CCH Introduces A Whole New World In Professional Research: IntelliConnect™

Intelligent Content, That’s Easy to Find and Use

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., April 2, 2009) – Now, there’s a fresh, intuitive way to connect to the comprehensive, authoritative content of CCH: IntelliConnect, the innovative evolution of CCH’s research platform, Tax Research NetWork™. It’s intelligent tax and accounting information, connected to the way professionals search and use information and workflow tools.

Built from the ground up based on thousands of hours of customer interviews, IntelliConnect is something completely different in professional research because it’s intuitive and easy to use. It doesn’t require the user to be an experienced researcher, or take a lot of training.

IntelliConnect simplifies the search process and offers the same ease of use as some of today’s most popular consumer web search engines – the difference is, you’re searching on CCH’s premiere, authoritative content. It also offers seamless integration with CCH’s award-winning workflow tools, such as CCH@Hand and SmartCharts.

“IntelliConnect changes the game for research. CCH has placed its award-winning content and applications on a highly intuitive search engine that takes just minutes to learn how to use,” said Mike Sabbatis, President of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax information, software and services (CCHGroup.com). “There’s no easier solution to find answers and nothing else like it in professional research for tax and accounting professionals.”

Central Information Portal

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 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.

“What’s great about IntelliConnect is that people grasp it all at once,” said Sabbatis. “Starting your research is as easy as searching on Google™ or Amazon, for example. In testing with hundreds of users, people became fully proficient in a matter of minutes, got the answers they needed, with unprecedented ease of access to CCH’s world-class content.”

“I think it’s great! It’s going to be a big help, saving time for everyone,” said Jarrett Meiers of Reynolds & Rowella, LLP.

This ease of use, combined with the integration of workflow tools and CCH’s ProSystem fx software, such as ProSystem fx Tax, ensures professionals can get to the right answer as quickly as possible, enabling them to focus on serving the full range of their clients’ needs.

Product Demonstration

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

Seamless Migration, Outstanding Support

Current subscribers to the CCH Tax Research NetWork will migrate to IntelliConnect in the coming months, with CCH’s full support. New customers are coming onto the platform now.

“Transitioning to IntelliConnect will be smooth and easy for our subscribers, and the benefits will be immediate and powerful,” Sabbatis said.

For More Information and Pricing

For more information on IntelliConnect, including pricing information, contact your CCH sales representative at 1-800-344-3734. You can also request additional information at http://CCHGroup.com/SeeForMyself.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (CCHGroup.com) 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®, 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 http://www.wolterskluwer.com/

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Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting

Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advise clients with speed, accuracy and efficiency. Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting is part of Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL), a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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