April 2, 2012, 10:46 AM

Avalara’s Sales Tax SaaS Partnerships Continue to Grow

AvaTax Now Available for X-Cart Customers. 

Bainbridge Island, WA March 22, 2012--Avalara, the market leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced Kosmos Central, a leading provider of integrated ecommerce solutions for X-Cart, has joined Avalara’s growing list of certified Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners.

Avalara’s OEM partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications, typically under their own brand name. Avalara has concentrated on building OEM relationships since its inception and today its partner applications span all platforms, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial/accounting, point of sale (POS), ecommerce, mcommerce, compliance, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

"Our integrated solutions are focused on helping merchants expand sales and manage their businesses more efficiently. Everything we look for in partnerships involves automation,” said Alex Skorohodov, director of business development for Kosmos Central, an ecommerce solution provider. “Our integration with Avalara will allow X-Cart users to automatically update tax rates to meet increasingly complex federal and state tax regulations."

CEO and Founder Scott McFarlane said, “The rapid growth of our OEM partnerships represents a milestone on our quest to become the de facto transactional tax service provider across all applications and channels. As one of America’s fastest-growing companies, Avalara is proud to welcome Kosmos Central and its family of X-Cart users into our ever-expanding community.”

About Avalara
Avalara is the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes. It simplifies the complexity associated with sales and use tax and – in the process – makes compliance achievable by all.

Avalara partners with nearly 170 of the world’s leading accounting and commercial software publishers to accomplish this. Its web-based offering provides the most complete set of transactional tax compliance services available, including tax calculation, exemption certificate management and returns processing. It also offers 1099 filing and reporting.

Avalara currently serves more than 60,000 registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on more than 750 million transactions annually. It also manages more than 1.5 million exemption certificates, submits approximately 500,000 returns and files and remits nearly $10 billion in sales and use tax collections per year.

Established in 2004, Avalara is a founding member and Certified Service Provider of the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative and one of the fastest-growing companies in America. It employs more than 275 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA and Pune, India.

About Kosmos
Kosmos Central is a leading provider of integrated ecommerce solutions. With over a decade of experience, it partners with hundreds of businesses to automate inventory and order management allowing merchants to manage and expand sales to multiple (or single) online stores using existing point of sale, ERP and third-party systems.

By working with top ecommerce platforms such as Magento and X-Cart, which is a trademark of Qualiteam Software, Kosmos Central provides merchants the flexibility and cost-savings of open-source with the stability of established ecommerce software.

Kosmos Central partners with businesses of all sizes to increase online sales. With services ranging from ecommerce integration to web design and application development it delivers online solutions that meet and exceed business needs.

Based in Portland Oregon, Kosmos Central is a leading provider of integrated ecommerce solutions for businesses worldwide. Learn more at: kosmoscentral.com

 

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