It's is coming back with a vengeance. The term "one-stop shopping" first came into the accounting vernacular a number of years ago when the so-called corporate consolidators gobbled up many accounting firms including some decent sized regional ones. The idea was that corporate consolidators saw the clients of these firms as candidates for additional services and products.

The effort basically failed. In part, it was probably because of culture clash--the partners of these firms didn't feel comfortable in this corporate world which promoted proprietary products and services.

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