The Cutting Edge of Tax Infographic | United Kingdom

UK-based findings examining the power and value of edge deployment for tax software and tax automation.

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One step closer to the edge

Forrester Consulting surveyed 100 IT decision-makers located in the United Kingdom to better understand their current technology deployments, their interest in a containerised edge deployment and the potential value they see in this type of solution by automating tax services through software.

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Whether an organisation chooses to deploy their tax software through traditional deployment models (cloud/SaaS, on-premise or a hybrid of the two), survey results show that IT decision-makers face a multitude of challenges.

Challenges of traditional deployment models

Swipe through the tablet to see what cloud and on-premise users have to say.

Slide 1 85% 85% of cloud users say that when they lose internet access, their tax software does not operate correctly.
Slide 2 76% 76% of cloud users say they have security concerns about sending sales transactions outside of their firewall.
Slide 3 74% 74% of cloud users say their tax software slows down their internet bandwidth.
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IT decision-makers are searching for a better solution—Edge and containerisation is the answer.

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87%
are interested in new ways to deploy tax software.

The UK is fast to adopt edge and containerisation in other business areas.

Compared to US (41%) and German-based (48%) respondents, the UK (74%) is faster to adopt edge and containers within their organisation.

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89%
of technology decision-makers say they are 'interested' or 'very interested' in a containerised edge tax solution.

Swipe through the phone to see the reasons for their strong interest.

Slide-1 86%

agree that more control over automating updates and greater control in general would be the top benefit of an edge tax solution.

86% agree that more control over automating updates and greater control in general would be the top benefit of an edge tax solution.
Slide-2 83%

agree that a containerised tax solution fitting with existing container solutions would be 'valuable' or 'very valuable'.

83% agree that a containerised tax solution fitting with existing container solutions would be 'valuable' or 'very valuable'.
Slide-3 81%

agree that a containerised edge approach that doesn't use internet bandwidth during checkout would be 'valuable' or 'very valuable'.

81% agree that more control over automating updates and greater control in general would be the top benefit of an edge tax solution
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View the full results of the study, including tips on how you can get started implementing this technology.

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