Vertex Cloud Platform Expands, Supporting Businesses of All Sizes

  • July 25, 2017

As digital transformation accelerates, companies of all sizes have a growing need to demonstrate business agility. Successful organizations scale up and down to quickly seize market opportunities and dodge strategic risk.

Cloud technology represents a central component of digital transformation and a key enabler of business agility. Today, 95 percent of companies use cloud technology, and 85 percent of companies have deployed a multi-cloud strategy. The tax function marks a critical component of these approaches. As tax compliance becomes more complex and as jurisdictions demand access to more organizational tax data, tax functions need more powerful data-management capabilities and supporting technology that is easier to use and scale. In recognition of these and related needs, Vertex has expanded its cloud platform, Vertex Cloud Indirect Tax.

Vertex Cloud is positioned to help companies drive efficiency and scalability while managing risk in an increasingly digital world. Vertex will continue to invest in cloud applications for tax technology given the great success we’ve had over the past three years with our small to medium-sized business (SMB) solution. Now, our company is expanding its cloud footprint to serve any type of client under the Vertex Cloud platform.

Previously known as Vertex SMB, Vertex Cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales and use tax automation solution that includes calculation and returns. To find out how Vertex Cloud helps to boost tax and business agility, click here.

Please remember that the Tax Matters provides information for educational purposes, not specific tax or legal advice. Always consult a qualified tax or legal advisor before taking any action based on this information.

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Jen Kurtz
Chief Technology Officer

Jen Kurtz is the Chief Technology Officer focused on technology strategy and product innovation. Jen leads the Office of Technology responsible for bringing together the technology vision, strategy, architecture, and capabilities required to drive breakthrough innovations that will propel Vertex forward in seizing new market opportunities.

Previously, Jen served as a lead member of the software development and commercial enterprise architecture teams. Prior to joining Vertex, she was a software engineer at Verizon and Platinum Technology respectively bringing large scale business applications to the market.

Jen has been honored by Oracle for Women’s History Month and Working Mother Magazine at their annual Working Mother 100 Best Companies event. She regularly speaks at local and national technology conferences and has an M.S. in Computer Science from Villanova University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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