Avalara Announces Low-Code Developer Tools and New APIs to Embed Compliance into Business Applications and Ecommerce Platforms
Avalara (NYSE: AVLR), a leading provider of tax compliance automation software for businesses of all sizes, today announced a new low-code studio to help developers easily build integrations between Avalara’s compliance platform and business applications, and two new APIs for sales tax returns and e-invoicing. Embedding compliance functions using APIs allows Avalara partners to serve their customers more holistically within the software they already use.
“The capabilities announced today are the next step in our journey of learning from, working with, and supporting the developer community.”
Avalara is expanding opportunities for partners to build compliance integrations and experiences. To offer flexibility and control to developers, Avalara is pursuing a headless compliance approach that decouples the front-end presentation layer of a compliance experience from the back-end compliance functionality. With new and future APIs for compliance, software developers can more quickly and easily build complete compliance workflows into business applications.
Avalara introduces low-code tools for developers
Avalara helps businesses simplify and automate tax compliance requirements. The company has done so by delivering Avalara Compliance Cloud applications to end users through more than 1,200 signed partner integrations into every type of business system, from ERPs and point-of-sale systems to ecommerce and marketplace platforms. Developers make the seamless integration of compliance into these applications a reality, building and maintaining integrations for the flow of data between systems that manage transactions and finance, and Avalara’s platform.
To improve the process of creating and maintaining integrations for partners, Avalara Integration Studio — a low-code platform for integration development — provides simple, customized workflows that developers can follow to build specific functions. Integration Studio both simplifies the complexity around understanding tax context and Avalara APIs, and allows nontechnical teams to more easily assist in the development of integrations.
“Developers are critical partners to Avalara. We want to make it as easy as possible for developers to build integrations, compliance experiences, and new compliance applications using the innovation and expertise from Avalara,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, chief product officer at Avalara. “The capabilities announced today are the next step in our journey of learning from, working with, and supporting the developer community.”