Portland’s Sabrix takes on Quicken, E*Trade, and Dow Jones (for the Stevie Awards People’s Choice)

Given that even I have grown weary of bitching about the latest Twitter kerfuffle, I thought I might try and post something positive.

And what could be more positive than giving a local startup a little oomph as it competes with some heavyweights for a prestigious award? Well, nothing of which I can think, at the moment.

And while sales and tax management software startups aren’t the usual ilk of what I cover around here, I do love a good David and Goliath story. So here it goes…

Portland-based Sabrix—which focuses on building tools that help companies of all sizes deal with transaction tax management—has had their Sabrix MTS product nominated for the 2009 Stevie Awards People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Products.

What are the Stevie Awards? (It’s okay. I didn’t know either.)

The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. Beginning with The American Business Awards in 2002, The International Business Awards in 2003, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2004, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in 2006, our mission is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world’s most coveted awards.

Sabrix MTS—our Silicon Forest David in the story—is up against quite a few Goliaths. Like products from Intuit, E*Trade, and Dow Jones. So, if you’re into giving a Portland startup a fighting chance—or I guess that’s “a few more rocks for its sling” to continue the analogy—simply visit the People’s Choice voting area, select “Favorite Financial Product,” and vote.

  1. Rick,

    Many thanks for the plug and for the support! Sabrix was founded right here in the the Silicon Forest by some IT folks at Tek that knew there had to be a better way to consolidate sales and use tax calculations, returns, and compliance. I’ve been here for the last year as their VP of Engineering and am loving every minute of it. I encourage any and all who’d like to give a Portland founded software company (that still has most of its employees right here in Oregon in on of the Kruse Woods red brick buildings just off the 217 and 5) a fighting chance.


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