Cole Systems Partners with CCH to Offer End-to-end Sales Tax Solutions

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 13, 2006) – Cole Systems, one of New York City’s leading system integration firms and Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club Partner, has partnered with CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, to offer end-to-end sales tax solutions built on CCH’s CertiTAX™ and ZIPSales® Returns as a member of CCH’s Preferred Partner Program. CCH is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services (

CertiTAX provides real-time address validation and tax calculation based on a comprehensive database of rates and taxability rules covering thousands of products and services. A simple mapping of tax categories automates sales tax calculation and easily integrates with accounting software or online shopping carts. A web-based sales and use solution, ZIPSales Returns (ZSR) minimizes the time it takes to prepare sales tax returns by automatically populating end of month liability data from an ERP system or CertiTAX into the appropriate returns. With ZIPSales Returns what used to take days now can be done in a matter of minutes.

Compliance Without the Burden

According to Ivan Cole, CEO of Cole Systems, CCH simplifies his life because it supplies both the software and authoritative tax data needed to give his client businesses everything they need to calculate and report sales taxes.

“CCH provides us a complete solution with integrations to all of the Microsoft Dynamics products that we support.  Being both the source of the tax details database as well as providing the data loads into Microsoft Dynamics products, CCH allows us to offer a complete end-to-end solution from a single source,” Cole said.

“We’re pleased to welcome Cole Systems to the CCH Preferred Partner Program, and look forward to working with them and fulfilling our promise of ‘compliance without the burden,’” said Michael Silmont, CCH national strategic alliances manager.

For More Information

For more information about CCH’s sales and use tax solutions, call 1-800-630-2218 or visit

About Cole Systems

Founded in 1987, Cole Systems, one of New York City’s leading system integration firms, is dedicated to providing customers with real technology solutions and services that work for their individual business needs and empower them with the operational skills to succeed. The company has developed expertise in building client-specific business solutions, enterprise order management and back office solutions, CRM solutions and mobile sales force solutions, implementing financial and distribution management solutions, and corporate infrastructure design, implementation and support. For more information please visit

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( 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™, CertiTAX™, ZIPSales® Returns, 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 spread across the health, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law, regulatory and education sectors. 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 shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, see

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