CCH Offers Tax and Accounting Professionals New Open Integration Platform
Jul 02, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
CCH, a global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services, announced it is offering tax and accounting professionals a new "Open" Integration Platform, sharing common data and streamlining workflows between systems.
According to a release, applications available for integration include those created by CCH, and other applications by third-party providers and even applications developed within a firm or corporation.
The Company reported that the CCH Open Integration Platform is enables secure integration between CCH common data, rich feature sets and services, and third-party solutions. It has been a key part of the development plan for the next generation of CCH cloud-based solutions, built to support a firm's entire "ecosystem" and facilitate the open and collaborative way in which people work today.
"The unique common data capabilities including client, staff, administrative and security are part of one database shared across multiple applications offered with CCH's solutions, which on their own offer significant new time-savings and accuracy improvements to firms," said Mike Sabbatis, CCH President & CEO. "But it will be game-changing for firms now that they can couple these gains with the benefits of working in the cloud, and leverage our new Open Integration Platform to access other solutions at the immediate point of need. The productivity and client service gains are huge."
New Integration Platform Partner Program
Users of the Open Integration Platform include CCH customers and third-party providers, with whom CCH partners.
CCH is supporting integrations through its Integration Platform Partner Program. Types of providers who are ideal candidates for the program include: Payroll; Accounting Software; CRM; Performance Management; Resource Scheduling; Expense Management; Custom Reporting/Specialty; Implementation/Consulting Firms; and System Integrators.
Vendors interested in making their applications available to CCH customers through the Open Integration Platform will be supported with a range of software licenses and tools, as well as technical training opportunities for developing and testing integrations. CCH will also provide partner vendors with its SaaS platform Open Integration Kits to facilitate integrations.
With the new platform, CCH customers gain the opportunity to access the solutions they desire from different providers still benefiting from an integrated workflow. At the same time, CCH's partners could realize a new revenue stream.
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