When people ask me about the strategic alliance Vertex and Deloitte Tax entered recently, I reach for my dictionary.
“Alliance,” according to Merriam-Webster’s, means a “bond” or “connection.” That’s fitting: we’ve been connected with Deloitte for years, working side-by-side with their tax experts on numerous large Vertex implementations inside our customers’ organizations. We believe this relationship provides customers with the best tax expertise (Deloitte) and tax technology (Vertex) and our strategic alliance simply formalizes and deepens that longstanding connection. “Solution” is the other key word I point to when answering questions about this alliance: Vertex and Deloitte are working together to deliver effective solutions for our customers’ complex tax management needs.
The ultimate solution that this alliance delivers is straightforward: tax and tax technology experts working together to limit the amount of time and energy our customers spend addressing their tax requirements. This in turn, lets tax professionals focus on what they do best, analysis and planning and furthering their corporate goals and objectives.
When I engage with our clients, they want tax technology and services not just for today, but those that will scale for future business demands. That’s what the Vertex-Deloitte alliance is designed to address. If “strategic alliance” sounds a bit too formal, try thinking of it this way: Vertex and Deloitte are strengthening our bond so that we can connect more deeply with clients to enable them to tackle their toughest tax challenges, today and tomorrow.
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