BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA – August 13, 2012 – Avalara (www.avalara.com), the market leading provider of sales tax automation services in the cloud, has been named Sage OEM and Endorsed Development Partner of the Year for 2012.

In its second year, the Sage Development Partner Awards honors development partners who have best demonstrated a solid understanding and strong overall commitment to Sage customers. Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) solutions for sales tax management met rigorous strategic, technology and integration criteria to qualify for the award.

Sage selects an OEM and Endorsed Development Partner of the Year based on several factors, including the partner’s ability to successfully deliver solutions that best fit customer and market needs, actively assist the Sage channel in closing new Sage solution sales, significantly help Sage with customer retention, and maintain a solid reputation for customer satisfaction.

“Our endorsed and OEM partners have successfully delivered excellent value to Sage customers by extending and enhancing the functionality of Sage solutions,” commented Vasu Desikachary, Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances. “We thank and congratulate Avalara for their dedication to our mutual business partners and clients.”

“Avalara has a long and successful history with Sage, which gives this award special meaning,” said Avalara Founder and CEO Scott McFarlane. “Since 2004 we have worked together to help businesses easily manage increasingly complicated sales tax regulations, and in May we launched a resource center to help members of the Sage Accountants Network quickly address the tax management needs of their clients. We appreciate the value Sage places in our easy-to-use solutions, and look forward to building out our partnership in the years ahead.”

Winners were presented at the Sage Summit 2012 Conference on August 13, 2012 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

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.