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Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting - CCH AnswerConnect

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Company: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Riverwoods, IL, USA
Company Description: Wolters Kluwer Tax & 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.
Nomination Category: Products & Product Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business-to-Business Services

Nomination Title: CCH AnswerConnect

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date.

CCH AnswerConnect is an answer-oriented, tax information service developed for both practitioners and corporate tax professionals who rely on quality tax content to advise their clients. Covering a full spectrum of tax topics and written by Wolters Kluwer and industry experts, CCH AnswerConnect content delivers comprehensive, usable information in a practical format. Focusing on speed to answer, CCH AnswerConnect supports users with intelligent search capabilities, a broad selection of tools and practice aids, and an innovative and intuitive design that puts all relevant information together. These features span the full range of Wolters Kluwer tax content, not a limited set of topics or regulations.

The new, comprehensive federal and state tax resource instantly serves up everything a professional needs in one place -- expert analysis, tools, support materials, examples, cautions, compliance help, learning tips, etc. Researchers looking for a quick answer will find one in seconds right from the search bar, and those who need more comprehensive information can rely on an extensive collection of expert content accessible with a single search.

CCH AnswerConnect covers all areas of federal and state tax law, with international content in development for future release. In the Federal Tax Code Section, users will have access to the entire Internal Revenue Code in a new 360 degree view that includes full text of the law, history, regulations, newly-written explanations, related cases, forms, tools and more. Each federal tax topic contains an overview that brings together the analysis, practical application of the law, news, examples, gray areas, infographics, and videos. The State Tax Topics provide broad coverage on an issue with links to specific treatments in each state, as well as access to CCH State Tax SmartCharts -- a high-level snapshot of tax treatment across states, with access to more details as needed.

In developing CCH AnswerConnect, Wolters Kluwer knew that tax researchers needed access to expertise and productivity solutions that integrate seamlessly into their daily activities and workflow, without risking productivity loss. Wolters Kluwer worked closely with accountants and CPAs, spending hundreds of hours observing tax and accounting professionals and how they found answers. This critical insight helped to shape some of the key aspects and features of CCH AnswerConnect.

Unlike traditional tax research products that require search through various publications and documents to find what they are looking for, CCH AnswerConnect offers users an option to access answers along with expert guidance to help them quickly, easily and confidently complete their work. The platform was built so that both new and experienced tax researchers could dive right in using the same natural language and search functionality they use in their everyday lives.

With CCH AnswerConnect, tax researchers have immediate access to accurate fast answers as well as in-depth information needed for decision-making and planning, all in a single place.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service.

-CCH AnswerConnect represents a major step forward in how industry-leading tax information is leveraged. It replaces the traditional search-and-retrieve model with a transformed question-and-answer model.
-Intuitive, practical and aimed at improving efficiency and productivity, CCH AnswerConnect presents information in a format that’s topic based so that users can see the full range of information and insight available on any given topic in one place.
-CCH AnswerConnect works in the same manner that researchers use technology in their everyday lives.