CCH KnowledgeConnect Named Finalist in Prestigious Software & Information Industry Association Awards Contest

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CCH KnowledgeConnect, the first central, indexed and easy-to-search knowledge management system targeted specifically for the accounting industry, has been selected as a finalist for Best Collaboration / Social Networking Solution in the 26th annual Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards.

We are thrilled to have been recognized by our peers,” says Philippe Pichette, Vice-President of Product Management at CCH. “We worked closely with our customers to develop KnowledgeConnect, so it delivers precisely what accountants need.

CCH KnowledgeConnect, the first central, indexed and easy-to-search knowledge management system targeted specifically for the accounting industry, has been selected as a finalist for Best Collaboration / Social Networking Solution in the 26th annual Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The prestigious awards contest recognizes excellence and innovation in information and software products and applications. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (http://www.cch.ca).

“We are thrilled to have been recognized by our peers,” says Philippe Pichette, Vice-President of Product Management at CCH. “We worked closely with our customers to develop KnowledgeConnect, so it delivers precisely what accountants need to do their day-to-day jobs. For instance, it integrates Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs and has group FAQ capabilities to provide immediate gains in efficiency and productivity across the entire organization.”

CCH KnowledgeConnect was selected among 395 business software nominations as being one of the best in the software and information industry. Through a rigorous product review process, subject-matter experts selected finalists based on industry-accepted criteria.

“We are pleased to have such a diverse range of companies and products as finalists this year,” said Rhianna Collier, Vice-President of the SIIA Software Division. “The competition is always tough and it reflects the level of innovation across a wide range of companies in this industry.”

CCH KnowledgeConnect was also recognized recently by The CPA Technology Advisor with a 2010 Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Award, which identifies and honors new and emerging technologies that have the potential for significant positive impact on the profession and in the day-to-day work of tax and accounting practices.

About CCH KnowledgeConnect
CCH KnowledgeConnect helps employees work more productively, and protects the future of organizations by ensuring critical knowledge is captured and shared. It is the first knowledge management system targeted specifically for the accounting industry. CCH KnowledgeConnect is a central, indexed and easy-to-search knowledge management tool with functionalities that allow staff to quickly find the best answers, which empowers them to make faster and more informed business decisions, avoid work redundancies and reduce project cycle times. CCH KnowledgeConnect helps firms improve client service, eliminate work redundancies by documenting special knowledge and easily identify subject-matter experts. CCH KnowledgeConnect provides firms with Web 2.0 technologies that arrange knowledge logically and encourage interactive knowledge sharing among team members (through blogs, Wikis, Best Practices, FAQ’s and discussion threads).

About the SIIA CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards hold the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors. The program remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital content and education technology industry.

The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age.

About CCH Canadian Ltd.
CCH is Canada’s premier provider of authoritative compliance software, research and practice tools for accounting, legal and business professionals. CCH Canadian develops software and information products that help customers take command of complex regulatory issues in tax, accounting, law, financial planning and human resources. CCH (http://www.cch.ca) is a Wolters Kluwer business (http://www.wolterskluwer.com).

Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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