PPAI’s mission is to be the voice and force to advance the promotional products industry, and the Association’s business services members play a critical role in that mission.

The promo industry’s business services providers support industry companies’ operations with a wide range of resources and capabilities. This week, PPAI Media is spotlighting the consulting services they offer promo businesses. Many providers offer consulting for technology, marketing, administrative or sales needs. No matter what issue your company is currently facing, there’s help out there.

Many of these business services providers will be on hand at The PPAI Expo 2024, which takes place January 15-18 in Las Vegas.


eXtendTech is a software company providing industry solutions within the Oracle NetSuite enterprise resource planning platform. Serving both distributors and suppliers, the company facilitates artwork management, proof approvals, order management and creation, item creation and synchronization, web integrations and financial management.

eXtendTech also offers integrations with industry trade organizations, direct supplier integrations and turnkey PromoStandards enablement.

EME Exclusive Meeting Experience

EME specializes in organizing one-on-one meetings between top distributors and suppliers throughout the United States. The company has recently announced service updates, such as adding off-site experiences, scoping new resort locations, implementing improvements in its meeting management processes, adding new tech components to its website and streamlining how it gathers information from clients.

Bista Solutions

Bista Solutions is an enterprise resource planning implementation and digital transformation company that optimizes the business processes of customers in the promotional products industry.

LJM Consultants

For 25 years, its parcel consultants have been helping companies reduce shipping costs and increase their bottom line through carrier contract and rate negotiations, parcel invoice auditing services and comprehensive logistics advisory services.

The company helps its clients better understand, manage, and control shipping costs by developing and implementing business intelligence solutions that empower the shipper.


Sonline is a technology solutions company specializing in data management and cloud integration, particularly in SAGE, Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce and Quickbooks. Sonline handles client needs like strategic IT consulting and digital transformation best practices.

Net At Work

Net At Work deploys and supports technology by becoming your virtual chief information officer. Offerings include IT managed services, cloud services, ERP/accounting, CRM/marketing and HR/workforce management solutions.

Expense Reduction Analysts

For nearly 30 years, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) has helped thousands of clients find extra cash flow and improve operational efficiency in more than 40 expense categories. ERA’s risk-free model means the cost of doing business comes from a portion of the savings it finds. If no savings are found, there is no fee for its services.


Techiliere provides NetSuite consulting services for the promotional products industry. Additionally, its technology advisory services help to define the structure for a proactive IT department model.

Beyond Cloud Consulting

Beyond Cloud Consulting’s goal is to close the gap at the crossroads of management consulting and digital transformation. Its international team has helped with NetSuite implementations around the globe.


Brandivate is a business services agency driving marketing, sales and branding solutions.

Oasis Solutions

Oasis Solutions supports Sage 100, Sage Intacct and NetSuite ERP for more than 600 clients across the U.S.

Blaise Drake & Company

Blaise Drake & Company helps companies grow their top-line sales and bottom-line profits with EQP buying power and training.


goVirtualOffice’s team of industry experts provides ERP implementation services.


InfoSourcing is a cloud ERP implementation partner, specializing in scalable business operations.

Adelante Community Development

Adelante Community Development supports small and medium entrepreneurs in the use of technology, digital transformation and business leadership.

Bryant Park Consulting

Bryant Park Consulting is a top NetSuite Alliance partner focused on helping clients transform their business through technology.

Certified Marketing Consultants Ltd.

Certified Marketing Consultants specializes in advising promo firms on mergers and acquisitions, private sales and business valuations.

The Distributor Exchange

The Distributor Exchange’s mission is to help small distributors sell their business quickly and easily to a qualified buyer at a price and on terms that make sense for both parties.

Promo Consulting

Promo Consulting’s services provide distributors with an experienced partner that will help them achieve their goals.

RBB Marketing

RBB Marketing offers assistance with customer relationship management, client portals, idea center websites and marketing email campaigns. 

Product Safety Advisors

Product Safety Advisors is a full-service product safety and regulatory compliance consulting firm servicing suppliers and distributors in the promotional products industry. 

Tango Partners

Tango Partners navigates industry distributors through the RFP process.