relentless pursuit of new methods to transform software platforms and process for legal and 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.
The modern accounting firm will not benefit by deploying a CRM or Practice Management system alone. It takes much more than simply having the technology at your fingertips to make such platforms successful.
It is widely accepted that the overall scope of a Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) implementation should encompass all departments of a law firm, which generally brings all sources of static and dynamic data, marketing processes, and value added services to a unified decision supporting platform through iterative phases of client acquisition, retention, cross and up-selling, and even client win-back.
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
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
Symphony - APS have been a supplier of Mazars for over 10 years, I personally have worked with them for the past 3 years and we have a strong, productive relationship. The Symphony team have worked with us on a number of strategic initiatives particularly regarding integration of systems. The most recent project, delivering an integration between our CRM solution and Practice Management, has helped us to reduce processing times and improve SLAs on production of matter codes. Their experience and understanding of our business, coupled with their knowledge of emerging technologies and how they can be applied to the challenges we face is of real benefit the firm and to me with the transformational objectives of my role.
Alison ClackDirector of Business Transformation, Mazars
Insights from the Blog
What we’re thinking, doing, reading, saying...
Sarah Trude, our Business Development Director, has an article featured in the September 2019 issue of Legal Practice Management. Sarah talks about the power of aggregation and the major deal we recently secured to licence, develop and support Practice Portal, a product that is taking the accountancy sector by storm.
With an estimated 3.7 billion mobile phone users in the world*, considering a mobile CRM solution could help future proof your firm. Its use not only offers benefits to employees by giving them autonomy through personalised features, but also the business through increased productivity as a result of real-time access to information, and reconciliation and billing capability.
How embracing technology can help firms reap growth
The PWC Law firms’ Survey 2018 identified that 63% are concerned with speed of technological changes and its threat to growth. This is one of the four areas, as a result of the survey, that PWC has flagged for law firms to think about to move forward and remain robust in changing times. Of course, this also applies to the accounting sector.