Crowe Horwath LLP welcomes AbleBridge

Firm expands financial services software solution line and establishes Boston-area office


CHICAGO (June 1, 2016) – Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the U.S., has welcomed the personnel of AbleBridge, Inc. Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, AbleBridge is a software company that develops and sells industry software solutions built upon the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. As part of the transaction, Crowe has acquired all of AbleBridge’s intellectual property. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Established in 2007 by Ryan Plourde, AbleBridge has built an established Microsoft Dynamics CRM software and consulting practice. AbleBridge’s flagship industry solution, BenefitsBridge, provides insurance benefits brokers with a highly specialized agency management solution. In addition to insurance, AbleBridge also services organizations in the manufacturing, broker-dealer, wealth management, construction and professional services areas. Plourde will join Crowe as a principal in Performance Consulting.

”AbleBridge brings an innovative software mindset, with a focus on specialized industry solutions,” said Josh Cole, managing principal of Crowe Performance Consulting. “The talented people of AbleBridge bring tremendous synergies with our existing Microsoft Dynamics CRM practice, while adding to our deep specialization and focus on the insurance industry.” This will be the firm’s first location in the Boston area.

“Joining with Crowe gives us greater capacity to better serve our clients and the ability to bring new software solutions to the market rapidly,” said Plourde, CEO of AbleBridge. “The combination of our product development and marketing expertise, combined with the service capability of Crowe will create a truly differentiated and leading CRM practice.” 

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