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Avalara Accelerates Growth in 2013

Record number of new partners join company’s ecosystem; earn certification

Bainbridge Island, WA – January 13, 2014 – Avalara Inc., (www.Avalara.com), a  leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced it added and certified a record number of new Development and Solution partners in 2013.

Development and Solution partners are software developers and platform publishers who expand their value by offering pre-built integrations with Avalara’s industry leading compliance services.  They partner with Avalara to develop connectors that integrate AvaTax™, Avalara’s software as a service offering, directly into their own and other applications. These connectors are then certified after passing rigorous quality and engineering standards that ensure an excellent end user experience.   

Pascal Van Dooren, EVP of Sales & Marketing at Avalara said, “Our strategic partnerships allow Avalara to provide its industry leading compliance solutions to businesses in a fast, easy and affordable way – and support our quest to become the de facto transactional tax service provider across all applications and channels. In today’s electronic world it just doesn’t make sense to manually manage sales tax, and we’re convinced all sales and VAT tax will be automated in the coming years.”

Today AvaTax integrates with hundreds of financial systems (e.g. QuickBooks, Netsuite, Epicor) and ecommerce shopping carts (e.g. Magento, Demandware), giving businesses accurate rates and taxability inside the software they already use.  In 2013 Avalara added and certified a record number of new Development and Solution partners, including MICROS, Zoyto, Retail Pro International, Hybris, and OpenCart.

Avalara augments its partnerships with one of the strongest value added reseller (VAR) channels in the marketplace; its Partner Program includes thousands of VARs and consultants who resell Avalara’s products and services as integrations into their primary offerings.

Additionally, Avalara’s financial growth, products and services, and market potential contributed to its ranking on JMP Securities ‘Hot 100:  Best Privately Held Software Companies for 2013,’ and Red Herring’s ‘2013 Top 100 North America Award.’  Avalara also ranked again as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™, a list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.  Avalara earned this recognition by growing fiscal year revenue over 400 percent from 2008 to 2012. Key contributors to this growth include new customer acquisitions, high renewal rates and an increase in value of existing accounts.

About Avalara

Avalara makes sales and VAT tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers every day. Its SaaS-based, sales tax and compliance automation software solutions span the compliance spectrum; each year these 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 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

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Sheri Pollock
Avalara Author Sheri Pollock