Ryan Acquires Second Decimal

Dallas-based Ryan announced the acquisition of Second Decimal of Burlington, Mass., a tax technology firm with an integrated suite of tax calculation, certificate management and workflow software applications that automate tax calculations and processes for improved efficiency, accuracy and compliance.

This acquisition will provide greater client value and results by combining innovative tax software applications backed by the firm’s strategic tax advisory and recovery services. It also strengthens Ryan’s proprietary software development capabilities, providing a competitive advantage through an innovative approach that combines the power of tax expertise and technology.

Second Decimal CEO, Jayme Fishman, will join Ryan as president of a newly created software division and will serve on the firm’s board of directors. He will lead a team of dedicated tax and technology experts responsible for the continued development and support of the firm’s expanding suite of software applications.

“Our software applications were built by tax practitioners for tax practitioners,” says Fishman, CEO of Second Decimal. “The products and the professionals who support them are perfectly aligned with Ryan’s business model and will greatly enhance the Firm’s service offerings and value proposition.”

“Second Decimal has proven expertise in developing and enhancing powerful tax and compliance software applications for improving processes and profitability,” says G. Brint Ryan, chairman and CEO of Ryan. “This acquisition will provide Ryan clients access to the most comprehensive, integrated tax technology and advisory offering available in the industry today.”