Consona Announces Countdown to Cloud-Based Deployment Option

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Company to Use Amazon's Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Infrastructure to Offer Reliable, Scalable, and Cost Effective Alternative to First Generation SaaS

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Now, we can get back to what really matters, like breadth of functionality and an application's ability to align with unique business processes.

Consona Corporation, a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for companies of all sizes, today announced that it plans to unveil a cloud-based deployment option early next year for its CRM customers.

According to Tom Millay, general manager of Consona's CRM products, the Consona team is counting down the days until the Consona Cloud is generally available. "We're preparing the business for a full launch,'' he said, ''including a variety of new pricing options, as well as ramping up a series of value-added services that will support our customer deployments."

Richard Furby, vice president of sales and marketing for Consona's CRM products, calls Amazon's cloud-based technology groundbreaking. "The most refreshing aspect of Web 3.0 technology is that it makes price less of a factor in the extremely important process of selecting a business system," he said. "Now, we can get back to what really matters, like breadth of functionality and an application's ability to align with unique business processes."

Tim Hines, vice president of product management for Consona's CRM products, said, "We're thrilled to offer our customers next generation SaaS, which has nearly all the advantages of both on-premise and first generation SaaS deployments, and none of their drawbacks."

According to Hines, Consona's service-centric CRM applications are best matched with cloud-based deployments, built on what Gartner refers to as a Server/OS virtualization platform, as opposed to a multi-tenant application/data platform. "Our customers are using our applications to support extremely complex products and services, and they cannot afford to subject their most precious asset -- customer data -- to the security, reliability and scalability issues that accompany a first generation SaaS deployment. It simply hasn't been an option, even when stacked against the benefits of significantly reducing hardware and infrastructure related costs. The Consona Cloud eliminates these issues, while giving our customers flexibility to alternative deployment and pricing options, should their business conditions change."

To learn more about the Consona Cloud, visit http://www.consona.com/CRM/software/CRMSuite/cloud.aspx .

About Consona Corporation
Consona Corporation (Consona) is a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for companies of all sizes. Consona is dedicated to becoming a valued business partner by helping each and every customer continuously improve business processes over time. Toward this mission, Consona invests in the people, processes, technology and tools needed to provide its customers with a unique combination of customer care; product fit; a broad range of consulting, IT and business services; and industry expertise. Consona serves more than 4,500 customers worldwide and across a variety of industries. Battery Ventures VI LP and Thoma Bravo LLC jointly own Consona. For further information, visit http://www.consona.com, e-mail infoATconsona.com, or call (888) 8 CONSONA.

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