5 Effective Multi-Connector Strategies for the Vertex + NetSuite Integration


Multi-connectors have emerged as a powerful tool for Vertex + NetSuite integrations; however, their potential benefits can be hampered when certain crucial aspects are overlooked. Consider these best practices to make sure your multi-connector strategy is effective.

1. Utilize Standard Naming Conventions Across All Systems

To ensure data integrity and mitigate the risk of errors, consistently label data inputs with a naming convention across your multi-connectors. This includes customer codes and exemptions (e.g., Salesforce customer numbers, NetSuite and Adobe Commerce customer numbers), tax identifiers (such as product codes and classes) as well as company numbers.

2. Create a System Identifier in Each Source System

Creating a system identifier in each source system is pivotal for seamless communication. A well-defined system identifier helps to accurately track data origins and streamline data flow. This enhances data integrity, troubleshooting capabilities, compliance adherence, data security, customization options, and the overall effectiveness of system integration. For example, Vertex + NetSuite customers can create a system identifier in each source system to send to Vertex in a flex field which serves as a way to track where the call originated from to Vertex.

3. Regularly Reassess Your Technology Workflow

The technology landscape is always evolving. To remain competitive, adaptable, and well-prepared for software updates and emerging automation possibilities, periodically reevaluate your technology workflow. Doing so will also help you to identify opportunities for improvements that are aligned with the latest technological advancements.

4. Look for Opportunities in Other Specific Geographic Locations

If your company operates in multiple regions or markets such as EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) or APAC (Asia Pacific), integrating multi-connectors can help consolidate data from various sources, providing a comprehensive view of operations. This is particularly valuable for global businesses seeking to adapt to regional nuances.

5. Bring Tax to the Table Early in the Requirements and Design Process

Tax compliance is a critical aspect often overlooked in the initial stages of system integration projects. To avoid complications and potential financial repercussions later on, involve tax considerations early in the requirements and design phase. This proactive approach ensures that your multi-connectors are tax-compliant from the outset, reducing the risk of costly revisions.

By adhering to these best practices, you can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of your multi-connector implementations. These practices will ultimately contribute to the overall success of your integration projects.

Learn more about how Vertex tax solutions for NetSuite customers can improve the success of your integration projects.

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Jim Kelly

James Kelly

Practice Lead of Cross Expertise Field Consulting, Vertex Inc.

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Jim Kelly is the Practice Lead of Cross Expertise Field Consulting at Vertex. Along with extensive expertise in tax, technology and business intelligence tools, Jim brings over 30 years of experience in systems design, financial accounting, project management and tax automation solutions. Throughout his career, Jim has participated in various global financial systems projects which included documenting user requirements, supporting application development, data conversion, user acceptance testing, end user training and post go-live support. He also is knowledgeable in various financial applications (tax, business intelligence tools, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation applications, accounting/GL systems) – including NetSuite, O Series, Longview, Hyperion and SAP.

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