relentless pursuit of new methods to transform software platforms and process for accounting firms
We aim to see the whole picture. We analyse, we work to understand the issues that are holding you back. We’re here to build a coherent, comprehensive transformation strategy aligned to your business ambitions.
The Symphony design methodology is logical, clear, and incisive. It identifies precisely what’s required to make things right and why. This ultimately makes your business technology work to maximum advantage.
Defining business needs
We analyse your business in forensic detail. Because when you’ve factually defined the issues in full, you can fully understand what changes must be made.
Bringing it together
We’re obsessively holistic about this. Implementing technology, aligning business processes, and dovetailing legacy systems with the whole – it all has to harmonise beautifully to achieve your goals.
Making it pay
Moving forward, we maintain the momentum, building on our partnership with you to develop new solutions that deliver ROI and support the changes and growth of your firm.
Results that keep on coming
We’ll get your CRM, processes and systems all aligned and future-ready. So every part of your business can be easily harnessed to deliver growth - and to enable change, not hinder it.
Two of our newest clients in the USA and Australia have reduced their reliance on Practice Management in favour of SymphonyCRM but with the two systems integrated to ensure that connections to the Tax and Accounting platforms are maintained.
With SymphonyCRM positioned as the central source of truth one of these clients was able to deploy a new cloud based Document Management solution in turn providing mobile access for CRM and Documents. The next step includes deploying our TimeCapcha solution integrated to the practice management platform for mobile time-sheets.
We know how to build a solution that makes it easy to manage the client journey data, key business relationships, track referrals, events,marketing automation, client take-on and integration to other firm wide and client service platforms.
With Symphony’s expertise, we’ve now got a complete holistic overview of clients and potential prospects. The integrated system has not only allowed us to centralise solutions, providing full visibility across the entire practice, but also to develop systematic automation to some key compliance processes and repetitive tasks positioning us as consultative rather than compliance based.
Symphony had a great understanding of our business and intimate knowledge of the key systems used within the practice. Therefore, they were able to provide a truly tailored solution. Their team’s willingness to work with the practice to arrive at outcomes tailored to our requirements and being prepared to start the process without having all the answers and then invest the time in finding them is second to none.
Adam IrwinChief Operating Officer, Pitcher Partners - Sydney
Over the last sixteen years we have relied on Symphony to be a knowledgeable, flexible and valuable sounding board, acting as a catalyst for many of our investment decisions. Our recent strategy workshop, facilitated by Brian Coventry, enabled us to align our IT strategy directly with our business development strategy, setting both context and prioritisation for all stakeholders within the business to understand.
Tony Flambard Hazlewoods
We have been working with Symphony-APS for over 11 years now. One of the reasons for that longevity is the relationship we have with them, the team at Symphony really take the time to understand the culture of our firm and make sure that the solutions fit in with that. Using that understanding and engaging with the firm means that we have been able to utilise their expertise to provide solutions that other providers just wouldn't have thought about.
Paul Desmond Saffery Champness
Chantrey Vellacott had a long and well established business relationship with APS. So when the Firm initiated a strategic business transformation plan, a critical part of this was the identification and purchase of an appropriate Client Relationship Management system, to which Symphony became our natural choice. To hit our key objectives in the project we required complete compatibility with our Practice Management System, along with a consistent data collection, management and reporting capability. This then allowed us as part of the bigger strategy to put in place a robust framework to introduce and deliver clear sales processes across the firm.
The full development of our customised version of Symphony was challenging, but the journey was made seamless by our professional working partnership with Symphony - APS.
Justin Waddilove Chantrey Vellacott
Insights from the Blog
What we’re thinking, doing, reading, saying...
Implement mobile solutions for remote working
A recent article on the BBC cited that emails while commuting ‘should count as work.’ The study of 5,000 rail passengers on commuter journeys by the University of the West of England said that the wider access to wi-fi on trains and smart phones extended the day for workers.
Embracing marketing automation with strategic partnerships
A recent article from The Drum highlighted new research indicating that enterprise companies account for 41% of all brands using marketing automation. But how many accountancy practices are embracing marketing automation to push growth in their business?
All your clients at some point will have questions about a product that supports their business development. Whether that’s its capabilities; a concern about a system; or they may be unhappy with the outputs of the current solution with regards to growth and understanding opportunities happening in the business. This need of theirs develops before you are aware of what is going on. So how can you be one step ahead of your clients’ needs and the competition?