Bainbridge Island, WA, November 21, 2013: – Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), a leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced Webgility, Inc., a leader in QuickBooks® integration for eCommerce retailers, 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.
As a result of this partnership, eCommerce retailers can use Avalara’s AvaTax™ capabilities directly within Webgility’s application. Webgility connects a retailer’s online store with QuickBooks, and automatically records sales transactions in QuickBooks. In addition, Webgility synchronizes products, inventory and customers, ensuring up-to-date data across platforms. Now with the AvaTax integration, Webgility customers can automatically calculate the sales tax on every order before recording the transactions in QuickBooks. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions; and therefore, helps business focus on their core offering.
“We’re always looking for ways to add more automation to Webgility so our customers can focus on doing what they enjoy the most: growing their business,” said Parag Mamnani, Founder and CEO for Webgility. “Tax compliance is a critical part of accounting and it’s becoming increasingly complex. We’re thrilled to partner with Avalara to help our eCommerce customers alleviate this pain and to ensure they’re compliant.”
Pascal Van Dooren, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Avalara said, “This strategic partnership allows Avalara to provide its industry leading compliance solutions to eCommerce businesses in a fast, easy and affordable way. In today’s electronic world it just doesn’t make sense to manually manage sales tax. We’re pleased to welcome Webgility into our ever-expanding community.”
Since its founding nearly a decade ago, Avalara has pioneered the service-based platform for tax automation and emerged as a 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.
Avalara makes sales tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers every day. Its SaaS-based, sales tax and compliance automation software solutions span the compliance spectrum; each year these solutions deliver billions of tax decisions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of tax dollars to states nationwide.
Recognized as one of America’s fastest growing technology companies, Avalara is integrated with leading ERP and ecommerce software systems that serve millions of small to medium sized businesses. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 500 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
Webgility® helps eCommerce companies focus on growing their business by automating operational tasks like accounting, shipping and inventory management. As an Intuit-certified partner, Webgility provides PC and web-based software to thousands of businesses using all versions of QuickBooks (Online, Pro, Premier, Point of Sale and Enterprise). Webgility’s products seamlessly integrate with over 35 leading eCommerce platforms, all major shipping carriers, and payment processors. Webgility is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with a Development and Support center in Indore, India. For more information, visit www.webgility.com or call (877) 753-5373.