SR in the News: Crain’s Detroit Business “Software upgrade improves numbers for Novi accounting firm”

Crain’s Detroit Business: Software upgrade improves numbers for Novi accounting firm

Nov. 9, 2014–Accounting firms don’t always get speedy access to the latest technological toys that other industries do.

“The accounting industry is a bunch of Luddites when it comes to technology,” said Steve Wisinski, partner at Novi-based accounting firm Shindel, Rock & Associates PC, which does business as ShindelRock. “Our technology lags the rest of the world. We’re just starting to have apps on our phones.”

When 2011 rolled around, ShindelRock had been using the same business management software it had when Wisinski joined the firm in 2001, making it quite possibly a 1990s-era system.

More important, it just wasn’t good at doing what the firm needed. The central role of an accounting firm’s business software is billing and tracking of billable hours. ShindelRock’s system spit out two types of billing reports, and reconciling the two was problematic.  Read more>>