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 2018!

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 four Special Interest Groups to spark conversations and collaboration among our customers in the Retail and Leasing industries and those who run SAP and Oracle.


Leasing Industry Special Interest Group

Sunday, October 22 | 12:30 PM – 5:15 PM
The rapid evolution of the Tax industry leads to both opportunities and risks. How do you - and your Tax department overall - add value to your company? How do you realize the most value from new technologies and processes, while minimizing risk? What are TRAC adjustments? Our open and lively discussions will give you insights into these hot issues. Presenters will also share best practices using Tax Assist for leasing scenarios and discuss how to maximize the value delivered by Vertex Indirect Tax for Leasing. (includes lunch from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM)


Retail Tax Special Interest Group

Monday, October 23 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 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. View Detailed Agenda.


Vertex-Oracle Special Interest Group

Tuesday, October 24 | 1:30 PM – 4:25 PM
The Vertex-Oracle Special Interest Group (SIG) is a forum designed for the exchange of information between Vertex, Oracle customers and alliance partners. With over 600 Vertex customers on Oracle E-Business Suite R12, there is a wealth of experience and insight that can be leveraged across the customer community. Vertex will facilitate the SIG forum which will focus on presentations, case studies and open discussions around integrating Vertex solutions with Oracle. We’ll share the new Vertex Tax Links for Oracle ERP Cloud connector and give you an opportunity to engage with consultants and partners around best practices and overcoming common challenges facing Oracle clients. View Detailed Agenda.


SAP Special Interest Group

Tuesday, October 24 | 8:30 AM – 12:15 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 750 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 Vertex Indirect Tax Accelerator for SAP ERP, approaches for international tax, upgrade considerations, and customer case studies. View Detailed Agenda.