SOURCE: Centerstance

Centerstance

December 02, 2010 17:28 ET

Cloud Technology Solutions Industry Leaders Centerstance and Ventus Solutions Announce Merger to Offer Greater Expertise and Enhanced Solutions for the Southwest and West Coast

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) - Centerstance and Ventus Solutions, two leaders in business consulting and cloud-based technology solutions, announced the successful completion of their merger agreement today. The merger coincides with the kickoff of Dreamforce on December 6th, the largest cloud computing event of the year.

Both companies are Premier partners of Salesforce.com and have been ranked by clients with the highest customer satisfaction scores achieved by any Premier Partner. With very similar DNA around delivery methodology, strategic vision and culture for excellence, the combined organization is poised for aggressive growth.

Centerstance brings a strong Northwest presence with offices in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA while Ventus Solutions with offices in El Segundo, CA and Phoenix, AZ, provides a well respected Southwest presence. This geographic footprint creates a platform for rapid organic expansion in the Western Region.

Both companies are market leaders in combining best of breed, business-friendly technologies such as Salesforce.com, Google Apps, Qlikview and Amazon Web Services together with Management Consulting expertise and will continue to be recognized as experts in helping companies identify and move key business processes to the Cloud. Both are recognized as experts in the Service Cloud and Sales Cloud implementation together with Custom Cloud (Force.com) development.

"We are pleased that Ventus Solutions provides a platform to aggressively expand our satisfied client base in the Southwest through continued investment in the LA market and employees," states Arne Kainu, CEO of Centerstance.

"This merger strengthens our overall strategy to deliver the highest quality cloud based business solutions in the market," states Nick Yarymovych, President of Ventus Solutions. "Both our companies were born from professional management consulting roots and both have optimized and refined a similarly unique methodology to solving business problems with cloud technologies. Based on our leading customer satisfaction ratings the industry has validated that this is a highly successful approach to implementing cloud computing. Our goal from the merger is to now scale this model to other geographies and we are thrilled about the prospects."

ABOUT CENTERSTANCE
Centerstance helps companies who are confronting business transformation and solution development issues by combining deep business process expertise with cutting-edge cloud-based technologies. Unlike traditional technology solution providers or classic management consultants, the experts at Centerstance are firmly rooted in both worlds, enabling them to define and deliver business solutions for their clients. For more information about Centerstance, visit www.centerstance.com.

ABOUT VENTUS SOLUTIONS
Ventus Solutions specializes in helping clients get the most out of cloud solutions for the enterprise. Their expertise and optimized approach help ensure high user adoption and speed to deployment and are best practice experts in the deployment and integration of customized Salesforce.com, Force.com and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). For more information about Ventus Solutions, visit www.ventussolutions.com.

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