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How Tax Teams Ensure A Successful Software Implementation

Posted by Brandon Van Volkenburgh on Jun 21, 2019 11:36:00 AM

Thinking of purchasing new property tax software? Or maybe you’ve already invested in new software (of any kind) and are planning the implementation process. Either way, you’re right to be doing your homework in advance of the change. Tech-related implementations require the same level of attention as any other type of organizational change initiative—a substantial number of which are prone to failure due to lack of planning.

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Topics: Property tax software

How Shrinking Property Tax Teams Are Managing Workload

Posted by Carl Hoemke on May 29, 2019 4:27:58 PM

Almost all companies have been subject to downsizing at one point or another. Even during periods of strong economic growth, sometimes the individual needs of companies in the short-term makes intermittent layoffs unavoidable. Following any downsizing activity, the question then becomes: How does a smaller group of people handle the same workload as before?

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Topics: Property tax software

Making The Case For Property Tax Software

Posted by Lisa English on Mar 27, 2019 2:28:04 PM

Are you researching property tax software options in an effort to switch from your current solution? Or maybe you’re trying to build a case to convince higher-ups (or other members of your team) to get on board with a new implementation. Either way, you’re in the right place.

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Topics: Property tax software

Gain An Advantage With Business Personal Property Tax Software

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Mar 4, 2019 3:58:54 PM

How would you characterize your tax team’s approach to business personal property tax—are you managing it (on top of deadlines and working on appeals) or just managing to get by (filing returns down to the wire and no time for appeals)?

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Topics: Property tax software

How To Manage Your Property Tax Calendar With CrowdReason

Posted by Eleshia Matheny on Feb 19, 2019 2:26:59 PM

Property tax teams deal with numerous challenges throughout the course of a year, not the least of which is managing deadlines. Every season of the tax cycle has critical due dates and there’s virtually nothing straightforward about them. (Does the return due date apply to the postmark date or the date received? What if 30 days after the assessment falls on a weekend? When are installment due dates and extensions?) For tax teams working with more than a few properties in various locations, the property tax calendar can become so complex that it’s no longer plausible to keep track of it all on spreadsheets.

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Topics: Property tax software

Commercial Property Tax: Valuation Tools You Shouldn’t Be Without

Posted by Brandon Van Volkenburgh on Nov 19, 2018 8:11:45 AM

If you’ve read our blog at all, you know our stance on using software to manage your team’s property tax processes: We’re all about automating commercial property tax management workflows, so you get back time for high-value tasks, like determining how to protest unfair assessments.

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Topics: Property tax software

Do You Need Property Tax Appeal Software?

Posted by Lisa English on Oct 1, 2018 8:47:56 AM

Planning to appeal your property taxes? If you’ve done your homework, your efforts will likely save your organization a fair amount of money. You might be wondering, though, if property tax appeal software would be a helpful tool to have at your disposal. Will it help streamline the process? Will it prevent errors? Will it give you a leg up in meeting deadlines?

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Topics: Property tax software, Property tax appeals

Property Tax Software Vendors: Evaluating Your Options

Posted by James Frazier on Sep 27, 2018 12:42:53 PM

Managing the business personal property tax cycle is a herculean task for companies of every size. But mid- to large-size businesses, who may have hundreds of property tax assessments to deal with annually, face exceptional challenges staying on top of information tracking, due dates, filing paperwork, and more. When their workload has outgrown the standard organizational tools—like Excel spreadsheets and online project management tools—most teams know it’s time to make the leap to property tax software.

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Topics: Property tax software

Property Tax Software: Your Guide To Switching Providers

Posted by James Frazier on Jan 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you wish you could change the property tax software you use? If so, I bet I know what usually comes on the heels of that thought: visions of a painful, long system setup and data migration process, hours of retraining on a new system, and finding more workarounds for software that doesn’t quite fit your needs. Basically—a nightmare. 

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Topics: Property tax software

Do You Need Property Tax Consulting Or Software?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Jan 4, 2018 2:57:23 PM

Whether you’re new to property taxes in general or have acquired property in an unfamiliar location, or you have a few too many returns to file for the number of hands available, you’re here because one thing is clear: You need help with your company’s property taxes. The question is, what kind of help do you need—property tax consulting or a software management tool? 

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Topics: Property tax software