Ganz Studios, a Broadleaf Commerce client since 2011, is leveraging Broadleaf's partnership with Avalara Inc., a leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, to address the complexity of sales tax management.

"Broadleaf's integration with AvaTax, Avalara's software as a service (SaaS) solution, helps Ganz stay focused on their core businesses by providing a fast, easy, accurate, and affordable way to calculate and remit indirect taxes, said Rod Lewis, Director, IT Systems and Operations, Ganz Studios. We expect to immediately benefit from this integration.

With Avalara's consistent attention to tax environments and thought leadership in areas such as their 2014 Sales Tax Survival Guide, in combination with Broadleaf's best of breed technology, online retailers like Ganz can continue to leverage a modern eCommerce platform with a growing list of technology integrations.

Extending Broadleaf's certified AvaTax solution to Ganz is a clear sign of the strong technical partnership between both Avalara and Broadleaf Commerce, said Brad Buhl, Director of Marketing & Channel Strategy. We expect to continue to strategically integrate with technical partners that have the right value proposition and culture fit for Broadleaf clients, and Avalara certainly fits both criteria. We expect to see continued market growth from our partnership, especially with the successful implementation with Ganz - a client that works across multiple lines of business, multiple geographies, and multiple channels.

About Ganz Studios

With the latest technology, a lively studio environment and passionate stakeholders, Ganz Studios is an energizing and intense environment, cultivating inspiration and dedication. From concept to creation, from design to publication, our dynamic team of in-house creative professionals works together to produce the very best in family friendly entertainment. By combining collectible physical products with engaging virtual worlds, we ensure your continued enjoyment, online and off.

About Avalara

Avalara makes sales and VAT tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers every day. Its SaaS-based, sales tax and compliance automation software solutions span the compliance spectrum; each year these solutions deliver billions of tax decisions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of tax dollars to states nationwide.

About Broadleaf Commerce, LLC

Broadleaf Commerce, LLC is a privately held company committed to developing and supporting an open source alternative for enterprise eCommerce. It is the first company to develop an open source, enterprise-ready eCommerce solution using the widely adopted Spring Framework, which is the leading platform to build and run enterprise Java applications. Companies using Broadleaf Commerce are able to improve efficiency, capitalize on competitive advantages, and increase revenue. The open source business model yields a product that is superior to others for a fraction of the cost and is designed for customization.