Press Release Source: Occidental Business Services

OBS and Salis Open Processing Facility in Costa Rica
Friday October 14, 9:00 am ET

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Salis, Inc., a leading state and local tax management services firm focused on sales tax, use tax, and exemption certificate management, announces a partnership with OBS, a Business Process Outsourcing company based in Costa Rica to establish a processing facility.

The facility will meet the growing needs of Salis' clients while maintaining the firm's commitment to delivering the highest quality services as cost-effectively as possible. The partnership enables Salis to provide its customers with timely and professional service at competitive costs using a near-shore location. It takes advantage of Costa Rica's proven success in the BPO industry given the availability of a highly-qualified labor force, political stability, a secure business environment and CAFTA.

According to Kevin Hill, Salis Senior Director of Operations, "Through this partnership, we are building the capacity to grow our business exponentially. OBS is a well established firm that has the infrastructure in place. They will help Salis ensure the highest levels of service as we grow."

The Salis-OBS partnership is another example of Costa Rica's growing position as a strong partner for companies seeking a risk-free operating environment to serve the US market. "Costa Rica is very well-fitted to grow significantly in near-shore processing services because of its quality human resources, quality infrastructure, legal stability and the recently approved free trade agreement between the US, 5 Central American countries and Dominican Republic, which includes Costa Rica (CAFTA)," said Alberto Trejos, former Foreign Trade Minister and top government officer in the country's CAFTA negotiations. CAFTA is awaiting congressional approval in Costa Rica.

According to David Fromal, CEO of Salis, the firm is expanding operations into Costa Rica and partnering with OBS to deliver services that could not be performed as cost effectively in the U.S. "Costa Rica is the ideal location for our new facility because of its proximity to our home office and because of its time zone advantage that typical offshore locations cannot provide. Throughout the development process, OBS' commitment and strong focus on execution has exceeded our expectations."

About Salis, Inc.

Salis ( is a leading services firm for state and local tax management that specializes in sales tax, use tax, and exemption certificate management. Salis services provide visibility and control through the entire tax value chain. The firm's automated service platform delivers fully-integrated state and local tax solutions that minimize risk and improve cash flow - at a lower total cost of operation. Through its combination of people, process and technology, Salis has partnered with over 200 companies to ensure they are in compliance with the 8,000 taxing jurisdictions throughout the U.S.

About OBS

OBS ( is a leading Costa Rican BPO company specializing in performing information processes for customers providing the following services:

-- Research, analysis and conversion of data into processed information
-- Sales and logistics processing
-- Customer care and support services

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