Tracy, Calif. (August 19, 2008) – Petz Enterprises, Inc. (PEI), a leading provider of tax software and financial services designed for high-volume retail tax professionals announced support for Topaz SigLite electronic signature pads for use with their flagship product, CrossLink 1040 Professional Tax Software.
“PEI has long been an industry leader in providing professional tax preparers with the tools they need to efficiently process tax returns for their customers. Integrating support for electronic signature pads meets the needs of our customers who are looking to move toward a paperless return,” stated Charles Petz, CPA, Vice President Tax Software Development.
The ability to use Topaz SigLite electronic signature pads enables CrossLink customers to meet government disclosure requirements, minimize errors, and begin to move toward a paperless office. And, with Topaz System’s robust electronic signature software the tax payer’s signature is securely bound to the document for which it was intended.
“The CrossLink team understands that the success of my high-volume retail tax business requires a software solution that improves the speed and efficiency with which I can process taxpayer returns. At the same time, I need to reduce the likelihood of errors,” stated Carolyn Clark owner of Action Services. Clark continued, “The integration of the Topaz signature pads meets those needs and is just the latest of many unique features that makes CrossLink an essential component to the success of my business.”
Anthony Zank, President & CEO of Topaz Systems stated, “Topaz Systems has a strong history of working with and supporting industry leading software providers to provide effective, fully integrated eSign solutions. As a result we are excited about PEI’s integration of our SigLite series with CrossLink 1040 Professional Tax Software.”
Signature pads certified for use with CrossLink 1040 include the Topaz SigLite 1x5 T-S460, Topaz SigLite SL 1x5 T-S461, and the Topaz SigLite LCD 1x5 T-L460. It is anticipated the signature pads will range from sub-$100 to $250.
CrossLink is available directly from PEI at www.CrossLinkTax.com. The Topaz SigLite electronic signature pads are available from Computime, Inc., an authorized fulfillment partner for Topaz Systems at www.computimewebstore.com.
About Petz Enterprises, Inc.
Petz Enterprises, Inc., makers of the CrossLink suite of tax software solutions and services, is a leading provider of tax preparation and filing solutions for the professional and consumer markets, helping to automate and simplify Federal, state and local tax compliance. Founded in 1974 and based in Tracy, California, PEI is dedicated to serving the needs of the professional tax community and U.S. taxpayers worldwide. For more information about PEI professional tax solutions and services, visit www.CrossLinkTax.com.
About Topaz Systems, Inc. Topaz Systems is a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic signature software and hardware, and has been based in Simi Valley, California since 1995. Topaz provides all the hardware, software, intellectual property, and expertise to enable paperless document creation, signing, and authentication of electronic forms with digital handwritten signatures. Topaz is the recipient of multiple industry awards including six-time consecutive wins of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award for outstanding growth, Deloitte technology Fast 500 honors, INC 500, and INC 5000 recognition.
About Computime, Inc.
Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Computime, Inc. has become a trusted source for Topaz Systems electronic signature capture devices by providing appropriate, cost-effective eSignature products for an ever-expanding customer base of Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, Insurance and Healthcare Providers, and the Point of Sale, Point of Delivery, Automotive, and Photo ID/Security industries. For more information on Computime’s services and industry-proven reputation for quality service and customer focus, visit www.computimeonline.com.