Avalara pays for itself
Roger Crist, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2018

Avalara pays for itself

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Modules Used

  • AvaTax

Overall Satisfaction with Avalara

Avalara is in use by our accounting department. Our sales tax liability expanded to many states in 2015 and we purchased Avalara in place of needing to hire an employee specific to sales tax. The product paid for itself, and didn't require much hand holding on our side. A lot of problems were prevented by implementing Avalara.
  • User Interface
  • Ease of Use
  • Automation
  • Cost
  • Integrations should be included in base package
  • Easily costs less than a dedicated employeee
  • Eliminated costly errors
It was pretty straightforward, as we were already following a manual process of preparing returns.
  • NetSuite
There was an integration offered for a cost, but we didn't think it was worth it, so we just manually entered in our tax liabilities as calculated by NetSuite
Easy to use and reliable, a great solution.
We use Avalara to file our sales tax returns, and have benefited in the ways previously mentioned
We were recommended Avalara by our CPA, and didn't really explore any other options.
If you only need to file in one state, Avalara would be overkill. The benefit starts kicking in when you are having to file multiple tax returns and then the laws have minor nuances that would require more than a general knowledge of sales tax.