Arthur Andersen, one of the world's leading professional services firms, proudly claims Sarasota as a base for its technology operations. The four divisions in Sarasota are Arthur Andersen Technology Solutions (AATS), the Americas Operations Center (AOC), Arthur Andersen Tax Technology Enterprises (AATTE) and VantageSource LLP.
The firm purchased a small software company here in 1984, which evolved into today's high-technology presence. More than 800 Sarasota employees produce state-of-the-art business software and technical solutions for Arthur Andersen, its clients and the external market, and support the technology infrastructure for more than 72,000 firm employees in 84 countries.
The company's advanced line of software products draws on the business and computer expertise of AATTE and AATS. Products produced by AATTE include A*Plus*Tax and Arthur Andersen Corporate Tax Solutions, available for license through VantageSource LLP, an Andersen Worldwide member firm. AATS is responsible for providing technology products and services to all Arthur Andersen employees around the world. These products and services include software for internal use, technical support and training, technology asset management and technology operations.
The Americas Operations Center (AOC) began operations in January 1998. The AOC is Arthur Andersen's "shared services" center for all offices in the United States and Canada. It is an internally focused business that provides a wide array of internal support services such as procurement, accounts payable, payroll and cash management.
Arthur Andersen's hallmark is a commitment to superior products and timely client services. To deliver this quality, the company relies on dedicated, intelligent and creative people who excel in application design, programming, technology operations and support, accounting, marketing, sales, administration, communications, accounts payable, payroll administration and other specialized fields.
The company's physical presence in Sarasota is enhanced by its recently completed worldwide technology park: Arthur Andersen Technology Park provides a campus environment just west of Exit 39 (Fruitville Road) off Interstate 75.
As a company with global impact, Andersen employees are encouraged to look outward and contribute personally to local civic and charitable causes. Arthur Andersen' is also a corporate sponsor of a variety of community activities and organizations.