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Avalara’s Strategic Partnerships Continue to Grow

AvaTax for TRAVERSE Now Available

Bainbridge Island, WA – February 08, 2012 – Avalara (https://www.avalara.com), the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced Open Systems, Inc., a leading provider of TRAVERSE, has joined Avalara’s growing list of certified Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners.

Avalara’s web-based offering, AvaTax, now integrates with TRAVERSE to simplify the indirect tax management process for its customers and, in the process, make compliance easy to achieve.

"We’re always on the lookout for meaningful tools that help people manage their online business,” said Linda Shillingburg, director of business development at Open Systems, Inc. “Our integration with Avalara will provide an opportunity for our customers to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations.”

Avalara CEO and founder Scott McFarlane said, “By joining forces, TRAVERSE customers are now able to spend more time on what matters most: delighting their customers and growing the business. As one of America’s fastest-growing companies, Avalara is proud to welcome TRAVERSE into our ever-expanding community.”

About Avalara

Avalara is the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes. It simplifies the complexity associated with sales and use tax and – in the process – makes compliance achievable by all.

Avalara partners with more than 145 of the world’s leading accounting and commercial software publishers to accomplish this. Its web-based offering provides the most complete set of transactional tax compliance services available, including tax calculation, exemption certificate management and returns processing. It also offers 1099 filing and reporting.

Avalara serves thousands of customers worldwide, files and remits almost $10 billion in sales and use tax collections per year, and delivers more than 750 million transactions annually.

Established in 2004, Avalara is a founding member and Certified Service Provider of the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative and one of the fastest-growing companies in America. It employs more than 250 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA and Pune, India.

About Open Systems, Inc.

Open Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of business, accounting, CRM, and e-business software solutions for organizations in many industries, including distribution, manufacturing, and not-for-profit. Founded in 1976, Open Systems celebrates 35 years of using advanced technologies to provide adaptable business solutions. Products offered include Microsoft .NET- and SQL Server-based TRAVERSE for the Microsoft platform, and Java-based OSAS for Windows, Mac, Linux, and users. For more information on Open Systems products, call 800-328-2276 or visit http://www.osas.com.

For press inquiries regarding TRAVERSE please call Linda Shillingburg or email Lindas(at)osas(dot)com. To set up an interview with Linda, please contact 800-328-2276X5713.

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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.