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Thomson Reuters — Web Builder CS

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CS.ThomsonReuters.com

 

Best Fit

The system can be used by any firm, but it’s optimized for use by professional practices using the CS Professional Suite of accounting and practice management programs.

 

Strengths

  • Client portals enable secure collaboration and document sharing
  • Integration with CS Professional Suite
  • Professional layouts, images and background colors
  • Support for unique domains
  • Calculators and track-refund links
  • Custom site building available for an additional fee.

 

Potential Limitations

  • Somewhat limited free content, charge for additional content
  • No automated social media integration
  • Extra charge for web email service

 

Summary & Pricing

Like other giants in the field of site building, Thomson Reuters has a proven track record and a solid offering for firms. Firms who use other components of the Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite of programs will find Web Builder CS a good fit for their practices. Setup is $350 with a basic recurring cost of $65 per month (or $780 per year). PPC Tax and Business Alerts are included in this price, as is Forefield KnowledgeTrust content. PPC advanced newsletters are $20 per month ($240/year), and Web email service (up to five accounts) is $10 per month ($120/year). Additional email accounts are $2 each. For firms who want Thomson Reuters to create a website for them, the Web Builder CS Design Service add-on is available for a one-time charge of $350.

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