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September 02, 2013

SoftSlate Commerce Now Integrated with AvaTax

SoftSlate Commerce, an open-source Java shopping cart solution offered by SoftSlate, LLC, is now integrated with Avalara’s sales tax automation solution, AvaTax.

The SoftSlate Commerce Java shopping cart solution is designed for e-commerce websites and features open-source technologies such as Struts, Hibernate, and Lucene. It integrates with: several databases, such as MySQL and Oracle; various payment processors, such as PayPal (News - Alert),, and First Data; and shipping processors, such as UPS, FedEx, and USPS.

The AvaTax sales tax automation solution can be integrated into existing e-commerce websites, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, accounting solutions, and retail point-of-sale (POS) systems.

Offering automated end-to-end sales tax compliance services, AvaTax empowers above integrated systems and solutions to have: current, up-to-date tax rules and regulations that are applied real-time to each transaction; accurate calculations at the point of transaction; management of exemption certificate; on-time filing and remittance of transactional sales tax liabilities.

With the integration of AvaTax into SoftSlate Commerce, customers of SoftSlate Commerce will be able to utilize AvaTax’s capabilities within SoftSlate's existing workflow.

Consequently, customers of SoftSlate Commerce will be able to automatically calculate the final sales tax amount on every order, thereby eliminating the tedious work involved in calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions.

“We are always focused on helping our clients manage their businesses more efficiently,” said David Tobey, president of SoftSlate, in a statement. “Our integration with Avalara will allow SoftSlate Commerce users to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations.”

Scott McFarlane, CEO and founder, Avalara, said in a statement, “Avalara 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.”

McFarlane added, “We are pleased to welcome SoftSlate Commerce users into our ever growing community; in today’s electronic world it just doesn’t makes sense to manually manage sales tax.”

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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