Bainbridge Island, WA – August 10, 2012 – Avalara (www.Avalara.com) the market leading provider of sales tax automation services in the cloud, today announced it has certified the Sage SalesLogix AvaTax connector written by ISM, a certified business partner and developer for Sage SalesLogix. The ISM connector allows AvaTax, Avalara’s software as a solution (SaaS) for sales tax management, to seamlessly integrate into the Sage SalesLogix application.

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’re always focused on helping our clients manage their businesses more efficiently,” said Stuart Blumenthal, vice president of ISM, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship planning (CRM).  “Our integration with Avalara allows Sage SaleLogix users to capture sales tax information early through the sales process and make sure that quotes and information passed to the ERP solution are accurate.”

“Avalara eases the burden of statutory sales tax requirements 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,” said Scott McFarlane, Avalara founder and CEO. “Sage SalesLogix customers are now able to spend time on what matters most, delighting their customers and growing the business. We’re proud to welcome Sage SalesLogix users into our ever-expanding community.”

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 and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; and Pune, India.

About ISM

ISM (www.goism.com) began as a small business with one vision in mind: “Simple answers to difficult questions.” Their goal was to convert complex technology into tangible business value so their clients get more work accomplished using fewer resources. Keeping that same vision in mind, today ISM has grown to become one of the top Sage resellers and business technology providers in the country.

Their diverse professional staff is uniquely qualified to support all major areas of business technology including Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Accounting and operations (ERP), and Human Resource Management and Payroll (HRMS).  They also implement the most widely-used business and accounting software applications on the market including Sage 100 ERP, Sage 500 ERP, Sage CRM, Sage SalesLogix, Sage ACT!, and Sage Fixed Assets.