Avalara Ends 2012 With 60 New OEM Partnerships

Avalara recently announced it added 60 new Original Equipment Manufacturer partners in 2012. Avalara provides sales tax and compliance automation solutions in the cloud.

With the additional 60, Avalara now has 220 total OEM partners, who directly integrate AvaTax into the software that they publish. AvaTax currently integrates into a range of accounting and business solutions, delivering accurate sales tax calculations quickly to customers using any computer operating system. The integrations also create selling opportunities for Avalara’s Channel Partner program. The Channel Partner program provides financial incentives, sales tools, marketing resources, training and sales and technical support to organizations that resell financial, ecommerce, mobile commerce, point-of-sale and other technology solutions.

“Today’s announcement underscores Avalara’s commitment to serve businesses of all sizes by providing innovative, integrated solutions online, on location and on-the-go,” said Pascal Van Dooren, EVP Sales & Marketing at Avalara. “Additionally, it further enables our value-added reseller partners to better serve their customers and prospects, while simultaneously expanding their service offerings.”

Avalara added the following OEM partners in 2012:
ERP/Retail
Microsoft Dynamics AX for ERP, a complete ERP solution for enterprises
Microsoft Dynamic AX for Retail, a seamless solution for multi-channel management, store operations, merchandising, and enterprise resource planning
QAD, an online ERP solution created for global manufacturing companies
Jeeves Information Systems AB, developer of ERP systems for small and midsized companies
NetSteps, provider of an end-to-end software solution for the global direct-selling industry
Alterity, Inc., supplier of business software solutions for small and medium sized businesses
ABAS-US, provider of ERP solutions for mid-market manufacturers and distributors
DCSC, Inc., provider of supply chain management and warehouse automation software
Distribution Management Systems, Inc., provider of business accounting software for building material distributors and dealers
Jesta, supplier of enterprise business solutions for retailers, manufacturers and distributors
StepUP Systems, provider of a full suite of strategic SAP services

POS
Raymark, provider of software solutions that help international retailers optimize stock turns, build customer loyalty and increase sales

Ecommerce
BigCommerce, a comprehensive SaaS solution for retailers and merchants to manage ecommerce online
DeliveryAgent, transactional media solution for more than 350 of the world’s leading global media brands
LiveGamer, world’s first combined ecommerce and advertising platform
FASTSIGNS, the sign industry's leading franchise
Keyora, provider of customized, integrated e-business solutions for midsize and enterprise organizations in the retail, beverage and parts industries
Sana Software, developer of .NET based ecommerce platforms for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and AX
Aria Systems, a subscription-billing platform that offers a billing and management solution for recurring revenue models
FRY Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MICROS Systems, Inc., which helps retailers and consumer goods manufacturers optimize their direct-channel businesses

Mobile Commerce
Buck, a mobile payments company that allows mobile users to single click to purchase digital and physical items globally across all mobile operating systems.

Compliance
Avalara now provides a jurisdiction/boundary and data feed to three U.S. states.

CRM
Webfortis for Dynamics CRM, a Microsoft gold customer relationship management competency partner
Arxis Technology, a technology consulting firm specializing in the implementation and support of accounting and business management software
SugarCRM, the cloud-based CRM platform that helps thousands of businesses manage sales, marketing and support
Information Systems Management (ISM), a business software provider specializing in Sage SalesLogix customer relationship management and Sage ERP applications

“Avalara pioneered the service-based platform for tax automation nearly a decade ago and emerged as the dominant player in this market by leading the automation effort for ERP, ecommerce, POS, CRM and mobility applications for businesses,” said Van Dooren. “Avalara was also one of the first SaaS solution providers to help value-added resellers successfully transform their business model around the recurring revenue software subscription model.”

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