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CCH Enhances ProSystem fx Scan with Leading Document Capture Software

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 29, 2007) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services today announced that it will leverage EMC® Captiva® document capture software from EMC Corporation to power CCH’s ProSystem fx Scan, a scanning and data preparation system for accounting firms (CCHGroup.com).

“EMC Captiva software is the leading enterprise document capture software, so with this partnership, we’ll be able to push forward with Scan by accelerating the identification and extraction of data from scanned documents and supporting a variety of capture workflows,” said Mike Sabbatis, President of CCH. “We see Scan as a key technology for firms looking to save time and money by automating the conversion of paper documents into business-critical data and digitized images. With EMC Captiva software as Scan’s engine, our customers will benefit from the ability to better maximize their paperless processes.”

“We’re pleased to be working with CCH, providing solutions that will help their customers transform paper documents into accurate, valuable data that can be easily processed, managed and stored for faster access and retrieval,” said Barry Ruditsky, Vice President of Worldwide OEM Sales & ISV Business, Content Management and Information Protection at EMC. “Partners like CCH further validate EMC’s platform strategy by expanding our combined solutions into new markets.”

Smoother Operation, Zonal OCR, Automated Data Extraction

“The EMC Captiva software will allow Scan to run as a service, rather than an application,” said Stuart Gill, CCH product manager. “Among other things, this means smoother operation, especially in situations such as unattended document identification and data extraction processing occurring overnight. These efficiencies will lead to significantly improved performance throughout the system, especially on larger jobs.”

Leveraging EMC Captiva software, Scan now offers improved image enhancement, such as enhancing skewed and rotated images, sharpening blurred images, cleaning grayscale on scans and better management of color images.

“Improved image enhancement along with expanded methods of identifying documents and forms will provide the ability to better classify documents,” Gill noted. 

The EMC Captiva software also enhances Scan’s optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities with improved “zonal” OCR and freeform extraction, allowing for the automatic extraction of critical business data. For example, with the EMC Captiva software, Scan can look for keywords on a document and then find related numbers based on a document extraction business rule, such as looking for a dollar figure to the right of the words “Non-employee compensation.”  The confidence in the scan of each individual character can be set and will flag any character that is below the appropriate thresholds for manual validation. 

“EMC Captiva makes Scan significantly more robust today, and prepares us to take advantage of even greater capabilities in the future,” Gill noted.

For More Information

For more information or to purchase ProSystem fx Scan, visit CCHGroup.com/scan or contact a CCH representative through 800-739-9998.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting 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 sectors. Wolters Kluwer has 2006 annual revenues of €3.7 billion, employs approximately 19,900 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.

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