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.


Deciding to invest in ERP software for your business is a huge milestone and signals your business is moving in the right direction for growth. Financing ERP software is one option you may want to consider if sticker shock has left you hesitant to proceed with purchasing a system for implementation.

Fortunately, it is not all that difficult to finance ERP. By leveraging these options, you can continue running your business as usual without committing a big chunk of your budget at once.

Another attractive option for businesses considering the purchase of an ERP system is the option to leverage a software tax deduction through IRS Section 179.

Contact Encompass Solutions today to learn more about your ERP financing options.

Why You Should Consider Financing ERP Software

If you’re already evaluating an ERP system and the price tag has put the brakes on your project, fear not. You don’t have to commit all that capital to an ERP software purchase all at once.

At this stage in the buying process, you likely understand how beneficial an ERP system can be for a growing business. Everything from accepting and processing orders to managing inventory and shipping to financial reporting can be completed in one, unified ERP system. Whether you purchase your ERP software as an out-of-the-box solution or customize it to your specific needs, the price may be high.

Fortunately, financing options are available to you that can make that purchase a far more manageable process.

Here are some things to consider in favor of financing your ERP implementation project:

  • Preserving capital through a financing option will allow you to start your implementation project immediately, leaving your precious capital available for use in other areas of your business.
  • Taking advantage of flexible payment options means you can structure the terms of your payment to fit your unique needs and business objectives.
  • Leasing ERP software is easy, simple, and intuitive. You can finance your ERP purchase as easily as you finance a home, car, or other common purchase.
  • Reduce long-term debt exposure through financing your ERP system to maintain a better Balance Sheet. With less debt, you will have access to more capital to further improve your business processes or expand operations.

Your ERP Software Financing Options

Manufacturers may be surprised to find that they have an array of options to consider when financing ERP software purchases. Loans and grants are just two of the most common options available.

Government programs allow manufacturers to apply for and be awarded grants and low-interest loans to put towards ERP software projects. A business needs to satisfy only a few criteria before it can be considered for such government-sponsored financing programs. You can find a sampling of such funding and grant programs at the manufacturing.gov website.

Alternatively, a company can work with an ERP implementation partner to scope out their project and approach private lenders who specialize in ERP financing.

Whichever option you choose to pursue, Encompass Solutions is experienced in financing ERP for manufacturers and can help you, from start to finish.

We’re Here to Help

Encompass Solutions works directly with companies that specialize in financing ERP software purchases. With our help and these strategic partnerships, you can manage your buying process more easily. That leaves you more energy to focus on things like implementation and training your employees on how to use ERP for the greatest benefit.

By working with us and our financing partners, you can break up payments into manageable sums spread out over time. This results in a powerful ERP system for your business and a low monthly payment that is easy to manage.

Our partners can help you finance ERP software and projects, including:

  • Software licenses – Perpetual and subscriptions.
  • Services such as implementation, project management, consulting, and training.
  • Prepaid, Multi-year SaaS agreements
  • Hosted Applications
  • Customized Website Development Costs

With financing terms available for between 24 and 60 months, you can reap the benefits of ERP now and worry about settling the bill later.

Consider working with Encompass and our partners on your next ERP project to leverage such benefits as:

  • Budget-friendly monthly payments with no large up-front costs
  • Conserve cash with 100% financing
  • Match cash outlay with benefits of the solution
  • Aggressive fixed rates
  • Credit approvals up to $250,000 without financial statements
  • Preservation of existing credit facilities

Want a better idea of how your financial plan will be structured? Use this intuitive ERP financing calculator to get answers to your ERP financing questions today.