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CRUSH! Austin 2017

Interested in learning more about Avalara’s suite of tax products and services? Come join us at CRUSH AUSTIN 2017, the premier conference for transactional tax compliance automation. Here, you’ll find the people, the time and the intimate setting to explore these issues in depth, with the best-of-the-best in our industry.

A Conference for Tax Professionals and Developers

In my time at Avalara, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the researchers, analysts, and professionals who make up our team. Tax is a complicated subject, and it takes a lot of effort to design a tax software suite that provides as much automation as Avalara’s AvaTax suite. At every step of the way, Avalara has challenged the industry to become automated, reliable, predictable, and easy to use. I’ve been fortunate enough to play a part in this process, and I’ve benefited from the ability to work with a world-class team of people.

You are invited to join me and other tax professionals at CRUSH AUSTIN 2017, where you’ll be able to mingle and ask questions during educational sessions, informal one-on-one meetings, and social events with key decision-makers. You can learn about tax compliance, discover new technologies, and learn about ways to improve your transaction management and tax compliance processes.

Avalara CRUSH AUSTIN 2017

Share Your Challenges

This conference is a great opportunity for you to meet, learn, and share. We want to hear about the challenges that face your business, and how AvaTax can grow and adapt to make your work easier. Since every customer’s story is unique, we are eager to meet with you and discuss how AvaTax can help streamline your compliance processes.

I learn so much from customers directly on the Avalara Community Forums every day - this conference is a great opportunity to bring developers together and really discuss how to improve the AvaTax API. Based on your feedback from last year, we resolved to dramatically increase and upgrade our level of developer documentation; this year, we want to hear from all of you where we should focus our next round of improvements.

New! Developer Track

At CRUSH AUSTIN 2017, Mark Wilhelm and I will be hosting a new Developer track focused on tax compliance software. This Developer track will be a full day long session on the second day of the conference, and it will feature a series of five sessions for Avalara’s current and prospective Development Solution Partners (DSPs). We’ll do a deep dive into design and development topics for tax solutions powered by Avalara’s suite of products. Sessions are presented by Avalara’s technical specialists and engineers. You’ll discover new methods and tips to use Avalara’s existing APIs and first-hand view of new features and functions added to Avalara’s solutions.

  • 9:00 – 10:15 - Developer Track Part 1: Life Cycle of a Tax Transaction
    Understand the life cycle of a tax transaction and how the AvaTax API is leveraged to calculate tax and commit transactions, including an overview of an Omni-Channel design for transaction tax.
  • 10:30 – 11:45 - Developer Track Part 2: Customer Exemption Handling in AvaTax
    Avalara manages customer exemptions leveraging several API methods. Review the options available, and learn how Avalara CertCapture can be integrated into your application’s solution stack.
  • 12:45 – 2:00 - Developer Track Part 3: Leveraging API Features to Solve Complex Tax Scenarios
    Learn tips and tricks of the Avalara API’s to solve complex tax scenarios.
  • 2:15 – 3:30 - Developer Track Part 4: POS and AvaTax – A Hybrid Approach
    Discover options to automate transaction tax calculation for point-of-sale, including review of Avalara’s new Tax Content API.
  • 3:45 – 5:00 - Developer Track Part 5: New AvaTax Features
    Learn about new AvaTax features, Landed Cost, Onboarding API, Multi-Tax, additional Address Types, & Avalara’s new Launch Portal.

Monthly Webinars

For those of you who can’t travel to Austin in May, I also host a series of monthly AvaTax developer webinars for AvaTax customers and prospective customers looking to learn more about our products and services. These webinars are free and available to all - we want to hear from you! Please dial in and ask questions; we want to know how we can improve our documentation and software tools to make taxing more relaxing.

I hope to see you all in Austin!

– Ted Spence, Director, AvaTax Core Engine

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