Execusite Joins ProSystem fx Office Family as ProSystem Site Builder

(TORRANCE, CA, July 31, 2002) – CCH Tax Compliance today announced a new addition to The ProSystem fx® Office suite of tax and accounting software solutions. ProSystem fx Site Builder, formerly known as ExecusiteTM, already the leading provider of quality web site solutions for accounting and tax professionals, will become part of The ProSystem fx Office suite dedicated to helping professional accountants acquire and keep good clients. Also announced were new additions to the rich range of content from CCH INCORPORATED (CCH) available to ProSystem fx Site Builder users. (For more information, call 1-877-393-2874 or visit tax.cchgroup.com/sitebuilder.)

“Execusite became the premier web site solution for tax professionals because it is easy for firms to customize, easy to set up and easy to maintain. More importantly, it offers firms’ clients first-rate content and is a great platform on which prospective clients can explore and access a firm’s services,” said Kevin Robert, President and CEO, CCH Tax Compliance.

“Now, as ProSystem fx Site Builder, it will continue its growth as the natural extension of The ProSystem fx Office into the interactive online environment,” Robert added.

New Features Added to Premium Content
ProSystem fx Site Builder is being enhanced with two new features that help clients explore tax, business and personal financial planning issues and stimulate demand for firms’ services: a tax guide and a reading rack.
The 2002 Tax Guide from CCH provides a wealth of tax information and resources to clients, including articles and tools to help answer important questions and provide useful insights. It will be updated for 2003 near the end of this year.

The Life Cycles Reading Rack is a series of handy online guides to understanding taxes in personal and business life. These guides are a combination of the most up-to-date tax resources and online technology in a reader-friendly format.

Personal guides in the Reading Rack cover subjects such as marriage, children, education, investing, divorce, retirement strategies and estate planning.

Business guides also examine important tax rules by events. They cover starting a business, compensation, travel and entertainment, operating a business and ending a business. Each guide quickly covers key tax principles, with examples that show how complex tax rules work.

When used in conjunction with the expertise of a tax professional, the guides are the foundation of planning a personal tax strategy. Clients gain an understanding of the basics of strategic tax planning while their tax advisors evaluate their personal and business needs to deliver significant tax savings.

Access to Interactive Tools

ProSystem fx Site Builder also offers firms and their clients a platform with plug-in access to CCH’s Tax Notebook and CompleteTax Pro, interactive applications for gathering client tax data and serving the “do-it-yourself” tax preparation market.

“We see the Internet as the place where accounting and tax professionals and their clients will increasingly meet and interact with one another,” Robert said. “ProSystem fx Site Builder will lead and support this new dimension in client relationships.”

Premium Content Elements

The Tax Guide and Reading Rack are the latest additions to the CCH Premium Content that makes sites created with ProSystem fx Site Builder attractive to clients and gives firms a professional, profitable presence on the Internet. Other content elements include:

  • Monthly federal and state tax alerts;
  • Interactive calculators that allow clients and prospects to educate themselves on accounting and business matters;
  • Interactive Tax Events calendars with important federal and state-specific tax due dates as well as special firm events;
  • An online client newsletter with informative articles, automatically updated monthly.

For more information on ProSystem fx Site Builder or other ProSystem fx Office solutions, visit tax.cchgroup.com/sitebuilder or call 1-877-393-2874.

About CCH Tax Compliance

Headquartered in Torrance, CA, CCH Tax Compliance is a leading supplier of software for tax and accounting professionals. It offers The ProSystem fx Office, a powerful, integrated suite that includes modules for tax compliance, tax planning, trial balance, fixed assets, practice management, paperless tax and audit engagements, and web site development.

About CCH INCORPORATED

CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, insurance, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH web site can be accessed at cch.com. The CCH tax and accounting web site can be accessed at tax.cchgroup.com.

CONTACT:

LESLIE BONACUM
847-267-7153
mediahelp@cch.com

NEIL ALLEN
847-267-2179
allenn@cch.com

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