Avalara Sponsors BigIdeas 2009 for BigMachines

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Avalara (www.avalara.com), the leading provider of web-based sales tax automation and compliance, today announced that it will be a Gold Sponsor at BigIdeas 2009, BigMachines’ annual customer and industry forum that will be held this year from October 4 – 6 in Chicago, in addition to announcing a formal partnership with BigMachines going forward.

“Avalara is the best company to fulfill these requirements, especially within an already existing cloud computing environment”

Like Avalara, BigMachines operates in the cloud computing environment. BigMachines is the global leader in on-demand sales configuration, quoting and proposal software, helping companies sell more and sell faster in the cloud, and its BigIdeas 2009 is aimed at showcasing its innovation and customer focus, two other qualities it shares with Avalara. The two companies have teamed up to offer the thousands of AvaTax and BigMachines e-commerce customers seamless, end-to-end support throughout the sales cycle.

Industry experts, BigMachines customers, and business partners gather at BigIdeas to discuss innovative business strategies and best practices in guided selling and product configuration to increase revenues, improve sales efficiency, and reduce costs. Avalara attends and sponsors e-commerce industry shows throughout the year, and BigIdeas 2009 is one of its most important.

“Not only are we excited about being a BigIdeas 2009 Gold Sponsor in Chicago this October, we feel very good about having established a partner relationship with BigMachines to leverage each of our company’s cloud computing capabilities to better serve the constantly growing e-commerce market,” said Marshal Kushniruk, Avalara’s executive vice president, strategic accounts and user experience. “As leaders within the cloud computing space, each of us brings to the table the kinds of strengths that will enable our joint customers to squeeze out the competition,” Kushniruk added.

“BigMachines has experienced tremendous growth and we see expanding interest in e-commerce capabilities. We sought out the best sales tax solution to extend our platform to meet our customers’ needs. Our model requires an on-demand, fully reliable automated provider to do that,” said Godard Abel, CEO and co-founder of BigMachines. “Avalara is the best company to fulfill these requirements, especially within an already existing cloud computing environment,” Abel concluded.

Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer, AMR Research, will deliver the keynote address at BigIdeas2009. In addition to Avalara, conference sponsors include Oracle, Astadia, EDL Consulting, salesforce.com and Xactly.

About Avalara

Based in Bainbridge Island, WA, Avalara is transforming the sales and use tax compliance process for businesses of all sizes by delivering advanced technology solutions that provide the fastest, easiest, most accurate, and affordable way for companies to address their statutory sales tax requirements. Chosen by nearly 10,000 businesses throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad, and a trusted provider of over 100 million sales tax calculations annually, Avalara is the recognized leader in web-based sales tax services and solutions. For more information, please visit www.avalara.com or contact Althea Azeff at 206-780-7000 x116.

About BigMachines, Inc. and BigMachines AG

BigMachines is the global leader in on-demand sales configuration, quoting and proposal software, helping companies sell more and sell faster in the cloud. BigMachines solutions empower sales across customers’ channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines software, sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes and proposals, manage complex pricing, generate legal contracts, and manage orders. BigMachines offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily integrates to leading CRM and ERP systems, including those from salesforce.com, Oracle, and SAP. BigMachines’ rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Kodak’s GCG, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, and NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as ShoreTel and Voltaire Ltd. For more information about the company, visit www.bigmachines.com.

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