Consona Corporation Kicks Off 14th Annual User Conference, Consona Connect 2008, in Las Vegas

Networking Sessions, Training Workshops, New Product Showcases, and Customer Panels Focus on Helping Attendees Revolutionize Business Performance

Indianapolis, IN (October 15, 2008) –

Consona Corporation (Consona), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and customer relationship management (CRM) software and services for the enterprise, today announced its 14th annual Consona Connect user conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event is designed to help attendees elevate their business performance and gain continuous value from their software solutions through networking forums, product training workshops, new product showcases, customer panels and keynotes, advanced technical sessions, and roundtable discussions.

“For 14 years, Consona Connect has successfully brought together customers, partners and product experts to provide invaluable networking, consulting and training opportunities,” said Consona CEO Jeff Tognoni. “With the knowledge gained at Consona Connect, our customers have been able to achieve greater value from their product solutions and a clearer vision of how to respond to their most critical business challenges.”

This year’s conference offers Consona’s KNOVA, Onyx, DTR, Made2Manage, Cimnet Systems, Encompix, Intuitive and AXIS customers an unprecedented lineup of sessions, led by Consona’s product experts and professional services team members.

“The conference provided a good opportunity to meet with other customers, share experiences, and gain insight into what we could expect from the product in the near future,” said Consona customer Cherry Tun-Smith of ING Clarion.

“We are entering our third year of using our Consona solution and we continue to be amazed and comforted by continued support regarding any issue we need to address,” said Consona customer Carla Lammers of Ram Industries Inc. “In addition to this kind of support, the conference provides us with the opportunity to learn from instructors and other users.”

This year’s nearly 900 attendees can choose educational breakout sessions based on their product and version, job function, interests, unique needs, industry or level of system expertise. Course topics range from topical issues and industry trends in to basic courses that provide users with ideas to further leverage their systems. Product experts, from Consona and its network of technology partners, are on hand to help attendees address specific business challenges. Free one-on-one consulting sessions also are available to walk through product-related questions.

At the conference, Consona will honor 17 companies with the prestigious Summit Award, which recognizes customers who have been able to reinvent their businesses or achieve a tremendous return on investment as a result of using one or more of Consona’s solutions. Other customers will be honored for their participation in Consona’s extensive product feedback programs or years of partnership with Consona. Still other customers will highlight their success using Consona’s solutions by becoming presenters in keynote sessions.

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About Consona Corporation
Consona Corporation (Consona, formerly known as M2M Holdings Inc.) is a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for the enterprise. 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, including manufacturing, distribution, financial services, health care, high tech, and local government. Battery Ventures and Thoma Bravo jointly own Consona. For further information, visit, e-mail info @, or call (888) 8 CONSONA.

Mitch Briggs
Consona Corporation
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Source: Consona