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CCH IntelliConnect Wins 2009 Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Award

(LOS ANGELES, CALIF., June 2, 2009) – CCH IntelliConnect™, the new, easy-to-use research platform for tax and accounting professionals, was awarded The CPA Technology Advisor’s Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Award on June 1, 2009. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (

This is the fifth time a CCH product has been honored with the prestigious award.

“We’re honored that CCH’s ongoing commitment to innovation has been recognized again with this award,” said CCH President Mike Sabbatis. “IntelliConnect is unmatched in professional research for its ease of use and we’re thrilled that tax and accounting professionals have recognized this.”

The new platform was built from the ground up based on customer feedback.

“We share this award with our customers, who participated in hundreds of hours of interviews and testing to produce a new model for tax research that enhances their productivity and efficiency,” said Sabbatis.

The Innovation Awards are sponsored by The CPA Technology Advisor to recognize innovative developments in technologies that benefit the tax and accounting profession, as well as significant advancements in existing technologies. The awards were announced by M. Darren Root, CPA, CITP, Executive Editor of The CPA Technology Advisor, at the 2009 California Accounting & Business Show.

“The winners of this year’s awards demonstrate the strength of the technology market for tax and accounting firms, and that there are abundant choices for these professionals,” Root said. “CCH’s IntelliConnect is a good example of the approach taken by all the products honored this year. Although this year’s winners span the spectrum of professional services, they are all web-based, marking the continued growth and acceptance of such systems by tax and accounting professionals.”

About CCH IntelliConnect

“We’re especially pleased to win the Innovation Award because we designed IntelliConnect to change the game for professional tax research,” Sabbatis said. “IntelliConnect is completely different because it offers the same ease of use as some of today’s most popular consumer web search engines to access professional research content.”

The innovative evolution of CCH’s Tax Research NetWork, IntelliConnect is designed to be the central information portal for users’ daily work, changing the way research is conducted and delivering workflow benefits and efficiencies that extend beyond outstanding research results.

IntelliConnect streamlines workflow, improves accuracy and efficiency and gives unprecedented access to CCH’s world-class content. Users can search with no need to pre-select publications, simply by typing their terms. Filters allow users to quickly narrow down results lists to locate exactly what they’re looking for, with viewing panes that show results lists and individual documents onscreen at the same time.

IntelliConnect offers a wide range of new features and benefits:

  • Intuitive and innovative research capabilities mean IntelliConnect is easy to learn and use. Key functionality is exposed while creating a simple, modern interface. Everything is accessible from one screen.
  • Search entire subscriptions means there’s no need to pre-select anything when initiating a search. Users can start broadly and then narrow the search.
  • Filtering allows users to select different ways to sort results using filters. They can quickly scan through a long results list and locate exactly what they’re looking for.
  • Tri-screen view enables users to see opened documents, as well as the search results list, all at once.
  • Multiple tabs let users go back and forth easily between multiple searches.
  • Easy searching and browsing provides the flexibility to use either or both Browse and Search to find desired information or documents.
  • Search within a search allows users to easily refine results by searching within a set of search results.

With IntelliConnect, users don’t have to pre-select what to search. All of their subscriptions are included. When they find a relevant document, they can simply place it in a tray for later printing, e-mailing or pasting into a client document. A document placed in the tray Monday morning will still be there when the user logs off, even if that is on Friday afternoon.

Customer Benefits

IntelliConnect provides significant new efficiency and productivity gains to professionals and firms. There’s no need to spend hours training new staff on yet another system, or learning how to be an expert in professional research. IntelliConnect’s familiar and intuitive search interface ensures experienced, new and occasional researchers all have the same fast access to accurate answers.

View IntelliConnect Now

To see just how easy IntelliConnect is, view a product demonstration here.

For More Information

For more information on the award-winning CCH IntelliConnect, please call a CCH sales representative at 1-888-CCH-REPS (1-888-224-7377) or visit

CCH winners of the Innovation Award in previous years include CCH ProSystem fx Document with E-mail Management, CCH ProSystem fx Scan, ProSystem fx Engagement and CCH@Hand. For more information on the award-winning ProSystem fx Document, ProSystem fx Scan and ProSystem fx Engagement, please call 1-800-739-9998 or visit For more information on the award-winning CCH@Hand, please call a CCH sales representative at 1-888-CCH-REPS (1-888-224-7377) or visit

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

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

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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