Australasian Firm selects Thomson Reuters Elite to Deliver Solid Platform to Support Long-term Business Growth

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 18, 2013 – PPB Advisory, a leading professional advisory firm providing strategic, operational, and financial advice to companies, government bodies, and financial institutions, has replaced several stand-alone legacy systems with 3E, a next-generation practice management platform that acts as the hub for Thomson Reuters Elite’s broader Enterprise Business Management Solution.

“Having looked to a number of professional services industry-specific solutions, we found that many lack the flexibility we need to address a number of specific and critical business requirements,” said Steven Lonie, PPB Advisory’s finance director. “We were attracted to the flexible nature of 3E and its potential to deliver to the majority of our out-of-the-box needs to achieve our desired outcomes.”

Lonie continued, “3E creates significant improvements in business process automation capability and allows us to access more timely business information through its native dashboard and reporting solutions. It provides greater integration of our core back office systems with new functionality not provided by our legacy systems, which increases efficiency of administrative processes, ultimately helping us provide better service to our clients.”

Cary Burch, president of Thomson Reuters Elite, commented, “Though Thomson Reuters Elite’s strength traditionally has been in the legal market, a significant percentage of our clients are from accounting, finance, and other non-legal professional services organizations. Today more than ever, our software development focus is on ensuring our platforms are configurable, extensible, and capable of delivering flexibility to our clients. We’re excited to be expanding our footprint in the professional services market in the Asia Pacific and look forward to a successful business transformation project at PPB Advisory.”

3E offers powerful core financial and practice management features and built-in application development capabilities–all seamlessly integrated into one high-performance system. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft .NET, 3E provides an integrated development environment that enables firms to become more agile in responding to client needs. A full suite of capabilities is delivered through a consistent Web-based user experience that allows staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale.

About PPB Advisory
PPB Advisory is a leading professional advisory firm with more than 300 employees located in five cities across Australia and New Zealand. The firm has more than 25 years of experience providing strategic, operational, and financial advice to companies, government bodies, and financial institutions. From complex business problems involving multiple stakeholders, to individual client challenges, PPB Advisory is trusted to deliver successful outcomes, skillfully and sensitively. For more information, visit PPB Advisory.

Elite is the leading global provider of an end-to-end enterprise business management solution, which allows law firms and professional services organizations to run all operational aspects of their firms, including business development, risk management, client and matter management, and financial management. For more information, visit Elite.