Bainbridge Island, USA, October 15, 2012 – Avalara (www.avalara.com) the market leading provider of sales tax automation services in the cloud, today announced Intershop Communications, a pioneer in global E-Commerce software solutions, has joined Avalara’s growing list 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.
Since its founding nearly a decade ago, Avalara has 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. The combined solution offers complex nexus management, rooftop address validation and tax exemption management to aide both business level transitions and direct to consumer purchasing while addressing both orders and returns at the line item level.
“Intershop has a long history of helping organizations manage the complexities of global B2B and B2C E-Commerce,” said Tjipto Sugijoto, Managing Director of Intershop Communications, Inc., a global provider of E-Commerce software, services and consulting. “Our integration with Avalara will allow our domestic and international customers to more quickly implement taxation compliance for North America and easily manage increasingly complicated tax regulations.”
Avalara CEO and Founder Scott McFarlane said, “Companies of all sizes, including online retailers, can eliminate this pain point by automating the sales tax function just as they do payroll management. As one of America’s fastest-growing companies, Avalara is proud to welcome Intershop and its family of B2B and B2C enterprise users into our ever-expanding community.”
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 in Seattle, WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; and Pune, India.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.