CCH Powers Up Internet With More New Features For Its Internet Tax Research Network.
Faster Starts, More Effective Searches, Greater Customization Through CCH Innovation
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 7, 1999) In response to the
continuing rapid adoption of Internet services by accounting and legal professionals, CCH
INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information, said today
that it has added a number of valuable new features to its CCH Internetsm Tax
Research NetWork (CITRN). The additions will provide tax professionals with even
greater seamless access to research materials and allow users more flexibility in
customizing their CCH research tools.
Of particular note, tax professionals will benefit by CCH Internet Tax Research
NetWorks faster user login feature, greater customization, more powerful and
convenient news options and the ability to search multiple libraries simultaneously.
"Since CCH sets the standard for Internet-based tax research, were always
working to ensure that CCH customers continue to find even greater value and efficiency
when using our Internet research products," said Catherine Wolfe, director of
marketing, CCH Federal and State Tax group. "These new features allow us to enhance
even further the superiority of Internet research."
Get There Faster with Login Express
Allowing for a faster start, CCH has introduced a new Login Express capability,
allowing users to double-click directly to CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork. A new
icon on the users desktop will open the users browser, connect to the Internet
and to the CITRN login screen, and, if desired, enter the users id and password.
Users can also use Login Express to speed directly from their desktops to an Internal
Revenue Code section, regulation or tax case. They simply right-click on the Login Express
icon, enter a citation, and in seconds, theyre looking at the document.
"Getting started on research has never been faster, in any medium," Wolfe
More News Options, Customization
Also enhanced is CCH's Internet news service which is provided free of charge
with a subscription to any library on the CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork. The
taxTracker searchsm feature, which tracks and delivers headlines and story
summaries to users via daily e-mail, is now even easier to set up and use.
CCH templates now make it simpler to set search parameters, such as specifying document
types or specific states for searches, naming searches and managing the searches. New
taxTracker search news topics added to the extensive pre-defined search menu include State
Business Credits and Incentives Alert, Federal Tax Legislation Watch and Federal Tax
In addition, tax professionals can recall their news search results for any given
period of time, from a specific day to a range of dates. When subscribers receive their
e-mail notification of relevant news stories, a single click on the headline of the story
will take them to the CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork login screen, and then
automatically to the full text of the story online. Other new options add even greater
flexibility and customization.
Content, Research Features Added
While improving ease of use, CCH also is continuing to add content and research
features to the Tax Research NetWork. Taxes magazine, one of the
countrys oldest periodicals devoted to taxes, will be added to most of the CITRN tax
libraries. And, citations to the Code, regulations and cases referenced in Taxes
articles will be linked to full-text documents within CITRN.
In addition, CCHs "Relate" function is being extended to more types of
documents, making it easier, for example, for users to find current developments related
to their point of research.
Also, researchers can now target documents in multiple libraries simply by checking the
document types they wish to search in each library and then typing in their search terms
on the ever-present search template.
For example, a subscriber can target the CCH Federal Tax Service in the Federal
Tax Library, then open the State Tax Library and select one or more state reporters. Then,
typing in "Roth IRA distribution" on the search template will bring up
explanations of both the state and federal implications of this issue.
"Obviously, this brings even greater value and reduces the amount of time needed
to do effective federal and state searches," Wolfe noted.
For more information about CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork, click
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, founded in 1913, has served four generations of business
professionals and their clients. The company produces approximately 700 print and
electronic products for tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small
business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site
can be accessed at www.cch.com.
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