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Change is the only constant you can depend on in business, so the way you handle it is important. We're particularly adept at helping you make sound decisions during times of change. Whether that includes a real estate decision, international needs, or financial solutions, we’ll provide experienced business advisory services and display a comprehensive knowledge of your industry.

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Productivity & performance

People and process The power behind your business
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Industry 4.0: Adopt smart technologies for a competitive advantage
Industry 4.0 is driving efficiencies and increasing competitiveness in the manufacturing industry. Data, and the interconnectivity of all processes and machines, are key components of this transformation. Do you want to evolve your traditional factory into a smart factory?
Dave Plomin
Article January 26, 2018 5 min read
Culture: If it's not broken, how can you fix it?
Steve Gravenkemper Ph.D.
Article December 21, 2017 4 min read
3PL: The cost of underestimating complexity
Matt Stekier
Article August 15, 2017 3 min read

10 Lessons international companies learn the hard way
The more informed you are, the more likely you are to succeed.

International strategy

Honing your international strategy image
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NAFTA round six negotiation update

Round six of the NAFTA negotiations completed on Jan. 29, 2018. Many are optimistic about future negotiations to be held in Mexico City on Feb. 26, 2018.

Alejandro A. Rodriguez
Article February 09, 2018 1 min read
Industry 4.0: Adopt smart technologies for a competitive advantage
Dave Plomin
Article January 26, 2018 5 min read
China issues rules for tax-deferred dividend distributions
Alex He
Article January 25, 2018 2 min read
Preparing for potential NAFTA negotiation outcomes
Scott Sneckenberger
Article January 03, 2018 3 min read

Business Advisory Thought Leadership

  • ERP transformation for automotive supplier
    Japanese-owned, Ohio-based automotive supplier gains new efficiencies and visibility with ERP implementation.
    Case Study April 15, 2015 2 min read
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  • Is that rental rate too good to be true?
    You may think that commercial real estate lease has a below-market rental rate — until you realize how much of the space you'd be paying for is not actually yours to utilize.
    Rick Pifer Plante Moran Cresa
    Article April 21, 2017 3 min read
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  • New law allows stand-alone HRAs for small employers
    Small business owners have a new benefit option — they can contribute to a stand-alone HRA, instead of offering a group health plan, to help employees pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Our bulletin provides an overview and steps for eligible employers.
    Ed Murphy Jonathon Trionfi Scott McLellan
    Article January 09, 2017 4 min read
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  • Will policy changes affect revenue recognition implementation?
    Revenue recognition will happen as planned in 2018 for public companies and 2019 for private companies.
    David Grubb Christa LaBrosse
    Article March 06, 2017 1 min read
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  • Electronic benefits administration: Is it time to say goodbye to paper?
    Employers continue to look for ways to streamline and simplify the administration of employee benefit plans. The market has responded with a variety of mostly web-based solutions.
    Ed Murphy Jonathon Trionfi
    Webinar March 01, 2017 44 min watch
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  • The realities of unlocking global opportunities: A roundtable discussion
    Global expansion comes with significant opportunity — and significant risks. Our roundtable of experts discusses seven strategies that can help reduce the risk.
    Lou Longo
    Article January 09, 2017 5 min read
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  • How to deploy a flexible approach to real estate
    Are you aware of the most critical items executives often overlook in a lease transaction? Do you have the right workspace to enhance your image, attract talent, and drive profitability?
    Ron Gantner Plante Moran Cresa Erica Holton Plante Moran Cresa
    Webinar June 16, 2016 30 min watch
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Our clients say

Plante Moran has been a true partner, quickly 'getting up to speed' on our aviation repair and maintenance business and providing the support necessary to keep pace with the complexities of our globally expanding company. Initially they did our audit work, which led to assistance with establishing our Brazil operations. The team also helped with leasing and financing, foreign exchange, and trade issue support. Members of the team are fluent in Portuguese; they knew the challenges we might encounter and which contacts would be critical to success, so they were a logical extension for us.

Plante Moran was instrumental in introducing us to a Praxity subsidiary who provided us with accounting support three days each week and the systems to manage governmental foreign exchange and tax compliance. Having these key partners in place enabled us to run and manage the business from the U.S. while giving the local team the necessary tools to oversee the day-to-day business. The team was extremely responsive, assisting us throughout the year with audit and consulting matters, which took the pressure off year-end deadlines.

As we continue to grow - next stop Malaysia - Plante Moran remains a single point of contact for us, saving us the headache and cost of using multiple firms. We've been challenged during our rapid growth phase with a number of accounting complexities and treatments. The partner on the engagement has been extremely supportive during this time, navigating us through some of the more complex accounting treatments APS has encountered in establishing its operations both in the U.S. and abroad.

I've been doing this for over 35 years, and I've interacted with a lot of accounting firms. I can say we've truly benefited from the value of Plante Moran's services, delivered at a very fair cost compared to the competition. We look forward to our ongoing relationship as APS continues growing.

John Mayfield CFO, APS

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Comprehensive strategy and planning for Mexican expansion
Manufacturer achieves successful expansion to Mexico, on time and under budget with robust consulting on strategy, site selection, labor availability and cost, governmental incentives, tax implications, and entity incorporation.
Case Study June 06, 2017 1 min read
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Accounting and financial reporting transition
Market-leading food manufacturer overcomes critical challenges with internal controls, accounting processes, procedures, and financial reporting following large acquisition.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

Organizations rely on us to provide the strategies and insights they need to grow. Known for our passion and strategic problem-solving, we go out of our way to solve challenges and develop a plan of action to help you thrive. Our ultimate goal: minimize your risk and maximize your growth—today, tomorrow, and into the future.