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CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business — ProSystem fx Scan



2011 Overall Rating 4.5

Best Fit

  • Firms who want to control all aspects of the tax document automation process
  • Organizations who use other ProSystem fx applications in their individual tax preparation process
  • Firms who process more than 300 individual tax returns using ProSystem fx Tax


  • One of two products in this review where none of the data is processed outside the firm’s data center
  • CCH’s proprietary PDFlyer add-in for Adobe Acrobat supports bookmarking & repagination of scanned forms

Potential Limitations

  • While Scan can be used to organize documents for use with any tax software, the Autoflow wizard only supports importing of extracted forms data into ProSystem fx Tax
  • Importing data using the Autoflow wizard requires the use of processing units, which have a current list price of $12 per tax return
  • Investment in hardware and software to initially deploy this application may not make sense for firms who process fewer than 300 returns

Executive Summary & Pricing

ProSystem fx Scan is the tax document automation tool for the popular CCH ProSystem fx suite of applications. Scan is different from most of the competing products because it is one of only two products reviewed here, which is installed locally on a firm’s servers. Scan does not require information to be sent to a secure data center for batch-based processing. However, the firm may need to invest in additional hardware to support processing large volumes of documents. The ProSystem fx Scan application is priced at  $_____, and the Autoflow (OCR/import) feature has a list price of $12 per return processed.


Core Product Functions/Features – 4

Paperless Workflow- 5

Integration – 4.5

Help/Support/Training – 4


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