Explore Consulting Receives Bob Scott’s Insights’ 2011 VAR Stars Award

BELLEVUE, WA – December 9, 2011 – Explore Consulting, a professional services company that provides innovative technology solutions for managing business data and a cost-effective approach to completely outsourced IT in the Cloud, today announced that is has been selected as a winner of Progressive Media Group’s Bob Scott’s Insights’ 2011 VAR Stars award. One hundred resellers are selected each year for this honor.


2011 VAR Stars have a practice involving the sale of mid-market financial software and while most derive significant revenue from other sources, accounting software is the core to their business.


Revenue is not a factor in selection and VARs are not rated. The No. 1 and No. 100 members of this list have equal standing. Factors taken into consideration included growth, industry leadership and innovation. There are very large and very small dealers in this list. An effort was also made to selects resellers who represent a broad range of products.


This year, VAR Star candidates were asked what they have done to respond to the economic conditions. Several common areas emerged from those VARs who commented (not all provided this information.) Few of these were surprising, but all are important.


They are as follows:


Bob Scott’s Insights provides the mid-market reselling community with news and analysis giving them insight into the issues that affect the business of resellers and vendors alike. It informs and entertains, giving this critical market a quick-and-easy read that is both instructive and interesting.


“Our inclusion on Bob’s list is a credit to Explore’s commitment to innovative solutions and services around our customers’ ERP platforms” said CEO Steve Jones. “As more organizations turn to the cloud, new value added offerings become critical to being a successful reseller.”


Explore Consulting credits its inclusion on the list to increased demand for cloud-based systems, innovative add-on solutions and services, and a strong recurring customer base. Explore is among only three NetSuite VARs on the list and the only NetSuite VAR recipient in the Western United States.


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 (NYSE: N) 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 ranked among Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies for four straight years 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 was recently named as 2011 NetSuite Partner of the Year, Americas. For more information, visit exploreconsulting.com.


About Bob Scott’s Insights

Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 12 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 20 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through June 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that profession as executive editor of The Progressive Accountant. For more information, visit www.bobscottsinsights.com.


About Progressive Media Group, Inc.

Progressive Media Group (PGM) www.PMGB2B.com is a leading online media company that provides business-to-business (B2B) marketers and media planner unparalleled access to a highly qualified and engaged audience through their portfolio of lead generation programs, industry-specific websites, email newsletters, Web seminars, live events, podcasts, content/reviews, custom publishing and direct marketing databases focusing on the nonprofit, healthcare and account professionals.


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