Warren Averett goes live with Star

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By Mari Sharpe | 11/04/2020 | 3 min read

Birmingham, AL based Warren Averett has gone live on IRIS 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.

Warren Averett had grown considerably since implementation of its previous practice management system and as a result of doing so recognized that its requirements were becoming increasingly complex. “In particular, the firm was looking for a scalable product that demonstrated an innovative solution for practice management,” says CIO, Chris Morrow. “Also, our own internal IT skill set has increased over the years as our team has grown and we were looking for a solution and a vendor that we felt would be more open to work with, so we could leverage the skills we now have in-house.”

As a member of Information Technology Alliance (ITA), an independent membership association of leading mid-market technology professionals, consultants, and product/service providers, the Top 40 CPA firm was aware that the majority of other CPA firms in ITA were using IRIS Star Practice Management and decided to investigate further.

“It seemed to us that some of the practice management solutions being offered to CPA firms of our size hadn’t changed that much since we last looked around ten years ago, continues Chris. “We found that Star provides better consulting, support and development resources and this was reassuring. What stood out for us is Star’s active user community, who are integral in shaping new functionality that evolves the platform.”

“Warren Averett choosing Star is significant,” says Star’s Managing Director, Bernard Skalla. “The firm is not moving from one of the two well-known legacy systems which tend to predominate within those firms in the Top 100 who have yet to choose their new generation of practice management software. This shows how Star Practice Management is not only a significant improvement upon these older generation systems, but can also offer advantages when being compared to more recent technologies.”

About Warren Averett
Warren Averett is one of the largest accounting firms in the Southeastern region and ranks among the top 40 firms in the United States. With over 800 employees and 300 CPAs Firm-wide, Warren Averett offers depth and experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, construction, real estate, aerospace and defense, life sciences and technology, nonprofit and public sector, with services that span beyond audit and tax to include wealth management, staffing and recruiting, technology consulting, financial outsourcing, retirement plan administration and investments. Warren Averett’s 15 office locations include Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Cullman, Anniston and Foley, Alabama; Panama City, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and affiliate offices in Houston, Texas and the Cayman Islands.

For information, visit www.warrenaverett.com

About Star
Star leads the market with the most innovative, functionally rich and technically advanced Practice Management software for CPA firms available today.

Star has specialized in the development and supply of Practice Management solutions to medium and larger firms in the UK and Europe since 1973 and has also built an established presence in North Americas, including other Moore network firms in the US and Canada and over 30 of the Top 100 US CPA practices as clients.

Star is part of the Iris Software Group, a $2Bn company that specializes in software solutions for the accounting, payroll and education sectors.