Bainbridge Island, WA, and Austin, TEXAS – December 20, 2012 – Avalara (www.Avalara.com) and Transverse (www.gotransverse.com) today announced a partnership that integrates Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into Transverse’s TRACT Billing platform, the all-in-one activity-based billing and subscription management SaaS solution.

As a result of this partnership, companies that require complex use tax or sales tax support can utilize Avalara’s AvaTax capabilities from within the TRACT Billing platform to automatically calculate the final tax amount on an invoice. This allows businesses to focus on more strategic activities instead of worrying that rapidly shifting tax codes are wreaking havoc on customer invoices.

“As cloud computing adoption takes off, businesses will be challenged to accurately tax and bill for goods and services,” said James Messer, co-founder, president, and CEO at Transverse. “By combining our distinct expertise – Avalara for taxation and Transverse for billing – cloud service providers can focus on the fundamentals of their business.”

For most customers with standard sales taxation requirements, configuring and connecting AvaTax to TRACT Billing will take only a few minutes. Once configured, TRACT Billing will automatically sync with AvaTax to calculate invoice tax amounts for each bill cycle. Integrated billing and taxation functions will result in greater accuracy, save time, and allow critical resources to focus on core business deliverables.

Avalara CEO and Founder Scott McFarlane said, “Both Transverse and Avalara are focused on helping customers efficiently manage their business finances. Because the TRACT Billing connector is certified by Avalara, Transverse customers will be able to easily set-up AvaTax, manage, and remain in compliance with increasingly complicated tax regulations.”

About Avalara
Founded in 2004, Avalara has helped thousands of customers stay focused on their success 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.

Avalara’s web-based solution seamlessly integrates into more than 200 accounting and business applications that span all platforms, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), ecommerce, point of sale (POS), mobile (smart phone applications) compliance (tax returns), and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Avalara also provides an Application Programming Interface (API) and software development kit (SDK) for customized integrations to virtually any platform.

Avalara is a founding member and Certified Service Provider of the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative and has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. It employs more than 300 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices and offices in Seattle, WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; and Pune, India.

About Transverse
Transverse was founded in 2008 by billing veterans who saw an opportunity to make sophisticated billing available to more businesses. Transverse empowers companies to engage with customers and rapidly monetize the launch of new products and services. TRACT Billing from Transverse is the only all-in-one activity-based billing platform that can meter, rate and bill based on customer behavior. Unlike basic subscription or expensive legacy billing systems, TRACT provides a simple solution to complex billing challenges. Learn how TRACT can help your business at www.gotransverse.com.