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Thomson Reuters Web & Mobile Timeline

In 1999, Google was just a little-known search engine with a funny name, and Internet Explorer had made its debut only four years earlier. But the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters (then known as Creative Solutions, Inc.) was already taking full advantage of the Internet's unlimited potential with the introduction of its first ASP web-hosted solutions.

Today, we're proud to say that tens of thousands of users representing thousands of firms rely on us for their web and mobile technology every day.

Keep reading to view some of the important milestones from the past decade that have helped us secure our place as web services pioneers in the tax and accounting industry, use your mouse to select highlights from each year:

  • NetClient CS portals are chosen as the official portal of the first manned mission to Mars, allowing astronauts to communicate easily with their families at home...and, of course, their accountants.
  • Mobile CS, which extends the reach of Practice CS to smartphones using cutting-edge mobile application technology, is released in August.
  • NetClient CS surpasses 100,000 client portals in use in December.
  • NetClient CS wins an Innovation Award from The CPA Technology Advisor (now CPA Practice Advisor).
  • Thomson Reuters launches NetStaff CS portals for accounting firm staff, which allow firms to administer online client services and configure a firm intranet.
  • The web-hosted GoFileRoom document management and workflow system debuts in September.
  • NetClient CS secure online portals debut—the first online product designed to improve communication and collaboration between accountants and clients.
  • Web Builder CS, the do-it-yourself website creation tool designed specifically for accounting firms, is introduced.
  • GoSystem Tax RS, the first completely web-based tax preparation system for Enterprise tax and accounting firms, is introduced.
  • Virtual Office CS debuts, offering users remote online access to their data and a full suite of tax and accounting software.
Thomson Reuters Web and Mobile Timeline