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Melbourne, 29 January 2010: Pronto Software, an Australian developer of enterprise software solutions, today announced an Alliance Partnership agreement with Avalara, a US provider of Web-based sales tax automation solutions for businesses of all sizes.

The agreement will enable Pronto Software customers to manage end-to-end sales tax calculation, compliance, and exemption certificate management through integration with Avalara’s AvaTaxTM service.

“Our clients will now have lightning speed, fully accurate tax calculations at their fingertips,” commented David Jackman, Managing Director of Pronto Software. “The process is fully automated, which will drive greater efficiencies throughout their operations.”

With more than 1,200 customers in 27 countries, Pronto Software recently ramped up its North American operations with the signing of several new value-added resellers in the US and Canada. The move was a key initiative in the company’s international growth strategy and its latest agreement with Avalara further expands its North American offering, leveraging the Avalara technology through its new solutions, PRONTO-Xi Tax Sales and PRONTO-Xi Managed Returns. The products will be released in February 2010 in the US and Canadian markets.

“Pronto Software’s products are well known for being easy to work with at every level and we were looking for a robust yet simple-to-use sales and use tax engine that would fit seamlessly on our platform,” said Jackman. “Avalara’s AvaTax service more than fulfilled these needs.”

“Both Avalara and Pronto Software have made a name for themselves as affordable, scalable and reliable outsourced solutions providers,” said Scott McFarlane, Avalara’s president and CEO. “This partnership is something of a natural in terms of doing right by ERP and other software clients throughout the globe.”

Avalara services offer a fast, accurate and affordable Web-based tax compliance service. Avalara maintains and constantly updates an extensive database of sales tax rates, rules, and boundaries that customers access nearly instantaneously via the Internet. AvaTax operates as a module, providing a fully integrated and automated sales tax management solution, which includes functionality to protect against audits, obsolete data, and always-changing tax laws.

About Pronto Software
Based in Melbourne, Pronto Software is Australia’s award-winning developer of easy-to-use and fast-to-implement ERP technology for the mid-market. Pronto’s flexible and highly scalable ERP solution, PRONTO-Xi, delivers unparallel visibility and control of the entire supply chain from manufacturing, distribution, and services right through to the retail point of sale. For more information, please visit www.pronto-software.com or contact Terry Leister This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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