Bainbridge Island, WA (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
Avalara (http://www.Avalara.com), the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced Thatcher Technology Group, a leading provider of sales performance management software to the direct selling industry, 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, customers can now use AvaTax’s capabilities from within Thatcher’s existing workflow to automatically calculate the final sales tax amount on every invoice. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps businesses focus on their core offering.
“We’re always focused on helping our clients manage their businesses more efficiently and effectively,” said Rich Schubkegel, Vice President at Thatcher. “Our integration with Avalara will allow Thatcher clients to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations.”
Pascal Van Dooren, EVP of sales and marketing at Avalara agrees. “This strategic partnership allows Avalara to provide its industry leading compliance solutions to Thatcher customers 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 Thatcher Technology 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 the 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.
Founded in 2004, Avalara pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of America’s fastest growing technology firms. The company’s cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.
Avalara built its technology platform and extensive user base using internal expertise and the strategic acquisition of industry leading organizations, technologies, and personnel. Operating behind the scenes via seamless integration with virtually any business management system, Avalara delivers fast, easy, accurate, and affordable solutions for companies of any size.
On the international front, the company supports nearly 100 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. It serves thousands of registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. The company employs approximately 500 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; Raleigh, NC; Harrisburg, PA; and Pune, India.
About Thatcher Technology Group
Founded in 1999, Thatcher is the market leader of the direct selling industry’s most configurable sales performance management software. Thatcher works with companies having widely dispersed and dynamic sales organizations that require effective sales support and communication. Thatcher specializes in the development, implementation and support of Prowess® Software Solutions Suite. Prowess is a direct selling sales performance and compensation management software application created for integration with enterprise software solutions. Prowess provides flexible and robust compensation and incentive management solutions with sales force automation and order entry tools.
Prowess’s unique building block approach enables start-ups, emerging companies and global leaders to configure Prowess to match the way that companies want to do business today and in the future. This flexibility allows direct selling companies to drive sales, recruit new distributors and motivate their sales force around the world. Thatcher provides a proven methodology and exceptional support out of their headquarters in Naperville, IL.