New River Innovation Wins CPA Practice Advisor’s Technology Innovation Award for Beyond415™—Powerful SaaS Application for Post-Filing Issues Receives Award in First Year

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Beyond415 wins the accounting profession's top accolade—Technology Innovation Award—in its first year of release. Beyond415 is the only IRS Response system available to the accounting profession.

New River Innovation announced today that its advanced IRS response application Beyond415 was honored with a prestigious Technology Innovation Award from CPA Practice Advisor magazine. Beyond415 is the profession’s premier solution for handling everything after tax filing, such as IRS notices, issues, audits, and client management.

Beyond415 was selected among dozens of nominees as one of five overall winners. The awards program honors new and emerging technologies that simplify and improve the day-to-day work of tax and accounting professionals. Recognition by CPA Practice Advisor further cements Beyond415’s status as the leading system of its kind for practitioners.

“We are incredibly honored to receive an Innovation Award,” said Jim Buttonow, CPA, 19-year IRS veteran, and co-founder of New River Innovation. “Our primary goal was to create a powerful and intuitive system to advance firm efficiencies and streamline the IRS response process for practitioners. This is an important step in reaching our goal of helping firms manage their clients, end to end, after they file.”

Beyond415 is a robust SaaS application designed to help accounting professionals quickly address IRS issues and respond to notices while managing their clients all year long. Beyond415 automates post-filing IRS issues from start to finish—helping practitioners save time, get it right the first time, and better serve their clients.

“New River Innovation is committed to developing technology that enhances productivity and delivers real business improvement,” said Buttonow. “We are thrilled to be recognized for our work in the area of post-filing tax technology.”

CPA Practice’s Advisor’s annual Innovation Awards are the pinnacle of recognition for technology vendors serving the tax and accounting profession. Winners were selected by the magazine’s editorial advisory board and awards committee, which includes accounting and tax professionals from across the country who are engaged in public practice in firms ranging from sole practitioners to major, multi-office regional practices.

New River Innovation’s co-founder and CEO, Alan Neely, and VP of marketing and business development, Reed Humphrey, were in attendance to accept the award at a special ceremony hosted by CPA Practice Advisor’s executive editor, Darren Root. The ceremony was held during the California Accounting and Business Show & Conference, which ran June 6-7, 2011.

Beyond415 is offered through select tax and accounting software partners. Find out more at

About Beyond415
Beyond415 automates post-filing practice and procedure and was developed specifically for tax and accounting professionals. The system helps firms increase efficiency, save time, and better serve clients by providing expert guidance for analyzing a client’s situation, options for client IRS account research, and tools for solution evaluation and comparison. Practitioners can select and customize their response to an IRS issue. Beyond415 pre-populates the necessary documents, including IRS forms, customized cover letters, worksheets, cover sheets, and document request forms—all in the IRS’ accepted format.

About New River Innovation
New River Innovation, based in Greensboro, NC, provides tax and accounting professionals with innovative IRS-support technology. The company’s flagship product, Beyond415, features workflow technology for post-filing IRS issues and notices. For more information about the company, visit


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