BDO is a leading mid-tier accountancy and business advisory firm that provides services to ambitious businesses in the UK and worldwide. With more than 3,500 employees generating close to £400m in UK revenues, it describes itself as the leading accountant for the UK mid-market and has been voted number one for client satisfaction three years running.
Sungard AS supports the critical systems and applications at the heart of BDO’s tax and advisory business including its all-important audit process tool, a proprietary system used by its auditors attending client premises. BDO’s applications, its email system and a number of portals and client sites, in the UK and internationally, are among the other platforms supported.
BDO IT Director John Turner explains, “Sungard AS hosts literally all the critical applications BDO depends on. We didn’t want to go for the firm that’s the cheapest or most expensive but the one that gives us best value for money – it’s the reliability and quality of service we’re paying for.”
Without a doubt I consider Sungard AS to be our technology partner and you treat a partner very differently to a supplier. We share our plans and ask for advice as well.
IT Director, BDO