The Cutting Edge of Tax Infographic

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 400 IT decision-makers to better understand their current technology deployments, their interest in a containerized edge deployment, and the potential value they see in this type of automated solution.

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As retailers prioritize digital transformation, their IT teams face new challenges—managing more channels and endpoints, rising security risks, and increased demand on internet bandwidth.

Is a containerized edge solution for tax the answer?

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87%
of respondents are rethinking their organizations' current tax technology deployments.

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

While cloud is fast and agile,
Slide 1 82% While cloud is fast and agile, 82% of cloud users say that when they lose internet access, their tax software does not operate correctly.
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Retail IT departments are searching for a solution that can be the best of both worlds.

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Automation through edge and containerization is the answer.
Slide-1 83%

of IT decision-makers are interested in a containerized edge tax solution.

83% of IT decision-makers are interested in a containerized edge tax solution.
Slide-2 73%

of respondents say that a containerized edge approach that doesn't use internet bandwidth during checkout would be valuable or very valuable.

73% of respondents say that a containerized edge approach that doesn't use internet bandwidth during checkout would be valuable or very valuable.
Slide-3 80%

of decision-makers agree that more control over automating updates and greater control in general would be top benefits of an edge tax solution.

80% of decision-makers agree that more control over automating updates and greater control in general would be top benefits of an edge tax solution.
Slide-4 73%

of respondents say that control over the configuration and creation of containers would be valuable or very valuable.

73% of respondents say that control over the configuration and creation of containers would be valuable or very valuable.

Forrester found very high interest levels in tax technology using edge and containerization.

Respondents expect to receive greater business value through improved performance, scalability, control, and reliability.

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

Learn how your organization can start developing your edge strategy today with Vertex.

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IT decision-makers are searching for a better way to deploy tax.

Organizations deploying tax automation software through the cloud have the benefit of agility but sacrifice control, whereas organizations with tax software deployed on-premise maintain control but miss out on speed and flexibility.

Read Forrester Consulting's The Cutting Edge of Tax research study, commissioned by Vertex, to learn more about the challenges IT decision-makers face with their traditional deployment models and why they are interested in a containerized edge solution for tax.