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QAD Honors Avalara as New Partner of the Year

Commitment to excellence and exceptional customer service cited among list of accomplishments at annual awards event

Bainbridge Island, WA – May 13, 2014 - Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, was recognized as ‘New Partner of the Year’ by QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services, at QAD’s annual partner awards event ‘Explore 2014.’

Avalara is a solution partner in the QAD partner network, allowing QAD to deliver sales tax compliance software to its North American customers using QAD on-premise and QAD Cloud ERP. QAD customers can use Avalara’s AvaTax capabilities from within their existing workflow to automatically calculate the final sales tax amount on every invoice. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps businesses focus on their core offering.

Gordon Fleming, chief marketing officer, QAD, presented this year’s awards at Explore 2014. “Partners are valuable members of the QAD ecosystem and drive innovation,” said Fleming. “Our strategic partnership with Avalara allows us to offer industry-leading compliance solutions to businesses in a fast, easy and cost-effective way. Their commitment to excellence and exceptional customer service were key factors in our decision-making process; we are thrilled to honor Avalara as our New Partner of the Year.”

“Avalara is proud to be a solution partner in the QAD partner network and honored to be recognized for our contributions,” said Pascal Van Dooren, EVP of Sales & Marketing at Avalara. “Manually managing sales tax is difficult, expensive and time consuming and businesses can face stiff penalties if they don’t get it right. We are pleased to help QAD customers remove the complexity of sales tax compliance, allowing them to focus on their primary expertise.”

About Avalara – Making Sales Tax Less Taxing.

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales tax and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s end-to-end suite of solutions are designed to effectively manage the complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.

Avalara is integrated with leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. 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

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

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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.