Blue Link ERP Certified for Avalara’s Sales Tax Automation Solution

Bainbridge Island, WA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

Avalara, Inc., ([1]), 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 Blue Link ERP, a provider of integrated inventory and accounting ERP software primarily for wholesale and distribution companies, 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 now use AvaTax’s capabilities from within Blue Link’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.

“Our customers rely on automation to help eliminate cumbersome and error-prone manual processes,” said Samantha Hornby, Marketing Coordinator of Blue Link Associates Limited, developer of the Blue Link ERP Software. “Our integration with Avalara extends this concept by allowing users to easily manage and remain up to date on the increasingly complex tax regulations as they grow their businesses, while avoiding the pitfalls and costs associated with manual management of tax rates and rules.”

Pascal Van Dooren, EVP of sales and marketing at Avalara said, “This partnership allows Avalara to provide its comprehensive solutions to Blue Link 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 Blue Link 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.

About Avalara – Making Sales Tax Less Taxing
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales tax, excise tax, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s end-to-end suite of solutions are 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. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 500 people at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and in offices across the U.S. and in London, England and Pune, India. More information at:[2].

About Blue Link ERP
Since 1992, Blue Link ERP has been providing integrated inventory and accounting ERP software for small to medium size businesses and is best suited for those in the wholesale and distribution industry.

As an all-in-one system, Blue Link helps businesses streamline and automate their processes by providing inventory management, accounting, order entry, warehouse management, and customer relationship management.d

In addition, Blue Link provides various add-on components such as POS, lot tracking, landed cost tracking, eCommerce integration and barcode scanning and can be customized in order to meet the specific needs of clients. This robust functionality has allowed Blue Link to work with wholesale distribution companies looking to further expand their operations to both brick and mortar retail and eCommerce.

Blue Link ERP is available throughout North America and the Caribbean and is offered as both a hosted (cloud based) and on-premises solution. These options provide clients the flexibility to decide which method best suits their business structure, with the option to switch between the two at any time.


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