Thomson Reuters releases iPhone app for accounting professionals
The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has released Mobile CS, an iPhone app for tax and accounting professionals.
Using advanced mobile application technology, this comprehensive practice management tool extends the reach of Practice CS from desktop to iPhone, giving more than 60,000 Practice CS users the ability to access key firm, staff, and client data anytime, anywhere, according to the company.
Future Mobile CS updates will include access to additional CS Professional Suite and Enterprise Suite functions and data, enabling tax and accounting professionals to manage their firm from home or on the road. Development of the Mobile CS app for other mobile platforms, such as BlackBerry and Android, currently is being considered.
"The release of Mobile CS is one of many apps in development by the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters as part of our broader commitment to being an end-to-end solution provider for tax and accounting professionals," said Teresa Mackintosh, CPA.CITP, general manager and senior vice president, Americas - Professional, Tax & Accounting, Thomson Reuters.
"This innovative communication tool allows tax and accounting professionals to adeptly interact with their key data in the field, after hours, or whenever it fits their schedule. The buzz around Mobile CS has increased tremendously, because our customers realize that being more efficient means being more profitable. Our goals are to help our customers be more efficient, and to leverage the technology they use every day, so they can better serve their own clients. We realize that mobile computing and the use of devices like the iPhone are transforming how professionals do business," said Mackintosh.
The initial release of Mobile CS offers on-the-go Practice CS content, such as helpful client and staff data, as well as key firm data such as WIP and AR. Users have the ability to view important data and make smart business decisions on the spot, review client interactions before an important meeting, check staff availability while out of the office, view the status of a project, and much more.
"Mobile CS is a secure option that allows our clients to access the information they need, when they need it. Sensitive client data is not stored on the phone itself, and doesn't impose any security risks," said Frank Swierz, senior director of product development, Americas - Professional, Tax & Accounting, Thomson Reuters.
Mobile CS is available for download from the Apple iTunes App Store free of charge. Trial data is automatically downloaded with Mobile CS enabling any iPhone user to try Mobile CS and become familiar with its features and navigation without incurring any charges. Synching a firm's Practice CS data to Mobile CS requires licensing through Thomson Reuters.
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The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. Headquartered in New York, Tax & Accounting has major operations in Dallas, Ann Arbor (Michigan), London, Sydney, and Toronto, and offices in nine countries.