RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 24, 2011 – ftwilliam.com, a Software as a Service (SaaS) product from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, has announced the development of its new, integrated web-portal. The portal is currently available to ftwilliam.com customers for Form 5500 e-signing and filing as well as administration software users to securely transmit census data between the third-party administrator (TPA) and their clients. ftwilliam.com has taken the portal a step further to provide functionality that will streamline and expedite the entire plan administration process. ftwilliam.com is offered by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, the leading provider of information and software solutions for pension, benefits and tax law information and software for professionals.
Integrated Portal Option
Beginning this summer, the new, integrated web-portal will be available to ftwilliam.com customers. Functionality includes the ability to make annual notices, amendments and documents available to clients through the portal; the ability for ftwilliam.com customers and their clients to upload and download important data for viewing; and the ability to e-sign plan documents and required amendments. The functionality will be divided into two packages: a PortalLite package and a FullPortal package. Further details on features for each package will be released at a later date. The Form 5500 e-filing option will continue to be provided free of charge to ftwilliam.com 5500 software subscribers.
“To ensure the success of our integrated portal product and the satisfaction of our customers, we’ve formed a Portal Advisory Committee,” said Tim McCutcheon, ftwilliam.com’s General Manager. “The committee is designed to help us understand what functionality TPAs want in a web-portal and how that functionality should work.”
ftwilliam.com hosted three Portal Advisory meetings from which user suggestions have been and continue to be incorporated into development.
The integrated web-portal system became available for beta testing in May. During the testing period and afterwards, user feedback will be collected and incorporated into the final product that’s due for release this summer.
ftwilliam.com is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product line providing the highest quality plan documents (retirement, welfare and non-qualified), government forms (5500/PBGC, 1099 and IRS) and now administrative/compliance software. The ftwilliam.com software is web-based and can be accessed by any user with a computer connected to the Internet. All plan documents and forms are delivered instantly to the desktop in word processing or Adobe® PDF format. ftwilliam.com is part of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Retirement & Benefits Compliance Solutions group (www.wolterskluwerlb.com/rbcs).
About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of information and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill. Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company.