Huge Crucial Time Saver Software
Updated May 02, 2024

Huge Crucial Time Saver Software

Allison McLain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • AvaTax

Overall Satisfaction with Avalara

Avalara is being used by our accounting department alongside Quickbooks Enterprise Desktop. It helps us address sales tax nexus as helps with accurate sales tax calculations in the various different tax jurisdictions.


  • Monitoring Sales Tax Nexus
  • Calculating Accurate Sales Tax
  • Providing Reporting for Ease of Remitting Taxes to Various Jurisdictions


  • Speed - sometimes the calculation call-outs can take several seconds
  • Monitoring # of transactions versus just $ of transactions for economic nexus
  • I can't imagine the hours our staff would need to spend on tracking sales taxes for returns. Avalara has at the very least saved us one whole person dedicated to just sales tax compliance.
  • Quickbooks Enterprise Desktop
It was very easy. An Avalara tech met with us to walk us through the set up and even gave us tips on how to make sure the process went smoothly.
Even the most tech challenged folks on our team have been able to use the software with ease.
  • Professional Services (nexus studies, registrations, backfiling, etc.)
We haven't yet but are considering adding these services in the future.
Zip2Tax does not use exact locations. They only use the zip code which is sometimes not very accurate.
I haven't been in any situations where it is less appropriate but Avalara is well suited for all types of sales tax tracking, reporting, and calculating.

Avalara Feature Ratings

Sales and Use Taxes
Cross-border Taxes
Not Rated
VAT / GST Taxes
Not Rated
Energy and Fuel Taxes
Not Rated
Geolocation for Tax Assessment
3rd-Party Software Integrations
Tax Data Reporting
Compliance Administration Management
Not Rated
Tax Exemption Processing
Tax Document Management
Not Rated
Complex Tax Scenario Management
Not Rated


  • Bobby Sands | TrustRadius Reviewer
    Allison, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience using Avalara. We work hard to deliver our customers a reliable and easy-to-use solution, and we appreciate your feedback.

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