Vertex, Inc., a leading provider of tax technology and services, announced its Validated by Vertex program, a collaborative process with its Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners who build integrations to Vertex.
As part of the program, Vertex provides integration design and security standards for ISV partners and conducts rigorous review and testing processes. Vertex validated integrations support the most complex use cases to provide consistent, accurate taxation across the entire tax lifecycle. In addition, the Validated by Vertex program provides continual collaboration with Vertex technical experts to ensure integrations keep pace with the latest software releases, giving customers the confidence that partner-built integrations meet Vertex industry-leading standards. Vertex provides best practices for partners to ensure a high quality and seamless customer experience for on-premise, hosted and cloud environments.
The validation ensures our customers are receiving the most up-to-date tax content to manage compliance.
As part of this program, Vertex has formally validated an integration to its tax engine built by Recurly for its enterprise-class subscription management platform. The certification attests to the integrity of the connector and empowers Recurly to confidently meet customer’s tax needs.
"In today’s evolving digital economy, modern subscription management requires a platform that integrates with other key business applications," said Jonas Flodh, senior vice president of product at Recurly. “To allow businesses to seamlessly connect billing to automated tax software, we chose to develop our own Vertex connector. The validation ensures our customers are receiving the most up-to-date tax content to manage compliance."
Vertex supported the Recurly design team through the development with bi-weekly process assessments. The software experts reviewed the code for Extensible Markup Language (XML) standards. Additionally, they analyzed the User Interface (UI) design and connector features, such as exception certificate management, to meet customers’ expectations.
"Recognizing that compliance is strategically important to their clients, Vertex partners, such as Recurly, are leveraging the Validated by Vertex program to accelerate the integration of our tax engine,” said Tony Hutnyk, senior product manager, integrations at Vertex. “We have long-standing relationships with market-leading software and services providers that businesses across the world rely on. The program was established to help partners deliver comprehensive and verified solutions that meet customers’ needs."
As global regulatory complexity and uncertainty impacts industries such as telecommunications, rental and leasing, enterprise software providers across markets will need to deliver specialized solutions that incorporate reliable tax management functionality. While Vertex has previously validated integrations built by other partners, Recurly is the first to be officially validated.
New and existing partners will be invited to join the program to deliver officially certified solutions to seamlessly meet compliance needs.
Vertex, Inc. is a leading tax software and services provider that empowers global commerce. Vertex connects 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 Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 1,000 professionals and serves companies across the globe.