CCH Scan Provides Canadian Accounting Professionals with a Comprehensive Paperless Solution for Completing Tax Returns
Intelligent Solution Increases Productivity Levels and Lowers Time and Cost Per Return
TORONTO, Ontario – October 18, 2006 – CCH, Canada’s premier provider of tax and accounting research and compliance tools, today announced the availability of CCH Scan, the paperless software solution that dramatically improves the T1 tax return process. Available in time for the coming tax season, CCH Scan allows accounting professionals to improve the information workflow of tax returns, from the moment a tax-related document arrives at the accounting office, through to when the return is complete. The software also assists in quick access to source documents for CRA post-assessment requests. This intelligent solution provides tax professionals with unprecedented productivity and efficiency benefits.
Using CCH Scan, client source documents can now be front-end scanned and processed into a bookmarked PDF. The program does not require the user to classify client documents before they are scanned – CCH Scan identifies the slips and documents and classifies them automatically. The employee simply needs to name the completed PDF file and note if it is a single or multiple page document. Administrative staff can use this intelligent technology to undertake and accomplish the tasks that are typically performed by preparers and reviewers. As a result, the overall cost of completing a return is reduced, accuracy is increased and professional staff are able to focus more of their time on serving their clients’ needs.
“Time is a valuable commodity for accounting professionals, and they’ve told us that technology that can help their team work more efficiently and accomplish more is always welcome,” says Ian Rhind, President and CEO of CCH in Canada. “Sorting, filtering, filing and retrieving source documents are extremely time-consuming tasks. CCH Scan provides Canadian accounting professionals with the technology necessary to improve their workflow while serving their clients at an unparalleled level.”
CCH Scan part of the CCH Accountants’ Suite; integrated with Taxprep
CCH Scan is part of the CCH Accountants’ Suite and integrates with Taxprep and CCH Document. CCH Document is a document management system that enables users to set levels of file access and retention policies. PDFs generated by CCH Scan can be automatically routed to CCH Document for storage and future retrieval.
CCH Scan also integrates with Taxprep, Canada’s leading professional tax preparation software. This intelligent integration enables users to benefit from the automatic linking of PDF files to T1 returns. When the preparers open the returns, the electronic slips can be displayed in a split window along with the tax return. The relevant Taxprep forms are automatically loaded based on the displayed PDF slip. Even unclassified documents, such as a handwritten note with financial details, can be linked to the appropriate part of the return.
PDFlyer – Adds more paperless power
Accounting professionals can complement CCH Scan with PDFlyer, an Adobe Acrobat plug-in that adds special functions accountants require when working with PDF files in a paperless environment. Together, these two solutions create a very efficient system for preparing paperless T1s. PDFlyer facilitates working with multiple PDF files in a dual-screen environment, and adds key accounting functions, such as an electronic calculator tape that operates within a PDF. All the information and comments used to prepare the return are now stored electronically, and are ready for instant retrieval; all using the most pervasive, accessible and secure business document format: PDF.
CCH Scan will be showcased during the upcoming national Practice Innovation Tour in the Toronto area (Nov. 20), Montreal (Nov. 21) and the Vancouver area (Nov. 22). This tour features the latest technology and productivity tools for accounting practices. For more information, visit: www.cch.ca/practiceinnovation.
For more information, please visit www.cch.ca/scan or call 1-866-426-6216.
CCH is Canada’s premier provider of authoritative compliance tools, research and practice materials for accounting, legal and business professionals. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2006, CCH produces software and information products that help customers take command of complex regulatory issues in tax, accounting, law, financial planning and human resources. CCH (www.cch.ca) is a Wolters Kluwer business (www.wolterskluwer.com).
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