Bainbridge Island, WA – April 10, 2013 – Avalara (www.Avalara.com) ), the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced Kalio, a leading SaaS eCommerce platform provider for mid-sized retailers, has joined Avalara’s growing list of certified solution partners.
Kalio customers can now reduce audit risk by using AvaTax, Avalara’s industry-leading solution that accurately calculates taxes based on the precise location of a sale, taking into account the city, state and municipal tax codes, as well as special tax districts.
Avalara 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. Today Avalara’s SaaS solution provides a complete set of transactional tax compliance services developed specifically to serve the needs of small to mid-sized businesses.
Once activated, AvaTax instantly automates the customer address validation, tax calculation, invoice and sales receipt process. This unmatched level of accuracy gives users many advantages, including greater risk mitigation in the event of an audit, and reduced customer service issues related to incorrect tax rates.
“We’re excited to partner with Avalara, which will allow Kalio customers to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations,” said Mark Richards, President of Kalio. “Our seamless integration with Avalara’s industry-leading sales tax solution will enable businesses to work more efficiently, eliminating tedious and complex workflows”.
CEO and Founder Scott McFarlane said, “Kalio customers are now able to spend more time on what matters most, focusing on their customers and growing the business.”
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 85 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; Raleigh, NC; Harrisburg, PA; and Pune, India.
Kalio develops and delivers powerful software-as-a-service solutions built specifically to meet the online sales and merchandising needs of mid-sized retailers. The KalioCommerce Platform delivers retailers unprecedented freedom to manage their own sites and grow their online businesses at a rate that is more than double the industry’s average. The platform enables merchants to design and manage their e-commerce website in a fully hosted, professionally supported environment but at a price point that is commensurate with their business size. A strong alternative to custom code or expensive custom hosted solutions, only Kalio delivers the rich e-commerce functionality required to differentiate retail brands and deliver engaging and profitable retail sites in a low-cost-of-entry SaaS platform that is stable, supported and improved with new selling features on an ongoing basis. Learn more at www.kaliocommerce.com