AvaTax Now Available for Oracle E-Business Suite Customers

MuleSoft Powers AvaTax Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite to Automate Invoicing and Tax Calculation

Bainbridge Island, WA – March 11, 2013 – Avalara (www.Avalara.com) the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced it has certified the integration of AvaTax, Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) solution for sales tax management, with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS).

The integration is powered by MuleSoft, the provider of the world’s most widely used integration platform, and allows AvaTax to automate the invoicing and tax calculation process within the Oracle E-Business Suite application. Oracle E-Business Suite is a comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications that enable organizations to make better decisions, reduce costs and increase performance.

Since its founding nearly a decade ago, Avalara has pioneered the service-based platform for tax automation and emerged as the dominant player in this market by leading the automation effort for financial, ecommerce, POS and mobility applications. Today Avalara’s SaaS solution provides a complete set of transactional tax compliance services for businesses of all sizes.

“The Oracle EBS integration application for AvaTax is a great example of how MuleSoft can help SaaS companies quickly enter new markets,” said Chris Purpura, vice president and general manager of cloud integration at MuleSoft. “MuleSoft gives companies like Avalara the ability to integrate their application with existing customer systems, opening up new markets and removing one of the largest barriers in their sales cycles.”

The Oracle EBS integration application, built and managed on CloudHub, MuleSoft’s integration platform as a service (iPaaS), allows Oracle EBS customers to reduce time and reduce risk with accurate sales tax calculations. Using the Oracle EBS integration application users will reduce time spent calculating tax and performing double data entry between systems. In addition Oracle users will reduce risk with accurate tax calculations and synchronized report details in both AvaTax and Oracle EBS.

CEO and Founder Scott McFarlane said, “Avalara eases the burden of statutory sales tax requirements by providing a fast, easy way to manage indirect taxes that is as accurate and affordable for small and mid-size businesses as it is for large corporations. “Oracle EBS customers are now able to spend time on what matters most, delighting their customers and growing the business.”

The AvaTax integration for Oracle EBS is delivered in conjunction with OAC Services, a leading technology, application and management consulting firm and Oracle Gold Partner. For those AvaTax customers with customized implementations of Oracle EBS, OAC Services can assist in the configuration and deployment of the packaged integration solution, accelerating customer time to live.

About Avalara
Founded in 2004, Avalara pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of America’s fastest growing technology firms. The company’s cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.

Avalara built its technology platform and extensive user base using internal expertise and the strategic acquisition of industry leading organizations, technologies, and personnel. Operating behind the scenes via seamless integration with virtually any business management system, Avalara delivers fast, easy, accurate, and affordable solutions for companies of any size.

On the international front, the company supports 72 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. It serves tens of thousands of registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. The company employs more than 400 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA;  Harrisburg, PA; Raleigh, NC; and Pune, India.

About MuleSoft
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise. With the rise of cloud and mobile, enterprises face a choice: get overwhelmed by the resulting explosion of end points or seize the opportunity to gain competitive advantage. Founded on the idea that connecting applications should not be hard, MuleSoft lets organizations harness the power of their applications through integration. MuleSoft’s Anypoint™ technology eliminates costly, time-intensive point-to-point integration, enabling business agility. Delivered as a packaged integration experience, CloudHub™ and Mule ESB™ are built on proven open source technology for the fastest, most reliable integration without vendor lock-in. Supporting billions of transactions per day, MuleSoft is used in production by thousands of enterprises, including Walmart, MasterCard, Nokia, Nestlé and Honeywell, and powers integrations with leading SaaS vendors such as Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Workday, Intuit and Zuora. For more information: www.MuleSoft.com Twitter: @MuleSoft

About OAC Services
OAC Services is a leading technology, application and management consulting firm. We are experts in designing, configuring and delivering business-driven solutions. We help our clients gain a competitive advantage by assessing their business processes and aligning those processes with the best software solutions to make their companies more responsive to market opportunities, strengthen relationships with customers, and improve productivity.

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