CCH Tax and Accounting Products Top List of Software & Information Industry Association Award Finalists

CCH’s Integrated, Market-leading Tools Lead Nominations in Tax Industry

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 19, 2005) – CCH Tax and Accounting (CCH), the nation’s premier provider of tax and accounting productivity software, research and services, is pleased to announce that three CCH products have been selected as finalists across four categories in the 20th annual Software & Information Industry Association Codie Awards.

“Our customers already recognize CCH as the nation’s premier provider of integrated tax and accounting information, software and services. It’s thrilling that in our first year as a participant in the SIIA Codie Awards contest, our peers in the information and software industry also have recognized CCH’s leadership with the most nominations in our arena,” said CCH CEO Kevin Robert.

The CCH products selected as finalists in the prestigious award contest recognizing excellence and innovation in information and software products and applications include:

  • CCH Client Relate: An innovative productivity tool for accounting firms, CCH ClientRelate streamlines professionals’ practice by integrating the research authority of CCH’s Internet Tax Research NetWork with the power of CCH’s tax compliance software, ProSystem fx Tax and Global fx Tax. CCH ClientRelate is a finalist for Best Solution Integrating Content into an Application, recognizing CCH’s continued leadership in delivering integrated content and software workflow solutions for tax and accounting professionals.
  • CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork: The most authoritative, comprehensive online tax research information service, CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork (TRN) is a finalist in two categories: Best Online Government Information Service and Best Vertical Market Business Content Solution. CCH Tax Research NetWork seamlessly integrates with CCH’s ProSystem fx tax compliance software to provide one-stop workflow solutions for tax and accounting professionals. And, CCH’s Tax Research NetWork is the only tax research service to offer one-click access to research answers for users of Microsoft® Office 2003 programs — allowing practitioners to conduct their research right within an Office application, such as Word, Excel® or Outlook®, without ever having to leave the document before them.
  • CCH Tax Tracker News: The most current, comprehensive, customizable tax news service on the Internet, CCH Tax Tracker News is a daily federal and state tax news service that brings users the focused tax news they want. CCH Tax Tracker News is fully integrated with the CCH Tax Research NetWork, allowing users to seamlessly move from reading the latest tax and accounting news developments to researching how their clients will be affected.CCH Tax Tracker News is the only tax news product selected as a finalist for Best Online News Service.

“These finalists demonstrate perfectly CCH’s vision and leadership in content and software integration. Spanning the spectrum of news, authoritative research content and tax compliance software applications, CCH products seamlessly weave content and software into single solutions that make our customers more efficient, productive and successful,” said Robert.

The four CCH Tax and Accounting product finalists are among 331 information and software products and applications selected from over 1,000 entries.

“The 20th annual Codie Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, content and education technology industries,” said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. “When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a Codie Awards finalist is a significant achievement.”

The Codie Awards program holds the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors. The Codie Awards program, now in its 20th year, remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision.

The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry.

About CCH Tax and Accounting

CCH Tax and Accounting (, based in Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of tax, audit, and accounting information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager™ and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH Tax and Accounting is a Wolters Kluwer company. Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company.

Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2003) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,750 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ( Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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