Avalara review
Updated October 04, 2022

Avalara review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • AvaTax
  • CertCapture

Overall Satisfaction with Avalara

We use Avalara to generate sales tax liability reports and tax-exempt customer certificates.
  • Generate sales tax liability reports for each state
  • Let us know when we have reached nexus for filing in a new state
  • Certcapture - customer sales tax exempt forms
  • Integrates with our ERP (Navision) to generate correct sales tax on customer invoices
  • Responding to questions more timely (email and/or phone call)

Do you think Avalara delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Avalara's feature set?


Did Avalara live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Avalara go as expected?


Would you buy Avalara again?


  • Cuts down on time spent calculating and filing tax returns
  • Cuts down on time spent collecting tax-exempt forms
  • Navision
Somewhat difficult initially
After initial setup and integration, usability is good - provided no questions or issues are present.
  • CertCapture
CertCapture is money well spent
Avalara offers more in terms of liability reports and integrating with our ERP system
Overall, Avalara is working well for us; however, when we have an issue or question, we are basically on our own to figure it out.

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

Cross-Border Tax Compliance with Avalara

Yes, by alerting to when Nexus is reached or near reached
We already sell internationally
We use purchase orders

Using Avalara

4 - Customer invoicing, state sales & use tax reporting
  • When reached/reaching nexus in state
  • State and local sales & use tax reporting
  • Customer tax exemption
  • State & local sales & use tax reporting
  • ATR
Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued), Adobe Acrobat DC, Google Ads

Evaluating Avalara and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
I would have everything discussed orally in writing as to clear any misunderstandings

Avalara Support

Near impossible to get someone on phone call, takes a long time to get email reply - if ever and then questions/issues not answered or addressed. We stopped reaching out
Slow Resolution
Poor followup
Less knowledgeable
Problems left unsolved
Not kept informed
Escalation required
Difficult to get immediate help
Need to explain problems multiple times
Support doesn't seem to care
Slow Initial Response
No, not in budget

Using Avalara

Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Transaction reports for sales & use tax reporting