FAQ

In order to get along with PwCPlus still better, we provide an assistance for you. As it is updated constantly, we appreciate your feedback.


Administration

You find your personal profile (username) in the upper horizontal navigation. From here you can proceed to "My Alerts” and "My Favorites".

You can update your personal data and preferences at any time.

Subscriptions consist of the topics  you have selected from the PwCPlus offer. You can subscribe to all topics that are available for you and get updates as well as RSS feed.

Here you can find our service offerings in detail.

Under  "username" you can tailor your personal news. You simply click on "username/alert", mark your preferences and save. 

Please note: The alert for PwC staff goes out on a daily basis, whereas the clients alert arrives each Friday.

For staff only: Gray and therefore inactive are your mandatory topics that can't be tailored for the alert.

In the upper horizontal menu bar you find your favorites under the button "Favorites". Here you can store single documents or articles by clicking on "save as favorite" within the chosen document.

The stored documents are listed by day of addition. Favorites not needed any more can be deleted by clicking the x-Icon.

Best start for orientation is the upper horizontal navigation bar that contains all menu  options. The home page gives an overview over the most recent documents. More  content you find in chronological order by the menu item “Topics” (see  below).

Topics are the content units from the area Financial Services, other industries like Healthcare & Pharma as well as generic issues like accounting and tax.

An overview you find under "Service and offerings". 

Which topics are available for you can be verified by clicking on "username (profile)" in the upper horizontal menu bar and then choosing "Alerts".

Topics are listed in alphabetical order. 

This is as well the list for tailoring your personal alert.

The E-Library contains selected PwC publications, mainly from the "Fachverlag Moderne Wirtschaft", regarding issues relevant for PwCPlus users and primarily for online reading.

Please note that for PwC staff the software "Adobe Digital Editions" to download e-books is not available.

Clients may download the e-books for a two weeks period if the software "Adobe Digital Editions" is installed.

For staff and clients with a full service subscription we provide all pronouncements of the IDW (Institute of Public Auditors in Germany) and DRSC (Accounting Standards Committee of Germany) within PwCPlus: 

  • IDW Auditing Standards,
  • IDW Accounting Principles,
  • all DRSC standards.

Please note that the pronouncements within PwCPlus are mainly in German!

SEARCH

With PwCPlus search you have accurate research facilities at your fingertips.  You can either filter your search term by special criteria or use in addition the faceted search to narrow your search results.

By entering a search term you have the following possibilities: 

Truncation (placeholder):

With truncation you are able to look not only for a single search term but for any combination containing this term. You therefore set an asterisk (*) infront or after your search term (e.g. info* finds inform, information, informative,  etc.).

Phrase search with quotation marks:

You can look for the entered search terms in quotation marks (" ") if you ask for entire phrases or an exact expression, e.g. "Implementing Technical Standards" 

Boolean Operators - AND, OR, NOT:

With Boolean operators, words like AND, OR, NOT or AND NOT, you can combine or exclude your search keywords. If you use more than one term in the free text search they are combined automatically with AND or the plus sign operator (+search term ) that shows the overlaps of the used search terms, e.g. Implementing AND Technical AND Standards or Implementing+Technical+Standards

Alternatively, you can use OR or "|", if only one of the requested terms has to be included, e.g. if you search for different spellings (Implementing OR Technical OR Standards).

If you enter several search terms combined with NOT or the minus sign operator (-search term), the search term after the minus (-) will be excluded from your results, e.g. Implementing NOT Technical or Implementing -Technical.

Show the search results:

You can sort your search results either according to relevance or publication date. By default, relevance is selected .