Coveted K2 Quality Award for SaaS Power Solution recognizes Avalara’s breadth of integrations, wide array of industry-leading compliance products, and SMB market dominance.

Bainbridge Island, WA – September 29, 2011 – Avalara (www.avalara.com), the market leader in automated, up-to-date sales and use tax compliance solutions, today announced it was selected for a 2011 K2 Quality Award from K2 Enterprises, the premier provider of technology continuing professional education (CPE) in the United States and Canada. The K2 Quality Award winners are selected from among leading SaaS and on-premise vendors in the accounting and tax technology sectors.

The K2 Quality Awards, now in their 10th year, provide recognition and validation for technology providers that exceed customer expectations in areas including product or service delivery, and customer support. Winners are determined by the K2 Enterprises instructor team, which consists of seasoned industry experts who are up-to-date on technology developments for the accounting and tax markets. Instructor votes are influenced heavily by end user feedback, in addition to their ongoing experience with teaching and consulting on the leading products in the market.

“Through our extensive work with a wide range of top accounting and tax technology, as well as with the professionals that use these solutions, our team has a broad view and unique perspective on quality being delivered in the market,” said Randy Johnston, Executive Vice-President at K2 Enterprises. “Avalara was the obvious choice for this award category, not only because of the power of their SaaS compliance solutions, but also as a result of their bottom-line accountability to customers. Cloud accounting continues to be a hot area in the CPA profession, and Avalara continues to play a strong leadership role.”

“We’re truly pleased that K2 Enterprises has recognized the hard work Avalara has put into exceeding customer expectations with industry-leading technology and customer support, and with integrating into more ERP, shopping cart, and point of sale solutions than any other SaaS vendor,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and co-founder at Avalara. “Our steadfast focus on developing the fastest, easiest, most accurate, reliable and affordable way to calculate and remit transactional taxes continues to earn significant new business for us in the SMB marketplace, and we’re happy to accept accolades that demonstrate we’re moving in the right direction.”

About Avalara
Headquartered in Bainbridge Island, WA, Avalara is the recognized leader in web-based sales tax solutions, and is transforming the sales and use tax compliance process for businesses of all sizes.  Avalara’s AvaTax family of products provides end-to-end compliance solutions and is regarded as the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way for companies to address their statutory tax requirements. Avalara is the industry’s most trusted provider of sales and use tax automation solutions and is one of America’s fastest growing companies earning recognitions such as Microsoft’s SaaS Partner of the Year for 2010. For more information, please visit www.avalara.com.

To set up an interview with executive Scott McFarlane please contact Brian Austin, Director, Accountant & Industry Relations at Avalara, at 707.799.9838, or email brian.austin@avalara.com.

About K2 Enterprises
K2 Enterprises is the premier provider of technology continuing professional education in both the United States and Canada. With seminars in over 46 states in 2009, 900+ presentations, special events such as their turn-key Annual Technology Conferences, CPE & Ski, K2 Enterprises – Canada, they are the largest provider of technology CPE in North America. For more information, please visit www.k2e.com.