SoftSlate Commerce, an open-source Java ecommerce solution, has been certified for the Avalara’s sales tax automation solution, AvaTax.
Customers now can leverage AvaTax’s capabilities from within SoftSlate’s existing workflow to automatically calculate the final sales tax amount on every order which in turn removes the cumbersome processes involved in calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps businesses focus on their core offering.
David Tobey, president of SoftSlate, said, “We’re always focused on helping our clients manage their businesses more efficiently. Our integration with Avalara will allow SoftSlate Commerce users to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations.”
SoftSlate Commerce is a full-featured, high-performance, open-source Java shopping cart that powers dozens of e-commerce websites. It is designed to be easily extended and customized, and for users who need help building a solution, SoftSlate offers custom development and support services.
According to Avalara, the AvaTax sales tax automation solution reduces audit risk with cloud-based sales tax services that make it simple to calculate rates, manage exemption certificates, file forms and remit payments. It provides seamless, transparent integration with over 100 existing ERP, accounting, ecommerce and retail POS systems.
Avalara said that it eases the burden of statutory sales tax requirements by providing a fast, easy way to manage indirect taxes that is as accurate and affordable for small and mid-size businesses as it is for large corporations. Its SaaS (News - Alert) solution provides a complete set of transactional tax compliance services developed specifically to serve the needs of small to mid-sized businesses.
Some of the new AvaTax improvements integrated into the latest version of SoftState Commerce are: new AvaTax tab for each order, allowing admins to manually view, save, post, commit and cancel transactions; new settings to control transactions; ability to easily define tax calculations for specific countries and states; improved handling of shipping and discounts; and more.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson