Schneider Downs Digital

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PRIMARY CONTACTS: John J. HucklePatrick B. Armknecht CPA,CITP

SD Digital delivers modern solutions for modern problems through the power of digital.

Whether your organization is aspiring to scale during a period of growth, streamline operations to free up cash and human capital, become nimbler to better serve customers, or better utilize your data to make proactive decisions, the SD Digital team has the forward-thinking mindset, business acumen and technical expertise to accelerate and progress your digital journey.

We partner with you to unblock the promise that digital has for unlocking better business outcomes. Through being agile, user-centric, business savvy, and digital experts, our solutions are delivered with an unwavering commitment to practicality, speed to market, and a delightful user experience. With a pioneering spirit and client-first mindset, SD Digital works with you to de-risk, demystify and deliver outcome-focused, iterative solutions that translate technology into transformative change. 

SD Digital Core Solutions

Our scalable, customizable and iterative business solutions empower organizations to discover the best version of themselves.

Digital Modernization  

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

Intelligent Automation

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

Data Analytics

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

Custom Development 

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

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solutions

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

simpLEASE Accounting Software

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

SD Insite Workforce Management Software

SD inSITE is a web-based application that provides employees, and other individuals associated with your organization, a central data repository for information sharing. 

Cybersecurity and IT Risk Advisory

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


Industry Focus

We are proud to help organizations across all industries discover the power of digital and understand that while the power of digital is agnostic, the need for digital varies based on industry. With a deep bench of industry professionals, SD Digital has the team and roadmap for digital journeys across different industries, including: 



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

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.


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About SD Digital

SD Digital helps organizations translate technology to transformative change and realize the best version of themselves. With a forward-thinking cap and digital lens, we empower organizations to realize the art of the possible with the power of digital through business-focused and technology-enabled solutions, built on an unwavering commitment to practicality, speed to market and the user experience.

Learn more on our dedicated Schneider Downs Digital page or contact the team directly at [email protected].

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Our Clients' Thoughts On Schneider Downs

"Good two way communication. Every client's needs are unique and different. Schneider Downs understands us based on our size, needs, staff, knowledge and areas we need assistance and do not. It works great and communication is the key to that successful partnership."

"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"."

"Consistent quality service over an extended relationship."

"Very good working relationship."

"Excellent experience in the first year audit, and previously in an audit capacity with a former company."

"We have a solid relationship with our team"

"We've had a very good experience with SD&Co over the years and appreciate the strong leadership from the partners and managers on our account. They understand our business and the issues we face each year and provide reasonable alternatives."

"We have built a solid working relationship with Schneider Downs since they became our firm accountants in 2018. The knowledge of our firm's accounting systems has grown over the years and Schneider Downs plays an important role in providing accounting services and providing guidance to our firm."

"Trusted advisor which adds value to the relationship."

"My experience with Schneider Downs has consistently been excellent. For the past 18 months, while experiencing the many facets of COVID, the Schneider Downs team has been exceptional. The frequent consultations, CFO forums, sharing of best practices, etc. has provided excellent benefits in a unique and unpredictable environment. More than providing necessary services, they are a terrific resource for our institution.

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