Cloud-based software provider for sales and transactional taxes Avalara announced a new strategic alliance with PayPlus Software, a payroll and employee management software company serving the professional employer organization industry.

With this partnership, Avalara’s first entry into the PEO industry, PayPlus/SLS can introduce Avalara’s sales tax compliance solutions to their PEO service bureau partners to potentially add to their customer offerings.

“Manually managing sales tax is difficult, expensive, and time consuming, and businesses can face stiff penalties if they don’t get it right,” stated Pat Falle, senior vice president of strategic sales at Avalara. “Just like outsourcing payroll, outsourcing sales tax compliance reduces risk and increases efficiency.  This is something PEO customers need; it’s a natural extension for PEO’s to offer – and Avalara is making it easy for them to do just that.”

Avalara works within a customer’s own financial, billing, ecommerce or point-of-sale systems to automate manual governmental compliance processes by delivering cloud-based compliance services.

“PEO customers who outsource payroll understand the benefits of outsourcing and automating the compliance process,” stated Falle. “Our solutions and those offered by payroll providers go hand-in-hand and, once engaged, Avalara becomes an extension of the payroll provider’s sales, marketing and deployment team. It’s a compelling partner model, and one we look forward to developing.”

“As a long time operator in the Payroll/HR Outsourcing industry, we understand how automating complex, administrative processes can help businesses gain efficiencies,” stated Angela Costello, president of PayPlus/SLS. “Our partnership with Avalara allows our PEO clients and partners to expand their offerings and provide additional value, allowing businesses to focus on their primary expertise.”

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