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ECi M1 Announces Strategic Partnership with Avalara

Bainbridge Island, WA group helps companies eliminate the complexity of tax management.

Fort Worth, TX, October 11, 2011 --( eCommerce Industries, Inc. (ECi), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced a new partnership between Avalara, of Bainbridge Island, WA, and their AvaTax certified ECi M1 ERP software for manufacturers.

This partnership allows ECi M1 users to process their sales tax more efficiently and ensures they will not incur the penalties often associated with miscalculated sales and use tax. A manufacturer in today’s marketplace must run a lean operation and also comply with government regulations.

“Avalara offers a suite of products (AvaTax) that eliminate the complexity of tax management by automating and providing accurate tax calculation, painless administration, effortless reporting and timely remittance,” says Daniel Noonan, Managing Director of ECi M1. “Our focus has always been to help manufacturing businesses succeed. We are committed to providing tools, technology and partnerships that will help them operate in an ever-challenging world.”

“An existing ECi M1 customer was the catalyst of integrating ECi M1 with AvaTax,” says ECi M1 Sales Manager, Cris Crismon. “We are pleased that all US-based ECi M1 customers may now use the AvaTax product suite to calculate sales tax, manage exemption certificates, file returns and remit payments across multiple tax regions.”

“We are excited to work with the team at ECi M1,” says John Osman, VP Business Development & Strategic Accounts at Avalara. “ECi has built a robust ERP system and, in conjunction with our AvaTax suite of products, ECi M1 customers can enjoy further efficiencies and overcome sales tax challenges by adopting an affordable way to address all their statutory sales and use tax requirements.”

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 thousands of 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. For more information, please visit

About ECi
ECi Software Solutions provides best-in-industry business and e-commerce software solutions for growing companies. For more than 30 years, ECi has served the manufacturing, office equipment, office supplies, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and the Netherlands. For more information, email, visit, or call (800) 959-3367.

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ECi Software Solutions Inc.
Lisa Wilson
800.959.3367 x23210
Traci Johnson, 800-959-3367 x23276,

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