Ryan Listed as a Top Firm in the 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Technology Innovators.

Oct 19, 2012, 19:24 ET from Ryan

DALLAS, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that the Firm ranked 98th in the 2012 InformationWeek 500 listing of the most innovative business technology companies in the United States. Ryan was the highest ranked corporate tax services firm on the list and moved up 32 places from its previous ranking in the 2011 InformationWeek 500 List.

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InformationWeek has been conducting this exhaustive research project for decades, tracking the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America's best-known companies, and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. The rankings spotlight the power of innovation, rather than simply identifying the biggest information technology spenders. The selection process includes a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative assessment of each firm's business technology strategy. Ryan was selected based on a demonstrated pattern of technological, procedural, and organizational innovation in information technology.

"The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor-In-Chief Rob Preston. "What the editors look for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, and new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."

"Innovation and technology are central to our ability to deliver world-class client service and superior results," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "We are honored to be ranked as a top 100 company in this year's InformationWeek 500 list and remain dedicated to leveraging technological innovation to provide higher levels of client value."

Ryan was recognized at a gala awards ceremony during the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California on September 11, 2012.

About Ryan

Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a two-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 multi-disciplinary team of more than 975 professionals and associates serves over 6,500 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com.