Bainbridge Island, WA – August 7, 2014 – Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, today announced San Diego Media, Inc., (www.SanDiegoMedia.com), a developer of advanced multi-channel eCommerce systems designed for manufacturers, distributors and retailers, has joined Avalara’s community of certified solution partners. Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications.
As a result of this partnership, customers now use Avalara’s AvaTax™ capabilities from within MaxEXP® existing workflow to automatically calculate the final sales tax amount on every invoice. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps businesses focus on their core offering.
“We believe sales tax compliance and reporting capabilities will have a clear and critical impact on our clients in the foreseeable business environment,” said Brian Kent, CEO at San Diego Media. “Our integration with Avalara addresses this by providing an easy way for MaxEXP users to remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations, while helping them manage their businesses more efficiently.”
Pascal Van Dooren, Chief Revenue Officer at Avalara said, “This partnership allows Avalara to provide its comprehensive solutions to San Diego Media’s MaxEXP customers in a fast, easy and cost effective way. In today’s electronic world it just doesn’t make sense to manually manage sales tax. We’re pleased to welcome MaxEXP users into our community.”
Avalara pioneered a web-based compliance platform for sales tax automation a decade ago and now provides an end-to-end suite of transactional tax compliance services for businesses of all sizes. Today its SaaS solution integrates into numerous ERP systems, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales tax, excise tax, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s end-to-end suite of solutions are designed to effectively manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.
Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. The company processes millions of tax transactions for customers and free users every day, files hundreds of thousands of transactional tax returns per year, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 700 people at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and in offices across the U.S. and in London, England and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com
About San Diego Media
Based in Southern California, San Diego Media, Inc., is a privately held company that has been developing custom ecommerce applications for consumer product manufacturers, distributors and retailers under the MaxEXP® platform since 1999.
The MaxEXP® eCommerce platform provides ultra-high performance, scalability, easy customization, and maximum security to almost any business organization requiring a sophisticated online commerce solution, ranging from midsize companies to global brands. MaxEXP integrates easily with most legacy systems, business applications, and databases, accelerating time to market.