AC Mole & Sons

With offices in Taunton and Bridgwater, AC Mole & Sons has nine partners and 50 staff, ranging from qualified accountants and tax advisors to tax and accounting technicians, all supported by just six administrative staff. It has several thousand clients representing a wide range of industry sectors throughout the country.

Time for a change

As with any successful practice, technology is integral to ensuring key processes are streamlined for efficiency and profitability. This is why, some 30 years ago, the practice standardised on Radius, then the market leading accountancy practice software. Fast-forward to 1992 when Paul Aplin was appointed tax partner and head of practice IT. One of his first IT tasks was to assess the firm’s infrastructure. He was quick to note the inefficiencies of the now outdated and expensive Radius software. Aplin explains, “The assessment showed that we were paying well over the odds for something that was not delivering what the firm really needed.”