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Results of the CPA Practice Advisor 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

Drake Wins in 6 Categories

CPA Practice Advisor recently released the results of their 13th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which polled close to 7,000 readers on a variety of topics related to tax professionals, including tax planning systems, computer hardware, tax preparation software, and more. In 2016, Drake Software won in six different categories.

Drake won the Tax Planning Systems category for the third year in a row, beating the next closest competition by more than 40% – punctuating the need for an advanced, scenario-based tax planner to help preparers serve taxpayers who have questions about their tax liability. With the Drake Tax Planner, tax professionals can help clients better prepare for the future by comparing their current tax situation to changes resulting after major life events, like getting married or buying a house.

Client Write-Up scored the 1099/W-2 Compliance win for Drake, which enables on-the-fly printing and e-filing for Forms 1099 and W-2 and offers a number of accounting services: accounts receivable, bookkeeping, financial statements, and payroll. For both small businesses printing employee forms and tax practices filing numerous returns, Drake’s standalone, multi-company write-up package helps users easily remain compliant with federal and state regulations.

For the second year in a row, Drake Document Manager was voted best Document Management & Document Storage by respondents. This productivity-enhancing system includes the Drake PDF Printer, a document watermarking feature, administrative-level file-activity tracking, preset default descriptions for scanned documents, an integrated email launcher, customizable file cabinets and folders, a backup utility, and integration with Drake’s SecureFilePro™ portal – improving elements of workflow, document security, and practice management.

Drake’s Preparer Websites won best Website Builders & Services for Accounting Firms for the third straight year, a feature that helps full-package customers create, monitor, and maintain their own customizable website. Establishing and maintaining an online presence is essential for branding your tax practice and – more importantly – attracting prospective clients.

Drake Software earned top marks in the Federal/State Income Tax Preparation category, which CPA Practice Advisor admits is “always the most anticipated” category. In a field containing a half-dozen heavyweight contenders, Drake garnered 49% of all votes cast – 30% higher than the second-place tax preparation software.

When asked about the results of the 2016 CPA Practice Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards, Senior Vice President James Stork remarked, “Thank you to everyone who voted! We’re proud of the hard work we put into every product at Drake Software, but the overwhelmingly positive response from customers is always humbling.”

For more information about Drake Software, visit their website or call 800.890.9500.

Source: CPA Practice Advisor

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