Sales Tax Software Market Leader Avalara named Finalist in prestigious 2010 Stevie Award
Sales Tax Software Market Leader Avalara named Finalist in prestigious 2010 Stevie Award.
New Software-as-a-Service Product among Nation's Best
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash., Jun 21, 2010 -- North America's leading provider of up-to-date sales and use tax information, as well as Web-powered automated sales and use tax solutions for businesses of all size, Avalara (www.avalara.com ) has been named as one of a few select finalists for the prestigious 2010 Stevie Award.
"We rank high among the finalists for the Software-as-a-Service category for new products -- our AvaTax CU -- among companies with fewer than 100 employees," Avalara CEO and President Scott McFarlane explained. "Stevie -- the 'American Business Awards' -- is a prestigious award in our field of SaaS software systems for business and commerce, and we're proud to have been recognized by this highly-regarded group of judges to be a finalist in this credible national award program."
Avalara, which monitors nearly 15,000 taxing jurisdictions and provides -- on a monthly basis -- its more than 25,000 licensed users and on-demand sales tax management clients with the most up-to-date rate and boundary information, has a series of SaaS and on-demand products which help businesses -- from Enterprise giants to mom-and-pop SMB shops -- to properly handle sales and use taxes in all of those 15,000 taxing jurisdictions.
About the Stevie Awards: The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide, according to ABA President Michael Gallagher. "Beginning with The American Business Awards in 2002, The International Business Awards in 2003, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2004, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in 2006, our mission has been to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public," Gallagher explained. "In short order, the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted business awards."
The American Business Awards are governed by a Board of distinguished judges and advisors -- the ranks of those individuals include many of the leading figures in American business.
"Especially in tough economic times like these," Gallagher explained, "participating in awards shows can prove to be a cost-effective way to burnish a participant's brand. Dozens of categories honor individuals, companies, teams, products, and advertising and other forms of corporate media. The competition is structured so that entrants compete only against other firms of a similar size, and in a specific industry. Smaller businesses such as Avalara have as great an opportunity to win a coveted Stevie as do Enterprise giants."
Stevie is taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek word for "crowned."
Each Stevie is approximately 16 inches tall, and is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold.
The crystal pyramid held aloft by Stevie represents the hierarchy of human needs, a system often represented as a pyramid that was developed in the 1960s by psychologist Abraham Maslow, who observed that after their basic needs are met, human beings seek the esteem of their peers.
Based in Bainbridge Island, WA, Avalara is transforming the sales and use tax compliance process for businesses of all sizes. With point-and-click ease, Avalara provides the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way for companies to address their statutory tax requirements. With more than 25,000 licensed users located throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad -- and, with more than 200 million sales tax calculations conducted annually, Avalara is the industry's most trusted provider of sales and use tax information. In addition, Avalara is the recognized leader in web-based sales tax services and solutions. For more information, please visit www.avalara.com .
For more information about Avalara, or to set up an interview with Scott McFarlane, please contact Ned Barnett, BRAND Ltd., 702-696-1200 -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ned Barnett, 702-696-1200