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More Automation Does NOT Lead to Transformation

More Automation Does NOT Lead to Transformation

(Ed. A career impacting concept I tackle in my FREE Masterclass – read on and find out how to join the masterclass and upgrade your knowledge today) That statement should reverberate strongly across the world’s corporate tax functions, but that’s rarely the case. Instead, there’s a tendency to tinker with technology, tackle pain points, and address symptoms, while missing altogether the root causes that led to the issues in the ...
PawPaw Becomes Xyto

PawPaw Becomes Xyto

More than a name change … Seven years ago today we founded PawPaw Taxology with an ambitious brief – find out why technology is so challenging, then make it (a lot) less challenging for tax. It was a major voyage of discovery for us, with ups, downs, and some blind alleys, but ultimately it was you that showed us the way. Your sharing, engagement, and contribution provided the platform needed ...
Taking Charge of Change: Three Essential Principles

Taking Charge of Change: Three Essential Principles

Turning the global digital revolution to your advantage The days when tax careers had a good degree of certainty and felt relatively safe are receding in the rear view mirror. Now, it frequently feels less comfortable as dramatic change intervenes, particularly of the digital kind. Tax professionals are wondering what the future holds, and concern levels are rising. Yet, change is a double-edged sword. If approached correctly, it can be ...
Exciting Spring 2022 Conferences!

Exciting Spring 2022 Conferences!

Exclusive Additional Discounts Available! We all know technology, digitalisation, and transformation form one of the biggest conversations for tax professionals today. Becoming digitally aware and tech-savvy is now a critical step in future-proofing the tax function.   Join us as we share some of our most valuable insights at the biggest calendar events for tax professionals in 2022.   We are pleased to be sponsoring and speaking at (scroll down for the ...
Tax Technology Insights Exchange Survey Results

Tax Technology Insights Exchange Survey Results

Start 2022 the Insightful Way! The Insights Exchange Survey conducted late last year revealed invaluable and encouraging insights into your technology challenges, giving us an even better understanding of how to help you and work with you on your digitalization journey. 2022 is the breakthrough year for that fresh, clear, workable view of the future we have been waiting for! Were You On The Same Page As Your Peers? Sharing ...
Technology & Your Career: The Trojan Horse

Technology & Your Career: The Trojan Horse

Today’s tax job descriptions are disguising today’s tech reality Maybe you’re looking for a new job or just checking to see what’s out there in tax. You see something interesting and look over the job description. In short, it reads something like: International Tax Manager Good salary and benefits Responsibilities include: – managing the group’s tax position – strategies for optimizing cash flow and anticipating future obligations – managing audits ...
New Taxologists Making a Difference

New Taxologists Making a Difference

And they are headed for the mainstream. Join them! It is no secret that digitalization is confounding the tax & tax technology industry in a big way. Everyone is looking for answers, yet at the same time, more and more are finding a meaningful way forward. For example, Martin Pindak, who is approaching Week 5 of the Smart Tax Technology program, says: “This program explains the things you secretly suspected ...
SNI Tax Digitalization Online Symposium , 15 June 2021, 2pm CEST

SNI Tax Digitalization Online Symposium , 15 June 2021, 2pm CEST

“Taxology” means understanding tax technology without having to know IT. Evidence from the street suggests that without taxology, tax technology almost always underachieves. Therefore, tax professionals must become familiar with the basics to help them navigate their careers as digitalization takes hold. To learn more, join us at the SNI Tax Digitalization Online Symposium, 15 June 2021, 2-4 pm CEST. Get all the benefits of a full conference including networking ...
A Big Step Forward for Digital Readiness in Tax

A Big Step Forward for Digital Readiness in Tax

Congratulations, Giulia! – our latest certified taxologist! Giulia was a great student and made every effort to ensure she grasped the principles covered. She went the extra mile during certification and tackled all available questions. We asked Giulia a few questions about her experience with the program: As a VAT manager, I was struggling mainly with two aspects: 1) interacting with IT and trying to find a common “language”  to ...
"You Made Tax Technology Interesting"

“You Made Tax Technology Interesting”

“You made tax technology interesting”, a valued colleague told me as I was winding up an engagement with her team. This pleased me enormously because it meant she was starting to see a new way.

Now, if I had been there as a tax technologist, it is unlikely she would have made this comment, but I was there as a taxologist, and that is something quite different (in truth, ...
Taxology - Back to Basics

Taxology – Back to Basics

Why taxology is reaching an inflection point! In preparation for new and evolving insights & materials to be introduced at the 14th Group Indirect Tax Exchange, Geoff Peck (above) is interviewed by specialist recruiters, Harvey John. In a two-part blog, they go back to basics and ask: What is a taxologist? Technician or something different?, and What does the future hold for the tax industry?
They also ask, “Does technology ...
14th Group Indirect Tax Exchange

14th Group Indirect Tax Exchange

We are sponsors and key presenters and invite you to attend. 20+ Speakers, 200+ attendees The first day free for in-house tax & finance. See https://www.thoughtleaderglobal.com/indirecttax2021 for full agenda and speaker list. Our topic, as always, will aim to bring tax and technology together in harmony through understanding, awareness, and knowledge of the digital realm … Ably supported by one of our breakthrough certified taxologists … Register here ...
Time To Be Free

Time To Be Free

Gain certification today. It’s time. Last few weeks of Early Bird discount with Lifetime Membership Smart Tax Technology certification program Learn More Contact us to schedule a breakthrough call ...
Smart Tax Technology on a Roll!

Smart Tax Technology on a Roll!

Coming thick ‘n’ fast! Another new release. Tax is moving into a new phase. The usual strategy for technology no longer delivers. Companies must look beyond simply selecting the next product to install or service to buy for new ideas. There’s a strong sense that something is missing, which makes taxology more important than ever. So, what’s missing? Certainly, the “people” part of people, process and technology is grossly under-served ...
A New Addition to Smart Tax Technology

A New Addition to Smart Tax Technology

   Better Innovation with Tax Technology – The Fundamentals The Smart Tax Technology Certification Program is again moving forward with a new bonus part for Part #3 Smart Innovation. “Activity Flow for Success” It introduces the PawPaw “Y”, an easy-to-grasp diagram that depicts the basic principles for improved technology adoption. It offers vital grounding for the forthcoming Part #3 as well as the entire program. It is available now to ...
Taxology Gets Personal. New Services Launched

Taxology Gets Personal. New Services Launched

Tax professionals are becoming aware of two things: their dependency on digital systems, and that they must know more about this area themselves. Handing this responsibility to others has proved largely unrewarding. Increasingly embedded as business partners within companies, the tax team is assuming more responsibility and ownership over systems, projects and processes as they relate to tax, but there are concerns. For a group of people used to high ...
The First Training EVER For Taxologists (And Those Who Work With Them)

The First Training EVER For Taxologists (And Those Who Work With Them)

Specific skills are vital for success with tax technology. But with few guidelines and no suitable training these skills were hard to put your finger on, until now. The ‘Smart’ Tax Technology Advanced Program is more than a course. It’s also a living support community and an instant-access resource. Recently we introduced the Tax Technology Insight Series (click here to view the announcement) where we explained how certain thought ...
The Tax Technology Insight Series: New, In Depth, A Milestone

The Tax Technology Insight Series: New, In Depth, A Milestone

This has been needed for a while. Tax managers ask us, “If there’s so much information out there, why are there still so few answers?” In this series we open the ‘black box’ and explore technology for what really matters and why. Join us for a journey that until now was not possible. At recent conferences, we were taken aback at the level of perplexity surrounding tax technology. Companies struggle ...
PawPaw Taxology to Sponsor 6th Strategic Indirect Tax Director's Forum

PawPaw Taxology to Sponsor 6th Strategic Indirect Tax Director’s Forum

PawPaw Taxology are pleased to announce our participation in this independent event. The conference will explore key topics facing today’s tax departments in an open and informative manner. If not already registered, we would be most pleased to see you there. Marcus Evans Indirect Tax Forum – Frankfurt 15-17 February 2017 ...
VAT SAP 2015 Summit

VAT SAP 2015 Summit

Just returned from presenting at #VATSAP2015 and discussing #VATAutomation and #GolbalTaxTechnology. It was great to see old faces and make connections with new ones ...

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