Explore Consulting Ranks Among Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies for 2009

BELLEVUE, WA – October 16, 2009 – Explore Consulting, a professional services company that provides innovative solutions for managing business data and a cost-effective approach to completely outsourced IT for the mid-market, today announced that for the third year in a row it has been nominated as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State. Ranking 75th overall this year, Explore experienced a 3-year change in revenue of 50%.


The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies program was launched 15 years ago by the Puget Sound Business Journal to identify and recognize companies speeding to the top of their industries. To be eligible, companies must: be privately held and headquartered in Washington; have at least $500,000 in net revenue in 2006; show an overall growth from 2006 to 2008 fiscal years; and agree to have their CPA confirm their net operating revenues with Puget Sound Business Journal and accounting partner RSM McGladrey.


“It’s one thing to make the list once, but making it the third year in a row shows consistency and growth in our organization.” said COO and co-founder Jeremy DeSpain. “It’s also exciting to see so many of our customers make the list, without whom our inclusion would not have been possible.”


Explore Consulting credits the strong growth of the company to an increasing demand for software as a service (SaaS), a model wherein business applications are hosted and operated over the internet. Explore Consulting is a leading reseller and solution provider for the NetSuite on-demand business software suite, which provides integrated customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and eCommerce in one powerful application.


With a heavy focus on integration and extensibility of web-based business systems, Explore has developed industry-leading PC and mobile platforms for seamless data integration in the Cloud. Additionally, Explore develops custom solutions ranging from eCommerce web stores that are fully integrated to back-office systems to highly specialized business applications written in Microsoft’s .Net and SQL platforms.


About Puget Sound Business Journal: Puget Sound Business Journal, http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/, is part of the online media division of American City Business Journals, the nation’s largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers with over 40 local business journals. American City metropolitan business newspapers reach 4 million readers each week with exclusive, in-depth coverage of their business communities.


About Explore Consulting: Based in Bellevue, Wash., Explore Consulting was founded in 2001 and is a professional services company dedicated to providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for their customers’ database and IT systems needs. Explore was recently included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately owned companies in the U.S. for the third year in a row as well as the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. Explore Consulting is the largest NetSuite Solution Provider and reseller in the Northwestern United States and has been a 4-time NetSuite Star Performer. For more information, visit exploreconsulting.com or www.exploremobile.com.


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