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Iteration2 and BKD Technologies Join CCH’s Preferred Partner Program to Offer End-to-end Sales Tax Solutions
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 15, 2006) – Iteration2, a major provider of enterprise-wide business solutions and BKD Technologies, a division of BKD, LLP, one of the 10 largest CPA and advisory firms in the United States, have joined CCH Preferred Partners to provide their clients with end-to-end sales tax solutions built on CCH’s CertiTAX and ZIPSales Returns. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading provider of tax and business information, software and services (CCHGroup.com).
“We’re very gratified to be working with such first-rate organizations as Iteration2 and BKD,” said CCH Product Manager Bruce Krumlauf. “Their adoption of our Microsoft Gold-certified CertiTAX and ZIPSales solutions validates our position as an authoritative source of tax information and a supplier of easy-to-implement sales tax solutions.”
Iteration2, an Irvine, Calif. based Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, the Microsoft Business Solutions U.S. Partner of the Year, which recently implemented the first Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 in a production environment, prides itself on providing enterprise business solutions built to the highest standards.
“CCH is the leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services and a highly respected Microsoft Partner. We are very excited about our strategic relationship with CCH,” said Greg Sad, Marketing Director at Iteration2.
“Iteration2’s strong knowledge of Microsoft technologies and enterprise business applications coupled with world-class sales tax software from CCH allow us to provide our customers with a cohesive business solution,” Sad noted. “Our partnership was recently validated with the sale of CCH’s tax solutions to one of our premier clients, a leading global manufacturer headquartered in northern California.”
Helping Struggling Clients
BKD Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of Microsoft’s 2005 Inner Circle, had developed a custom front-end solution for CCH’s ZIPSales database to aid clients struggling with sales tax issues due to nexus in multiple states. Now they are offering an end-to-end solution using CertiTAX with ZIPSalesReturns and the new CertiTAX plug-ins for Microsoft Dynamics GP and AX.
“CCH now offers a solution which not only calculates the tax on each transaction, but also automatically fills out the appropriate forms for each state and, where available, files the form electronically,” said Jeff Balyeat, principal at BKD Technologies.
“When we showed the CertiTAX / ZIPSales Returns combination to one client, the response was: ‘Wow! We’ll easily save two to three employee days a month!’ We’re thrilled to offer that kind of clear-cut savings to our clients through the CCH Preferred Partner Program,” Balyeat added.
CertiTAX is a web-based sales and use tax calculation solution from CCH that provides real-time address validation and tax calculation based on a comprehensive database of rates and taxability rules covering thousands of products and services. CertiTAX integrates with Microsoft Dynamics GP, AX, NAV and SL and operates transparently behind the scenes with minimal operations or IT support.
CertiTAX web services are compliant with Microsoft .NET design and implementation standards. Systems, applications and services that display the .NET Connected logo have been tested to support web service capabilities and are optimized for the next generation of Internet-enabled computing. CertiTAX web services are Microsoft (.NET) Certified, for use with Microsoft® Windows, UNIX and other systems with a SOAP (simple object access protocol) toolkit or integrated SOAP facilities.
When used in combination with the CCH ZIPSales Returns product, sales tax liability can be aggregated from any input source, including batch input from legacy, point-of-sale and general ledger systems. The aggregated liability is then automatically transferred to the appropriate forms for each jurisdiction where taxes are owed. In states that accept third-party filing via EDI or E-File, returns can be automatically filed.
For more information, contact CertiTAX Sales at email@example.com, call 1-800-630-2218 or visit the CertiTAX web site at http://www.esalestax.com.
Iteration2 provides its clients with a superior enterprise software implementation experience at an attractive price. Combined with Microsoft’s integrated technology stack and unsurpassed financial strength, this provides a growth platform for today and tomorrow. Iteration2 is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Microsoft Axapta), and the 2005 U.S. MBS Partner of the Year.
Iteration2 uses its industry focus, enterprise software domain expertise and exceptional technical skills with Microsoft technologies to provide its clients with clear strategic business advantage. Iteration2 is based in Irvine, Calif. and has sales offices in strategic locations throughout the United States. Please visit the company’s web site at www.iteration2.com.
About BKD Technologies
BKD Technologies, a division of BKD, LLP , one of the 10 largest CPA and advisory firms in the U.S., helps organizations gain a competitive business advantage with information technology solutions. As an authorized reseller of leading business and financial applications software, we support companies with software selection, implementation and training assistance. BKD Technologies is ranked No. 7 on Accounting Technology’s Top 100 VAR (value-added reseller) listing for 2005, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Microsoft Dynamics™ AX and Microsoft Dynamics™ GP and a Sage Authorized Partner for Sage MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 500 software.
BKD Technologies team of professionals operates from the BKD network of 27 offices in 11 central states. For more information, see www.bkdtechnologies.com.
BKD, LLP (www.bkd.com) is the CPA and advisory firm of choice for growing companies and high net-worth individuals. As one of the 10 largest such firms in the country, we help clients go beyond their numbers by applying our technical expertise, unmatched client service and disciplined delivery of solutions to their management and financial needs. BKD’s approximately 1,600 personnel, including more than 200 partners, are based in 27 offices within 11 states in the central United States. BKD serves clients worldwide as the largest member firm of Moores Rowland International (MRI) alliance of independent accounting firms.
About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (CCHGroup.com) 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 is based in Riverwoods, Ill.
Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. The Company’s core markets are health, corporate services, financial services, tax, accounting, legal, regulation, and education. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 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. For more information, see www.wolterskluwer.com.
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