(RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 24, 2006) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax and accounting information, software and services (tax.cchgroup.com), is pleased to announce that two CCH products have been selected as finalists in the prestigious 2006 Software & Information Industry Association Codie Awards.
“It’s extremely gratifying to be recognized by our peers in the information and software industry for the qualities that distinguish our products as leaders in the market,” said CCH CEO Kevin Robert. “Our customers recognize that CCH is the premier provider of best-of-breed tax and accounting solutions, and view us as a trusted strategic partner in building business success. It’s exciting that our peers in the industry have once again recognized CCH’s leadership by honoring us as a finalist in two categories.”
The CCH products selected as finalists in the annual awards contest recognizing excellence and innovation in information and software products and applications are:
- CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork: The industry’s most authoritative, comprehensive online tax research information service, CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork (TRN) is a finalist in Best Vertical Market Business Content Solution. CCH Tax Research NetWork seamlessly integrates with CCH’s ProSystem fx tax compliance software to provide one-stop workflow solutions for tax and accounting professionals. CCH’s Tax Research NetWorkalso features the unique CCH@Hand desktop that speeds and integrates tax research with the workflows of accountants, tax preparers and lawyers and permits simultaneous searching of the Tax Research NetWork on the web and users’ desktops.
- CCH ProSystem fx® Document: ProSystem fx Document, a finalist for Best Document Management Solution, is a complete document management solution built specifically for today’s CPA firm. It frees firm staff members from dependence on physical pieces of paper, allowing access to any document from any location. It enables streamlined workflows and lower costs for storing documents. In addition, it automates document retention and enables consistent firm-wide retention policies.
“Our vision is to provide professionals with a single, trusted source of best-of-breed integrated solutions that align with their business and workflow requirements,” said Robert. “CCH Tax Research NetWork and ProSystem fx Document are outstanding examples of how we have achieved this by partnering closely with our customers to understand how they work and what they need, and then building solutions to make them more efficient, productive and successful.”
The CCH product finalists were selected from more than 1,026 nominations submitted by over 500 companies—a record number of nominations received for these awards, the “Oscars of the Software Industry.”
“We founded the Codie Awards 21 years ago so that the pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work,” said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. “The Codies have grown along with the markets it represents, and today competition is fiercer than ever. That makes selection as a Codie finalist a true achievement, and all the companies on this year’s list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition.”
The Codie Awards program holds the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors. The program remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital content and education technology industries.
The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry.
About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (tax.cchgroup.com) 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™, 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. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 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 (www.wolterskluwer.com). Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.