New user, happy with the rise in efficiency and accuracy of our reporting process so far
November 17, 2020

New user, happy with the rise in efficiency and accuracy of our reporting process so far

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • AvaTax

Overall Satisfaction with Avalara

We have just started using AvaTax as our tax reporting software. I am very happy with the ease of use and user-friendly web interface. We file in almost every US state, and were very manual until signing up with Avalara. Our sales tax department is more efficient and compliant now with the use of Avalara's tax rate uploads and use of geocoding for tax addresses. The only thing I do not like is that our account manager is not able to help with a lot of user issues. We are always referred to the help desk who are hard to understand... I believe they are out of country.
  • Automatic tax rate updates
  • Reporting
  • Tax jurisdiction pinpointing
  • Helpdesk
  • Time spent calculating rates
  • Accuracy of tax addressing
  • More information available on reporting
  • Less staff needed to file returns
  • Accounting (Proprietary software)
I was not involved in building it and not highly involved in integrating.
We have only been using it for a few months, but so far it is much easier than the manual reporting and filing we were doing. I feel like the more we get into figuring out what reports we can pull from AvaTax, it will get even better.
  • CertCapture
We looked into CertCapture, but it wasn't suited to our industry. We work with a manufacturers as well as resellers, and the manufacturing side needs improvement in order for us to be able to use CertCapture. We have exemption scenarios that don't seem to be able to be handled by CertCapture.
I did not do the research into making the decision to use Avalara software, so I'm not well versed in it's specific advantages over other software. As a user, I have notice a rise in efficiency and accuracy going from a manual process to an automated process.

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
Not Rated
Tax Data Reporting
Compliance Administration Management
Tax Exemption Processing
Not Rated
Tax Document Management
Not Rated
Complex Tax Scenario Management
Not Rated