TROY — Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, cloud ERP for manufacturers, Thursday announced  automated sales and use tax compliance solution through a partnership with Bainbridge Island, Wash.-based Avalara, a provider of sales tax and compliance automation services.

Managing the complexity of multiple use and sales taxes is now a less time-consuming and laborious task with the integration of Avalara’s tax software. Plex Online users who opt for this functionality will no longer be required to research and verify taxes that are required by states, counties, cities, municipalities and other governmental entities.

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“Plex Online and Avalara provide a tax management solution that simplifies and automates the computation of applicable taxes with minimal effort by our staff,” said Debbie Horner, controller at Inovo. “We were manually computing taxes prior to the implementation of the Avalara and Plex Online solution. It has made order fulfillment much easier and improved our ability to respond to tax audits as well.”

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Avalara founder and CEO Scott McFarlane said, “Automating the collection of sales tax for Plex Online users is a great example of how we help improve the manufacturing process. Our fast, easy solution complements the benefits Plex Online offers, helping them provide manufacturers with an effective ERP solution.”

Plex Systems Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a cloud ERP solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including a manufacturing execution system and quality management system for the shop floor, supply chain management for procurement, enterprise resource planning for finance and business intelligence for executive management. Plex Online’s comprehensive functional coverage delivers a “shop floor to top floor” view of a manufacturer’s operations, enabling management to run its business at maximum efficiency.

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