Avalara Announces Co-Development Project with SAP Co-Innovation Lab

Companies invest in project integration of SAP® Localization Hub, tax service in SAP Cloud Platform with solutions from Avalara.

SÃO PAULO, May 22, 2018 — Avalara, a company specialized in cloud tax solutions, today announced an agreement with SAP Co-Innovation Lab to develop an integration project between the tax service in SAP® Localization Hub, which runs on SAP Cloud Platform, and Avalara’s tax calculation engine. The solution, which was announced for Brazil in early March, will support determination and tax calculation, fully integrated with SAP S/4HANA® Cloud.

With this model, the customer will have access to Avalara's tax determination and calculation solution, which will be triggered by the tax service in SAP Localization Hub, will perform the calculations of various taxes such as ICMS, ICMS-ST, IPI, PIS, and COFINS, for goods and services (ISS), in addition to withholding taxes. All this is integrated with tax content that is continuously updated and maintained by a team of experts from Avalara, which also has local support in Brazil.

"We are global partners in developing solutions for diverse SAP platforms. The integration with SAP Localization Hub will provide customers with a robust, compliant, and always-updated solution for the fiscal and tax peculiarities of the Brazilian market," said Leonardo Nogueira, Director of Connector Engineering at Avalara Brazil. "We believe our integrated solutions make the day-to-day even easier for companies to deliver more agility, productivity, and business assertiveness."

The project, which is being conducted by SAP's Globalization Services (GS) team and supported technically by SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Brazil, is supported by Avalara's Center of Excellence (CoE), specialized professionals dedicated to the SAP ecosystem. The goal is to enable customers adopting SAP S/4HANA Cloud to also use Avalara's tax determination and calculation tool for all back-end processes: purchases, sales, billing, and related activities.

"Through this agreement, we expect to further increase the value we already deliver to our customers. With the approach of our two companies, we seek to help customers accelerate these processes and optimize their investment in the tax and fiscal areas," said Knut Barthel, Vice President of Product, SAP Brazil.


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