CPA2Biz will continue to exist with the AICPA's endorsement, and the SSNI
will continue to develop the database project independently of CPA2Biz.
The AICPA has asked the state societies through their collective bargaining mechanism--a shared-services company called SSNI
--to extend by six months the preliminary license to CPA2Biz of their membership databases (the so-called Phase 1 of the CPA2Biz endeavor) because negotiations between the AICPA, CPA2Biz, and SSNI
have not gone as quickly--or smoothly--as the AICPA expected.
The AICPA and SSNI
eventually plan to expand CPAWeb to include a national referral service, a nationwide job bank, coordinated calendar of events, news features, discussion boards, a listserve application, online polling and surveys, and even a member-customized front page.