Create a world of Automation
Building a methodology to make automation accessible to everyone
Reduce stress by providing resources and education to clients to improve their efficiency using automation technology
Automata is the plural for automaton which is a robot, machine or control mechanism designed to automatically follow a predetermined sequence of operations and is relatively self-operating. Like our name, we want to help your practice by assisting and developing robots to make the accountants life easier.
Automata Practice Development specializes in robot development for the accounting industry. While there are many automation consultants, Automata Practice Development has been building robots in accounting for 8+ years. We understand the accounting and tax process better than other consultants and we can help demystify robots for your practice.
Our project managers and automation engineers are all based in the United States. We know the right questions to ask to find places in your existing processes to apply robots and alleviate your pain points.
Wesley Hartman is the Founder of Automata Practice Development. He started in Information Technology in 2005 and specifically in IT for accounting in 2009 at Kirsch Kohn and Bridge, an accounting firm with 80 years of history.
At Kirsch Kohn and Bridge, he pioneered an RPA platform in 2014 with an automation to input K-1 data from a spreadsheet into tax software. From there he grew the platform to include, data mining, custom emailing and invoicing, and decision making. He has spoken at conferences to share his knowledge and experience in robot engineering along with other topics relating to technology and efficiency.
He is part of the AICPA Engage Tech+ committee and speaks at the AICPA Engage conference on how to implement emerging technology and methods for making practices more efficient using technology.
His focus is on analyzing procedures with the mindset of engineering efficiency and process improvement. He will break down tasks into pieces to look at all the cogs in the machine in order to find ways that technology can evolve and transform accounting.
Wesley holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering and worked on an autonomous vehicle project, so automation is part of his identity. He also practices martial arts, enjoys building furniture in his garage, and puts together a haunted maze in his driveway for Halloween.