Broadleaf Certified for Avalara’s Sales Tax Automation Solution

AvaTax now integrated with Broadleaf Commerce

Bainbridge Island, WA – Sept. 10, 2013 – Avalara (www.Avalara.com), the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced Broadleaf Commerce, the open source software provider for building customized eCommerce solutions, has joined Avalara’s certified solution partners. Avalara’s solution partners integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications – automatically calculating the final sales tax amount on every invoice.

Pascal Van Dooren, EVP of sales and marketing at Avalara 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. Broadleaf customers are now able to spend time on what matters most, delighting their customers and growing the business.”

“We’re focused on helping our clients manage their businesses more efficiently,” said Kelly Tisdell, VP of Development and Integration at Broadleaf Commerce. “Our integration with Avalara allows Broadleaf users to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations.”

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 for businesses.

About Broadleaf Commerce, LLC
Broadleaf Commerce, LLC is a privately held company committed to developing and supporting an open source alternative for enterprise eCommerce. It is the first company to develop an open source, enterprise-ready eCommerce solution using the widely adopted Spring Framework, which is the leading platform to build and run enterprise Java applications. Companies using Broadleaf Commerce are able to improve efficiency, capitalize on competitive advantages, and increase revenue. The open source business model yields a product that is superior to others for a fraction of the cost and is designed for customization.

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 nearly 100 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. It serves thousands of registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. The company employs approximately 500 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; Raleigh, NC; Harrisburg, PA; and Pune, India.

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