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Nomination Period Opens for 2011 Innovation Awards

Awards Honor Technologies That Helps Tax & Accounting Pros

OKLAHOMA CITY – January 28, 2011 – The nomination period has opened
for the eighth annual Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards. Sponsored
by The CPA Technology Advisor, the leading independent technology information
resource for tax and accounting professionals, the highly coveted awards honor
new or improved technologies that promote increased efficiency and productivity
for accounting firms. Nominations can be made at

The nomination period will remain open until March 31, and those nominating
products before February 28 will receive a discounted nomination fee. The Awards
will be presented in Los Angeles on June 6, 2011, during a special reception
at the California Accounting and Business Show & Conference.

“The role of technology in the modern tax and accounting practice continues
to dramatically evolve, giving professionals the ability to more effectively
manage larger client bases and provide more services to those clients, while
also streamlining workflow processes and reducing tedious tasks,” said
M. Darren Root, CPA.CITP, the Executive Editor of The CPA Technology Advisor.

“The firms that will be the most successful today, tomorrow and into
the future, will be those that actively evaluate and implement new technologies
and processes, and the Innovation Awards are designed to help spotlight technologies
that hold significant potential for helping professionals achieve this success.”

total of five awards are presented each year based upon nominations received
from vendors, academics and the professional community. The awards are not ranked
or divided into categories. This means that all nominated products and services
that meet the submission requirements have the opportunity to be selected for
any of the five awards. Award recipients are selected by an awards committee
comprised of the editorial staff at The CPA Technology Advisor, thought
leaders in the profession, and the publication’s Editorial Advisory Board, which
includes accounting and tax professionals from various sized firms across the
country who are engaged in a variety of practice areas.

Previous Innovation Award winners have included: Microsoft, Intuit, Maxtor,
DoubleSight Displays, Thomson Reuters, SurePrep, Copanion, SmartVault and BankServ.

Any type of technology or service can be nominated for the Innovation Awards,
whether they are specific to the accounting and tax profession, aid in client-professional
communication and collaboration, or are for general business purposes. To qualify
for consideration for an Innovation Award, products or services must meet all
of the following conditions:

  • Commercially available (no Beta versions), with verifiable user base
  • New Technologies must be within two years since introduction; Existing
    Technologies must have significant new modules, features, major revisions
    or version changes within the previous two years.
  • Directly marketed to tax and accounting profession, although product/service
    need not be exclusively marketed to this profession.
  • If selected, a representative of the vendor must be available to receive
    the award in person at the California Accounting and Business Show & Conference.

Nominations for the Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards can
be made by vendors or other parties by completing the online nomination form.
For nominations made before February 28, the nomination fee is $200; nominations
thereafter have a fee of $275.

More information on the Awards is available at,
along with the secure nomination form.

About The CPA Technology Advisor
The CPA Technology Advisor is an independent information source for
practicing public accountants and tax professionals, dedicated to providing
them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions regarding implementing
various technologies in their practices. The magazine’s audited circulation
of more than 40,000 tax and accounting professionals look to it for its editorial
independence and integrity. For more information, visit

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