|Built-in solution enables communications service providers that deploy PortaBilling to spend less time managing tax compliance and more time driving business success|
Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of tax compliance automation for business, today announced that PortaOne, a global software developer of B/OSS and OCS solutions, has fulfilled Avalara's rigorous certification requirements and has joined its community of certified solution partners. Avalara's solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara's software as a service (SaaS) for tax compliance, including communications taxes, directly into their own applications.
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales and use, excise, communications, VAT other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara's Compliance CloudTM platform is 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.
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 in London, England and Pune, India.
As a result of this partnership, communications service providers (CSPs) that use PortaOne's PortaBilling, a customer management, services provisioning and fully converged billing platform can now benefit from Avalara, which automatically calculates applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges for every billing line item, in real-time. 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 CSPs more time to focus on driving their own business success. In addition, PortaOne customers can add Avalara's tax return preparation, filing, and remittance services.
"We're pleased to partner with Avalara to provide PortaOne customers with a streamlined and accurate way to calculate communications tax," said Roman Khalenkov, Sales and Marketing Director for PortaOne. "In today's rapidly changing and expanding communications industry, Avalara's leading expertise stands alone, providing our CSPs with the specialized automation they need to effectively manage tax compliance." Matt Tormollen, Avalara's EVP/GM of Excise, CertCapture, and Communications said, "Avalara's AvaTax for Communications gives PortaOne customers a fast, easy, and cost-effective access to tax compliance they can rely on. We're excited to welcome PortaOne 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, billing platforms, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.
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