Tech-savvy Tax Professionals Agree, Cloud Solutions Are Where the Industry is Heading: CCH Axcess™ Leads the Way

Successful South Carolina Firm Turns to CCH for New Cloud-based Tax Solution

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 10, 2013) – This tax season, the tech-savvy firm of Bernard N. Ackerman, CPA, PA, chose CCH Axcess™, the industry’s only cloud-based modular tax preparation, compliance and firm management solution, to fuel its success in tax season and beyond. CCH is featuring CCH Axcess at the AICPA Practitioners Symposium, AICPA Tech+ Conference and 2013 AAM Summit, Booth #234.

“CCH Axcess is dynamite. It’s a wonderful cloud-based tax solution, and in the cloud is where we want to be,” said firm president and owner, Bernie Ackerman. “We believe in the value of relationships, and leveraging technology such as CCH Axcess is one way we are able to focus on strengthening the value we deliver to our clients.”

With the adoption of CCH Axcess for the 2012 filing season, Ackerman’s firm processed approximately 2,000 returns in the cloud.

“CCH Axcess helped ease typical tax season issues, and support for the product is fantastic,” he said.

CCH Axcess, introduced earlier this year, already is earning widespread attention as the innovative solution today’s accounting firms need to accelerate growth, optimize firm operations and advance their reputation. Most recently, CCH Axcess was awarded the CPA Practice Advisor’s 2013 Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Award, further solidifying the significant benefit it delivers to tax and accounting professionals.

Ackerman believes that technology is critical to a successful firm, with cloud technology offering big advantages for firms. “It’s the way the profession is moving,” he said, “and where firms will find the most advanced solutions.”

“More and more firms are recognizing the tremendous benefits of cloud solutions in helping them grow their businesses,” CCH Software Executive Vice President & GM Teresa Mackintosh said. “With CCH Axcess, we’re offering cloud solutions with incredible power, such as our centralized database and common data, to deliver capabilities that have the greatest significance for accountants.”

The benefits a firm realizes from technology don’t stop with the tax process. With integrated modules in a single solution, and a single dashboard and database, CCH Axcess customers can save thousands of hours of time on routine tasks, enabling them to offer new services and value to clients.

Ackerman confirms that technology also helps the firm provide higher value-added client services, enhance the client accounting process and reduce IT costs. For example, by streamlining processes and reducing manual tasks with solutions such as CCH Axcess, the firm’s team of 12 CPAs can focus on higher-value client services, such as consulting and strategic planning.

“Investing in the right technology strengthens our role as our clients’ most trusted advisor,” Ackerman said. “Cloud technologies also are a great alternative for minimizing IT costs.”

Ackerman is looking to further leverage CCH’s Open Integration Platform, which enables seamless, secure integration between CCH common data, rich feature sets and services and third-party solutions. This enables CCH customers the opportunity to access the solutions they desire from different providers and benefit further from an integrated workflow.

“We are very encouraged by CCH’s commitment to offer an open platform,” Ackerman said. “This promises a world of opportunity for building a fully integrated solution set that can help firms realize even greater benefits from their technology investments.”

More information about Ackerman’s firm and his staff’s experience is featured in the CPA Practice Advisor’s June Great Practices article.

About CCH Axcess

CCH Axcess is the industry’s only cloud-based modular tax preparation, compliance and firm management solution built from the ground up to support today’s accounting firms. With groundbreaking technology, tight tax workflow integration, common data and an open platform, CCH Axcess alone offers firms the highest levels of integration, security confidence and speed. CCH Axcess cloud-based modules include: CCH Axcess™ Tax; CCH Axcess™ Document; CCH Axcess™ Portal; CCH Axcess™ Practice; and CCH Axcess™ Workstream.

To learn more about CCH Axcess, please contact a CCH sales representative at 1-800-PFX-9998 (1-800-739-9998) or visit

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