Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants


The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is the premier statewide resource for top-class continuing professional education programs, professional networking, business-friendly advocacy, thought leadership, and a full range of services for accounting professionals. PICPA’s programs and services are a springboard for growing camaraderie, confidence, and commitment in the world of accounting. Founded in 1897, the PICPA is the second-oldest CPA organization in the United States. Membership includes practitioners in public accounting, industry, government, and education.

The PICPA and Bryce Web Group

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has been working with Bryce Web Group since 2002.

As a show of faith in the long-standing relationship with Bryce Web Group, the PICPA has chosen to stay with the BWG Content Management System, while converting to Aptify Customer Resource Management software.  Bryce Web Group was happy to assist the PICPA in the conversion to Aptify, integrating the BWG products with the new CRM system to ensure the PICPA website experience remained valuable to PICPA members.

To further launch their Association into the future of website offerings, the PICPA has worked with Bryce Web Group on utilizing the Mobile Turnkey Solution.  This solution has resulted in a quality Mobile Website for the PICPA, fully integrated with their CMS and manageable in an identical way to their existing website.  This solution has added a mobile offering to the PICPA site without adding a huge amount of effort in upkeep on the part of the PICPA.

The PICPA has made extensive and highly efficient use of the AJAX tab-strip plugin on their site, providing their users with a front page has that at-a-glance listings for news, events, internships, classifieds and educational and professional development opportunities. The tab-strip plugin has allowed the PICPA to feature an enormous amount of content right on their front page, directing their users quickly to information they need.

The PICPA has also used a Bryce Web Group product to get users the information they need through extensive use of the Sharp Search tool. Bryce Web Group has designed the Sharp Search tool to allow PICPA members to have useful and relevant search results on the first try of any search, even going so far as to provide real-time AJAX feedback, which provides users results as they type out their search term!

 Sharp Search has also given PICPA CMS users control of how their site content appears in a search. Pages in the CMS can be tagged with web experiences, topics and segments to allow the pages to be sorted in a customizable way. Superseding search keywords, page prioritizing and featured pages also allow PICPA CMS users to guide how their site is searched, directing users to content they need in the PICPA site.

The PICPA and Bryce Web Group have had a long-standing and fruitful relationship, developing the PICPA site into an easily-accessed website with a wealth of useful information for PICPA members.

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LAST UPDATED 10/6/2011