August 01 2015

Press Release: Avalara

pdsCommerceTMCertified for Avalara's Sales Tax Automation Solution

Bainbridge Island, WA – August 1, 2015

Avalara, Inc., (, a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, today announced pdsCommerce™, an enterprise-level commerce platform, 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, customers can now use AvaTax's™ capabilities from within pdsCommerce's existing workflow to automatically calculate the final sales tax amount on every transaction. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps businesses focus on their core offering.

"pdsCommerce was designed as a complete commerce solution, so we're happy to partner with a sales tax automation solution that enhances the world class shopping experience by contributing to a seamless checkout process," comments Kevin Kennedy, Founder & CEO of pdsCommerce. "Our integration with Avalara will also allow retailers on pdsCommerce to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations."

Pascal Van Dooren, Chief Revenue Officer at Avalara said, "This partnership allows Avalara to provide its comprehensive solutions to pdsCommerce customers in a fast, easy and cost effective way. In today's electronic world it just doesn't make sense to manually manage sales tax. We're pleased to welcome pdsCommerce into our community."

Avalara pioneered a web-based compliance platform for sales tax automation a decade ago and now provides an end-to-end suite of transactional tax compliance services for businesses of all sizes. Today its SaaS solution integrates into numerous ERP systems, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.

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