Explore Consulting Announces Facebook Webstore SuiteApp For NetSuite’s Cloud Computing Platform

New SuiteApp Helps NetSuite Ecommerce Customers Boost Sales By
Creating Shop Tabs for Their Facebook Fan Pages


San Francisco, May 11, 2011 – Explore Consulting, a leading professional services company and member of the SuiteCloud Developer Network, today announced a new Facebook Webstore NetSuite (NYSE: N) Application for the NetSuite SuiteCloud Computing Platform. The solution lets the e-tailer create a shop tab on their Facebook Fan Page to showcase products from their online store. Built using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud development platform, the new SuiteApp can help NetSuite customers increase sales by expanding their shopping audiences quickly and inexpensively.


The announcement was made today at SuiteWorld 2011, NetSuite’s inaugural conference designed for NetSuite customers, solution providers, independent software providers, developers and system integrators. SuiteWorld 2011 is being held in San Francisco.


NetSuite’s SuiteCloud is a comprehensive offering of on-demand products, development tools, and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of cloud computing. The complete SuiteCloud offering includes NetSuite’s multi-tenant, always-on SaaS infrastructure; the NetSuite Business Suite of applications for Accounting/ERP, CRM and Ecommerce; and comprehensive development tools to create cloud-based business applications on top of NetSuite.


“This new SuiteApp puts NetSuite e-tailers into the driver’s seat on social shopping trends,” says Explore Consulting COO and co-founder Jeremy DeSpain. “Facebook has millions of active users, many of whom log on in any given day.  I’m excited to see the viral effect of what this could do for our customers’ sales volumes and bottom line.”


The Explore Consulting solution features Like, Share, and Comments functions, and includes the ability to post on personal Wall and Recommendations.  It supports Twitter by allowing the shopper to Tweet on a product and see the count of all Tweets on a particular product.  Shoppers can search by keyword and category to find relevant products, and can drill into the item’s page to see details and pictures.


Working with NetSuite
With the NetSuite Application, NetSuite customers can publish their existing NetSuite product catalogs into any business Fan Page, and, because the SuiteApp drives buyers from Facebook back into the existing webstore embedded directly into Facebook, can still leverage existing NetSuite software for managing sales, returns and order fulfillment.  The SuiteApp is bundled as a complete package, is transparent to social shoppers, and simplifies maintenance of the Facebook webstore because product, pricing, taxonomy, and stock-on-hand functions are managed within NetSuite, without requiring new coding or Facebook development.


“Facebook offers an immense marketing opportunity for retailers, and they don’t need a lot of new development to enter the market,” Guido Haarmans, Vice President of Developer Programs and Business Development at NetSuite.  “This SuiteApp lets them plug into Facebook from within the NetSuite software, so they can maximize their competitive advantage in a minimum timeframe.”


Visit exploreconsulting.com/docs/DataSheet-FacebookWebstoreForNetsuite.pdf for more information on the integrated solution.


About SuiteCloud
NetSuite’s SuiteCloud is a comprehensive offering of cloud-based products, development tools and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of cloud computing. Based on NetSuite, the world’s most widely used cloud computing business management suite, SuiteCloud enables customers to run their core business operations in the cloud, and software developers to target new markets quickly with newly-created mission-critical applications built on top of mature and proven business processes. The complete SuiteCloud offering includes NetSuite’s multi-tenant, always-on SaaS infrastructure; the NetSuite Business Suite of applications (Accounting/ERP, CRM and Ecommerce); the NS-BOS Development Platform; the SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN), a comprehensive developer program for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs); and SuiteApp.com, a single-source online marketplace where customers can find applications to meet specific business process or industry-specific needs.


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. With a heavy focus on SaaS web-based business systems like NetSuite and Amazon Webstore, 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. Explore was recently included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately owned companies in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row as well as the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies three years running. Explore Consulting is the largest NetSuite Solution Provider and reseller in the Northwestern United States and has been a 6-time NetSuite Star Performer. For more information, visit exploreconsulting.com orwww.exploremobile.com.


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