ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 8, 2011—Users of Thomson Reuters cloud offerings now have a new way to access their CS Professional Suite applications and data, thanks to a new release that offers support for the Apple iPad tablet.
iPad users will have full, secure access to Software as a Service (SaaS) for CS Professional Suite® and the Virtual Office CS environment, providing easy access to staff portals and client files within FileCabinet CS, including source documents, tax returns, and financial statements.
The new functionality is a better fit for today’s computing environment, which is expanding beyond traditional PCs to offer users a variety of tools for different mobile environments, according to Scott Fleszar, vice president of strategic marketing for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. He said the new capabilities offer a way to meet the rising expectations of increasingly tech-savvy Gen X and Gen Y clients.
“The massive success of the iPad is certainly no secret, but what has surprised a lot of people is its popularity as a business tool,” Fleszar said. “More and more firms are discovering how valuable they can be at meetings, during client appointments, at client sites, or in situations where it’s just not practical to carry a full-sized laptop. And this new release ensures that our users can take full advantage of that convenience. The instant-on feature of the iPad and its convenient size and portability are freeing professionals from the need to lug larger computing devices as well as paper documents and collateral.”
In addition to using iPads to access apps and data, CS Professional Suite users have access to Mobile CS on iPhones and iPads for convenient mobile access to Practice CS data.