Explore Consulting Achieves Third Consecutive Listing on the Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

BELLEVUE, WA – August 12, 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 named to the famed Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. This year Explore Consulting ranked 2,630. nationally, with a 4-year average annual sales growth of 112%. Of the top companies located in Washington, we ranked 69 out of 107. The Inc. 5,000 includes the Inc. 500, but digs deeper to offer the most comprehensive look ever at the entrepreneurial engine’s driving the U.S. Economy.


Explore Consulting credits the strong growth of the company to an increasing demand for software as a service (SaaS) and the company’s proven on-demand service approach. Explore Consulting is a leading reseller and solution provider for NetSuite, the #1 web-based business software suite on the market today. 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 to NetSuite. Additionally, Explore develops custom solutions ranging from eCommerce web stores that are fully integrated to back-office systems and highly specialized business applications.


“Our ability to grow in challenging economic times really reinforces our dedication to the technologies that we support and the outstanding consulting team that we’ve built,” said CEO Steve Jones. “We feel fortunate to work with so many great organizations, many of whom also made the list this year.”


The Inc. 5,000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million.


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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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