Rules and Rates

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    The Customer

    Our Customer is one of the largest professional services networks in the world and is considered one of the Big Four Accounting firms.

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    Project Summary

    Design and creation of a new platform to manage all tax rules and rating information for all taxes in all territories in the world.

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    • Design
    • PM
    • Development
    • VDP Frameweork
    • Azure
    • MS SQL
    • QA

  • 01 Overview

    Our Customer has tax consultants in over 150 countries. Ensuring that customers had access to accurate tax information for all the territories they operated in was a significant overhead for the network.

  • 02 Challenges

    In addition to manual users logging in and accessing Tax information it was also decided that the platform should support large scale financial platforms via an API that would allow customers like banks to dynamically confirm global tax information.

  • 03 Solution

    The solution was based on the Voodoo Framework, our custom built library. Its features include:

    • Lifecycle Management
    • Dependency injection
    • MVC pattern
    • REST api with support for HAL
    • Database agnostic
    • Built in caching solution
    • Very small distribution package

  • 04 Outcome

    The platform was launched to over 150 territories and 1 API customer simultaneously. A solution was required that would allow consultants in each jurisdiction to manage tax rules and rates and enable consultants to access this validated information, programatically. This added an order of magnitude to the scale required and use cases involving a huge number of simultaneous requests needed to be accommodated. This globally scaled platform has operated under high load without any downtime and is now a core asset of the Network.

    • Integrates with azure application insights.
    • Automatically generated swagger documentation
    • Optimised to run on serverless environments, such as Azure App Service
    • Pre-configured for IIS Node
    • Scalable horizontally by design.
    • Ready made CLI framework to write command line tools

    As a result of the success of the project, our customer has retained Voodoo Parallel teams to support and develop all of their UK based Tax platforms and products.

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