Special Interest Groups

Vertex Exchange is a great chance to connect with other attendees interested in advancing Vertex solutions and sharing best practices. 

Check out the Special Interest Group sessions at this year’s conference. We’re offering six Special Interest Groups to spark conversations and collaboration among our customers in the Retail, Leasing, and Communication Services industries, customers using Vertex Cloud Indirect Tax, and those who run SAP and Oracle.


Leasing Industry Special Interest Group

Sunday, October 27 | 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
The rapid evolution of the tax industry has created new opportunities and risks for businesses operating in the leasing industry. In this Leasing Special Interest Group, join your industry peers as we discuss a new implementation of Vertex Indirect Tax for Leasing, top tax issues faced by today's lessors, the use of robotic process automation in the tax department, and the latest tax updates. We'll also discuss how technology can streamline processes, reduce risk, and positively impact the bottom line. Lunch will be served. View Agenda


Communication Services Special Interest Group

Monday, October 28 | 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Rapid changes in technology are driving the evolution of communication services. An increasing number of companies are launching communication services to extend solution portfolios and gain competitive advantage. At the same time, existing communication service providers are expanding into other areas. The result of all this change is increased complexity and risk – and tax jurisdictions are scrambling to keep up, broadening existing legislation and passing new legislation. In this special interest group, we will discuss trends in tax legislation that affect communication service providers, current tax issues, and provide an introduction to and demo of Vertex Indirect Tax O Series 9.0, which contains additional tax rules to support calculation of communication services tax for traditional telecom services as well as digital communication services like data streaming, teleconferencing, online chat and more. Vertex experts will also share a roadmap to support communication services going forward. Lunch will be served. View Agenda


Retail Tax Special Interest Group

Monday, October 28 | 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Do you work in the complex and ever-changing retail industry? Join this retail-specific special interest group that gives tax and technology professionals in the retail industry an opportunity to interact, learn, and share insights amongst peers on topics related to retail taxation, technology and management. Topics to be discussed include: industry trends and drivers in retail, tax management strategies and practices for retail, and leveraging automation to meet the specific needs of retailers. Lunch will be served. View Agenda


SAP Special Interest Group

Tuesday, October 29 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The SAP Special Interest Group (SIG) is designed to provide a forum for exchange of information between Vertex and SAP customers, alliance partners and employees. With over 800 Vertex customers on SAP solutions, there is a wealth of experience and insight that can be leveraged across the customer community. This year's topics will include the Vertex solution roadmap for SAP, implementation Q&As, integration options and lessons learned, challenges implementing VAT and International tax, customer tips, and more! View Agenda


Vertex Cloud Special Interest Group

Tuesday, October 29 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
With over 600 Vertex Cloud customers, there is a wealth of experience and insight that can be leveraged across the customer community. Join your peers for this discussion of current issues faced by tax professionals when leveraging a cloud solution and learn about opportunities to give input to the Vertex Cloud roadmap. View Agenda


Oracle Special Interest Group

Tuesday, October 29 | 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Join the Vertex-Oracle Special Interest Group and meet with fellow Oracle-Vertex customers. This session for Oracle E-Business Suite, JDE, PSFT, ERP Cloud and NetSuite clients will cover recent updates and innovative changes for our solutions. You will have a chance to network with fellow customers and Vertex consulting teams, as well as hear from our partners and customers. View Agenda