Schneider Downs Digital

Discover the art of the possible.

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Patrick B. Armknecht CPA, CITP 
John J. Huckle

Unlock your true business potential and evolve your digital footprint with SD Digital.

In a business world where competition and consumer demands are multiplying, investing in digital is not just a requirement for relevance but a race against market obsolescence. From financial impacts and attrition to a decline in market share, there's a bleak future facing organizations that view the status quo as their final state. 

Which is why it comes as no surprise that IT spending is nearly $1.4 trillion worldwide – but what is surprising, is that 84% of companies considered their digital journey a failure. In our experience, the lack of digital success stems from the lack of digital literacy that is required to effectively implement change.  

With a pioneering spirit and client-first mindset, we strive to de-risk, demystify and deliver outcome-focused, iterative solutions that translate technology into transformative change. 

Problems We Solve

Impactful change starts with identifiable problems, and our core mission is to help businesses discover the power of digital in the most strategic, efficient and attainable way.

Business is Growing. Operations Can’t Keep Up.  

One of the most common problems for businesses is scaling existing systems and processes to keep pace with future growth and goals. Our experienced team delivers the digital infrastructure, automation and centralized business intelligence to 

Our Solution: Digital Modernization 

Manual Processes. Manual Problems. 

A regular challenge our team encounters is an organization that relies on too many manual processes that ultimately put a strain on human capital. Our team helps clients evaluate, adopt and implement RPA and AI technology that digitize manual mundane tasks and allow talent to focus on higher-value activities. 

Our Solution: Intelligent Automation 

Data Rich. Information Poor.

Up to your neck in unusable, inaccurate or siloed data sets? Unfortunately, this is a common hurdle for organizations of all sizes. Our data analytics team delivers descriptive, predictive and prescriptive solutions that help transform your unworkable data into accessible and actionable business insights. 

Our Solution: Data Analytics 

Robust Business. Outdated ERP. 

ERP software systems are the digital lifeblood of an organization. As a licensed Microsoft Dynamics partner, our team can help you identify, configure and implement the best ERP solution for your core business processes and customer experiences. 

Our Solution: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solutions

Big Thinking. Personal Software.

Our team offers several cloud and IT solutions for accounting, fixed assets, distribution, automated workforce management, human resources and payroll needs, including our award winning simpLEASE lease accounting and SD inSITE workforce management tool. 

Our Solution: Software Solutions

Custom Needs. Custom Solutions. 

Our team understands every organization is built differently. Luckily, so are we. SD Digital specializes in custom development for Microsoft Dynamics and Automation Anywhere but can also deliver transformative results for other third-party and proprietary software solutions. 

Our Solution: Custom Development


Our expertise and areas of impact help businesses discover the best version of themselves through the power of digital.

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Digital Modernization

Let us educate and align your teams on how, tangibly and immediately, digital can drive efficiency, scale and savings.

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Intelligent Automation

Evaluate, adopt and implement intelligent automation to reduce risk, increase productivity and maximize employee resources.

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Data Analytics

Predictive and prescriptive solutions that transform siloed, unworkable data into actionable business insights.

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Custom Development

Solve complex business problems of all shapes and sizes that are unique to your industry, company and needs.

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Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solutions

Implement and evolve ERP solutions to meet the complex business demands of today and tomorrow.

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simpLEASE Accounting Software

Meet the ASC 842 lease accounting standard with confidence using our award-winning software built for accountants, by accountants.

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SD Insite Workforce Management Software

We apply the experience of more than 50 years in practice to the audit and assurance needs of public and privately held

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With a comprehensive set of information technology (IT) security services, keep your organization protected and better prepared.

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IT Risk Advisory

Keep your business secure and compliant with our IT security, risk and compliance services.

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Meet the Team

Our team of digital innovators help organizations unpack what digital means to them by challenging the status quo with the art of the possible.


Our team of digital innovators help organizations unpack what digital means to them by challenging the status quo with the art of the possible and guided by our set of client-focused values. 

Courage to be Candid

Change can be challenging, which is why we promise to respectfully challenge the status quo, present our authentic thoughts and facilitate tough conversations, all in the
pursuit of the possible.

Eye on the Prize

We understand the complexity and speed of business today, which is why we approach each digital journey with an unrelenting focus on successful outcomes for our clients.

Hardwired Empathy

We approach each engagement through the eyes of the business leaders and stakeholders to design, strategize, develop and implement solutions built with the mind of our clients.

Progress over Perfection

We deliver an iterative roadmap that celebrates milestones, learns from roadblocks and prioritizes continuous progress toward client objectives.

Real-world Experience

With a robust firm of 500+ professionals, we have the business expertise and digital mindset to provide end-to-end solutions that account for industry, regulatory and financial considerations.

Sustainable Speed

With our unique combination of digital expertise and business experience, we can mobilize and deliver impactful solutions at the speed of business.



Automation Anywhere



Our Clients' Thoughts On Schneider Downs

"All of the Schneider Downs associates we deal with have been very good to work with and I would recommend them to any of our network for excellent accounting services."

"I have been working with Schneider Downs for 20 years. Everyone that I have worked with has been professional, courteous, and supportive of the work we d0. As the business has grown over the years, Schneider Downs has made a point in making us aware of the different accounting changes. As we develop new programs, they are a resource that we can go to in order to make good business decisions. I truly enjoy working with the staff!"

"We've worked with Schneider Downs for over a decade and they have become a part of our growth and success. To us, Schneider Downs is not just a financial services firm but a trusted business partner."

"I have found Schneider Downs team members at every level that I've interacted with to be knowledgeable, professional, thorough, responsive and respectful. Schneider Downs is large enough to have the resources to serve our group of entities but small enough to be approachable and to take our tax related and business needs seriously."

"Steve & Kevin are great getting our work done on time. Steve is very proactive with our dealerships and the owners with respect to saving income or estate taxes. Steve is the 'Best of the Best"."

"Been w SD for 30 years
Always there for us"

"The personnel are fantastic. Efficient, creative and always on top ify the clients needs."

"Strong customer focus"

"Consistent quality service over an extended relationship."

"My experience has been one of timely response and expert guidance in a number of areas."

Best Account 2021
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                                    Company impacted by ransomware.
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Company impacted by ransomware.
big thinking:
Restore system on-site and avoid six-figure ransom.
                                    Inefficient tax credit realization.
big problem:
Inefficient tax credit realization.
big thinking:
Identified a $900,000 tax credit, nearly twice as much as prior years.
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