NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., and CHICAGO, Ill. (November 30, 2018) – Wilson Allen, a leading provider of software and services that help professional services organizations improve business performance, and Star Americas Software Solutions LLC, a leading provider of practice management software for accounting and other professional services organizations, today announced a strategic business partnership. As part of this new relationship, Wilson will join with Star in offering professional, technical, and advisory services for Star Practice Management software. In addition, Wilson will make available advanced analytics solutions, including advanced warehousing and cubes, to enhance the native business intelligence (BI) and reporting functionality in the Star software.
“As our business and customer roster continues to expand, we identified the need to grow our partner ecosystem,” says Bernard Skalla, CEO of Star Americas. “Wilson represents an attractive business partner, given the nature of its client base and its unique BI product offering and we’re very pleased to introduce them to our client community as an additional resource to help them address their evolving needs.”
Norm Mullock, VP of strategy for Wilson, adds, “We see a significant number of larger accounting and consulting firms looking to modernize their legacy practice management applications by adopting Star’s innovative solution. Wilson Allen’s diverse team of subject matter experts is perfectly suited to help organizations modernize their systems in the short term and increase their access to richer analytics, metrics, and reporting, to better manage their service lines in the long term.”
Mullock notes that the accounting industry is facing greater pressure and new challenges in areas including business development, risk management, and HR — areas where Wilson can provide additional expert guidance. As part of this partnership, Wilson will develop and configure specialized BI tools for accounting firms that want to integrate data from multiple sources and manage analytic cubes through Microsoft Power BI. “It was clear to us that the accounting industry is hungry for expertise that can help them think through, design, and implement advanced analytics, particularly related to the entire client engagement life cycle. Wilson can partner with Star to provide these skills,” says Mullock.
For Bruce Wilson, managing director and CEO of Wilson Allen, this partnership represents another important step Wilson is taking to expand its market reach. “Our continued investment in serving the accounting industry with this new partnership is just the latest demonstration of Wilson Allen’s ongoing shift to broaden our focus,” he explains. “We want to embrace and support the technology solutions that matter to accounting firms, and Star, as the dominant vendor of ‘Next Generation Practice Management to the Top 100 CPA firms’, was the most logical choice for us.”
About Star Americas
Star is the professionals’ top choice for practice management software, chosen by leading CPA and accounting firms in 30 countries across 21 time zones from offices in Watford near London in the UK, Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, and Chicago in the USA. Star’s practice management solution uses a flexible modular approach integrated within a single database. The core system offers a powerful state-of-the-art time and billing solution as well as modules that focus on budgeting, scheduling, workflow, CRM, and more to accommodate a firm’s changing needs. Star is fully accredited to supply and support Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) to deliver a closely integrated accounting solution with Star practice management software. A range of business intelligence and reporting tools are also available to provide immediate access to key information and help automate reporting. Learn more at www.starpm.com.
About Wilson Allen
Wilson Allen offers law firms and professional services organizations an unprecedented range of software, strategic consulting, and implementation services to strengthen business performance. Our focus is on empowering firms to enhance client life cycle management by using data and software more effectively — from business development and client acquisition to service delivery and operations, to billing and collections. We’ve worked successfully with over 700 organizations globally, enabling them to gain greater insight from their existing data and execute more effectively based on those insights.