FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVrSV16-withdateOur FinDEVr New York developer showcase was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held 18/19 October in Santa Clara. Register today to save your spot.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Avalara Adds to Compliance Document Management Solution, CertCapture
  • GreenKey Launches Design Partner Program

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • OutsideIQ Brings Due Diligence Platform DDIQ to New
    International Markets
  • The International Swaps and Derivatives Association and Markit launch ISDA Amend 2.0.

Alumni updates

  • Kontomatik’s Konstantin Rabin shares his thoughts on successful lending in The Paypers.
  • Envestnet | Yodlee launches Transaction Data Enrichment to offer transparency into transactions.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

Avalara Unveils Enhanced Compliance Document Managent Solution, CertCapture

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Seattle-based Avalara unveiled a trio of enhancements to its compliance document-management solution, CertCapture. The new features are designed to make it easier for SMEs to capture, manage, and analyze tax documents in real time.

“CertCapture’s new features simplify the ever-increasing burden of tax compliance while enabling customers to run their businesses more efficiently and with the highest level of security,” says Matt Tormollen, Avalara’s EVP and GM. The enhancements include a simplified user interface for POS systems, a single sign-on for customer exemption status management, and additional visual reporting features to better spot trends and manage compliance materials.

“Commerce happens in real time and we want to empower clients to manage more of their tax compliance in real time,” Tormollen said.

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Loke Uei Tan, senior manager of developer relations for Avalara, presented “The Wacky World of Sales Tax” at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

Avalara specializes in APIs that enable developers to bring transactional tax computation and management to their platforms. From helping SMEs calculate sales taxes for e-commerce transactions to empowering businesses with global customers to better negotiate the complex world of VATs and import/export taxes, Avalara’s solutions support tax calculation (Avalara AvaTax), returns and filing (Avalara Returns), tax document management (Avalara CertCapture), and professional services.

In June, Avalara announced a new integration with Stripe, the same month the company was twice recognized by American Business Awards, earning a silver prize for Executive of the Year – Computer FinDEVr2015-AlumniV2Services and a bronze for New Product or Service of the Year – Software. Earlier this year, Avalara partnered with eCommerce platform WooCommerce to help online merchants calculate sales taxes more accurately.

Founded in 2004, Avalara presented at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015, showing how its technology helps businesses deal with the complexity of sales taxes and other transactional fees. The company has raised more than $223 million in funding, and includes Arthur Ventures, Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Warburg Pincus among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Avalara Unveils Enhanced Compliance Document Management Solution, CertCapture
  • Alpine Data Partners with Pivotal to Bring Smart App Building Blocks to Businesses

On FinDEVr.com

  • GreenKey Launches Design Partner Program

Around the web

  • GreenKey launches Design Partner Program with interdealer brokers, Tradition and Tullett Prebon.
  • iSignthis inks card-acquiring and -settlement partnership with National Australia Bank.
  • ACI Worldwide hosts “Coding for Girls” camp.
  • Transfers from Brazil now live on TransferWise.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVrSV16-LogoV2(wdate)Our FinDEVr New York developer showcase was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held October 18 & 19 in Santa Clara. Register today and save.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Avalara Adds New Stripe Integration, Earns Dual Honors at American Business Awards
  • Apply Now to Present at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016!

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Canadian Government Selects OutsideIQ to Bring DDIQ to Brazil and London
  • Wired UK profiles Fidor, “the fintech bank run by its customers.”
  • OnDeck launches Accountant Advisor Program to help accountants arrange financing for their small business clients.

Alumni updates

  • Major update to Xero’s online invoicing technology to help businesses avoid phishing scams.
  • Fintech profile interviews Snehal Fulzele, Cloud Lending CEO.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • IBM Opens Bluemix Garage in New York City
  • Lending Club Appoints Scott Sanborn as CEO
  • Canadian Government Selects OutsideIQ to Bring DDIQ to Brazil and London

On FinDEVr.com

  • Avalara Adds New Stripe Integration, Earns Dual Honors at American Business Awards

Around the web

  • Jack Henry & Associates launches new app collaboration platform, JHA Marketplace.
  • Digital Insight gives customers pre-login look at bank balances via their mobile banking app.
  • Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management has implemented the Secure Document Repository solution from Striata.
  • TSYS Named to The Civic 50 in 2016

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Tagit Locks in More than $8 Million in New Funding”

On FinDEVr.com

  • “Symbiont to Help Delaware Embrace the Blockchain”

Around the web

  • “OutsideIQ Launches Real-Time Risk Monitoring Tool”
  • Check Point launches free Security Checkups for Australian and New Zealand enterprises.
  • Business Insider covers the birth of BlackRock’s FutureAdvisor.
  • NuData Security more than doubles behavioral transaction volume in the past year, following rapid adoption of its NuDetect solution.
  • Ayondo doubles Revenues in 2015 to £7.3 million.
  • Jack Henry extends Banno platform to Windows 10.
  • Avalara discusses plans to use blockchain technology to track asset ownership.
  • Matchi to host the Liberty Fintech Challenge 2016.
  • CIO.com quotes Bazaarvoice CMO Sara Spivey on marketing to millennials with user-generated content.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Avalara, Signifyd Bring Sales Tax, Fraud Solutions to Magento E-commerce Marketplace

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Customers of Magento are getting more than their usual share of love from Finovate and FinDEVr alums.

FinDEVr alum and long-time Magento partner Avalara announced that its sales-tax calculation solution, Compliance Cloud, will be a part of the Magento 2.0 e-commerce platform. In addition, customers will gain access to Avalara’s tax-prep, filing and remittance services.

Marshal Kushniruk, Avalara’s executive vice president of business development, called the latest integration a “strong proof point” of his company’s “multifaceted relationship” with Magento. Kushniruk pointed to their more than 1,000 mutual customers, adding that “we are delighted to be a vibrant part of Magento 2.0.”

Seattle-based Avalara has spent the first quarter of 2016 lining up partners. The company extended its relationship with WooCommerce in March and in Februry, Avalara unveiled its LandedCost solution to help small businesses handle overseas taxes, tariffs, and fees. The company made its FinDEVr debut at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015. Loke Uei Tan, senior manager for developer relations, presented on “The Wacky World of Sales Tax” and how Avalara’s APIs help make sales-tax calculation functionality an easy add-on for developers.

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Meanwhile, Finovate alum Signifyd said that the fraud-prevention app it released on Monday will be the “first and only fraud-prevention app” available via Magento’s platform.

Calling the Magento platform “prestigious” and “far-reaching,” Skye Spear, Signifyd senior director of partnerships and business development, said the platform would help get Signifyd’s technology in the hands of more merchants around the world. “E-commerce companies shouldn’t have to worry about fraud,” Spear said.

Signifyd specializes in helping merchants defend themselves against CNP (card not present) fraud. The company’s Social Graph technology leverages social media, search engines, and other sources to determine the likelihood that a person online is who they say they are, and gives merchants a straightforward “Accept” or “Decline” on transactions. Moreover, Signifyd will accept full liability for any transaction that is accepted but turns out to be fraudulent.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Signifyd demonstrated its Guaranteed Payments solution at FinovateSpring 2013. The company raised $20 million in a Series B led by Menlo Ventures in February, the same month Signifyd announced that it was extending its integration with Shopify Plus.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • “Avalara, Signifyd Bring Sales Tax, Fraud Solutions to Magento E-Commerce Marketplace”
  • “Ixaris Receives $6 Million in Funding After Spinning Off from Parent Company”

Around the web

  • BankNxt’s BIGcast interviews CEO Steve Hoffman of SayPay Technologies.
  • OutsideIQ joins fintech accelerator, Bank Innovation INV, as an API partner. See OutsideIQ at FinovateSpring in San Jose next month.
  • Vix Verify opens new offices in Atlanta, Georgia’s Transaction Alley as part of American expansion.
  • Algomi partners with IPC Systems to support buy-side users of its Honeycomb network.
  • Bank Innovation takes a look at CBANC and its effort to make social media work for banks.
  • “AuthenticID Wins All Payments Expo Shark Tank with CatfishAIR Identity Verification Solution”
  • Chase launches OnDeck-powered SMB Loan platform.
  • “CardFlight and Miura Systems Partner to Offer EMV and NFC Mobile POS Solution to the U.S Market”
  • MIT adopts Ripple validator to advance consensus and blockchain research.
  • “LPL Selects BlackRock’s FutureAdvisor as Robo Platform”
  • CIOReview names Praesidio in list of top 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers for 2016.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVrNY16-V2(wdate)Our FinDEVr New York developer showcase is next week on March 29 & 30. Register today and we’ll see you in New York!

Developer news

  • TechCrunch reports: Almost everyone is doing the API economy wrong.

On FinDEVr.com

  • “Financial Information Services Provider Markit Merges with IHS”
  • “Symbiont and Ipreo Team Up to Accelerate the Loan Settlement Process”

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters:

  • Xignite to provide free market data for FinTech Sandbox demo participants. Join Xignite in New York for FinDEVr next week.
  • Markit to supply FinTech Sandbox with fixed income pricing and reference data.
  • PayPal to enable money transfers to Cuba via its Xoom acquisition.
  • 3dcart merchants gain access to end-to-end payment processing courtesy of Braintree.
  • OnDeck partners with Innovate Finance to debut Transatlantic Policy Working Group.
  • Markit unveils new tax utility service.
  • Intuit Developer Group Drops Financial Data APIs; Partners with Finicity to Ease Transition.

Alumni updates:

  • Let’s Talk Payments lists SnoopWall and Entrust in its roundup of the hottest mobile security companies.
  • Avalara teams up with WooCommerce to help online merchants manage sales taxes.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Ledger Launches Blockchain Open Ledger Operating System”
  • “Finovate Debuts: VoicePIN Offers an Easy Biometric Login Solution”
  • “Finovate Debuts: SuiteBox Introduces its Virtual Meeting Rooms for Financial Professionals”

On FinDEVr.com

  • Avalara teams up with WooCommerce to help online merchants manage sales taxes.

Around the web

  • OnDeck partners with Innovate Finance to debut Transatlantic Policy Working Group.
  • LandlordReferencing.co.uk to use Netverify from Jumio to comply with the U.K.’s new Right to Rent law.
  • The United Bank of Egypt upgrades to latest Misys core banking solutions as part of major modernization of retail, SME, and corporate businesses.
  • Top Image Systems launches next generation, automated accounts payable solution, eFLOW AP.
  • Zopa’s new lender products are live.
  • Golden West CU processes 15 new applications for insurance products in first 30 days of deploying Larky.
  • Coinbase introduces stop orders on Coinbase exchange.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.