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Bainbridge Island, WA – Oct. 14, 2014 – Symphony Commerce, an enterprise-level commerce as a service provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes.

As a result of this partnership, all Symphony customers now have access to AvaTax™, Avalara’s cloud-based solution, to automatically calculate sales taxes owed on every invoice. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps businesses focus on their core offering.

“Symphony lets users control their entire business in one place, providing an integrated solution to easily manage retail and wholesale operations ranging from publishing new products to placing wholesale orders,” said Stas Goldobin, Product Manager at Symphony Commerce. “We call this commerce as a service; a one stop shop for our merchants’ needs. Since taxes are not a core competency for us, we opted to partner with Avalara to provide this essential service for our customers.”

Marshal Kushniruk, EVP of Global Business Development at Avalara said, “We recognize the value Symphony brings to its customers, and are pleased to augment their services with our compliance solution. In today’s electronic world it just doesn’t make sense to manually manage this arduous task.”

Avalara pioneered a web-based compliance platform for sales tax automation a decade ago and now provides an end-to-end suite of transactional tax compliance services for businesses of all sizes. Today its SaaS solution integrates into numerous ERP systems, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.

About Symphony Commerce
Symphony delivers enterprise-level commerce as a service to fast- growing brands. Symphony handles critical wholesale and retail business requirements from commerce applications to supply chain logistics. This allows its customers to focus on core functions like building products and nurturing customer relationships. Symphony’s commerce services include integrated solutions for web stores, fulfillment, and marketing.  These services come together seamlessly to deliver intelligent and personalized experiences across the customer lifecycle, so its users can deliver a unified, branded commerce experience. With a pay-per-use model, its success is tied to its brands; there are no setup costs or hidden fees.

www.symphonycommerce.com

About Avalara
Avalara makes sales and VAT tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers worldwide every day. Each year its SaaS-based, sales tax and compliance automation software solutions deliver billions of tax decisions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of tax dollars to states nationwide.

Recognized as one of America’s fastest growing technology companies, Avalara is integrated with leading ERP and ecommerce software systems that serve millions of businesses worldwide. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 500 people at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and in offices across the U.S. and in London, England and Pune, India. More information at:www.avalara.com