Special Interest Groups

Vertex Exchange is a great chance to connect with other attendees interested in advancing Vertex solutions and sharing best practices. Stay tuned for news about Special Interest Groups at Vertex Exchange 2019!

Check out the Special Interest Group sessions that were offered at this year’s conference for an idea of the topics and technology discussed. We offered five Special Interest Groups to spark conversations and collaboration among our customers in the Retail, Leasing, and Communication Services industries and those who run SAP and Oracle.


Leasing Industry Special Interest Group

Sunday, October 28 | 12:30 PM – 5:15 PM
The rapid evolution of the Tax industry has created both opportunities and risks - especially for leasing companies. How can your tax department manage the tension between the need for tax jurisdictions to raise revenue and the need of leasing companies to minimize costs? To ease this tension, the most successful tax departments are adopting process automation and staying abreast of tax issues. Join your peers from the leasing industry in this session, where we will discuss hot tax issues and how technology can streamline processes, reduce risk and positively impact the bottom line. Lunch will be served. See detailed agenda.


Communication Services Special Interest Group

Monday, October 29 | 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Rapid technology changes and growing competition are driving companies in diverse industries to launch new communication services, and tax jurisdictions are scrambling to keep up. At the same time, existing communication service providers are expanding into other areas. The result of all this change is increased complexity and risk. Join this half-day session with your peers to discuss key trends in tax legislation affecting communication service providers, current tax issues, and how Vertex Indirect Tax O Series can help. Lunch will be served. See detailed agenda.


Retail Tax Special Interest Group

Monday, October 29 | 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
For retail businesses, managing the complexity of jurisdictional regulations in an omni-channel environment can be overwhelming and risky. Get a handle on it all by attending this session, back by popular demand. Facilitated by Vertex experts, this engagement is typically led by key Retailers and will cover industry trends and drivers in retail, tax management strategies for retail, and best practices for leveraging automation to meet retail-specific needs. You'll also have substantial opportunities for peer networking and informal conversations, as well as an opportunity to provide input into the future direction of Vertex solutions for retail. Lunch will be served. See detailed agenda.


SAP Special Interest Group

Tuesday, October 30 | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
The SAP Special Interest Group (SIG) is designed to provide a forum for exchange of information between Vertex/SAP customers, alliance partners and employees. With over 700 Vertex customers on SAP solutions, there is a wealth of experience and insight that can be leveraged across the customer community. Vertex will facilitate this morning SIG forum, which will focus on solution updates and an open discussion around integrating Vertex solutions with SAP. Examples of planned topics include the exploration of use cases for the Vertex Indirect Tax Accelerator for SAP ERP, implementation and upgrade best practices, discussions around international tax requirements, and alliance/customer case studies.

We recommend attending the SAP Indirect Tax Accelerator 101 session being offered on Monday, October 29th from 10:30-12:10 to learn how this SAP add-on can help streamline and lower your total cost of ownership while minimizing costly IT involvement.


Oracle Special Interest Group

Tuesday, October 30 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Are you a current Vertex Indirect Tax O Series or Vertex Sales Tax Q Series customer using Oracle E-Business Suite R12 or Oracle ERP Cloud? Come network with your peers at this meet & greet session on Tuesday afternoon! We'll share tips on how to get the most out of Exchange and highlight sessions pertinent to Oracle R12, ERP Cloud and Vertex O Series implementations. We'll also discuss Vertex's current Solution for Oracle R12, the new VAT capabilities and what’s new with Oracle ERP Cloud. This User Group will give you an opportunity to engage with consultants and partners about troubleshooting common issues facing Oracle clients. See detailed agenda.