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CCH Launches New Enhancements for Improving Efficiency, Advancing Business for CPAs
Workflow Ease, Sharepoint Integration, SQL Server 2012 Support and More
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., July 11, 2012) – Streamlining processes, removing workflow pain points and helping increase profitability are the drivers behind a host of new CCH software enhancements designed to help professionals advance their business. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (CCHGroup.com), has released several product updates featuring new workflow features and integration capabilities.
“By listening to our customers and understanding their business needs, we’re able to deliver the focused product enhancements they want to boost efficiency and profitability,” said Sam High, CCH Vice President & General Manager of Accounting, Audit & Workflow. “These new integration and navigation solution upgrades really put the industry’s most advanced workflow tools in the hands of tax, accounting and audit professionals.”
The key enhancements that provide better support for tax, accounting and audit professionals include:
- New CCH KnowledgeConnect™ integration with SharePoint – For customers who are SharePoint 2010 users, the new plug-in marries the two solutions together. KnowledgeConnect complements SharePoint by introducing unique knowledge management functionality such as formal Q&A Manager and discussion threads, Best Practices creation and dissemination, Expert Locator, Dynamic Profiling, Communities of Practice and business rules and approvals.
- New ProSystem fx® Engagement 6.11 – The solution’s advanced functionality now makes it easier to collaborate with third parties. This latest version of Engagement enables users to share binder portfolios, send files from ProSystem fx® Portal to Engagement and also links Engagement and Portal clients together. Enhanced functionality with Adobe Acrobat® Microsoft® Word and Excel® formats provides greater efficiency in the management of workpapers. More effective tracking of engagements is also available through integration with ProSystem fx® Workstream and with sign-on capability when going between Engagement and the rest of the ProSystem fx Suite. Everything also comes on a new DVD release.
- New ProSystem fx® Knowledge Coach enhancement 1.11 – Workpapers now open quicker and refresh even faster for maximum efficiency with typical improvements in speed of up to 25 percent. This updated version also features on-the-fly check-in, check-out and synchronization of workpapers as well as streamlined field-functionality through enhanced copy/paste, keyboard shortcut sign-off and more. Knowledge Coach and Engagement also support Microsoft Corp.’s SQL Server 2012 as well as SQL Server 2008.
- New CCH Accounting Research Manager® (ARM) enhancements – Now ARM has an updated look and feel, starting with new navigation plus enhanced functionality for more efficient and faster research capabilities. Users can open documents in separate tabs for easier navigation, bookmark favorite locations for instant access upon logging in, access research history and enjoy greater ability to jump back-and-forth between documents without losing their place. It also enables text of CCH authored and SEC documents to be forwarded.
For More Information
To learn more about CCH accounting and audit solutions and new product enhancements for complete end-to-end workflow solutions, please contact CCH at 1-800-PFX-9998 (1-800-739-9998) or visit CCHGroup.com.
About CCH KnowledgeConnect
KnowledgeConnect allows organizations to capture questions and answers in a searchable, re-useable form that’s accessible to everyone. Available from anywhere, anytime, KnowledgeConnect provides employees with the knowledge they need to make faster and more informed business decisions, avoid work redundancies and reduce project cycle times.
About ProSystem fx Engagement
As a stand-alone solution, ProSystem fx Engagement is a powerful tool, and when combined with other CCH solutions it becomes an integrated end-to-end answer for all engagements. The solution provides a central location where information can flow in and out, while remaining accessible to an entire team. Features include seamless integration with Knowledge Coach, ARM and IntelliConnect® research platforms – providing auditors the tools they need to tackle risk assessment standards with ease. Financial data can also integrate with ProSystem fx® Tax so updates are made simultaneously in both programs.
About ProSystem fx Knowledge Coach
Going beyond the traditional checklist-based audit approach, ProSystem fx Knowledge Coach is an entirely new breed of digital audit management relying on the Knowledge-Based Audit (KBA) methodology. It lets auditors get back to what they do best – the investigative work of auditing. The award-winning and peer reviewed audit, review and compilation guidance solution is a planning tool, workpaper generator, engagement workflow management application and risk overseer all rolled into one.
Features include the ability to directly link risks to procedures and one-time data entry to flow across all workpapers with automatic updates. Prior-period engagements are also rolled forward with updated information to save time.
About CCH Accounting Research Manager
Accounting Research Manager (ARM) translates complex information into easy-to-understand language with interpretations that clearly define the rules from your perspective. The solution provides guidance and updated compliance information for rapidly changing accounting, auditing, governmental, SEC and internal controls standards such as Fair Value, the Codification issued by the FASB, FASB Codification Topic 740 (FIN 48), Sarbanes-Oxley and other pertinent topics.
ARM also features a comprehensive online financial reporting database, FASB functionality that includes summaries of new releases and exclusive, up-to-date coverage of current developments such as the AICPA Clarity Project.
About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (CCHGroup.com) 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 (www.wolterskluwer.com) 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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