SOURCE: Avalara

April 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Orckestra Certified for Avalara's Sales Tax Automation Solution

Orckestra Users to Benefit From Avalara's Compliance Cloud Platform

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2016) - Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of tax compliance automation for business, today announced that Orckestra, a leading provider of modern commerce solutions, 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, Orckestra customers can now benefit from Avalara, which automatically calculates sales tax for every invoice line item, in the real-time "magic moment" of ecommerce. Avalara helps reduce the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes for millions of products and services across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and dozens of other international jurisdictions, giving customers more time to focus on driving their own business success. In addition, Orckestra users can add Avalara's tax return preparation, filing, and remittance services.

"We help customers deliver seamless shopping experiences, and managing taxes effectively is a key part of that process," said Frank Kouretas, Chief Product Officer at Orckestra. "Avalara is a leader in the space and our partnership with them will allow our customers to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations with a simple out-of-the-box integration."

Pascal Van Dooren, Chief Revenue Officer at Avalara, said, "This partnership allows Avalara to provide its comprehensive solutions to Orckestra customers in a fast, easy and cost effective way. In today's electronic world, commerce happens in real-time so businesses need to generate accurate invoices (including sales tax) in real-time. We're pleased to welcome Orckestra into our community."

For more than a decade, Avalara has pioneered innovations in tax compliance for businesses of all sizes. Today, Avalara integrates with hundreds of ERP systems, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.

About Avalara
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales and use, excise, communications, VAT, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara's Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers 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.

A privately held company, Avalara' s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara's headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com

About Orckestra

Orckestra is a leading provider of modern commerce solutions, offering a single commerce platform to create and manage the most engaging shopping experiences across the web, mobile and in-store. Built on the Microsoft Azure open cloud, our Commerce OrchestrationTM platform establishes a unique central commerce layer that unifies all retail systems and customer touchpoints, and helps enterprise organizations grow their business successfully in the global marketplace. We fuel digital innovation for leading retailers, grocers and branded manufacturers, enabling them to deliver differentiating commerce experiences faster with lower IT burden and operating costs, and maximum revenue growth.

Find out more about the Orckestra Commerce Cloud at http://www.orckestra.com/en/products

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