CS Professional Suite Software

4.36 / 5 (14)

About CS Professional Suite


CS Professional Suite is on-premise and cloud tax and accounting solutions that help streamline workflows and enhance profitability across all organizational operations. Designed for small to large businesses, it provides several modules that help automate a variety of tasks inside and outside the businesses.

Key features of CS Professional Suite include modules for accounting, auditing, taxation, payroll, document management, website design and online client services. Additionally, it provides advisory services to transform business growth via consulting and content strategies.

CS Professional Suite provides native mobile applications for iOS and Android devices. The prices of the product are available upon request. Customer support is provided over the phone and via online methods.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

14 Reviews of CS Professional Suite

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.36 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Thomson Reuters - Highly Recommend

Overall, my experience with CS has been positive. I'm able to print legible and clear returns with detailed support. It is a very sophisticated and user friendly software with a lot of efficient functions. I learn something different everyday.

Pros

Among other things, my favorite feature is how the tax preparation software allows you to instantly view where your input figures carry to on the official government forms. I also like how you can work backwards, such as, when you can't locate an input page, if you click on the line of the official form where a number should be, the program will take you to the correct input sheet.

Cons

Sometimes, the program will undergo glitches and miscalculate or not calculate various credits or taxes. Some of the elections could be easier to locate if they were included on the "general" tab.

April 2019

courtney from Kane Firm

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

CS Professional Suite Products

I use these products daily, and overall have had a great experience and would recommend to other companies.

Pros

We use a variety of CS professional Suite products! All of the software is very user friendly, we also purchase hardy copy and e books and the support staff is always helpful.

Cons

The Capatcha verification can be frustrating at times, it is very sensitive and if you do not select the specific boxes it wants then you end up repeating the process multiple times before you are able to access the system. Also, at times we have had to call support for technical "issues" and then receive a bill for it - I find to be a little unreasonable; that is what support is for.

May 2018

Harold from PHMM

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

Very average in most respects some products like practice are better than others like UltraTax

Good integration between the different products, but unfortunately to the exclusion of integrating with anything else.

Pros

Good integration between the various products. Good user interface design for some products like Practice CS but not for others. The tax product is generally very accurate once you figure out how to use it well. I like the multiple screen ability.
The Practice product will allow you to open and sign in multiple times which can make up for the slow changing of screens. We tend to open a copy with the employee dashboard and then open another copy of the program to keep the client dashboard open so we can update projects and the like. This is the only way to deal efficiently with the slow screen changes. Good reporting, good support when calling in, but slow with email.
Great diagnostics for Ultra Tax. The ability in Ultra Tax to open both input and forms screens at the same time is nice.

Cons

First it is 32 bit and so does not interface well with other programs. Runs slow because it can only take advantage of limited memory. Runs even slower if you have very many other programs open (outlook, excel, word, etc). Many features only work if you have an older 32 bit operating system. For example you cannot click the email address of a client and generate an email that also stays attached to their client detail unless you are using 32 bit email software on a 32 bit machine. The Ultra Tax user and data entry is one of the worst I have seen, very outdated. At times you have to switch multiple screens to input basic stuff. Trying to locate where to make an entry can be an exercise in frustration.
Ultratax is very accurate when the return is completed but a mess when trying to figure out how to do data entry.
Does not integrate with other calendar apps to get your appointments onto a preferred product for you calendar. You can only use the online version and access it or push everything up to the cloud for their mobile version.
So the bottom line is slow, their tech support said they have no plans to write a 64 bit version, awkward data input for the UT product. Tax return data entry is about 35% longer than on our prior product.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2018

CS Professional Suite - some parts are better than others.

Pros

The integration between products is what led me to buy the whole suite. UltraTax is the best product, easy to use, and has free support. The other products are much harder to set up and learn, and Thomson charges you for support for them, even if the problem you're calling about is actually a product bug.

Cons

They charge for support on all products except UltraTax. Practice is becoming a dinosaur, and badly needs to be updated. File Cabinet crashes multiple times every day.

June 2017

Linda from Schiller & Florence, CPAs

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2017

Excellent Tax Software

It's a reliable product

Pros

Thompson Reuter contacted our firm after TaxWorks bit the dust. The final year of TaxWorks was a train wreck (they made a software change that we all needed to fight and muddle through, spending hours upon hours with our IT to complete returns. UltraTax by Thompson Reuter is a great product

Cons

It is pricey, and contacting Customer Service can be hit and miss. Just me experience, but it seems they staff heavily during tax season, but the rest of the year are bare bones.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2018

UltraTax is the best solution

Thomson Reuters CS is more commonly referred to as UltraTax. I developed tax software for a competitive product for several years, and I still prefer Creative Solutions UltraTax to what I used to work on.

Pros

UltraTax handles every complex tax situation, and has all of the features you can imagine. They always manage to anticipate my needs before I realized I needed it.

Cons

The only downside I can think of is cost. It can be expensive, but it's a better total value than any of the competitors.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Great Suite of Products

Pros

Love all of these products. Generally easy to use and figure out and I love how they all talk to each other with the client codes you assign. Makes saving documents and client information very easy. It is also very simple for new accountants to learn.

Cons

Some of the functions can be difficult to master like creating new reports or creating queries to try and filter data. A bit archaic in these cases.

March 2019

Kylie from mAccounting, LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

CS Professional Suite

Pros

The programs are able to talk to each other allowing for more efficient work days. Once you have everything set up correctly, these are extremely dependable programs.

Cons

Workpapers isn’t 100% accurate most of the time so the time you spend reviewing and correcting the input, you could just input it yourself.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2018

Robust software suite for tax preparation and accounting firm management.

Pros

Highly in depth, performs complex tax calculations effectively, provides a great system for managing firm billings.

Cons

Sometimes the software can be a little clunky. The tax software could use an upgrade in ease of switching from data entry view to viewing the finalized tax return including all schedules and reports.

February 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Great Overall Products Though Some Are Better Than Others

Pros

We use a lot of the suite products. The integration between the products is top notch and so helpful. Most of the products are relatively intuitive to use.

Cons

Some of the more advanced features are super cumbersome to figure out or are downright useless.

February 2017

Jillian from Blake, White, and Farnell PC

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2017

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