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Dewar Meeks + Ekrem PC Deploys Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accountings CCH Axcess for Tax Preparation, Compliance and Firm Management

Firm joins growing list of tax professionals that rely on CCH Axcess to help grow, manage and protect their businesses

In the first profile in its series on forward-thinking firms focused on the future, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US today spotlights Dewar Meeks + Ekrem PC, headquartered in Edmonds, WA.

When deciding how to better serve its clients, the firm chose CCH Axcess – the tax and accounting profession’s first modular, cloud-based tax preparation, compliance and firm management solution built from the ground up – for all of its tax preparation needs. The system’s integrated central database offers a single point of access to handle all tasks associated with the tax process – from return preparation and compliance to file storage and practice management.

Dewar Meeks + Ekrem PC migrated from CCH ProSystem fx on-premise solutions to all five cloud-based modules within the CCH Axcess portfolio at once: CCH Axcess™ Tax, CCH Axcess™ Document, CCH Axcess™ Portal, CCH Axcess™ Practice and CCH Axcess™ Workstream. Firm leaders cite CCH Axcess’ easy-to-use infrastructure as a main reason for the switch, which helped boost efficiencies — leading to a more streamlined workflow while spending less time in reviews.

When asked about the staff’s reaction to the migration, firm Shareholder Nancy Ekrem said: “The reviewers especially liked the system. The preparers are flying through their work. Workstream has really helped us keep track of projects in real time.  Our admin staff spends much less time storing the finished product and figuring out where a project is in process.”

Ekrem noted that while her staff put a lot of work into the implementation, it was extremely smooth for the end users, and that the “Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting staff assigned to our implementation was amazing.”

“With the power to maximize firm efficiency and support clients with anytime, anywhere access, CCH Axcess redefines how firms operate,” said Heffy Provost, Vice President of Product Operations at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, CCH Software. “Dewar Meeks + Ekrem PC’s decision to migrate to the Cloud with CCH Axcess will help them streamline workflow and management processes while maximizing efficiency and productivity.”

More information about the award-winning products chosen by Dewar Meeks + Ekrem PC can be found at or by having a Wolters Kluwer representative contact you directly. For more information on how thousands of professionals are benefiting from CCH Axcess today, click here.

About Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US ( is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The CCH® ProSystem fx® Suite, CCH Axcess™, CCH® IntelliConnect®, CCH® IntelliConnect Direct, CCH® Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US is based in Riverwoods, IL. Follow us on Twitter @WKTAAUS_PR.

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US is part of Wolters Kluwer (, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion ($4.2 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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