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CCH Creates Small Firm Services Group, New Structure Enforces CCH’s Commitment to Firms of All Sizes
Gramlich Named President, CCH Small Firm Services
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., November 16, 2006) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business announced today a new Small Firm Services group, enforcing the company’s commitment to best serve professionals in firms of all sizes. CCH created the new entity following the acquisition of ATX and TaxWise to ensure that it will meet the needs of its new tax and accounting customers, while advancing its investment in and commitment to professionals who already value CCH’s market-leading software and research solutions. CCH is a leading provider of tax and accounting law information, software and services (CCHGroup.com).
The employees, services and products of the ATX and TaxWise businesses comprise the new Small Firm Services group, which demonstrates CCH’s stated commitment to running these businesses separately as distinct product lines to ensure CCH best serves customers of all sizes.
“The creation of a separate CCH Small Firm Services group ensures that CCH provides the dedicated resources needed to deliver the ATX and TaxWise solutions professionals value, while continuing our focus, commitment and investment to advance the market-leading solutions our CCH and ProSystem fx customers have relied on for over the past 40 years,” said CCH President and CEO Kevin Robert. “By dedicating the ATX and TaxWise businesses and their employees to a separate business unit, CCH will continue to do what we do best: serve as professionals’ strategic partner to help professionals achieve their business goals.”
Jeff Gramlich Promoted to Group President
CCH announced that Jeff Gramlich has been named President of the CCH Small Firm Services group. Previously, Gramlich had been CCH Executive Vice President of Business Development. Gramlich, who joined CCH in 2003, has more than 20 years experience in the tax and accounting industry.
“Jeff played an instrumental role in identifying and pursuing the core components of our solutions for small- and mid-size firms. His customer focus, experience and drive will help ensure we succeed in serving these professionals,” said Robert.
“Ultimately, our goal is to serve as a strategic partner to all our customers, making certain that we are creating the solutions that meet or exceed their unique requirements,” said Gramlich.
Gramlich is a CPA and a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The CCH Small Firm Services group will be headquartered in Atlanta with other operations throughout the U.S. Approximately 650 CCH employees will be part of the group, primarily employees who joined CCH as part of the ATX and TaxWise acquisitions. The resources currently applied to CCH’s other product lines will continue to focus on serving those professionals with best-of-breed integrated solutions under the CCH and ProSystem fx brands. As Robert announced at CCH’s User Conference, CCH is significantly investing in its software and publishing businesses.
“More than ever before, this is a great time to be a customer of CCH,” Robert said. “CCH continues to extend its leadership in providing tax and accounting professionals with best-of-breed, innovative and integrated solutions, and we continue to make significant investments in our research and software solutions to enable our customers’ future success.”
About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of tax and accounting law information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com.