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CCH Executives Cover New Developments in Tax & Accounting at Thought Leader Symposium

CCH CEO Sabbatis Highlights “Best in Process” Solutions and CCH’s New Open Integration Platform as Key to Success

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 27, 2012) – Tax, accounting and audit firms are facing a new normal today that’s fast-moving and ever-changing. In a presentation at the 2012 CPA Practice Advisor Thought Leader Symposium in Dallas, CCH executives met with key leaders in the profession to discuss trends today and strategies for helping firms stay ahead of the curve.

Best in Process Solutions, Open Integration Platform Set CCH Apart

“Critically important to a firm’s success today is the ability to take a ‘Best in Process’ approach, with optimized technology solutions and workflows to realize the highest productivity across processes – and CCH offers this,” CEO Mike Sabbatis said. “CCH’s Best in Process solutions facilitate work across multiple workflows in a streamlined and seamless way.”

Sabbatis and CCH’s Chief Technology Officer Brian Diffin presented to the Symposium CCH’s Open Integration Platform and new Partner Program – a key differentiator for CCH in the market.

“To achieve the highest level of productivity, it’s also essential that firms have integrated technology platforms that enable seamless workflows not only within their firm, but beyond it,” he said.

Sabbatis announced that CCH will be delivering a new Open Integration Platform that enables customers and vendors alike to integrate seamlessly their applications and custom solutions to CCH’s cloud platform. The capability results from CCH’s significant investment in its new platform, which was built from the ground up leveraging the latest technology.

“With CCH’s Open Integration Platform, we’re opening up a whole new way of working for firms with the ability to seamlessly integrate data and applications from across different sources – going beyond CCH’s solutions, to solutions they use from other providers, as well as information and solutions created within the firm,” said Sabbatis.

Thought Leader Symposium attendee Michelle Golden, CPF, President of Golden Practices, called CCH’s open approach and willingness to work with anyone “a big, bold, important move.”

CCH has also launched the Open Integration Platform Partner Program, working with customer and vendor “Early Adopters,” with live integrations ongoing this tax season. Full market release of CCH’s Open Integration Platform is planned in the first half of this year.

Part of the Early Adopter program is XCM Solutions, creator of XCM™ Workflow Management Software, which has developed integration to ProSystem fx Document (SaaS and On Premise versions). As a result, XCM customers now have the ability to create links from XCM projects to files stored in Document, and access those files on demand.

“We’re very excited to partner with CCH in leveraging their Open Integration Platform to serve our customers better than ever this tax season,” said Mark Albrecht, XCM Solutions CEO.

XCM delivered the new capability with ease and speed thanks to CCH Integrator Kits, which provide the tools and instructions that partners can use to develop these integrations. 

“We’re very excited to work with Independent Software Vendor partners and our customers as they leverage CCH’s Open Integration Platform,” said Sabbatis. “Our highly innovative and open approach recognizes that supporting professionals best means much more than providing a product – it means you support an entire process and CCH is committed to doing that.”

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is the leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The ProSystem fx® Suite, CorpSystem®, CCH® IntelliConnect®, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill. Follow us now on Twitter @CCHMediaHelp. Wolters Kluwer ( is a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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