Bainbridge Island, WA – August 29, 2013 – Avalara (www.Avalara.com), the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced it has recently certified a connector for Infor XA, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and for the IBM iSeries development platform.
Previously, Infor users managed sales tax compliance on various ERP platforms or through Avalara’s Sales Tax II product, an on-premise sales tax solution. iSeries users were limited to custom, on-premise solutions for sales tax compliance. Both systems typically required additional IT support and ongoing updates to remain compliant with ever-changing sales tax regulations.
Avalara’s new AvaTax sales tax calculation connectors for Infor XA and iSeries alleviates the need for ongoing and/or additional support by delivering a cloud-based solution that provides more functionality for a user’s accounting department while reducing sales tax management responsibilities for IT. With AvaTax Calc, all data changes and updates are automatically handled in the cloud, including rules, rates and boundaries changes.
Avalara also offers an IBM iSeries software development kit (SDK) that allows users to develop a robust report generator for legacy and in-house AS/400 based ERPs. This Avalara-created SDK provides users with a quick and easy way to integrate with a long list of established business management systems.
Both connectors also provide access to AvaTax Returns, which can automatically process e-file, hard-copy and Streamlined Sales Tax returns for businesses of all sizes.
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 thousands of registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. The company employs more than 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.