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Avalara Named to CRN's Top 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors List

Joins roster of 2014 honorees including Google, Tableau Software, Oracle, Intacct, SAP, Salesforce.com, Workday, and NetSuite

Bainbridge Island, WA – February 17, 2014 –  Avalara Inc., (www.Avalara.com), a leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced it has been named as one of the top 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors of 2014 by CRN. The annual list recognizes the most innovative cloud vendors and solutions tailored to address the channel industry’s unique needs. Avalara was honored for its SaaS-based end-to-end compliance platform, AvaTax.

Each year, CRN honors the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors in an effort to help solution providers navigate the growing cloud marketplace and identify the best solutions to support the IT channel.  Winners are named across five major cloud categories including platforms and tools, infrastructure, storage, security and software, based on data and information gathered from both solution provider nominations and the CRN editorial team.

Within the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list, Avalara was named to the 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors category.

Avalara has pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of America’s fastest growing technology firms. The company’s cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core business by providing automated end- to-end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.

“The adoption of cloud computing solutions is showing no signs of slowing down as solution providers look to provide their clients with the scalability, flexibility and cost benefits necessary to compete in today’s business environment,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Each vendor on this list was carefully selected based on its ability to help organizations capitalize on those opportunities.”

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by CRN alongside an impressive list of innovative cloud vendors,” said Pascal Van Dooren, EVP Sales & Marketing at Avalara, and a 2013 CRN Channel Chief. “We’re also pleased to be named amongst a broad representative sample of our integration partners, which further demonstrates the widespread adoption of AvaTax across channels and vendors. In the end it’s all about helping people eliminate the most complex, tedious, and time-consuming aspects of sales tax management – which is very cool indeed.”

Coverage of the 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

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

About the Channel Company 
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.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.