhat clunky to me. When I'm in Coupa, the easiest, most non-clunky process for me is when I'm successfully connected with a customer who has successfully created their purchase order and I can easily upload my invoice to said PO. To me, emailing customer invoices directly to the customer from our invoicing system seems like the easier route of delivering an invoice. I suppose it is helpful and reassuring to know that an invoice has been successfully uploaded into a company's system rather than waiting to find out if your emailed invoice made it to the correct department for payment processing.
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Sovos Compliance
In our case, sales and use tax are a must-have. With the recent change and continuous change in tax law, companies find it harder to comply with tax without a system. In our case, managing thousands of customers with thousands of tax codes - city tax, state tax, zone tax - proves to be a challenge. We need a system to minimize any exposure with federal and state tax law, and certainly protect us from an audit.
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Pros
Coupa Software
  • Coupa is easy to use, however, we had to teach our end users about procurement. They are not used to conducting an RFP, onboarding a supplier, or preparing a PO. This is the change management that our employees had to be prepared to understand. The Shelby Group helped us with the implementation.
  • The hardest part was the integration between NetSuite and Coupa. We wanted to have a dynamic tight integration between the two solutions. If we adjusted the chart of accounts or added a new supplier we wanted it to be able to done in both systems and be available immediately in both systems. We used a partner called SuiteSkies to accomplish this dynamic integration.
  • We’ve been able to manage the implementation and maintenance with a very lean IT group.
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Sovos Compliance
  • They are good at updating the tax tables with all the new sales tax law changes
  • They are good at charging the correct sales tax amount as long as the software is set up or configured correctly
  • They are good at following up at sales tax correspondences
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Cons
Coupa Software
  • Support Team - A little slow in responding. I think the tool is so configurable that they struggle with figuring out what is causing certain issues that are being submitted on the portal.
  • I'd love for the Sourcing Module to be able to support larger events. There seems to be a limit on the number of lines each event can support and as a growing retailer, our store count dictates we have room to grow and that each store is represented in the bid process.
  • Would like to see the ability to issue multiple POs for a single item to multiple locations. The tool may do this but I know I can't and it may be due to how we interface with our ERP.
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Sovos Compliance
  • The admin portal needs work - I cannot simply add and remove users, and have to create a case support. I think this is a low-hanging fruit Sovos is working on to resolve.
  • The UI could be improved.
  • The sync does not always happen instantly and sometime can take up to 24 hours.
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Support Rating
Coupa Software
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Sovos Compliance
For the most part, the support team is responsive. However, with the recent switch from a legacy server to S1 server, Sovos created a problem for us. We simply can't upload a tax certificate. I logged a case with support, and they could not help, so they escalate to their senior technician. All in all, it has been more than 7 days, and they could not resolve a "simple" issue.
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Alternatives Considered
Coupa Software
Concur was a lot easier and more user friendly for employees doing expense reports on their phone. That is not the case with Coupa. You must use your laptop to do expenses and our managers don't always have enough time to do that while out in the field working. This has caused some issues.
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Sovos Compliance
I have used sales tax tables in the past and they are a lot more accurate as long as the configuration is done correctly up front. I have also used Avalara. Avalara has a more consumer friendly interface and better reporting function
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Return on Investment
Coupa Software
  • It has allowed for proper processing of expenses tied directly to the proper LOB and GL Codes
  • Has taken the guesswork away and allowed for the proper budgets to be hit and reconciled
  • Ease of use has led to mass adoption and more prompt processing of expenses
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Sovos Compliance
  • It saved us a lot of time and money but eliminating the manpower needed to process manually ourselves
  • It helped reduce the time needed to follow up and resolve sales tax correspondences
  • It helped reduce costs and time to register in new taxing jurisdications
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ScreenShots

Coupa Screenshots

Screenshot of Transform your company’s supply chain planning from running one-off projects to a consistent and repeatable process.Screenshot of Efficiently capture data for apples-to-apples comparisons of suppliers across business requirements, risk factors, ESG, and costs to find the best solution.Screenshot of Understand supplier relationships, ensure that the right mitigation is in place, and onboard suppliers. Use trusted data services, Community.ai, and performance feedback to spot risk and optimize relationships over time.Screenshot of Bring the results of sourcing events and risk vetting together to quickly formalize agreements without costly omissions or delays.Screenshot of Give users an easy experience for all types of goods, services, and contingent worker needs while bubbling up ESG and other favored suppliers. Streamline budget checks and approvals simple emails to get move spend pre-approved, on-contract, and under control.Screenshot of Give suppliers a variety of options for submitting e-invoices — all without fees and in compliance with VAT and global regulations. Boost supplier adoption of e-invoicing by giving visibility into status of invoice approval and digital payments.