You might already know that the Avalara CRUSH Virtual event on May 27, 2021 includes keynotes from industry leaders and policy experts, vital information on global commerce and tax compliance trends, along with a concert from Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc. However, did you know that CRUSH City, the comprehensive activity center, features more than 100 different stations for you to dive even deeper? Learn about issues impacting your specific industry. Get your questions answered by experts, access demos and resources such as white papers, and network with peers.

Avalara CRUSH Virtual Event

CRUSH City activities will be available May 24-26 for a limited number of participants each day and open to all on May 27. Attendees will also have 24/7 access to Avalara CRUSH Virtual content, including keynote recordings, for 30 days after the event. Oh, and it’s free to register!

The changes businesses made to stay afloat during COVID-19 can create risks around local, state, and international sales tax regulations. If you’ve started selling more online, offering new products or services, or you simply want to stay on top of tax obligations, Avalara CRUSH Virtual is for you.

Click here to learn more about this virtual event from a trusted leader in tax compliance. Get tax and technology insights from experts and industry leaders — and save your spot for May 27, 2021.

Some key benefits of the event include:

  • Thought leadership and guidance for your specific needs around tax, commerce, and technology
  • Resources for your industry, including retail, fuel, software, manufacturing, and more
  • Flexibility for your schedule, with varied session times throughout the day and on-demand content available via the CRUSH City interactive hub
  • Livestream entertainment

Avalara CRUSH Virtual Event Keynote Speakers

Here are the leaders who will be presenting keynotes at this worldwide event — and don’t forget, registration is free!

Brent Bellm: Chairman and CEO at BigCommerce, which serves over 60,000 online stores in more than 120 countries. Under Brent’s leadership, the company has transformed into a leading open SaaS platform serving medium to large customers.

Lockie Andrews: CIO and CDO of apparel company UNTUCKit, and founder of Catalyst Consulting, an advisory firm that specializes in “all things digital” for consumer and next-generation tech companies. UNTUCKit was honored by The Lead with a spot on its 2019 “Foremost 50” list of digital innovators and an “Icon Award” in 2020.

Mickey North Rizza: Program vice president for Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce at IDC, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services for IT, telecom, and consumer technology markets. Mickey’s thought leadership and evangelism have helped businesses of all types thrive.

Kim Rueben: Sol Price fellow and director of the State and Local Finance Initiative at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank. Her work focuses on state budget and tax issues, intergovernmental relations, and fiscal institutions.

Nancy Harris: EVP North America for Sage, one of the world’s largest ERP software providers. Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and partner development. Before joining Sage in 2011, she successfully led large SaaS and enterprise software companies.

These are just a few of the amazing speakers on tap for Avalara CRUSH Virtual event— to check out the full lineup and register for FREE, click here.

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


If you have not already heard, the Automate Forward Trade Show and Conference is being held virtually this year. It’s one of our favorite conferences and it’s free to attend.

What is Automate Forward?

A week-long event of talks, demos, and exhibits on automation technologies.

From the event organizers – “One thing every industry has in common right now is the need to do more with less. Whether it’s less manpower or tighter budgets, demand is increasing even if resources are not. Automation is the key to not just getting through these difficult times, but to growing during them! With more than 80 speakers reviewing robotics, machine vision, motion control, artificial intelligence, and smart automation technologies, Automate Forward is the event to participate in to learn how to reach and exceed your goals.”

View the agenda

When is it?

9 AM – 5 PM EST, March 22-26, 2021

Where is it?

Anywhere you have an internet connection with your computer or mobile device.

How to attend

Register and join the event on one or all of the days’ activities.

Encompass will be participating in the event for our third year and we’re excited to be a part of this exceptional event again. Don’t forget to stop by our virtual tradeshow booth and say hello.

We hope to see you there.

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Epicor Software Corp. has released its latest announcement regarding the Epicor Insights 2021 event. Customers, partners, and ISVs can now secure their registration with early-bird pricing. Below, you’ll find the most recent announcement details and a link to the official registration page.

Epicor Insights 2021 Announcement

The last 12 months have been particularly challenging for all of us and we have missed seeing you in person. We are hopeful that with the turn of the New Year, we will get an opportunity to reconnect during Insights, our annual customer conference. The health of attendees is our first priority, so we’re moving forward with Epicor Insights 2021 in July with the assumption that the outlook continues on the right track. We are planning carefully, monitoring the news closely, and will adjust all aspects of the event as needed to ensure safety.

Epicor Insights will take place in Las Vegas from Sunday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center, Las Vegas NV. More details to come. We understand it might be tough to know what the next several months will hold, so we’re offering to lock in early bird pricing with no payment required if you RSVP using the link below.

Insights attendance is limited to current Epicor customers, authorized partners, and invited guests only.

Ticket costs are:

  • Early Bird Registration – $1,345 – offer valid now through April 19
  • Regular Registration – $1,545 – offer valid April 20 through June 11
  • Late Registration – $1,745 – price valid June 12 through July 11

Epicor Insights 2021 Agenda

Epicor has released the event’s agenda, spanning pre-event functions through to the final day. View Agenda

What To Expect

Attendees will be able to experience several events of the Conference’s 4 Days, including 500+ Sessions, Inspiring Keynotes, Informative Sessions and Hands-On Labs.

Join us at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to accelerate your knowledge and the power of your Epicor solutions. Learn how business trends are driving transformation and gain inspiration to:

  • Streamline and optimize your operations
  • Drive growth, revenue, and profitability
  • Engage and connect with your peers and Epicor experts

Epicor Insights 2021 Keynote Speaker – Marcus Lemonis

As an impressionable youth, Marcus Lemonis read the description of “entrepreneur” to his mother from the dictionary while working on a school project, which inspired him to challenge himself and make his dreams come true. His humble beginnings and journey through life represent the heart and soul of what true entrepreneurism is.

Epicor Insights 2021 Musical Guest – Little Big Town

GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and AMA award-winning group, Little Big Town will perform on Tuesday evening, July 13. Band members Karen Fairchild, Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook, first entered the music scene over 20 years ago with hit songs including “Boondocks,” “Bring it on Home,” “Good as Gone,” and the GRAMMY-nominated “Little White Church.”

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.