Books24x7 Partners with CIMA Publishing to Add Accounting Titles to its FinancePro Collection

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Books24x7 -- the online book and Referenceware specialist -- has partnered with the publishing arm of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to offer a range of financial titles to UK accountants.

Books24x7 -- the online book and Referenceware specialist -- has partnered with the publishing arm of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to offer a range of financial titles to UK accountants.

Rather than having to spend time looking through books and reference materials to find specific information, accounting professionals who subscribe to FinancePro can now search online across the range of CIMA titles; finding the answers they need within seconds.

The CIMA titles join over 500 finance-specific online books already available through the Books24x7 FinancePro collection and over 10,000 titles contained within the Books24x7 digital database.

With reliable content from trusted publishers, such as CIMA, John Wiley and Financial Executives Research Association, FinancePro covers a wide range of finance-related topics from general accounting practices and economics to consolidations and mergers.

Commenting on the partnership, Duncan Enright, Publishing Director of Business Books at Elsevier, which incorporates CIMA Publishing, said:

“CIMA’s aim is to take forward the science of management accountancy and embed high professional standards into the culture of organisations. Books24x7 complements this by unlocking the knowledge contained within CIMA titles and transferring it into a searchable digital database that accounting professionals can refer to at will.”

Books24x7 is a subsidiary of SkillSoft, the global online learning provider. Kevin Young, General Manager of SkillSoft, EMEA, added:

“FinancePro users will be able to refer to the latest techniques, best practice and top thinking on a wide range of finance-related subjects. As well as providing a valuable reference resource, the collection will also help accounting professionals to keep their skills up-to-date in order to remain qualified.”

The CIMA titles now available through FinancePro include:

  •      Financial Planning using Excel: forecasting,

        planning and budgeting techniques

  •     Corporate Governance: how to add value to your

        company, a practical implementation guide

  •     International Reporting Standards: fair value and

        corporate governance

  •     International Accounting: standards, regulations

        and financial reporting

  •     International Accounting Standards in depth

     (Vol1 & Vol2)

  •     Practical Financial Modelling: a guide to current

        practice

  •     The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: overview and

        implementation procedures

  •     Due Diligence and Corporate Governance

In addition to FinancePro, Books24x7 offers a further ten topic collections, each of which is fully searchable by title, author or content. These include OfficeEssentials; BusinessPro; ExecSummaries; ExecBlueprints; ExecSuite; ITPro; EngineeringPro; HospitalityPro; Well-BeingEssentials and GovEssentials.

Books24x7, a subsidiary of SkillSoft plc, works closely with a diverse group of more than 300 leading publishers, ensuring complete copyright adherence. New titles and materials are added to the collections on a daily basis, with RSS feeds and email notifications alerting subscribers to recent additions.

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Notes to editors

Corporate and agency subscription rates for FinancePro are based on a variety of factors, including number of users and contract duration. Discounts are available for those organisations licensing FinancePro as an add-on to other Books24x7 collections.

Readers wanting further information about FinancePro and/or other Books24x7 collections should contact Richard Lane at rdlane @ books24x7.com.

About CIMA (http://www.cimaglobal.com)

CIMA -- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants -- is a leading membership body that offers an internationally recognised professional qualification in management accountancy, which focuses on accounting for business.

As an organisation we are committed to constant improvement, and our reputation as a professional and regulatory body has never been stronger. We are increasingly the first choice for students and employers.

CIMA upholds high ethical and professional standards to maintain public confidence in management accountancy. Our members and students must adhere to CIMA's ethical guidelines, byelaws and regulations. All CIMA's governance activities - overseen by the Council and its committees - underpin the commitment to maintain the professional standards and competence of our members and students.

About CIMA Publishing

CIMA Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier. CIMA Publishing is the leading provider of study materials for students aiming to qualify as CIMA accountants. It is also a provider of texts and reference works for qualified accountants.

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, the company publishes more than 1,800 journals and 2,200 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com) and MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com) bibliographic databases, online reference works and subject specific portals.

Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com) is a global company headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Books24x7® (http://www.books24x7.com)

Books24x7®, a subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC, offers subscription clients online access to more than 10,000 IT and business books, book summaries, reports, and best practices. Books24x7's patent-pending technology platform enables users to pinpoint business-critical information quickly by performing multi-tier, online searches of the company's Referenceware® collections: ITPro™, BusinessPro™, EngineeringPro™, FinancePro™, HospitalityPro ™, ExecBlueprints™, ExecSummaries™, ExecSuite™, GovEssentials™, OfficeEssentials™, and Well-BeingEssentials ™.

Books24x7® Referenceware® bridges the gap between what employees know and what they need to know in hundreds of leading organisations, including Bank of America, CSC, Deloitte, EDS and Lockheed Martin. The company has relationships with more than 300 leading publishers, including AMACOM, Apress, ASTD, Harvard Business School Press, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press and John Wiley & Sons. For more information, visit http://www.Books24x7.com.

About SkillSoft (http://www.skillsoft.com)

SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables companies to maximise business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop and compliance courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as SkillSim™ simulations, KnowledgeCenter™ portals and online mentoring services. The Books24x7® division offers online access to more than 10,000 unabridged IT and business books in its Referenceware® collections, as well as book summaries, executive reports and best practices. Technology offerings include the SkillPort® learning management system, Search-and-Learn®, SkillSoft® Dialogue™ virtual classroom, SkillView® competency management software and the Enterprise Learning Connection Suite™, a set of platform-neutral modules that can be used to create learning programs tailored to business needs.

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, Ahead of the Learning Curve, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, Referenceware® , ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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