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(1) (Cost Per Action) The cost to an advertiser for clicking an ad on a website that results in purchasing a product or registering contact information, the latter called "cost per lead" (CPL). See pay-per-click, click-through rate and RPM.

(2) (Computer Press Association, Landing, NJ) An earlier membership organization founded in 1983 that promoted excellence in computer journalism. Its annual awards honored outstanding examples in print, broadcast and electronic media. The CPA disbanded in 2000.
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Several of the many new or improved features provided by CPAS v5 include:
Enhanced Security Features - CPAS v5 employs the latest security features covering applications, roles and responsibilities, and self-service functions.
In this scenario, CPAS handle all financial information related to their client's life, from bill paying, account aggregation and reporting, to preparation of financial statements and tax work.