SOURCE: Avalara


April 12, 2016 10:00 ET

Avalara Joins Commerce Leaders in Sponsoring the Digital Identity and Commerce Tour

April 19 Summit in Chicago to Explore Trends Affecting Payments and Online Fraud Prevention; Additional Dates in New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2016) - Avalara, Inc. a leading provider of tax compliance automation for business, today announced that it is sponsoring the Digital Identity and Commerce Tour, a free, full-day summit on Tuesday, April 19, at Chicago's Hotel Palomar. Members of the payments and financial services community are invited to attend.

At the Digital Identity and Commerce Tour event, attendees will engage in a wide-range of sessions around the key trends and issues affecting payments, online fraud prevention, and ecommerce taxation. Industry professionals will gain insights on the issues impacting customer experience, including marketing, payments and fraud, and security issues for digital commerce companies, in addition to benefitting from valuable networking opportunities.

A sponsor of this event, Avalara has pioneered innovations in tax compliance for businesses of all sizes. Today, Avalara integrates with hundreds of ERP systems, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.

Three additional Digital Identity and Commerce Tour stops have also been announced: New York City, May 19; Seattle, Sept. 13; and San Francisco, Sept. 15. 

WHAT: Speaking sessions at the Digital Identity and Commerce Tour will include a keynote on FBI cybercrime enforcement, identity verification for digital commerce, a merchant panel discussion on fraud tools, and much more.

WHERE: Hotel Palomar, 505 N State Street, Chicago, Ill.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

HOW: To register for this free event, visit here.

SPONSORS: Avalara, Episerver, ThreatMetrix, Vantiv, and Whitepages Pro

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales and use, excise, communications, VAT, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara's Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. The company processes millions of tax transactions for customers and free users every day, files hundreds of thousands of transactional tax returns per year, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents. 

A privately held company, Avalara' s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara's headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at:

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