Thomson Reuters is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Checkpoint, the industry leader in providing intelligent information to tax and accounting professionals — including expert research, guidance, technology, tools, learning and news. To commemorate the occasion, Thomson Reuters has launched a new lookbook titled “The Impact of Technology on Tax & Accounting,” including insights from tax, accounting and finance industry experts.
The launch of Checkpoint in 1997 introduced a Web-based tax research tool to the industry at a time when only 2 percent of the world population had an Internet connection. Checkpoint began from a desire to drive the research process forward, while providing trusted expertise, deep insight, breaking news and frequent industry updates. What started as an online content library grew into today’s comprehensive, intuitive and modern workflow resource, the result of a strong commitment to innovation combined with years of customer feedback specific to the needs of tax and accounting professionals.
Checkpoint continues to drive innovation forward with recent features like Intuitive Search, the advanced online search technology, and Answer Path from Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, which helps tax professionals of all levels of experience and ability find trusted answers faster. Award-winning Checkpoint solutions today include Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst, which delivers an entirely new way to see complex business tax topics; Checkpoint Engage, the only fully integrated online audit solution; and Checkpoint Marketing for Firms, which brings social media solutions to CPA firms.
David M. Knoble, CPA, CGMA, managing partner of Knoble Ingle CPAs, commented, “Checkpoint is extremely helpful in training new staff and ensuring quality control. We believe we save at least 10 to 30 minutes for each major tax research item by beginning with Checkpoint rather than a general internet search. Checkpoint’s GAAP and tax research tools have been invaluable in our litigation support services, providing us with indisputable sources for our evidence in federal and state court.” Knoble is the recipient of this year’s Thomson Reuters Customer Superstar Award for Excellence in Tax & Accounting Research Workflow.
“As one of our flagship products, Checkpoint has not only evolved with changing customer needs — it has pioneered and embraced new technologies,” said Salim Sunderji, managing director, Checkpoint, with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. “With the shift to online tax and accounting research, the transition to mobile and now social media, Checkpoint has maintained its position as the industry’s market leader by addressing current customer needs and anticipating new ones, all while providing the trusted answers and insights our customers require in an online tax and accounting research solution.”
“Checkpoint’s impact on the tax and accounting profession is unparalleled,” added Brian Peccarelli, president of the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. “And while we celebrate this important milestone, we won’t rest on our laurels. As the Tax & Accounting business continues to evolve, Checkpoint will too. The Checkpoint team is hard at work developing the next innovative solutions for our customers.”
To download the lookbook, visit tax.tr.com/20-years/