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Wolters Kluwer

September 16, 2015 14:25 ET

Wolters Kluwer Canada Launches CCH® iFirm - A New Firm Management Solution for Canadian Small and Mid-Size Accounting Firms

Leading Industry Trade Publication Names CCH iFirm "2015 Top New Product"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2015) - CCH iFirm is a new cloud-based solution by Wolters Kluwer Canada that centralizes workflow, document management, time and billing, and other firm management functions on one trusted platform. This new solution is for Canadian small to mid-size accounting firms that are knee deep in preparing taxes and reports, managing deadlines, and invoicing clients.

The solution is already attracting industry attention for its laser focus on bringing new levels of sophistication and efficiency to small and mid-size firms. Accounting Today "awarded CCH iFirm a 2015 Top New Product" in the Practice Management category, saying, "Small firms … need precisely the kind of work flow, scheduling and other tools that (CCH iFirm) includes just as much as their larger brethren, if not more so. That it leverages the cloud to give them accessibility and greater efficiency is a major plus, too, and it all adds up to a solution that will let smaller firms punch above their weight."

CCH iFirm provides a single, integrated system, which means that users in Canada will benefit from efficiency and visibility like never before. For instance, the Jobs & Billing module supports fast job allocation, and intelligent reporting leads to transparency and accountability throughout the firm. CCH iFirm's unified functions fulfil an automated project management role and increase firm efficiency by providing valuable insight into client activity. Plus, the solution is easy to implement and learn so firms are up and running quickly. "CCH iFirm is designed with the particular needs of small and mid-size firms in mind," says Philippe Pichette, Vice President, Product Management & Innovation for Wolters Kluwer Canada. "As a cloud-based firm management solution, it can be implemented rapidly. Canadian firms that need to focus their time and energy on providing client service quickly experience the benefits of access to complete client information, automated workflow and collaboration with staff and clients."

CCH iFirm's powerful Jobs & Billing module unifies various operational and project management functions into one secure system. Its features include:

  • Integration with Taxprep(R), Wolters Kluwer Canada's industry-leading tax compliance software
  • Deadline setting to ensure important filing dates are never missed
  • Workload planning capability to help identify and eliminate bottlenecks
  • Straightforward workflow that projects upcoming tasks and urgency
  • Customizable checklists
  • Reporting capability that is customizable and creates at-a-glance information when you need it
  • Smart workflow automation that takes care of administration in recurring jobs

And whether it's to capture data, information and insight, or to provide authorized individuals with 24/7 secure access to all procedures, templates and training material, the user-friendly Intranet module makes it easy to ensure that everything your team needs to get the job done is at their fingertips. Key features include:

  • A critical knowledge base that is easily search and shared
  • Integration of policies, procedures and workpapers into your firm's day-to-day processes
  • Online access to specialist content

Other key CCH iFirm modules available in Canada include Capacity Planning, Portal for secure file exchange and Documents.

To learn more, visit www.cchifirm.ca.

About Wolters Kluwer Canada

Wolters Kluwer Canada (www.wolterskluwer.ca) is Canada's premier provider, and the leading global provider of authoritative tax, accounting and audit compliance tools. Since 1946, Wolters Kluwer has produced information and software products that help customers take command of complex regulatory issues in tax, accounting and financial planning. Among its market-leading solutions are Taxprep®, Cantax®, ProSystem fx Practice Management, CCH Engagement, CCH Document and IntelliConnect research platform.

Wolters Kluwer (www.wolterskluwer.com) is a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of EUR3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on NYSE 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 US (WTKWY).

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