Bainbridge Island, WA – July 17, 2012 – Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax automation services in the cloud, today announced QAD Inc (NASDAQ: QADA, QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing, has joined Avalara’s growing list of certified solution partners. As a solution partner, QAD integrates Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into its enterprise applications.

“As manufacturers know, having a repeatable, consistent process enables greater quality control – and quality control helps ensure compliance,” said Scott McFarlane, Avalara founder and CEO. “Tracking thousands of SKU numbers that cross taxability rules or vary in taxability based on state can be complex. Avalara’s automated sales tax solution helps QAD users simplify this complexity and reduce audit risk by keeping them up-to-date with the latest changes in sales and use tax information online, on location or on the go.”

Since its founding nearly a decade ago, Avalara has pioneered the service-based platform for tax automation and emerged as the dominant player in this market by leading the automation effort for financial, ecommerce, POS and mobility applications for businesses. Today Avalara’s SaaS solution provides a complete set of transactional tax compliance services developed specifically to serve the needs of small to mid-sized businesses.

“We continue to focus on helping our clients manage their businesses more efficiently,” said Gordon Fleming, QAD Chief Marketing Officer. “Our partnership with Avalara will allow us to deliver sales tax compliance software to our customers that conduct business in North America – regardless of size or deployment – on demand and on premise. The QAD AvaTax Connector is a full function, easy to manage gateway to Avalara’s AvaTax suite of services.”

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time.For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at http://www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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 275 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices.