The Future of Tax is in the Cloud

The cloud computing market is booming, with Gartner projecting the industry to exceed $331 billion by 2022. That’s no surprise considering the benefits include cutting costs, improving data quality, increasing security, and ensuring reliability.

Check out these stats, based on a survey of IT professionals, to learn why your organization should upgrade its tax applications or migrate them to the cloud.

Companies that migrate their tax applications to the cloud accelerate digital transformation and experience many benefits:

  • Improved data management
  • Increased process automation
  • Faster access to new functionality
  • Enhanced security
  • Decreased costs
  • Easier implementation

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Manufacturers and Distributors Modernize Their SAP Solutions to Address Tax and Technology Challenges

The wave of digital transformation that has prompted businesses to migrate some applications to the cloud and re-evaluate process efficiency has officially hit the Manufacturing and Distribution (M&D) industry. In anticipation of the next worldwide crisis, M&Ds can refocus on their core businesses, streamline and automate tax management, and redesign their supply chains to be more flexible, scalable and risk-tolerant.

In this white paper, we share key learnings from IDG’s Research MarketPulse Survey that uncover the challenges IT and finance leaders at M&D organizations are facing today, and the drivers behind their current and future technology plans.

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5 Reasons to Automate Sales And Use Tax Compliance

Ensure Peak Performance In The New Business Environment

Monthly sales and use tax compliance can be a massive burden for your finance department. If you’re looking for ways to control costs and make smart investments, automating these processes in-house using tax compliance technology — or outsourcing them — can deliver measurable business benefits like:

  • Reducing audit risk
  • Boosting staff value and ROI
  • Cutting costs
  • Improving governance and controls
  • Enhancing scalability

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State of the Market for Enterprise Cloud Deployment for SAP Users

This special report compiles all the research found when SAPinsider surveyed 116 members of their community. The purpose of the survey was to determine what is critical to their cloud deployment, which cloud providers and deployment models they are using, and what workloads they are running in the cloud. In this special report, learn what drives organizations in their approach to enterprise cloud deployment, discover the top requirements and tools for cloud deployment strategies, and gain your strategy guidance for optimizing cloud deployment processes.

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Your MDM Doesn’t Want You to Read This (But We Do!)

If you’ve ever worked with an MDM (Mobile Device Management) to build and manage an Android device fleet, you know how one-sided that relationship becomes once your hardware is in the field. You also know that’s because MDMs are built on a model that chiefly rewards shipping devices, not supporting them. It’s hard to blame them, either — in a world where getting devices to the edge has become a critical concern across dozens of industries, hardware talks. But if you’re scaling a mission critical Android device fleet, you’re already asking the kind of hard questions your MDM probably isn’t very eager to answer.

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Manufacturers and Distributors Modernize Platforms and Solutions to Address Tax and Technology Challenges

The wave of digital transformation that has prompted businesses to migrate some applications to the cloud and re-evaluate process efficiency has officially hit the Manufacturing and Distribution (M&D) industry. Having shifted their sourcing to a handful of large overseas suppliers over the past decade, many companies were unprepared for COVID-19 lockdowns that increased demand for certain materials and introduced new business models and shopping habits as global supply chains were disrupted. In anticipation of the next worldwide crisis, M&Ds can refocus on their core businesses, streamline and automate tax management, and redesign their supply chains to be more flexible, scalable and risk-tolerant.

In this white paper, we will review some highlights from IDG’s Research’s MarketPulse Survey of employees at M&D organizations with revenues of between $250 million and $1 billion. The purpose of the research was to better understand from M&D employees the drivers behind decisions, challenges they are facing today, and any future-state technology plans.

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Panasonic Thermal Imaging

A Panasonic rugged tablet with an integrated thermal camera is the ultimate work companion that helps its users to detect, record, analyze, rectify and document temperature while out in the field. Panasonic offers an integrated FLIR thermal camera with the TOUGHPAD® G1 and M1 tablets as an option to enable users to accurately measure and record temperature using the same device to run other essential work applications.

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Customers Speak Out About What They Need in a Rugged Mobile Device

How can you determine which solution is cut out to meet your workforce’s needs? A VDC customer satisfaction study identifies the most important capabilities customers are looking for in rugged mobile devices. Panasonic TOUGHBOOK® mobile devices received high satisfaction ratings from customers and their workers—in every single category and more.

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Mobility Matters: Better Field Service Outcomes through IoT and Predictive Analytics

What’s the real cost of equipment downtime? Not only is it expensive for field service organizations (FSOs) to send a technician for diagnosis and repair (hopefully once), unplanned downtime means a productivity drop for business organizations – lost revenue and expenses that can accumulate quickly. So it’s no surprise that a recent study by Field Technologies found the top two strategic initiatives for FSOs are improving customer satisfaction and increasing efficiency.

This brief discusses how the combination of predictive analytics based on data gathered by IoT sensors and the use of mobile devices combine to reduce unnecessary scheduled maintenance while improving the overall service experience for both FSOs and the organizations they serve.

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Why Mobile Tech Matters: Gaining a Competitive Edge for FSOs

Field service organizations (FSOs) rely on mobile technology solutions to stay connected and competitive, whether they provide consumer services for cable & telco, or commercial services maintaining factory machinery or repairing heavy equipment. Whatever their field of business, every FSO feels the impact of modernization trends including augmented reality, digital schematics libraries, diagnostics, advanced analytics, predictive maintenance, new FSO management tools, and more.

This paper looks at how FSOs can stay current and remain competitive by implementing mobile solutions that enable the latest technology and arm techs with tools that increase efficiency, provide better service, and increase customer satisfaction.

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Rethinking Accounts Payable in the Midst of a Pandemic

The pandemic has forced many accounting teams to adjust the way they work as they struggle to keep up with outdated processes.

Download this white paper to learn about the challenges of accounts payable in the time of a pandemic, including:

  • Only 54% of finance teams working from home can make all their AP payments
  • 85% of employees wish their employer would do more to help them adapt and manage remote work
  • AP teams typically spend 60-80% more than they need to on invoice processing costs

Learn best practice advice to overcome these challenges and set your team up for success now and in the future.

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Strategies to Avoid the ‘Great Resignation’ in Your AP Team

A study of 31,000 workers found that 41% are considering quitting their job this year. The statistics reflect the workforces’ discomfort and discontent about going back to the office. Experts are calling it, the Great Resignation.

The sentiment is shared across multiple industries including accounting where 82% of respondents reported lower levels of stress when working from home. It’s why an overwhelming majority (93%) of employees in finance want to continue working remotely.

But what can organizations do to retain existing talent and lure the best finance professionals to the company?

Download this white paper to learn:

  • Four strategies to attract and retain top talent
  • How AP automation can empower remote teams
  • Best practices implemented by other finance teams

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