As the digital age continues to drive corporate change tax departments are facing ever more pressures. Everyone is impacted and frustration is mounting not only within corporate tax departments, but also with other business groups and senior management. Uncertainty is everywhere.
Vendors offer hope, but the way they've been deployed so far has been disappointing. They tend to provide products or services to solve specific issues and typically recommend only their own offerings – they don't necessarily look at the big picture.
PawPaw Taxology was born to challenge perceptions and work towards a better way.
PawPaw Taxology was born to challenge perceptions and work towards a better way. As we continue to evolve we are developing a clear set of strategies and methodologies to view the organization holistically and align vendors to an overall strategy.
Delivers double the benefits at half the cost
Collectively known as taxology, they demand that tax and technology be far more cognizant of each other. This requires new insights and recalibration through managed innovation. While it may seem daunting, this new approach is perfectly achievable and has been shown to offer double the benefits at half the cost.
Suddenly, there's light at the end of the tunnel. We feel it. People are noticing. Perceptions are changing. Our aim is nothing less than the elevation of the entire tax industry. It's so much better when you have a plan you can believe in.
What is Taxology?
Taxology addresses the problematic area of technology adoption for tax. Its primary target is end-to-end tax
solutions at large, multi-national corporations, but it has applicability across the entire tax industry.
- A solution must be constructed − treat the currently available tax technology as a platform or
components with distinct, interrelated functions, rather than one-stop-shop solutions
- Enhanced skills is a necessity − once learnt, the principles have wider applicability across the tax industry
- Innovation, rooted in today − another necessity, but innovation rather than transformation. All
stakeholders are impacted but in different ways depending on role. No one is entirely exempt.
In practical terms, taxology takes key elements from two roll-out approaches, traditional and innovative:
Extract the essentials for success and pitfall avoidance from well-established practices:
- Technical leadership and excellence in IT
- Project governance, management and life cycles
Incorporate critical aspects from maturing concepts and principles in less common use:
- Enterprise content management
- Data before process.
It then packages them together for practical use in today's corporate environments. Easy-to-grasp pointers and diagrams ensure everyone from senior management down is up-to-speed. Templates and clear methodologies facilitate and accelerate effective implementation.
Taxology works because it holistically and effectively orchestrates a multitude of moving parts. Key concepts and principles are appropriately deployed with enterprise tax data as the glue that holds the solution together. No single element of taxology is radical, except the results.
Who are PawPaw Taxology?
Founder & Chief Taxologist
As a leading Tax Technology Consultant and Senior Project Manager, Geoff’s expertise is in the area of automated indirect tax solutions. Geoff has been successfully involved with Tax Automation solutions for 15+ years, which is the culmination of a 25+ year IT, ERP and business systems consulting career. With a solid academic background plus experience of working in 7 different countries, Geoff came to Tax Automation as the principle architect in one of Europe’s most sophisticated VAT solutions before the advent of the third party global tax engines. This major Silicon Valley enterprise then upgraded to include a globally implemented version of Sabrix (now Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE). Geoff was influential in the team that validated and improved the VAT functionality in Sabrix. He founded a consultancy that became Sabrix’s first global partner and the only multi-discipline boutique consultancy dedicated to Tax Automation. The consultancy was acquired in January 2015.
Founder & Business Development
Los Angeles, USA
As an accomplished Sales & Marketing professional, Bill’s expertise is in the area of business development and customer relationships. Bill has extensive experience gained with industry leading companies doing business in highly competitive markets around the world. With experience which spans 4 continents and industries such as Medical/Healthcare, Financial Services and Auto, Bill has played major roles putting systems and best practices in place that sustained growth and improved visibility and corporate image. He has held ultimate responsibility for planning, implementing and supporting cross-functional sales, marketing and customer retention programs that proved to be critical to exceeding ambitious performance goals. Bill has demonstrated a career long commitment to delivering top quality products and services backed by world class customer support. Prior to founding PawPaw Taxology Bill owned his own Financial services and Business Consulting companies.
Geoff Peck and Bill Wilson met in Johannesburg over 30 years ago and, while their careers eventually took them to Europe and the USA respectively, they remained in contact and in their hearts never really left Southern Africa.
When the opportunity arose for them to form a business together the easiest decision they had to make was to decide what their benevolent cause would be – helping to conserve the rapidly dwindling wildlife in Southern Africa. There are a number of great organizations dedicated to protecting the wildlife and eliminating poaching in that amazing part of the world. We invite to explore some of these via the links below and escape (for a few minutes) the complex world of tax technology.
You could also enjoy a piece of your favorite fruit while exploring – just don’t get any juice on your keyboard!