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Winners of 2013 Innovation Awards Announced

10th Annual Innovation Awards Recognize Top Tech for Financial Professionals


LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2013 – Mobile and online technologies continue to lead technological innovation, particularly for tax and accounting professionals and their clients.

The winners and finalists for the 10th annual Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards are all cloud-based solutions, highlighting the movement of accounting and tax experts toward mobile technologies. The awards were presented on June 3 by CPA Practice Advisor during a reception and ceremony at the California Accounting and Business Show & Conference in Los Angeles.

CPA Practice Advisor is a national print and digital media outlet, providing practice resources, technology reviews, interactive tools and additional content geared toward helping professionals achieve greater productivity.

The 2013 winners are: CCH Axcess; the Doc.It Suite; the NetClient CS mobile app from Thomson Reuters; Intuit’s QuickBooks Online for iPad; and SmartVault for QuickBooks Online. Five finalists for the Innovation Awards were also recognized: ADP Smart Compliance; AICPA Navigator from CPA2Biz; the BNA Income Tax Planner Web system; CertCapture from Avalara; and from Capital Confirmation.

The Innovation Awards were first presented in 2004, and serve to honor new or recently enhanced technologies that benefit tax and accounting professionals and their clients through improved workflow, increased accessibility, enhanced collaboration or other means.

“When voting for the winners and finalists for the Innovation Awards, we seek out technologies that offer significant benefit to tax and accounting professionals,” said CPA Practice Advisor Executive Editor, M. Darren Root, a Certified Public Accountant.

“Technology has been a driving force behind the significant advances that professionals have made in productivity, and enhancements in workflow efficiency have been at the core of this evolution,” he added. “With increasingly mobile lifestyles, it is not surprising that this year’s award winners and finalists are all cloud-based, since professionals have come to expect full access to their programs and data anywhere, at any time, and from whatever device they prefer to use.”

Root is also the managing partner of the Bloomington, Indiana, accounting firm Root & Associates, LLC, and is CEO of RootWorks, LLC.

Award winners are selected by CPA Practice Advisor’s editorial board and awards committee, which include thought leaders and professionals from across the country. The publication, along with its digital content and interactive media, is the leading independent source of practice management resources and technology information for tax and accounting professionals in public practice.

CPA Practice 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, and more than 80,000 unique monthly digital visitors, look to it for its editorial independence and integrity.