Explore Consulting Ranks Among Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 24, 2007
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 it has been named to the Inc. 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. In its first year to be eligible for the list, Explore Consulting ranked 3,520 nationally, with a 3-year average annual sales growth of 83.8%. The Inc. 5,000 includes the Inc. 500, but digs deeper to offer the most comprehensive look ever at the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. Economy.


Explore Consulting credits the strong growth of the company to an increasing demand for software as a service, a model wherein the application is hosted and operated over the internet. Explore Consulting is a leading reseller and solution provider for the NetSuite on-demand business software suite, which has been named the fastest-growing software company in North America. 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, as well as several Microsoft .Net solutions. Additionally, Explore develops custom solutions ranging from eCommerce web stores that are fully integrated to back-office systems to highly specialized business applications.


“Our inclusion on the Inc 5,000 list is a great accomplishment for the entire Explore Consulting team,” said CEO Steve Jones. “We’re very proud to see so many of our customers on the list, knowing that we played a big role in establishing their technology platforms allowing them to successfully grow their organizations.”


The Inc. 5,000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2003, 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, 2006. Revenue in 2003 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2006 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 is the largest NetSuite Solution Provider and reseller in the Northwestern United States, and has been a NetSuite Star Performer for the past 2 years. For more information, visit
exploreconsulting.com or www.exploremobile.com


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