Vertex Honors Innovation Award Winners at 2019 Annual Conference

Clients recognized for unique use of tax technology to drive business value

Aurora, CO

Vertex, Inc., a leading provider of tax technology and services, announced its Innovation Award winners at its annual conference in Aurora, CO. Vertex Exchange connects tax and technology professionals, as well as clients, partners and industry experts, from around the world for an event featuring networking, training and education. This year’s Innovation Award winners are being honored for their forward-thinking approaches for using tax technology to deliver increased business value to their organizations.

The 2019 Winners are:

  • Graybar Electric for a complete tax transformation, significantly enhancing processes to streamline exemption certificate management since 60% of Graybar’s revenue is exempt from sales tax, as well as helping to grow the overall business.
  • LEGO for creating a positive omnichanel customer experience through the utilization of a hybrid tax solution, enabling accurate sales tax across mobile, web and in-store purchases.
  • MetLife for automating its entire tax process, ensuring sales and procurement needs are met, and enabling the tax department to take ownership of all tax decisions.
  • Patagonia for elevating the omnichannel customer experience through retail tax automation, enhancing tax calculations on send sales; buy in one store, return in another; and buy online, return in-store, as well as improved tax compliance and reporting.
  • Siemens Corporation for creating a centralized enterprise-wide tax function and enabling tax data management for its diverse global ERP landscape.

“As global regulatory complexity and uncertainty increase, organizations continue to seek advanced tax software to automate processes and drive for success,” said David DeStefano, Vertex president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to honor these teams of tax, finance and IT professionals who have used technology to elevate tax as a strategic business partner.”

Read the winning 2019 Innovation Awards stories to see how each recognized company leveraged Vertex software to drive additional value for their business.

About Vertex

Vertex, Inc. is a leading tax software and services provider that empowers global commerce. The company’s mission is to connect customers and partners across all industries to deliver the world’s most trusted tax solutions for businesses to grow with confidence. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of indirect tax, including sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in North America, and with offices in South America and Europe, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 1,000 professionals and serves companies across the globe.

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Tricia Schafer-Petrecz, Vertex Inc.


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