Avalara Embraces the Windows Azure Platform for SaaS
Leading provider of on-demand sales tax automation actively developing on new platform
November 17, 2009 01:18 PM Eastern Time
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Avalara (www.avalara.com), the leading provider of Web-po
use tax automation solutions for businesses of all sizes, is actively developing on the Windows Azure platform and is excited about t
delivering its industry-leading tax automation service via the Windows Azure platform.
“We are very excited about the Windows Azure platform, and we view cloud computing as an important element in delivering softw
said Rory Rawlings, Avalara’s founder and chief tax automation officer.
Avalara has been an early adopter and developer of innovative technologies since its inception in 2004, when it became the first co
highly accurate, instantaneous sales tax calculations over the internet.
“Microsoft has been a fabulous ally in our development effort,” Rawlings continued. “They have been extremely helpful in guiding ou
of this exciting new technology. We use Microsoft technologies throughout our technology-driven business and expect to utilize the
platform for our service.”
“We are excited to have Avalara’s tax automation solutions being developed on the Windows Azure platform,” said Doug Hauger,
of Windows Azure at Microsoft Corp. “With the Windows Azure platform, Avalara will be able to create a flexible financial solutio
demand as well as create a seamless experience for its customers.”
Avalara also recently announced compatibility with Windows 7. The company’s service is delivered from Microsoft SQL Server an
seamlessly with major accounting and financial planning systems, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV, GP, AX, SL, and CRM. The
Software Development Kit is a .NET service used by thousands of Avalara customers across North America and abroad.
“We’ve always been committed to using Microsoft technologies,” Rawlings concluded. “Microsoft has recognized us as