Import/Export/Integration: 5 Stars
Integration with the other programs in the CS Professional Suite is one of the core benefits of the Accounting CS program, including complete client data integration with Ultra Tax CS, FileCabinet CS, Practice CS and the other professional systems. Likewise, the direct integration with the optional client-side web-based accounting system gives firm staff live access to client data, and also reduces manual data entry, data transfer headaches, and the potential for data entry errors.
Help/Support: 5 Stars
Several built-in assistive features are available in Accounting CS, including task-specific guidance, right click menus, form instructions, links to the IRS and state agencies, and access to the company’s support website and the ARNE online user community. Additional online support resources include news and training programs, marketing tools, FAQs a Help & How-To Center and downloadable program updates (for the installed version). The online version of the program is always automatically maintained by Thomson Reuters.
For either the online or installed version of Accounting CS, new firms receive free transition support to move data from other programs. For the online version, live support is always free. For the installed version, live technical support is free during the first 60 days, after which it is available either by subscription or via per-incident pricing.
Summary & Pricing
Used either as a stand-alone program or as part of the CS Professional Suite, Accounting CS provides comprehensive client write-up functionality, from streamlined reconciliation and journals management, to strong transaction processing utilities, broad payroll compliance reporting and a large collection of customizable financial and managerial reporting options.
The system is best used in conjunction with the CS Professional Suite, enabling direct integration with tax, document management and portals, which can reduce data entry tasks, improve accuracy and foster client collaboration. Pricing for Accounting CS starts at about $2,900.