Walker Wayland Australasia will partner with accounting software developer Reckon as part of a new strategic deal.
The agreement will see Walker Wayland member firms receive significant discounts on Reckon’s practice management software suite, APS.
Walker Wayland Australasia chairman Paul Hilton said the agreement was part of a move by the network’s board to promote common management control systems across the group.
“The more we have common systems and processes, the easier it becomes for us to share like-for-like data, to compare performance and to service our clients,” Mr Hilton said.
“A uniform platform will improve benchmarking and profitability for individual firms as well the group.”
Reckon managing director for Australia and New Zealand Sam Allert said Reckon has provided a fully integrated software platform with APS, which can be mobilised uniformly across the national group.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Walker Wayland on this important strategic initiative, as they look to roll out Reckon APS’ integrated end-to-end suite of products across the network,” Mr Allert said.
The move is part of a growing trend by mid-tier firms to adopt uniform software solutions, according to Mr Allert.
“With changes and new challenges continually occurring within the industry, technology is becoming increasingly relevant to drive efficiencies in practices.”