CCH Adds New Open Integration Platform Partner for Advancing Business

Riverwoods, IL - 3 October 2012

WSG Systems Joins Growing Team of Application Providers

CCH’s innovative Open Integration Platform, launched in June to enable seamless, secure integration between CCH common data, rich feature sets and services and third-party applications now includes software developer WSGTM Systems as the newest member to its growing platform partner program. This latest partnership provides CCH customers an even wider variety of integrated technology and tools for easily harnessing advanced cloud-based solutions, streamlining workflows between systems and facilitating a more open and collaborative way professionals want to work. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services.

“CCH’s Open Integration Platform is a complete game-changer in the way value is delivered to the industry. Professionals can quickly connect to the software tools and applications they need to meet their workflow and research needs,” said Christian Wolfe, CCH Business Intelligence & Strategy Vice President. “With partners such as WSG developing professional services applications for CRM, project accounting, resource management and time and expense entry that can be leveraged across our platform’s service oriented architecture, firms can combine applications they love with their CCH SaaS solutions to fully support their technological ‘ecosystem’ and maximize their cloud capabilities.”

“We were hearing from our customers who asked if we could build integrations into their current CCH solutions,” said Bill Cornfield, WSG Systems President and Founder. “The opportunity to provide our solutions through CCH’s Open Integration Platform was truly a win-win for our customers and our business in generating more awareness of our applications to everyone connected through the platform.”

More than 20,000 users in businesses located in over 40 countries around the world rely on WSG Systems. Other Open Integration Platform third-party partners working with CCH in supporting software integrations include: Templeton Solutions (CRM); New River – Beyond415 (IRS Notice Management); AccountantsWorld (Accounting); and XCM Solutions (Workflow Management).

Advantages of Open Integration Platform

CCH’s Open Integration Platform is quickly replacing the older, siloed/closed technology model with a new collaborative marketplace of applications, solutions and innovation. Applications available for integration include those created by CCH, other applications by third-party providers and even applications developed within a firm or corporation. Common data capabilities, including client, staff, administrative and security are part of one database shared across multiple applications offered with CCH’s solutions – significantly improving productivity, accuracy and time savings.

Open Integration Platform Partner Program

Vendors interested in making their applications available to CCH customers through the Open Integration Platform will be supported with a wide range of software licenses and tools as well as technical training opportunities for developing and testing integrations. CCH will also provide partner vendors with its SaaS platform Open Integration Kits to facilitate integrations. The kits are supported by CCH Training & Consulting Services and include a tutorial on how vendors can integrate their applications with CCH’s ProSystem fx Suite of SaaS solutions, including:

• ProSystem fx® Tax;
• ProSystem fx® Document;
• ProSystem fx® Practice;
• ProSystem fx® Workstream; and
• ProSystem fx® Portal.

Through the platform, CCH customers gain the opportunity to access the solutions they desire from different providers – still benefiting from an integrated workflow. At the same time, CCH’s partners could realize a new revenue stream.

“CCH’s business philosophy underscores partnership, enablement and facilitation of the success of the entire profession,” added Wolfe. “We help professionals in firms of all sizes advance their business competitiveness and increase their relevancy to their clients. With the Open Integration Platform, we’re leveraging the innovative power of the marketplace so that CCH can drive higher value to our customers than any one vendor can as a stand-alone provider.”

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