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 the 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 the 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, or 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 the Industry.


We’re hosting a special webinar next week with our partners at Avalara. The South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court ruling includes the biggest internet sales tax changes since 1992 and the impacts are being felt by businesses all over the United States.

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

The decision effectively overturned a longstanding physical presence rule (Quill Corp. v. North Dakota) for determining when a state can make remote sellers collect sales tax. These changes are currently in effect and some businesses are having to pay sales tax as far back as Q1 2018.

What: George Padilha of Avalara discusses the implications for businesses across the US under these new rules and how to determine where your business holds economic nexus.

Don’t miss this essential webinar for any business conducting sales across state lines.

When: Oct 30, 2018, 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Webinar Recording

To Learn More About The Landmark Decision And Associated Tax Changes, Click Here.

About Avalara

Experts in all things revolving around tax compliance, Avalara makes tax compliance easy and efficiently, enabling you to do what you do best without constantly worrying about rate changes or filing deadlines.

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions, Inc. is an ERP consulting firm, NetSuite Solution Provider and Epicor Platinum Partner that offers professional services in business consulting, project management, and software implementation. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems or addressing the emerging challenges in corporate and operational growth, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. As experts in identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.