Dean Dickinson is managing director (MD) of Advanced Business Solutions, formerly COA Solutions. He has been in the finance software business since 1990. He was part of the senior management team at QSP/Arelon prior to the acquisition by COA Solutions, at which time he became deputy MD for the business as a whole. Since the acquisition of COA Solutions by Advanced Computer Software Group in February 2010, Dickinson has become MD for Advanced Business Solutions. He is a specialist in consultancy and has a strong knowledge of business processes within a high volume/high value environment.