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TMCNet:  MuleSoft Partners With Avalara to Deliver iApp4Tax Cloud Integration Application

[March 29, 2012]

MuleSoft Partners With Avalara to Deliver iApp4Tax Cloud Integration Application

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/12 -- MuleSoft, the number one integration platform for application connectivity in the cloud and on-premise, today announced a new cloud integration application (iApp) developed in collaboration with Avalara, the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes.
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Called Avalara iApp4Tax, the new iApp is offered by MuleSoft and runs as a packaged integration application on the MuleSoft Mule iON integration platform as a service (iPaaS). iApp4Tax easily integrates with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and ecommerce accounting applications to enable connection with AvaTax, Avalara's market-leading transactional tax compliance software as a service (SaaS) offering.

Avalara partners with approximately 170 accounting and commercial software publishers to provide seamless integrations into their customers' existing workflow processes, which include enterprise resource planning (ERP), point of sale (POS), ecommerce, mcommerce, compliance, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

Avalara also provides an Application Programming Interface (API) and software development kit (SDK) for customers who require custom integrations, but it expects iON to dramatically simplify the implementation process for many customers -- and strengthen its leadership position in the process.

"Mule iON provides a great alternative to those customers who previously relied on custom integration code to access our sales tax solutions," said Scott McFarlane, CEO at Avalara. "With iApp4Tax, many more customers can now quickly and easily access our advanced tax decision technology." iApp4Tax enables Avalara customers to address the most common integration scenarios, including: AvaTax and ERP Integration - connects Avalara with backend ERP systems whether they are on-premise or in the cloud. AvaTax and ecommerce Integration - automates online order processes by integrating ecommerce storefronts with the Avalara tax decision engine. AvaTax and Accounting Integration - integrates Avalara with accounting systems like QuickBooks Online, Oracle and SAP.

Mule iON is a cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that helps SaaS providers and their customers address common cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-premise integration use cases. Mule iON is the easiest way for SaaS providers and systems integrators to solve integration challenges, removing barriers to new customer adoption. With proven Mule integration technology at its core, Mule iON provides scalability, flexibility, visibility and manageability not possible with legacy cloud integration solutions.

About Avalara Avalara is the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes. It simplifies the complexity associated with sales and use tax and -- in the process -- makes compliance achievable by all. Avalara currently serves more than 60,000 registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on more than 750 million transactions annually. It also manages more than 1.5 million exemption certificates, submits approximately 500,000 returns and files and remits nearly $10 billion in sales and use tax collections per year.

Established in 2004, Avalara is a founding member and Certified Service Provider of the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative and one of the fastest-growing companies in America. It employs more than 275 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA and Pune, India. For more information, please visit www.avalara.com.

About MuleSoftMuleSoft is the number one integration platform for application connectivity in the cloud and on-premise. MuleSoft's products -- Mule iON integration platform as a service (iPaaS), Mule ESB and Tcat (enterprise Tomcat server) -- provide ubiquitous application integration for greater business agility. Built on proven open source technologies, MuleSoft delivers the fastest, most reliable and hassle-free integration without vendor lock-in. MuleSoft's Anypointâ„¢ integration technology breaks down application silos, unifying end to end business processes and driving ultimate business flexibility and efficiency. With more than 2 million downloads and counting, over 3,200 organizations use MuleSoft in production, including Walmart.com, MasterCard, Nokia, Nestlé, Honeywell and DHL, as well as 5 of the world's top 10 banks and more than a third of the Global 500. www.mulesoft.com For more information: info@MuleSoft.com.

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