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Open Systems, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with Avalara

Shakopee, MN and Bainbridge Island, WA – June 29, 2011     Open Systems, Inc., (, a leading supplier of ERP, CRM, and POS software and services announced today a strategic partnership with Avalara (, a leading provider of fully automated, up-to-date sales and use tax compliance solutions.

“After considering a number of solutions, Open Systems has determined that the Avalara suite of solutions provides the accuracy, precision, scalability and support that Open Systems customers require for tax compliance,” says Paul Lundquist, Vice President of Sales of Open Systems.

“We are pleased that we are able to again demonstrate our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers through our partnership with Avalara, as well as creating greater opportunities for our reselling partners” added Lundquist.

AvaTax for Open Systems will eliminate the hassle of compliance processes and reduce the risk of business audits. The web-based service delivers automated rate calculation and address validation, as well as jurisdiction, rate, boundary and rule research. Coupled with automated filing, remittance and exemption certificate management, AvaTax for Open Systems software is the final word in sales tax compliance and management.

“AvaTax is the industry standard for automated sales tax solutions, and we are proud to add Open Systems to the list of leading providers who have chosen to incorporate our service into their offerings,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and co-founder of Avalara. “We are truly excited to be a part of the Open Systems family of solutions, and believe this partnership brings the best of finance and accounting solutions, as well as the best of sales tax compliance to an audience that demands nothing less than absolute leadership.”

About Open Systems, Inc.
Open Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of powerful business, accounting, CRM, and e-business software solutions for organizations in many industries, including distribution, manufacturing, and not-for-profit. Founded in 1976, Open Systems celebrates more than 30 years of delivering software using advanced technologies to provide adaptable business solutions. Our solutions empower customers to succeed by making them more effective and efficient. Products offered include Microsoft .NET and SQL Server-based TRAVERSE for Windows, and Java-based OSAS for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. For more information on Open Systems products, call 800-328-2276 or visit

About Avalara
Headquartered in 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, the provider of AvaTax Calc, AvaTax Certs and AvaTax Returns, 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 10,000 satisfied customers 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

For further information:
Contact: Carla Alarcon, Director of Marketing
Phone: (952) 403-5737/ Email: [email protected]

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