Time to Go Back to School on Sales Tax

Posted by Avalara

August 24, 2015 | 12:06 PM

August is traditionally a big sales month for retailers who reap revenue from back-to-school shoppers. To help out local businesses and encourage consumer spending, several states provide sales tax holidays on essential items like clothing and supplies. Yet, despite being the second biggest retail event of the year, and with 17 states on board in 2015, sales tax holidays aren’t always an easy sell.

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Topics: eCommerce, Guest Blog

Humor in Marketing

Posted by aheadWorks

August 19, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Online businesses start with the attraction of visitors to their stores and the goal of creating an abundant flow of prospects. Eventually, customers come for products, but that’s not the only reason. They also need some knowledge, involvement, recognition, and … fun.

Humor in marketing seems to be that Holy Grail that is able to breathe life into any brand and make it go viral immediately. But, is it really so simple and beneficial? Let’s reveal both sides of humor in marketing and discover whether this approach is suitable to all audiences and in all circumstances.

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Topics: Guest Blog, Content Marketing

Do I Need a Full Warehouse Manufacturing System?

Posted by RF-SMART

August 10, 2015 | 1:30 PM

Oracle JD Edwards is a robust ERP with lots of functionality and modules to meet your business needs. If you’re considering implementing JDE or looking to make the most of your current investment, how do you know which module is right for your warehouse? Let’s start from the beginning.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Guest Blog

Ohio Sales Tax Holiday, August 2015

Posted by Avalara

July 27, 2015 | 12:21 PM

Repost from TaxRates.com

Ohio’s Streamlined Sales Tax Taxability Matrix has been updated to reflect the 2015 sales tax holiday.

Ohio will provide for a three-day sales tax holiday in August 2015 – a one-time event. It is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and it will conclude on Sunday, August 9 at 11:59.

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Topics: eCommerce, Guest Blog

Open-Source Platform Security Concerns

Posted by Eric A. Vanderburg

July 15, 2015 | 11:17 AM

These days, more and more organizations are opting to use open-source platforms and software for their business needs. Open-source software is software that allows third parties to view, modify, and even relicense the software code. There are a number of benefits to using this type of software, but it is important to recognize the potential security risks as well.

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Topics: Technology, Guest Blog

Lowering TCO for JDE Customers

Posted by Andy Klee

June 30, 2015 | 10:21 AM

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a common yardstick that clients (and prospective clients) use to measure success of their JD Edwards projects. 

You don’t have to look far to find ERP software companies bragging about how low their TCO is. In fact, one big reason why third party hosting and “the Cloud” has become so popular is the emphasis on the total cost of ownership being lower using these alternatives to on-premise hosting.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Guest Blog

The Down Low on Downloads

Posted by Avalara

June 1, 2015 | 12:39 PM

Dealing with tricky tax rules on digital goods and services delivery

The Internet has become a convenient way to shop for goods and services; it’s also become a popular way to deliver them. Consumers and businesses can now conduct online transactions for everything from books to movies to software programs and have these delivered digitally or even stored in the Cloud versus physical media. While convenient and cost-effective (no shipping, packaging, etc.) the virtual marketplace can also be confusing when it comes to tax compliance.

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Topics: Guest Blog

Using Search to Deliver the Best Results to Your B2B Clients

Posted by SLI Systems

April 29, 2015 | 10:41 AM

If you want your website to stand out in the world of B2B businesses, start with search. That magical little box where your visitors type in their desires is an often-missed opportunity to wow them (and gain valuable insight from them).

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Topics: eCommerce, Guest Blog, B2B, Interactive Marketing

5 Common Sales Tax Compliance Errors Found by Auditors

Posted by Avalara

April 27, 2015 | 12:12 PM

If South Dakota, Colorado, and Connecticut are any indication, states are starting to publicize common sales tax management errors. Though they provide a road map for sales tax compliance, these lists are by no means exhaustive. Rules, rates, and boundaries vary between states and localities, but one thing is certain: sales tax is complicated, and the road to compliance is bumpy and long.

Here are five common errors and what you can do about them.

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Topics: Guest Blog

6 Key Learnings for Disaster Recovery Planning

Posted by SIS

March 27, 2015 | 8:56 AM

According to Forrester Research, enterprises today spend an average of 6.2 percent of their IT budgets on business continuity and disaster recovery planning—a jump of one full percentage point over the amount spent in 2010. In Forrester’s article, Forrester goes on to say that most of the spend was spent on internal disaster recovery which can be plagued with its own problems like skills, testing or lack of focus. In this day of social media, where customers can instantaneously spread comments around the world in seconds, negative feedback on your organization’s ability to be ready can reduce shareholder value and impact your reputation. 

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Topics: Guest Blog



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