An industrial manufacturer simplifies sales tax compliance.
Universal Photonics, a B2B industrial manufacturer, uses SAP Business ByDesign for their billing process. Each year, the company would file 30+ returns in 29 jurisdictions across 13 states which required a tremendous manual effort. Prior to implementing a tax automation solution, Universal Photonics downloaded reports from an internal system, conducted online searches for tax rules and rates, and even called individual jurisdictions for compliance and reporting changes. After completing those tasks, Universal Photonics would then prepare and file paper returns each month for the appropriate jurisdictions.
To streamline this effort and improve tax accuracy, Universal Photonics chose Vertex Cloud Indirect Tax. The solution integrated with Universal Photonics’ SAP Business ByDesign to automate the end-to-end sales tax process in a single solution -- providing more accurate taxation in real-time on transactions and automating monthly compliance.
With Vertex, Universal Photonics improved accuracy and increased efficiency.