IntelliConnect, the award-winning, intuitive tax research system from CCH, has added many new features (available beginning the week of July 5) that will enable researchers get to their answers faster and more effectively than ever before. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a global leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software, and services (CCHGroup.com). Over 160,000 people rely on IntelliConnect today as the gateway to CCH’s premier content, award-winning tools and innovative integration. Now, with the new enhancements, users can access CCH’s superior information and tools even more easily and quickly.
“Today, the competitive advantage goes to those firms that can harness and apply knowledge quickly, efficiently and effectively. IntelliConnect is the single, powerful platform that delivers this,” said CCH President & CEO Mike Sabbatis.
New Enhancements Deliver Big Benefits
CCH worked closely with customers to identify and deliver the latest enhancements. “With these enhancements, we’ve concentrated on changes that make a big difference in the user’s experience as they access all the great assets that CCH has to offer,” said Product Manager Tina Rajski. “From logging in, to printing, to accessing related content, we’re delivering new ways of getting the job done with new levels of accuracy and speed.”
First up, users can get off to a faster start because of changes to the home page. The Browse tree now appears directly on the home page, so when users log into IntelliConnect, they’ll be able to directly access it. “Favorites” can be found at the top of the Browse tree, so they’re also always available on login. “Download” links that provide links to training, tutorials, forms and more have been moved to the home page as well. A publication list on the Browse tree provides an overview of all the publications each user subscribes to on IntelliConnect.
“This gives users another method to find the content they want – faster than ever,” Rajski said. “You can use the publications list by clicking on one of the alphabet letters to use a Table of Content format, or by typing the publication you are looking for right into the search box.”
Customers who previewed the new changes found them intuitive and are pleased with the flexibility that enables them to get a rich set of results.
“I really like the enhancements made to the Home Page. I especially like the ability to browse only Selected Practice Areas,” said Pamela Bustos, Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP. “I also like the ability to narrow the practice areas when browsing. This helps to narrow the search results, so that you get more focused results.”
Relate Provides Direct Links, Filters Open Automatically
Selected documents now contain Relate buttons so users can easily access the appropriate related content. For example, on an IRC document, there are Relate buttons for Committee Reports, Regulations, Explanations and Annotations.
“You can now link directly to other documents just by clicking on one of the Relate buttons,” Rajski said. “This direct link saves you time and takes you directly to the information you are looking for. “
When a user performs a keyword search, IntelliConnect will automatically open the filter used in the last searching, saving time.
“The Relate buttons, particularly for the Internal Revenue Code, are extremely useful,” said Racquel Barnes, Tax Supervisor, REDW, LLC. “This is especially helpful in the cases where I’m familiarizing myself with the issue by reading the explanations. It’s very useful to be able to see all the Internal Revenue Code information with one click.”
Searching, Printing, Viewing
One of the most popular features of IntelliConnect is the ability to conduct multiple research sessions at the same time. Now, users have the ability to conduct up to eight sessions at the same time. Users can now print selected text in a document by clicking on and highlighting the text, then clicking on the printer icon that appears on the screen.
“This is a great time saving feature for when you want to quickly print just a portion of a document for review,” Rajski said. “The title of the document will also print with the selected text.” By using the browser settings, the font size of IntelliConnect can be increased for easier viewing, or decreased as well.
The display of Tax Tracker News has also been enhanced, with a more detailed description of each Tracker story and color coding to enable quicker and easier viewing.
Up to the Future, with IntelliConnect
With a 100-year history of innovation in tax and accounting research, CCH continues to invest in leading the way in meeting the evolving needs of professionals. “CCH’s market leading innovation in platforms, content, tools and solutions continues to evolve at a record pace as evidenced with the agility in deploying enhancements to IntelliConnect since its launch last year. With a keen focus on our customers’ insights and needs, we’re committed to providing the highest value to each user,” said Sabbatis. “That commitment to excellence – advancing the IntelliConnect platform, our content and tools – runs deep within CCH and is part of our DNA. ”
About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (CCHGroup.com) is the leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The ProSystem fx Suite, CorpSystem, CCH IntelliConnect, Accounting Research Manager and the U.S. Master Tax Guide. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill. Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.