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May 17th 2021

Banking and non-profit specialist S R Snodgrass signs order for Star Practice Management and Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC.

Formed in 1946, S R Snodgrass P.C. has offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The firm assists financial institutions ranging in asset size from de novo start-ups to multibillion-dollar banks and bank holding companies with diversified non-bank subsidiaries, including mortgage banking, finance, wealth management, and insurance companies. Assisting community banks for decades prompted a growth in their non-profit client base.

Work on the project will commence in May and the new system will go live in January 2022.

March 23rd 2021

Carolinas-based based GreerWalker LLP have placed an order with Star to implement Star Practice Management, and expects to go live on the new system in late 2021.

The firm has over 120 staff across locations in Charlotte NC and Greenville SC. GreerWalker was named as one of Inside Public Accountings’ ‘Best of the Best’ firms in 2020. The firm is a member of RSM US Alliance, a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States, with more than 75 members in over 38 states, the Cayman Islands, and Puerto Rico.

February 4th 2021

Star announces smart payments portal integration with Apxium

Working with Apxium, a specialist payments portal vendor who are experienced in working with accounting firms, we have between us created a sophisticated interface between our two applications. Not only can client payments made via Apxium be automatically received into Star Practice Management, but the invoice allocations are also provided by the client when they make the payment.

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January 25th 2021

BPM signs order for Star Practice Management and MS Dynamics 365 BC

California based Top 50 CPA firm BPM have signed a contract with Star to implement both Star Practice Management and Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC. In addition to having offices throughout California the firm also has offices in Oregon, Washington State, the Cayman Islands and India. The 700+ strong firm will go live on the new systems in late 2021. The firm is a member of Allinial Global, an accounting firm association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms with offices in North America and throughout the world through international members and partnerships.

January 14th 2021

Miller Cooper goes live on Star Practice Management

Deerfield IL based Miller Cooper & Co Ltd has gone live on Star Practice Management. The firm has around 350 staff based across its offices in Deerfield, Chicago and Downers Grove. The firm is a member of Nexia, a leading, global network of independent accounting and consulting organisations with 258 member firms across 155 counties.

December 17th 2020

PSB Boisjoli places order for Star Practice Management

Montréal QC based PSB Boisjoli S.E.N.C.R.L LLP have placed an order for Star Practice Management and plans to go live in November 2021. The firm has grown to 220 staff and 22 partners in recent years and plans to grow further in 2021 and beyond. The firm is a member of PrimeGlobal, an award-winning association of independent accounting firms, comprised of approximately 300 highly successful independent public accounting firms in over 90 countries.

December 1st 2020

Baker Newman Noyes has placed an order for Star Practice Management and Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC.

The Portland ME based firm also has four additional offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and employs around 300 staff. Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC is planned to go live in February 2021 with Practice Management following in July 2021. The firm is a member of Baker Tilly International, a $3.9bn global organisation of accounting firms with members in more than 146 territories.

November 9th 2020

LBMC places order for Star Practice Management & MS Dynamics 365 BC

Brentwood TN based LBMC P.C. placed an order for Star Practice Management & MS Dynamics 365 BC. The firm spent much of 2020 reviewing both CPA specific solutions and more generic ERP systems before deciding on Star. The project is scheduled to go live in August 2021. LBMC employs around 700 people across three offices and the LBMC group were ranked 43rd in the August 2020 listing of the US Top 100 firms by Inside Public Accounting.

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November 4th 2020

Warren Averett go live

Birmingham AL based Warren Averett have gone live on Star Practice Management. The 800+ strong firm has offices in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas plus an office in the Cayman Islands. The project commenced in September 2019.

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October 20th 2020

Marcil Lavallée place order for Star Practice Management & MS Dynamics 365 BC

Ottawa ON based Marcil Lavallée have placed an order for Star Practice Management & MS Dynamics 365 BC. Recent growth in the firm, and future plans for continued growth, led the firm to conclude it needed to move on from the Practice Management system it had used for some time. The 100 person firm also has an office in Gatineau QC, and is a member of Moore North America (Moore NA), an association of accounting and consulting firms, and a member of Moore Global Network Limited (Moore Global). On a combined basis, MGNL member revenue exceeds $3 billion.

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September 2020

Star goes virtual (mostly)

Star has announced that, after staff consultation, it will close its offices in Watford, Cannock and Eastbourne in Q4 2020. Staff have been working successfully from home since March 2020. Instead, Star will have its own space in Iris’ headquarters near Heathrow for staff who prefer to work in an office full time and for other staff to ‘hotdesk’. In addition, Star will be moving its US location from Chicago IL to Alpharetta GA.

August 17th 2020

Smith & Williamson go live

The 8th largest accounting firm in the UK has gone live on Star Practice Management. The culmination of a 10 month project, all Smith & Williamson’s UK offices plus their offices in the Channel Islands and in Dublin went live on Star on the same day, replacing an in-house system developed a number of years ago. The 1,000 strong firm is a member of Nexia, a leading, global network of independent accounting and consulting organisations with 258 member firms across 155 counties.

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March 25th 2020

Doeren Mayhew places order for Star Practice Management

US Top 100 firm Doeren Mayhew have placed an order for Star Practice Management. The firm has offices in Troy MI, Houston & Dallas TX, Miami FL and Charlotte NC plus overseas offices in London UK and Zurich Switzerland. The US offices will go live in Star in 2021 and the overseas offices are expected to follow on in a later phase. Doeren Mayhew are a member of Moore North America (Moore NA), an association of accounting and consulting firms, and a member of Moore Global Network Limited (Moore Global). On a combined basis, MGNL member revenue exceeds $3 billion.

October 14th 2019

Star joins the IRIS Software Group

The Star Practice Management business has joined the IRIS Software Group, a UK corporation capitalized at £2 Billion ($2.5 Billion) that focusses on the Accountancy, Education and Payroll Sectors, up to now mainly in the UK.

IRIS acquired Star’s UK Payroll business in 2018, and it has since expanded and prospered very well. Now the IRIS Software Group’s strategic plan is focussed on international expansion, predominantly in North America. Accordingly, IRIS recognised that Star is the most logical investment as leader in the provision of advanced Practice Management solutions to CPA firms in the USA, Canada and Caribbean Islands.

Bernard Skalla, CEO of Star, says, “We see very significant benefits in being part of a much larger Group, with the ability to call on much more resource to boost our development and consultancy operation. Our ambitious product development plans remain absolutely in place as does our longstanding focus on the Accountancy sector.”

IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company. Over 650,000 SME’s and 21,000 UK accountancy firms use IRIS applications and 2.3 million UK employees are paid by IRIS payroll solutions.