Best software for sales tax and maangement without the overhead
We were able to get rid of our expensive hosted server solution and the maintenance that came with it. Being able to access Vertex data from anywhere in the world made our team more productive across the board.
The best part of the cloud was not having to have a dedicated remote server for all our software. The old Vertex ran but required constant maintenance, monthly updates, SQL knowledge. With the cloud, no longer do you worry about down times, corrupted databases and the like.
The Vertex team is very helpful from the moment you buy the software. Our support rep spent hours with us configuring everyhting out of the box to our exact specifications
The cost of the software is pretty immense since you're pretty much renting a server
Hold times can be a bit long in the customer support queue
SaaS so once you stop paying, you lose access the software and any data if not backed up.
Vertex cloud is very accurate and easy to use for small to medium size businesses.
accurate tax calculations, low cost of ownership, easy to learn
The value for the money spent makes this solution a wise investment. There is no server maintenance or monthly tax rate update files to be applied. The application can accommodate customer and product level taxability decisions.
The features and functionality of the cloud product vs. O-series are very different. There are very few customizations/configuration changes that can be done following implementation that do not involve additional developer cost. The processing time to save a customer exemption certificate is excessive. Heavy users of this application will find this very frustrating. Customer support is also very different from O-series in that the communication is via e-mail and the response time is often much slower with support reps being less knowledgeable about the application and its functionality.
Customer service is poor.
The software is all online which makes use easy.
Customer service is all by e-mail and it's poor.
Response from Vertex
My name is Jen Armstrong, Marketing Specialist at Vertex. I am sorry to hear that your experience with our customer support team has not been the best. We at Vertex are dedicated to our customer¿s success. I would like to further investigate why you rated Vertex customer service as poor. Our Customer Success Manager, Jenna Stroup has been made aware of your feedback and will share your responses with our Support Team. We would like to set up a phone call to better understand your needs. Please email your contact info to Jenna at [email protected] so she can coordinate with you.
Vertex has been great to work with, especially the customer support group.
I know that the tax calculations that are being made are accurate and the customizations for our company have been minimal. There customizations are based on specific tax audits/decisions that are specific to our products and how we do business.
The software is fairly easy to work. Most importantly, customer support is there to help you out. They understand that not every business is run the same and they take the time to work with you so you can accomplish the desired results when you have exceptions. They also respond very timely when issues are raised.
Is the software perfect in every aspect, no. But is any service exactly what you need out of the box. I can not say enough about how attentive the support group is to help you understand the software and assist you when an issue does arise.
Needs some more development
Works as promised
Inexpensive and creates returns as required.
Simple to use; we upload our activity and returns are created quickly and accurately. It appears to be perfectly suited for a small company who processes invoices through the system as they occur.
Searching capability is limited within the products and exempt customer lists. Once you have entered a product or customer as exempt it is very difficult to undo it for that period. The reporting can be difficult to understand as well.
Great Customer Support
The automatic feed, calculation and development of our returns is key. This saves me a lot of time.
Vertex's customer support is amazing! Our adjustments and returns are due in by the 10th. It was late on the night before they were due and I noticed that a return appeared wrong. I was very nervous that it was too late to do anything about it but I emailed support anyways. Within minutes I had a response and the person communicated back and forth with me to answer all my questions and help me straighten things out.
The upload process for adjustments is clunky. I would rather see a better interface that allows me to add transactions with a fill in the blank instead of an uploading process,
Vertex was implemented over the course of the last few months, with the scope being US-centric.
Vertex Cloud granted the ability to automate the tax function with a graphic user interface that is both comprehensive and easy to learn.
Vertex Cloud has a very easy to use and comprehensive user interface, a robust product mapping capability, and the ability to user test within the interface.
Currently, Vertex Cloud doesn't have the ability for the user to configure rules on the front end; this in effect forces users to have to work with Vertex on the back end in order to configure rules if necessary.
Does run smoothly and integrated with Info LN 10.4 after weeks of setup
Some what affordable
Tax reports are good once the data is set up.
Exports to Excel if you want to create external reports
Vertex running updates WITHOUT notice or testing causing our ERP to be down for DAYS!
Reporting is weak
Some Tax report forms do not match State online forms
Some limits on taxability at local levels
Wonderful customer support for helping me to get through how to use this software.
Real time updated sales and use tax rate saves us a lot of time to search online. Criteria for helping decide if our product taxable in each state is really the best tool.
Not clear which part is not in the subscribing package and need to pay extra cost. There's no criteria for deciding if out-of -state business needs to pay sales and use tax or not.
Vertex Cloud Review
Very user friendly. Nice to have a software that can tax in different states as every state tax rate is different.
Fairly easy to use
Nice to generate reports for specific states
Has all the taxing jurisdictions in each state outlined
How long it takes to generate a simple transaction report for a state sometimes
I would not trust Vertex submitting an actual tax return. The numbers never match up from what generated report says to what the numbers on the state sales tax return.
We use this software to update sales tax information in our back end system.
Easy to use, and obtain sales tax rate files.
The Vertex cloud makes it very easy to obtain the sales tax rate files that we require for billing out of our back end system.
The only thing that we don't like is being charged a minimum fee if we do not use the software in any given month.
It has been ok.
Other than some kinks we are trying to work out it is very nice to have the returns already generated.
The returns already generated versus filling in the information from a spreadsheet.
It is pretty simple to use.
All the little issues like sales versus use tax. It is generating two returns when we are only set up for use tax which creates filing issues with the states.