You can set up links to third party applications from within CCH Practice Management by setting up a configuration key and then setting up access via the Maintenance menu.
Set up configuration key for third party applications
On the main menu, click via Maintenance > User Defined > Configuration.
On the Configuration window, in the blank row at the top of the table, enter the following:
Key Name: ThirdPartyApps
Key Value: 1
Comment: Allows the creation/maintenance of Third Party Applications
Click OK to save and close the window.
Once you have logged off and back on again, a Maintenance window will be available for the entry of data to enable a third party application to be launched from within the software.
Set up access to the third party application
On the main menu, Maintenance > User Defined > Applications.
On the Applications window, for each third party application, enter the following fields:
Name: Enter the name of the application to be displayed in the task bar. Note that there is a limit on the number of characters allowed.
E.g. "MS Word"
Command Line: Enter the actual command line used to run the application.
E.g. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE"
Icon: Enter the location of the icon to be used in the Task Bar next to the application name. Once loaded it will be available in CCH Central.
E.g. "C:\ Desktop\word.ico"
Repeat step 2 for each application you want to include a link to and then click OK to save and close the Applications window.
A menu item is created for each application in the Third Party Task Bar menu displaying the third party application name and icon. Click the menu item to start the application.