Why Choose FPA?

Trust

As in any business relationship, who you work with always boils down to - who can you trust? We understand that trust isn't something given lightly.  It's something you earn over time.  Our approach and experience to nurturing our client relationships is based on mutual trust and understanding.  We constantly go above and beyond to earn our clients' trust each and every day.

We know there are a lot of questions when it comes to choosing how you want to address your technology needs:

  • Should I hire a full-time employee to manage my systems or outsource them to a company?
  • Should I find a specialist or a generalist?
  • Do I need someone who focuses on my industry only or someone with a breadth of experience?
  • Should I engage a small company or a big company?
  • Should I work with different companies in each area or should I find one company to handle all of my IT needs?

As a business like yours, we too have many of the same questions - in other areas of our business. While there are a many companies who provide technology services - hardware and software implementation, monitoring, management, maintenance, and support, cyber security, budgeting and planning - how do you choose? At the end of the day, we believe there are a number of key things that set us apart...

Reliability

Since 1991, FPA has been helping businesses within the greater Los Angeles area to implement and support their technology.  We're unmatched in our ability to be there for our clients and come through.  Since inception, FPA has been all about redefining what it means to be a professional IT services firm and reliability is a cornerstone of our approach.  Above all else, we believe our word is our bond.

We OVER Communicate!

One of our mantras here is to answer the questions BEFORE they're asked.  We believe so much in our approach to proactive communication that we even teach classes in it in our FPA University for all of our staff.  While we're highly technical, our communications aren't.  We understand what it takes to speak with our clients at every level of their organization. 

Technical Expertise

When looking at an IT Service Provider, you assume they know their stuff.  Unfortunately, many certified people are "book smart" but have a hard time applying that knowledge in the real world.  While we're Certified by most of the major technology players - Microsoft, Dell, HP, VMware, Cisco, SonicWALL, ESET, Citrix, etc. as well as the leading industry groups - CompTIA, ICCA, and the MSP Alliance (to name a few), our experience ensures that we know what we're doing. 

In addition, our experience, size, and organizational structure allows us to get really good at all of the latest technologies such as server implementations (file, print, Exchange), virtualization, fail-over, business continuity, mobile device management, as well as migrating to the cloud.

Vertical Market Expertise

We are experts working with Registered Investment Advisors, CPA's and Business Managers, Manufacturers and Distributors, and Non-Profits and have been for years. While this puts us in a unique position with clients in these areas, one of our strengths is our ability to leverage what's gotten us good at these industries into your specific business. 

Beyond our technical expertise and professional skills, our ability to learn is paramount.  Ours is a "culture of constant improvement" where we constantly push each other to improve.  And this mindset allows us to quickly and easily ensure we understand your specific business and any industry specific requirements it may have

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Ever wish your IT person knew a little more about business? Or, in particular, about your business? In addition to being trained in the most critical technical areas, our IT teams are also trained to understand the key technologies in most industries we serve. This means if you're a financial services company, you're working with consultants who understand financial services and what's critical to organizations in your industry. If you're a manufacturer or distributor, our team understands your business and what’s critical to your success.

See What Our Clients Say About Us!

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Full Time Remote HelpDesk Support

Tired of paging your IT consultant and not getting a callback? Frustrated with leaving messages that go unanswered? We understand that time is critical when you have IT issues. That's why we have a fully staffed, fully trained remote support help desk that is waiting to help you when any IT issues arise. Our helpdesk is staffed by full-time FPA employees here in our Encino office.  Anything we can do remotely, we do remotely. In addition, our 7am - 7pm PST hours means we work when you do, and our one hour callback guarantee means we're there when you need us.

A Team Approach

What happens when your IT guy or accounting system consultant goes on vacation? Or disappears? Or leaves the company he was with? With FPA, it's just another day, because we assign teams to each client. You're never reliant on any one person. And, because of our award winning Client Activity System that our teams use, almost anyone from FPA can provide support because we have all the key aspects and documentation related to your network or application saved in our internal client system - accessible to anyone from anywhere!

One Source for ALL Your IT Needs

Would you rather make six calls or one? Would you rather have your IT vendors pointing fingers at each other when there's a problem, or would you rather have one partner who understands your entire IT infrastructure and takes complete responsibility for all aspects? From network support to cyber security, from budgeting and planning to attending SEC audits, from cloud migrations to IT infrastructure upgrades, we have teams on staff that do it all.

Stability and Continuity

FPA has been providing IT support, system implementations, and custom programming to Southern California businesses since 1991. We’re not new to the game, and we’re not going anywhere. In an era marked by change and consolidation, we have stayed constant.  Our average employee has been with us for more than five years, and we only use full-time employees. We’ve been here for our clients, and we’ll continue to be here. If you want to partner with a company that you know will be there for you, FPA is the right choice.

"FPA always comes through quickly resolving our IT issues - including an ongoing problem that several other consultants had been unable to fix at our largest operating company.  They're certainly our go-to IT company of choice!"
Shapco
"It is not often I write to a supplier or a company whom we have purchased from.  However, in this case I am compelled to do so because the product we purchased and the services behind the product have exceeded my wildest expectations."
Temple Beth Am
"Great to work with, consistent timeliness of response to issues and problems. Resolved a major problem within a short time span, which minimized downtime significantly.
Emblem Enterprises, Inc.
"FPA has been exactly what we needed - a true extension of our IT department. They are all in - sleeves rolled up - to tackle each challenge and opportunity as it arises and we could not have gotten through our move or MPLS implementation without them."
The Search Agency
"The custom reports you wrote have been very helpful.  I appreciate that you even taught me how to write my own. One of these days I will be writing programs for you!"
L&S Advisors, Inc.
"From the moment they took over our network everything went flawlessly from virtually every aspect. To say we have been very impressed is an understatement."
Adept Consumer Testing
"I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how helpful ... your office was in a time of near desperation.  The people that I have dealt with ... have helped make my job much easier.  Thank you for your support."
Marketing Innovations International, Inc.
"I wanted to share with you that your team has been doing a great job in transitioning from our prior consultant. We can’t say enough about JS - his professionalism and knowledge in resolving issues is nothing less than impressive. FPA truly has a dedicated team and we are happy to be to among your clients."
Royal Paper Corp
Highest praise I can give is to recommend your services. Good people, collaborative, understand our pain points and are an extension of our team.
The Search Agency
"I don’t know what you did to make the old data compatible with the new system, but it seems to be working fine at this time.  Again, I thank you not only for myself ... but for all of the charities we support."
Help-Youth Foundation
"Thank you for your assistance in helping us retrieve our MAS 90 after 'The Big Crash' last month."
Hugo Boss Licensing, Inc.
"To say we were 'thrilled' with the way FPA' s team and your BDR Solution came through for us is an understatement!"
Gould Asset Management
"We never would have found the problems that were being created in our system without you.  Your excellent knowledge of accounting principles, combined with your software knowledge, have solved a long-standing problem here.  Our accounting records are now perfect and easy to use."
One Step Data, Inc.
"I've always found the responsiveness of FPA to be outstanding. And on this project, you exceeded my expectations. I wish you continued success in your upcoming projects and endeavors."
JRH Consulting Group
"It has been a pleasure working with you and your staff, and I can only rave over the high standards that you have maintained relative to our hardware and software."
Crane Asset Management, LLC
"FPA's responsiveness, commitment and organizational structure are to be commended!"
Better Life Products, Inc.
"Thank you! The file retrieval was a success. I can keep my job!"
Charles Pollock Reproductions, Inc.
"I would love to tell you that the Exchange project was perfect. SM and MS are wonderful staff members.  FPA is lucky to have such hard working employees. Thank you for everything!!!"
Boulevard Management