Baton Rouge, La.-based Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC (P&N) (FY15 net revenue of $53.2 million) has received two awards from the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) for its commitment to innovation.
The firm won an award for 2016 Internal Technology Innovation. Also, P&N and P&N Tech received an award for 2016 Innovative Firm Initiative at the LEA Global annual conference in Houston.
P&N received the Internal Technology Innovation award for its use of Atlassian’s JIRA to enhance project management visibility and efficiency across the firm’s multiple service areas and departments. This technology helped provide visibility with real-time project dashboards, resource capacity calendars, and cross-project dependency linking. It also increased efficiencies by helping the application development team to automate manual processes, streamline business workflows and simplify the business team’s project review processes.
JIRA was initially implemented for use by P&N’s application development team, but they quickly realized JIRA’s potential for managing internal and external client engagements. The flexibility of JIRA allows the P&N team to manage complex projects or simple day-to-day tasks all within in the same system. P&N now offers JIRA implementation consulting to clients to assist in managing ongoing operations as well as projects of varying size and scope.
P&N and P&N Tech also received the Innovative Firm Initiative award for its development of Pounce®, an innovative and easy-to-use, web-based system designed for service providers in the accounting, business consulting, legal and architect/engineer/contractor (A/E/C) industries. The purpose of the system is to provide employees access to marketing collateral and resumes to aid in business development and sales efforts. The development of Pounce® was a collaborative effort between the application development team of P&N Tech and the marketing and business development professionals of Postlethwaite & Netterville.
“Innovation is one of our firm’s core values, and we are proud to foster a culture in which creative thinking and problem-solving are encouraged and recognized,” says P&N’s CEO and Managing Director William Balhoff. “By bringing a unique perspective to problem-solving and using technology to improve our processes, our clients, our firm and our profession benefit.”
P&N is a founding member and active leader of LEA Global, the second largest international association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms.