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Mohler, Nixon & Williams Adopts APS Advance Practice Management

Tuesday, June 23, 2009  
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Campbell, CA and Hanover, NH – Mohler, Nixon & Williams (MNW), a Top 100 US accounting firm, and Commercial Logic, Inc. (CLI), a leading provider of Practice Management software for the accounting profession, announced today that Mohler, Nixon & Williams will become the first North American accounting firm to implement the APS Advance Practice Management system.

APS Advance will enable MNW to accomplish four major objectives

  1. Improve the firm’s ability to manage their client relationships by consolidation of data from multiple sources in the organization.
  2. Implement consistent workflow processes and reporting on a firm-wide basis.
  3. Free significant administrative staff time by eliminating the re-entry and manipulation of data to produce information in the form needed to manage the business.
  4. Improve the ability to analyze and manage the firm by service line.

The ROI case for APS Advance was exceptionally compelling, even though it was more expensive than competitors. MNW selected the base Practice Management module and the Business Intelligence module known as Practice IQ (PIQ). APS also offers fully integrated (one database) CRM and Resource Planning modules, which will be separately evaluated at a later time.

“One key advantage of APS Advance is that is can model our organizational structure and reporting needs,” said Leinani Nakamura, Managing Partner of MNW. In addition, APS and CLI provided a transparent and thorough selection and implementation process. “From the first exploratory meeting to the latest implementation planning meeting, CLI and APS showed that they cared about our firm. We knew what would be provided, how much it would cost, and how long it will take to implement, and we are confident that they can support our requirements going forward.”

“We are pleased that MNW has valued the relationship with CLI over the years, and that we are able to help them select and implement such a superior system from an exceptional company,” said Peter Coburn, President of CLI.

About Mohler Nixon & Williams

Founded in 1980, MNW is one of the largest locally-based CPA firms in California, with 25 partners and more than 180 professionals in their practice. MNW offers financial, tax, accounting, audit, internal control, and consulting services to businesses of all sizes, as well as to individuals. In addition, MNW conducts more employee benefit audits annually than any other firm in the Bay Area. MNW has been named to the 2009 list of the Best Places to Work by the Business Journals in the Bay Area, the third year it has received this award. It has offices in Campbell, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. Please visit the firm’s website at

About APS

Established in 1991, with more than 18 years of software development and consulting experience, Advanced Professional Solutions (APS) is a relationship‐focused service organization that shapes its award-winning practice software around the individual business requirements of each of its accounting and professional service firm clients.

APS is now the primary practice software supplier to over 70% of the Top 100 accounting firms in Australia, over 60% of the Top 100 firms in New Zealand and 22% of the UK’s Top 100 firms and was recently named Practice Management Software of the Year by Accountancy Age in the UK. Over 45,000 people in top accounting firms on four continents use APS Advance every day. For more information about APS, visit

About Commercial Logic

Commercial Logic has specialized in practice management software for CPA firms since 1983, providing the tools to access and analyze the information needed to run today’s well-managed practice. Clients include a number of the Top 100 US accounting firms. With offices in Hanover, NH and Burlington, VT, Commercial Logic, Inc. is privately owned and operated. Commercial Logic has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Advanced Professional Solutions for APS Advance in North America.

For further information about APS Advance in North America, please visit or contact Mark Tecca at mtecca@cli‐ or 603.643.1900.

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