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Ryan Spins Off Enterprise Software Solutions to Form Second Decimal

Press Release May 19, 2009

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced the spin-off of its enterprise software products CertiSoft, STS, and Workflow into Second Decimal, a separate, independent company.  Former Ryan Principal Jayme Fishman will join Second Decimal and commit to making these software products the company’s primary focus, with Mr. Fishman leading the organization as CEO.  The move allows Ryan to focus on core tax services, while ensuring the continued development of outstanding tax software products that will greatly benefit the Firm’s clients and the industry as a whole.  

The Second Decimal software products provide an integrated suite of workflow, tax calculation, and certificate management applications that automate tax calculations, information, and processes, resulting in improved efficiency, productivity, accuracy, and compliance.    

“Our existing software clients will benefit from Second Decimal’s commitment to enhance the technology and deliver it to the market,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan.  “Clients will benefit from having these products reside within a company that specializes in the complexities of tax software and is exclusively committed to the continued development and improvement of these outstanding software solutions.” 

“Second Decimal’s staff bring years of tax advisory experience that will be merged into the continued development and maintenance of these proven tax software products that enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness,” said Jayme Fishman, CEO of Second Decimal.  “With products that were built by tax practitioners for tax practitioners, Second Decimal is uniquely positioned to provide impactful software solutions that address the challenges facing tax executives in today’s compliance-driven market.” 

Ryan has one of the largest Tax Technology practices in the industry and will continue to provide a comprehensive suite of Tax Technology services while successfully executing their growth strategy.  Ryan’s Tax Technology practitioners will stay at Ryan and are not part of the transaction.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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