Solving tax issues for international companies automatically
Avalara, Inc., helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. In the automated solution Avalara built, Talend Integration retrieves incoming tax-data files from the e-commerce sites and marketplaces of Avalara customers. Talend Data Preparation’s role is to cleanse and convert the data sets, execute format specific recipes and deliver the final output for integration in a target application such as the tax engine, which will calculate taxes and send the tax return to the customer, along with payments to each taxing authority.
The combination of Talend Data Integration and Talend Data Preparation has enabled Avalara to reduce risk by having an automated system consistently perform the same tasks. Avalara can handle more complexity in data and formats, which saves them a significant amount of manual labor. In addition, it enables the Avalara’s Managed Returns (MRS) unit to scale and serve more customers while still meeting reporting deadlines.