Avalara Recognized by K2 Enterprises for Overall Quality in Tax and Accounting Industry

Coveted K2 Award for Overall Quality recognizes Avalara’s commitment to delivering a superior customer experience and next-generation sales tax compliance technology to businesses of all sizes.

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Bainbridge Island, WA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012

Avalara (http://www.avalara.com), the market leader in automated, up-to-date sales and use tax compliance solutions, today announced it was selected for a 2012 K2 Quality Award from K2 Enterprises, the premier provider of technology continuing professional education (CPE) in the United States and Canada. The K2 Quality Award winners are selected from among leading SaaS and on-premise vendors in the accounting and tax technology sectors.

The K2 Quality Awards, now in their 11th year, provide recognition and validation for technology providers that exceed customer expectations in areas including product or service delivery, and customer support. Winners are determined by the K2 Enterprises instructor team, which consists of seasoned industry experts who are up-to-date on technology developments for the accounting and tax markets. Instructor votes are influenced heavily by end user feedback, in addition to their ongoing experience with teaching and consulting on the leading products in the market.

"Avalara was the obvious choice for this year’s Overall Quality award, both for their bottom line accountability to their customers and the breadth and quality of their end-to-end sales tax solutions,” said Randy Johnston, Executive Vice-President at K2 Enterprises. “Scott McFarlane has built a company with a solid foundation at the intersection of technology and sales tax know-how – with clients and accounting professionals being the biggest beneficiaries of Avalara’s time-tested products and services.”

"We’re truly pleased that K2 Enterprises has recognized the hard work Avalara has put into exceeding customer expectations with industry-leading technology and customer support, and with integrating into more ERP, shopping cart, and point of sale solutions than any other SaaS vendor,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and co-founder at Avalara. "Our steadfast focus on developing the fastest, easiest, most accurate, reliable and affordable way to calculate and remit transactional taxes continues to earn significant new business for us in the SMB marketplace, and we’re happy to accept accolades that demonstrate we’re moving in the right direction.”

For more information about Avalara, please visit http://www.avalara.com.

About Avalara
Founded in 2004, Avalara has helped thousands of customers stay focused on their success by providing a fast, easy way to manage indirect taxes that is as accurate and affordable for small and mid-size businesses as it is for large corporations.

Avalara’s web-based solution seamlessly integrates into more than 200 accounting and business applications that span all platforms, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), ecommerce, point of sale (POS), mobile (smart phone applications) compliance (tax returns), and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Avalara also provides an Application Programming Interface (API) and software development kit (SDK) for customized integrations to virtually any platform.

Avalara is a founding member and Certified Service Provider of the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative and has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. It employs more than 300 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; and Pune, India.

About K2 Enterprises
K2 Enterprises is the premier provider of technology continuing professional education in both the United States and Canada. With seminars in over 46 states in 2009, 900+ presentations, special events such as their turn-key Annual Technology Conferences, CPE & Ski, K2 Enterprises - Canada, they are the largest provider of technology CPE in North America. For more information, please visit http://www.k2e.com.


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