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Avalara Announces Strategic Partnership with Kentico Software

AvaTax for Kentico CMS now available for Kentico Software customers


Bainbridge Island, WA – August 31, 2011 – Avalara (www.avalara.com), the leading provider of fully automated, up-to-date sales and use tax compliance solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with Kentico, a leading .NET web content management platform and E-Commerce solution.

AvaTax for Kentico CMS is an easy-to-use sales tax calculation and filing solution that integrates with Kentico CMS to eliminate the hassle of tax compliance processes and reduce the risk of business audits. The web-based service delivers instantaneous sales tax calculations using a centrally-managed, highly accurate calculation engine leveraging up-to-date sales tax rates, rules and jurisdiction boundaries. Coupled with automated filing, remittance and exemption certificate management, AvaTax for Kentico CMS provides unprecedented sales tax functionality to boost business productivity while minimizing audit risk.

"We recognize the challenge that many of our clients face in determining sales taxes,” said Eric C. Webb, President of Sales & Operations for Kentico Software.  “By embedding Avalara’s AvaTax with Kentico CMS, the industry leading .NET web content management platform and ecommerce solution, we deliver, in real-time, a complete, cost-effective solution to resolve sales tax compliance needs for businesses that rely on Kentico CMS.” Webb added that Kentico Software plans to continue to find new ways to optimize the business potential for customers. “We are pleased to partner with Avalara to deliver a solution for Kentico CMS that combines the power of web content management and ecommerce with automation for sales tax compliance.”

“AvaTax is the industry standard for automated sales tax solutions and we are proud to add Kentico CMS to the list of leading platform providers who have chosen to incorporate our service into their offerings,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and co-founder of Avalara.  “Kentico CMS customers now have the ability to focus on growing their business without worrying about spending time and resources on calculating and remitting sales tax.”

For more information about AvaTax for Kentico, please visit,

About Kentico CMS
Kentico Software (www.kentico.com) helps clients create professional websites, online stores, community sites and intranets using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's committed to deliver a full-featured, enterprise-class, stable and scalable Web Content Management solution on the Microsoft .NET platform. Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has offices in the United States (Nashua, NH and Seattle, WA) and United Kingdom (Reading area). Since its inception, Kentico has continued to rapidly expand the Kentico CMS user base worldwide. Kentico Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In 2010, Kentico was named the fastest growing technology company in the Czech Republic in the Deloitte Technology FAST 50 awards.  Kentico CMS supports WYSIWYG editing, workflows, multiple languages, full-text search, SEO, on-line forms, image galleries, forums, groups, blogs, polls, media libraries and is shipped with 250+ configurable Web parts. It’s currently used by more than 7,000 websites in 84 countries. The clients include Microsoft, McDonald's, Vodafone, O2, Brussels Airlines, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Samsung, Gibson, ESPN, Guinness, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, Ireland.ie and others.

About Avalara
Headquartered in Bainbridge Island, WA, Avalara is the recognized leader in web-based sales tax solutions, and is transforming the sales and use tax compliance process for businesses of all sizes.  Avalara’s AvaTax family of products provides end-to-end compliance solutions and is regarded as the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way for companies to address their statutory tax requirements. Avalara is the industry's most trusted provider of sales and use tax automation solutions and is one of America’s fastest growing companies earning recognitions such as Microsoft’s SaaS Partner of the Year for 2010. For more information, please visit www.avalara.com.

To set up an interview with executive Scott McFarlane please contact Yvonne Lunceford, Marketing Manager at Avalara, at 206-826-4900 x1149, or email yvonne.lunceford@avalara.com.

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Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India.