[I waited 3 months after the announcement of 1.5 and integration with Avalara to post about it, but I think I came off more negatively than I intended. I’ve edited it to be more clear and less annoying.]
I would like Sonar to have more tax [and fee] calculation capability built in. It does not have enough in stock form, and I don’t think I need the jump to Avalara to accomplish my fairly standard tax [and fee] tasks.
I am pro-service-integration, but as an improvement to a system, not as a necessity. For example, I am am about to sign up with Avalara to calculate my taxes… since Sonar doesn’t have any mechanisms for tax calculation beyond the very basic functions. I’m doing very basic sales tax and phone taxes and fees (as I expect many others do). Avalara appears to have great capabilities, but I would much rather see improved integrated improvements than more integrations.
When reading release notes, I am more excited about internal functional improvements [and not excited about more integrations].