Bainbridge Island, WA – May 9, 2012 – Avalara (www.avalara.com), the market leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced that FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the franchisor of more than 530 FASTSIGNS® centers worldwide, has joined Avalara’s growing list of certified solution partners.
Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications, typically under their own brand name. Avalara has concentrated on building solution partnerships since its inception and today its partner applications span all platforms, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial/accounting, point of sale (POS), ecommerce, mcommerce, compliance, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

“Helping franchise partners with new business opportunities is a core value for FASTSIGNS International,” said Matt Miles, director of technology. “The AvaTax integration into our ecommerce solution makes tax calculations accurate and easy allowing our franchise partners to focus on customer service.”

CEO and Founder Scott McFarlane said, “FASTSIGNS customers can now calculate sales tax data based on their exact geospatial location, no matter where the transaction takes place. As one of America’s fastest-growing companies, Avalara is proud to welcome FASTSIGNS and its family of locations into our ever-expanding community.”

About Avalara
Avalara is the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes. It simplifies the complexity associated with sales and use tax and – in the process – makes compliance achievable by all.

Avalara partners with more than 170 of the world’s leading accounting and commercial software publishers to accomplish this. Its web-based offering provides the most complete set of transactional tax compliance services available, including tax calculation, exemption certificate management and returns processing. It also offers 1099 filing and reporting.

Avalara serves thousands of customers worldwide, files and remits nearly $10 billion in sales and use tax collections per year, and delivers more than 750 million transactions annually.

Established in 2004, Avalara is a founding member and Certified Service Provider of the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative and one of the fastest-growing companies in America. It employs more than 250 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA and Pune, India.

About FASTSIGNS®
FASTSIGNS® is a signage, graphics and visual communications partner that provides comprehensive solutions to help customers of all sizes – across all industries – meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services. The more than 530 centers worldwide provide consulting, design, production, project management, delivery and installation. To learn more, visit fastsigns.com or call 800-FASTSIGNS to find the nearest location.