Staff like the way that CCH Central makes information so easy to access and use and they like the way it can be configured for individual needs. Take the ‘home pages’ for example. We have one standard setup for partners but a different one for other staff. The partner page shows things like top 10 WIP, top 10 debtors and the partner’s highest fee earners. It’s right there in front of them, instantly available and they can drill down to get more detail if they need it.
Everyone has access to timesheets directly from their
Even though it’s good to have the latest design and software architecture, the fundamentals have to be right, too. For example, late or inaccurate timesheets will affect debtors days and
We also like the fact that the software keeps track of historical information so, for example, if you change an address the old one is automatically saved as an archive. We used to have to do this manually and sometimes people would forget, so this is a nice feature to have. Little things like this can make a big difference to the way people interact with the system.
From an IT point of
When we had multiple databases it was easy for them to get out of sync; people would set up the same client with different codes in tax and practice management. Now that everything’s handled through CCH Central that can’t happen
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