Avalara makes my job less taxing. I am able to make my field employees jobs less taxing.
Updated April 20, 2022

Avalara makes my job less taxing. I am able to make my field employees jobs less taxing.

MELISSA VAN ORDER | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • AvaTax
  • Returns
  • CertCapture

Overall Satisfaction with Avalara

We use AvaTax to calculate rates on sales orders. We have issues with addresses bringing back incorrect rates when inside/outside city limits or special jurisdictions. We use Cert Capture to retain imagines of certificates. Our issue with this is the price of the product. Very Expensive.
  • It simplified rates on sales orders
  • Audit Reports are good.
  • Makes filing returns easy - since we do not have to send much data (we import use tax and bad debt)
  • Avalara's customer service has gotten worse over the years. Long wait times and the initial support person usually can't resolve this issue We seem to waste a lot of time in this area.
  • The new process of entering a support ticket via the website instead of email is not preferred. It makes the whole process take longer to resolve. Also, when support replies to the ticket, the original issue is not included so we have to stop and research what we sent as the issue.
  • Our account rep is always trying sell add-on products even when in the middle of an issue.

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  • We recently had an incident in FL where all sales orders over $500 did not calculate tax. This was Avalara's fault. Over 50 of our branches were affected for 2 days. This caused many people on our staff many hours of extra work. We had to have a staff come in over weekend to credit and rebill hundreds of sales orders
  • DMSI Agility (ERP)
  • Vertex Returns - not good fit
I find it fairly easy to use, but still have to contact support sometimes to find things or ask for help i.e., System Tax Codes.
  • Avalara Returns
  • CertCapture
I would recommend Avalara, as it's been a great tool for my company. I think Avatax is good, but not perfect. We have to have a lot of custom rules.

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
Not Rated
3rd-Party Software Integrations
Not Rated
Tax Data Reporting
Not Rated
Compliance Administration Management
Not Rated
Tax Exemption Processing
Not Rated
Tax Document Management
Not Rated
Complex Tax Scenario Management
Not Rated