Agenda Breakdown

Introduction to the Conference and Opening Keynote:
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

The Tax Compliance Platform for the Next Generation of Global Commerce

(N1) Getting Started: Build a Sales Tax Integration Using Avalara APIs and SDKs
8:35 AM - 9:00 AM

Do you want to simplify integration with Avalara APIs? In this session, you’ll learn how quick and easy it can be to add accurate sales tax determination capabilities into your financial application using our APIs. We’ll also demonstrate how to use our SDKs to further simplify the integration for you.

(N2) Adding Exemption Management Capabilities to Your Integration
9:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Do you have customers who are either tax exempt or who deal with exempt transactions? Do you need to collect exemption certificates via your website? Watch and learn how to use our API to create valid exemption certificates, as well as how to implement a javascript snippet for enabling an ecommerce plugin that collects exemption forms digitally.

(N3) International: Adding VAT Compliance to Your Integration
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM

Are you growing your presence in Europe? Learn how to easily integrate VAT determination capabilities using our APIs. Our product experts walk through code demos that cover VAT calculation parameters, VAT codes, invoice messages, and reporting fields.

(N4) Supporting Cross-Border Merchants with Customs, Duty, and Import Tax Management
9:55 AM - 10:20 AM

Is your business ready to support selling across borders? Avalara product experts explain how to use our API and solutions to more accurately calculate customs, duties, and import tax using live code demos.

(N5) Special Focus: Enabling an E-invoicing Solution in Your Integration
10:20 AM - 10:45 AM

Are your systems ready for e-invoicing? It’s a reality in many countries around the globe. In this session, we discuss e-invoicing concepts and how to get started quickly using our REST APIs.

Keynote: Innovating and Scaling with Avalara's Global Compliance Platform
10:55 AM - 11:20 AM
(N6) Technical Focus: Designing for Security and Resiliency
11:20 AM - 11:55 AM

Want to learn how you can enhance the security and performance of your integrations? Our technical experts demonstrate how you can use the latest in security (TLS 1.2) and design techniques to optimize usage using our SDKs.

(N7) Developer Portal: Developers’ Source for All API Documentation, Guides, and Tools
11:55 AM - 12:20 PM

We’re revamping and modernizing our developer documentation. Learn about the new API documentation, tools, integration guides, and available support capabilities to help you easily integrate with Avalara products.

(N8) Certifying Your Integration
12:25 PM - 12:50 PM

Avalara's Technology Partner program includes connector and extractor certification opportunities. This session provides an overview of the certification program, information on the requirements necessary for earning certification, the data that is collected during the process, and how that data is used by Avalara.

(N9A) Integrating Avalara Tax Calculation in Wix Stores
12:50 PM - 1:15 PM

In this session, you will learn how Wix Stores enabled its merchants to offer accurate automated Tax Calculations to their customers through integrating with AvaTax.  We will discuss  how  to build a fully automated and resilient system that allows both merchants and buyers to enjoy an end-to-end Tax solution. We'll deep dive into some of our most challenging tasks from full automation of the onboarding process of our Merchants to AvaTax, all the way through to providing a fully resilient low-latency tax calculator for shopping carts.

(N9B) Migrating from SOAP to REST With Avalara's API
12:50 PM - 1:15 PM

Are you considering refactoring your integration from SOAP to REST? Avalara’s Technology Partner, Acumatica, reviews their recent migration to REST, including the reasons driving their migration decision and issues encountered. The session covers a brief comparison between SOAP and REST API structure, error handling differences between the two methods, and level of effort to complete the migration.

(N9C) Managing Hotel Tax Compliance With Avalara's API
12:50 PM - 1:15 PM

Hotels and Resorts are using Property Management Systems (PMS) that are the industry equivalent of an ERP system., Oracle Opera PMS is the market leader in this segment.  Our presentation will show how AvaTax is implemented in AWS for Opera PMS to provide tax compliance to Hotels and Online Travel Agencies (OTA).