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Jun 22, 2012 (04:06 PM EDT)

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. and JOHANNESBURG, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --, the creator and world's leading provider of secure audit confirmation services, today announced that CQS Technology Holdings, one of South Africa's leading software houses, will now offer the first-ever online audit confirmation solution to CPA firms and financial institutions throughout Southern Africa.

Currently, financial institutions in South Africa respond manually to paper confirmation requests from auditors because it's the only available option. Through this partnership, CQS will provide financial institutions in the region a more efficient process for responding to these requests. Additionally, CQS will offer CPA firms a more streamlined process as well. The value to auditors is that validates the identity of the bank or company that needs to respond to an audit confirmation request.  This saves tremendous time, and more importantly brings greater integrity to the process of validating the receivables, cash on hand and debt within financial statements. 

"As a technology provider to audit firms, it is astonishing how disruptive paper-based audit confirmations can be to an auditor's workflow," said Ashley Cohen, CEO of CQS.  "These paper and manual processes are inefficient not only for auditors, but for the banks and companies that respond to audit confirmation requests too.  We are pleased that made the whole process more efficient and secure, and are excited to now offer this solution in South Africa as part of our partnership."

"Growing our existing international footprint is extremely important to us because we have a significant number of auditors throughout the world who want to use globally instead of for only U.S.-based banks," said Chris Schellhorn, Chairman and CEO of  "To support our goal of expanding our solution globally, it's important to have key strategic partners like CQS.  We look forward to working with them as we roll out in South Africa." 

In addition to the CQS partnership, the company recently added new bank responders in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They also signed a reseller agreement with Task Technology, a leading provider of auditing and financial reporting software to the professional accounting and corporate market in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. 

About is the creator and world's leading provider of secure electronic audit confirmation services.  It processes over $1 trillion in confirmation information annually for a majority of public companies, as well as private companies, non-profits and government agencies.  In addition to its bank confirmation solution, the company provides solutions for more than 30 different types of audit confirmations including accounts receivable confirmations. is the Preferred Provider of Electronic Confirmations for the AICPA Trusted Business Advisor™ Solutions Program and is endorsed by the American Bankers Association. has also received numerous awards including being a multi-year alumnus on the Inc. 500 list for 2010 and 2011.  Several hundred In-Network responding companies including all of the Top 10 banks in the U.S. and over 8,000 accounting firms in more than 100 countries trust for their audit confirmation needs.  For more information, visit

About CQS Technology Holdings

Established in the early nineties, CQS Technology Holdings is one of South Africa's leading software houses specialising in the design, development and deployment of world class software products and the provision of professional services for the audit, risk management, financial services and corporate performance management markets.

Our delivery capability is focused on supplying quality best of breed products that deliver real value to over three thousand clients ranging from audit and accounting firms to large corporates and municipalities. Our great team of talented people, combined with state of the art infrastructure, allows us to provide our clients with innovative solutions for diverse technology requirements.

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