Avalara Annouces a Strategic Partnership with Encore Business Solutions

Leading sales tax management solution now available for Microsoft Dynamics GP users of Encore’s Recurring Contract Billing

Bainbridge Island, WA, USA – April 8, 2011 – Avalara (www.avalara.com), North America’s leading provider of automated, up-to-date sales and use tax solutions recently announced theirpartnership with Encore Business Solutions (Encore), a leading ERP provider and Independent Solution Vendor.

AvaTax is an easy-to-use sales tax calculation and filing solution that integrates seamlessly with Encore’s Recurring Contract Billing, an add on solution to Microsoft Dynamics GP that enhances the billing and invoicing procedure. The groundbreaking cloud-based AvaTax solution provides instantaneous sales tax calculation using a centrally-managed, highly accurate calculation engine leveraging up-to-date sales tax rates, rules and jurisdiction boundaries.AvaTax stores all pertinent information for every transaction and delivers detailed audit reporting and integrated return filing services. Microsoft Dynamics GP users of Encore’s Recurring Contract Billing that adopt the unprecedented sales tax functionality of AvaTax for Recurring Contract Billing can boost business productivity while minimizing audit risk.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the knowledge that we are bringing affordable business efficiencies to our customers by virtue of our partnership with Avalara” says Sherry Bettencourt,Manager of Business Development for Encore. “Avalara’s AvaTax coupled with our Recurring Contract Billing product will provide the accuracy, precision, and support that Encore clients require for tax compliance.”

“AvaTax is the industry standard for automated sales tax solutions, and we are proud to add Encore to the list of leading providers who have chosen to incorporate our service into their offerings,” says Scott McFarlane, CEO of Avalara. “These companies now have the ability to focus on their core business without worrying about spending additional time and resources on calculating and remitting sales tax” continues McFarlane.
About Avalara
Based on 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. With point-and-click ease, Avalara provides 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, serving more than 40,000 registered users located throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad, delivering more than 350 million sales tax transactions, and filing and remitting more than $10 billion in sales & use tax collections per year. Avalara is one of America’s fastest growing companies and 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 Tomascak, Marketing Manager at Avalara, at 206-826-4900 x1149, or email yvonne.tomascak@avalara.com.