CCH, Execusite Alliance Delivers Custom Tax Content To Accountants, Their Clients Via The Web

Agreement Allows Professionals to Realize Value of the Web
for Serving Clients, Expanding Practices

(LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2000) – Further strengthening its commitment to the delivery of superior professional information and Internet tools, CCH INCORPORATED (CCH) today announced a content-licensing agreement with Execusite, Inc. (, the premier web site solution provider to accounting and tax professionals. Under the agreement, tax professionals using Execusite services to build a web site for their practices can tap into CCH’s vast content on individual and business tax issues and post this information on their own sites, delivering authoritative, timely information to their clients.

CCH, a leading provider of tax and business law information and software, announced the partnership today at the California Accounting and Business Show, Los Angeles Airport Hilton. The agreement is effective July 1, 2000.

Tax stories and other content provided by CCH will be specifically geared toward the needs of accounting and tax firm clients and written in non-technical, plain-English style. CCH’s team of tax and legal professionals who continuously track, report, explain and analyze federal and state tax developments will develop the web-based information. Accounting and tax firms can select from a variety of stories on both state and federal tax topics, customizing the information to the specific needs of their client base.

The agreement with Execusite brings a valuable, new e-commerce component to CCH’s established leadership in providing authoritative web-based content and tools for accounting and legal professionals.

"CCH’s goal is to provide relevant information to a firm’s practice and highlight the practitioner’s commitment to staying current on the tax issues that affect his or her clients," said Kevin Robert, publisher, CCH Federal and State Tax Group. "Partnering with ‘best-of-class’ Internet businesses such as Execusite, we’re able to help professionals enhance the service and guidance they provide to their clients."

The CCH content adds a valuable component to Execusite’s web site creation and Hosting Services. Execusite’s services provide a turnkey solution allowing accounting firms to build a site very quickly and easily and customize it to their particular areas of focus.

"Our alliance with CCH highlights Execusite’s ongoing commitment to make relevant and timely content available to accounting professionals for their web sites," said Lance McCollough, CPA, a director and co-founder of Execusite. "Integrating CCH’s tax content into our customers’ web sites is a tremendous value for our current and future Execusite members, and allows them to foster quality service by keeping clients up-to-date on changes that could impact their tax situations."

Many accountants are searching for effective ways to use their practices’ web site more effectively and profitably. However, the resources for maintaining a current and informative site are often limited, according to Robert.

"Providing clients with informative stories applicable to them is a way to bring them back to a firm’s web site on a regular basis and is an important step for illustrating a professional’s value," said Robert. "This provides more opportunities to market new or expanded services – such as tax planning, financial and retirement planning, payroll services, investment services and small business consulting – to current and prospective clients."

For more information about creating a custom web site with CCH’s valuable tax news and information, visit the Execusite web site at or call toll free (877) 393-2874.

About Execusite

Since its launch in 1998, Execusite has established itself as the leading provider of quality web site solutions to accounting and tax professionals. Execusite’s proprietary Web Engine technology has enabled accounting professionals across the nation to develop full-featured, graphically rich web sites that enhance their firm’s professional image and serve as a means for greater communication with their current and prospective clients. Execusite, Inc., based in Irvine, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Website Pros, the nation's first comprehensive full-service web site design and development company dedicated to serving small businesses. Based in San Francisco, Calif., Website Pros, Inc. is privately-held and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Crosspoint Venture Partners, Pivotal Asset Management, Chase Capital Partners,, Office Depot, Dell and Bell Atlantic.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company annually produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the 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 and the Federal and State Tax Group site at

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