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Stern Cohen LLP

June 19, 2017

Of all the different types of businesses, surely an accounting firm sternlogowould prioritize and emphasize accurate record keeping, streamlined business processes, and computerized systems. Vana Amanatidis, HR Director at accounting firm Stern Cohen, was dissatisfied with existing paper and Excel-based files for managing employee information and knew there was a better way.

Vana researched HRIS solutions online and found HR Systems Strategies Inc. (HRSS). Her top three must-haves for selecting a vendor were:

  1. They must be a Canadian company;
  2. The software must automate functions all in one place, with the ability to track multiple banks of time, associations, and education; and
  3. They must have a self-serve module to provide employees with access to their entitlements and the ability to submit time-off requests. info:HR and ESS from HRSS fit all the criteria and much, much more.

Fast forward a few months and with training, implementation, and the learning curve behind them, it is a whole new ball game. Vana couldn’t be happier.

“Our processes are now very streamlined and everything is online and in one place. Our employees now have the transparency we were hoping for and we are getting a fraction of the calls we used to. ESS is so easy to use and our staff picked it up immediately. The reports we are getting are great for budgeting purposes. The solutions from HRSS have provided everything I hoped for and more. I am now tracking information I never thought of before!”

“We are thrilled to have such a reputable firm as Stern Cohen LLP as a client of ours,” commented HRSS’s President Andy Staniewski. “We were confident our products would address their needs, but just as satisfying are the kind words Vana has said about our training and the responsiveness of our help desk staff. It’s a great partnership and we look forward to serving and growing with Stern Cohen for many years to come.”


Stern Cohen LLP was founded in 1963. Stern Cohen’s partners and associates specialize in the areas of tax, accounting and assurance, estate planning, business advisory, business valuation, and litigation support services for a client base in the greater Toronto area.