Explore Consulting Co-Founder Steve Jones to Speak at SIIA OnDemand Conference in San Jose

Bellevue, WA – November 13, 2008 – Explore Consulting, one of the largest NetSuite Solution Providers and developer of the industry leading NetSuite integration platform CloudConnect, today announced that CTO and Co-founder Steve Jones will participate in a panel discussion with other industry leaders at the 3rd annual Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) OnDemand Conference at the San Jose Marriott in San Jose. The panel discussion, entitled “Success Strategies for SaaS Solution Providers,” is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2008 from 4:15 to 5:00 p.m. PST.


The panel will be moderated by Phil Wainewright, director, Procullux Ventures, and also a ZDNet columnist and widely quoted SaaS industry expert. The panel will explore the question: Does SaaS require a new breed of solution providers to take it to market or can the traditional IT channel adapt? Successful SaaS solution providers in their own right, the members of the panel will offer insight into their business models, share personal anecdotes, and explain their customer lifecycle and vendor relationships in relation to the future of SaaS in the channel.


“There has never been a more critical time in the industry for solution providers delivering SaaS than right now,” said Steve Jones. “We at Explore Consulting are prepared to share best practices with other solution providers in an attempt to help companies large and small save time, money, and hassle on their business management software, and grow and thrive with a delivery model that is successful for everyone involved.”


The SIIA OnDemand Conference is the industry’s only comprehensive conference for enabling and delivering software-as-a-service. The complete SaaS ecosystem is invited to participate, including, platform vendors, systems integrators, venture capitalists, bankers, analysts, press and other influencers.


About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 550 software and information companies located around the world. SIIA OnDemand is produced by the SIIA’s Software Division.


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 second 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 3-time NetSuite Star Performer. For more information, visit exploreconsulting.com or www.exploremobile.com.
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