VAI and Vertex Partner to Automate Sales and Use Tax in Integrated ERP Platform

July 25, 2018

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – July 25, 2018 – VAI, a leading ERP software developer, announced it has partnered with Vertex, Inc., a leading provider of tax technology and services, to simplify and streamline tax calculations and reporting. Through this partnership, VAI customers now have access to Vertex® Indirect Tax O Series® through a cloud-based application on VAI’s S2K Enterprise software platform.

With almost 12,000 ever-changing tax jurisdictions throughout the U.S., this integration enables companies to manage the increasingly complex tax landscape, as well as ensures compliance. Vertex indirect tax solutions provide businesses with reliable sales and use tax calculations and signature-ready returns for products purchased and distributed across the globe. S2K customers benefit from a simple, streamlined platform that provides accurate taxation on every transaction that occurs in the S2K ERP software system.

“This partnership and seamless integration with VAI offers our mutual customers a solution to simplify tax calculations, allowing their internal resources to focus on more value-added contributions,” said Paul Beirnes, managing director of partner development at Vertex. “The S2K solution is easy to work with and VAI has been a great partner with extensive expertise in core business processes and a keen understanding of its customers’ needs. Together, we are well-positioned to deliver an exceptional integrated enterprise-ready solution.”

Dental Health Products, Inc. (DHPI), one of the nation’s largest and leading dental supply distributors, has already benefitted from the VAI and Vertex partnership. DHPI has been a VAI customer for over 18 years, and with seven full-service branches and distribution locations across the U.S. and a consumer website, DHPI needed to add a tax solution that would automatically track tax compliance, which differs depending on geographic location. DHPI has saved significant time and resources with the automated taxability and calculation that tracks each transaction in every jurisdiction.

“Before we implemented the integrated Vertex solution it took us hours to calculate taxes, and we would come across discrepancies that would take even more time to identify and fix,” said Terry Vande Hei, accounting manager at DHPI. “As a distributor operating nationwide, we needed a tax solution that ensures that we always stay on top of tax changes and are reporting accurately. The Vertex solution integrated with VAI’s S2K enables us to automatically and accurately handle complex tax calculations, saving us significant time and resources to date.”

“Our customers require a tax solution that takes the complexity out of tax calculation,” said Maggie Kelleher, director of business development at VAI. “We’re excited to partner with Vertex, which has an established presence in the tax industry and is renowned for their user-friendly technology. Our customers, including DHPI, have already seen significant benefits from the partnership, and we’re looking forward to many more successful integrations and happy clients.”  

About Vertex

Vertex, Inc. is a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across the globe. For more information about Vertex, visit www.vertexinc.com or follow Vertex on Twitter @vertexinc.

About DHPI

DHPI has been servicing the healthcare industry with over 50,000 quality products, equipment and innovative solutions for nearly 30 years. Founded in 1991, DHPI has grown from a home-based business to a top 10, nationally ranked dental supply distributor. With over 175 employees, 2 distribution centers and 7 U.S. branches, DHPI’s culture and core values are centralized on the customer experience. This customer centric focus is exemplified in their mission statement, "To provide personalized and timely solutions for our healthcare partners so they will continue to exceed their goals and their patients' expectations." To learn more about DHPI, please visit www.dhpionline.com or contact an experienced Account Manager toll free, 800-626-2163.

About VAI

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail and multiple service sectors. An IBM Gold Partner, IBM Beacon Award winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses, and the IBM Beacon Award for Most Innovative "Built On IBM Express Portfolio" Solution. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch offices in Florida, Illinois and California. For more information, visit www.vai.net, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter or “like us” on facebook.com/VAISoftware.

For more information, please contact:

Diane Dady
VAI
631-619-4729
Joel Richardson
Racepoint Global
617-624-3298