The Australian Financial Review and Business publisher, CCH Australia Limited, today announced that it has formed an alliance to share content, products and functionality, adding a range of new features to their respective online brands.
According to Michael Gill, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Fairfax Business Media, "The Australian Financial Review and CCH have a very similar audience profile. Bundling our content with CCH on afr.com further enhances the value of the information service we provide to our readers."
Busy business professionals no longer need to search or try to interpret changes in legislation, updates to work practices or ways to maximise tax benefits, as this information is now available on afr.com, via CCH's daily news feeds.
"That means daily updates for time-conscious business professionals", said CCH Regional Director Mr Willem van Zanten. "The alliance represents another significant step for CCH in growing interest in the Internet as a source for business support. Our goal is to provide businesses with the best content from the best sources when they need it, to equip them to make more informed business decisions, faster, smarter and with more confidence."
The type of topics covered can include alerts such as:
- "New lodgement dates for PAYG Withholding annual reports";
- "Addendum to salary sacrifice ruling"; and
- "Sydney real estate agent to stand trial on insider trading charge".
In addition, many essential CCH publications are now available for sale through afr.com, including the Master Tax Guide, Master Business Guide and the popular Australian eBusiness Guide and Collapse Incorporated book. Online transactions are an exciting new feature of afr.com. Readers can now find the answers to more indepth questions and problems by ordering from a list of over 30 CCH specialist titles, in a few easy steps.
The sharing of information provides CCH customers with access to an afr.com general business news feed via cch.com.au, while CCH delivers via afr.com, a selection of specialist accounting, tax, legal, human resources, superannuation and financial planning news items.
As well as new content and online transactions for CCH books, readers of afr.com will now be able to access a number of easy to use calculators, which CCH have developed to generate fast answers to common financial, tax and superannuation queries. The calculators are programmed with the appropriate formulas, rates and thresholds and are regularly updated to reflect the latest tax and legislative developments.
About The Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review is Australia's pre-eminent business, finance and technology publication. It provides a daily analysis of the latest news from the Banking, Finance and Information Technology sector, and breaking news from the business sector and the political arena. For more information visit www.afr.com.
CCH Australia is a leading provider of smart information tools for business professionals, serving legal, tax, business and education markets. CCH Australia is part of the Wolters Kluwer group of companies, one of the world's largest business publishing alliances. The Group employs more than 20,000 people with interests in 26 countries, representing annual sales of more than EUR 3.8 billion in 2001. For more information, please visit www.cch.com.au
For further information please contact:
Ms Jacqui Marlin
Online Business Development Manager
Fairfax Business Media
M: 0418 164 096
F: 9282 2165
Ms Sarah Dewar
Internet Marketing Manager
T: 61 2 9857 1520
F: 9857 1600