Avalara’s AvaTax Wins Sleeter Group “Awesome Application” Award – Honor Recognizes Integration, Ease-of-Use and Design

Anaheim, CA – October 22, 2012 - AvaTax by Avalara, the market leader in automated, up-to-date sales and use tax compliance solutions, was selected as one of the 2013 Awesome Applications by The Sleeter Group. The award was announced by Doug Sleeter, founder and president, on October 22 during the 2012 Accounting Solutions Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

According to The Sleeter Group, the Awesome Applications award signifies that AvaTax is among the most productive and effective technologies, and that it meets the highest standards of design, ease-of-use and conformance with appropriate accounting standards.

“AvaTax earned the Awesome Applications award because it provides great features, in addition to the seamless integration with small business management systems required by accountants,” said Doug Sleeter, founder and president of The Sleeter Group. “By enhancing business programs such as QuickBooks with the addition of these capabilities, small and mid-sized companies are able to increase efficiency and productivity.”

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive the Awesome Applications award from the Sleeter Group,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and co-founder of Avalara. “The latest version of AvaTax marks a major milestone in our efforts to offer everything businesses and their accountants need related to sales and use tax automation, and now 1099 automation as well. We’re looking forward to serving the compliance needs of businesses of all sizes – and the accounting professionals who serve them – for years to come.”

About Avalara
Founded in 2004, Avalara has helped thousands of customers stay focused on their success by providing a fast, easy way to manage indirect taxes that is as accurate and affordable for small and mid-size businesses as it is for large corporations.

Avalara’s web-based solution seamlessly integrates into more than 200 accounting and business applications that span all platforms, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), ecommerce, point of sale (POS), mobile (smart phone applications) compliance (tax returns), and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Avalara also provides an Application Programming Interface (API) and software development kit (SDK) for customized integrations to virtually any platform.

Avalara is a founding member and Certified Service Provider of the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative and has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. It employs more than 300 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; and Pune, India.

About The Sleeter Group
The Sleeter Group is the largest network of small business accounting technology and business process design consultants in the country, serving over 300,000 small business. The company provides accounting software training resources to users and consultants including textbooks, reference books, expert level Webinars, the annual Accounting Solutions Conference, a consultant membership network, practice management tools, teaching systems, and a free online newsletter.

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