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Avalara Adds to Compliance Document Management Solution, CertCapture

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[Originally published at] Seattle-based Avalara unveiled a trio of enhancements to its compliance document management solution, CertCapture. The new features are designed to make it easier for SMEs to capture, manage, and analyze tax documents in real-time.

“CertCapture’s new features simplify the ever-increasing burden of tax compliance while enabling customers to run their businesses more efficiently and with the highest level of security,” Avalara EVP and GM Matt Tormollen said. The enhancements include a simplified user interface for POS systems, a single sign-on for customer exemption status management, and additional visual reporting features to better spot trends and manage compliance materials.

“Commerce happens in real-time and we want to empower clients to manage more of their tax compliance in real-time,” Tormollen said.


Pictured: Loke Uei Tan, Senior Manager of Developer Relations for Avalara during his presentation, “The Wacky World of Sales Tax” at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

Avalara specializes in APIs that enable developers to bring transactional tax computation and management to their platforms. From helping SMEs calculate sales taxes for e-commerce transactions to empowering businesses with global customers to better negotiate the complex world of VATs and import/export taxes, Avalara’s solutions support tax calculation (Avalara AvaTax), returns and filing (Avalara Returns), tax document management (Avalara CertCapture), and professional services.

In June, Avalara announced a new integration with Stripe, the same month the company was doubly-recognized by the American Business Awards, earning a silver prize for Executive of the Year – Computer FinDEVr2015-AlumniV2Services and a bronze for New Product or Service of the Year – Software. Earlier this year, Avalara partnered with eCommerce platform, WooCommerce to help online merchants calculate sales taxes more accurately.

Founded in 2004, Avalara presented at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015, showing how its technology helps businesses deal with the complexity of sales taxes and other transactional fees. The company has raised more than $223 million in funding, and includes Arthur Ventures, Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Warburg Pincus among its investors.