IRIS: Official Supporter of Accountants…and here’s why

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So, why is IRIS the Official Supporter of Accountants?

There is something your current software provider doesn’t want you to know – and for a good reason.

They are worried that once you find out, you’ll be heading for the exit door and joining the Official Supporter of Accountants, IRIS, as your trusted provider.

So, what are they worried about?

Let’s walk you through 10 things you need to know to answer this question:


COMPLIANCE: 1st to market every time

Whether it was ELS, FBI, FRS, or MTD, we were there before anyone else, and we’ve never let a customer down on compliance. We get our customers fully prepared every time legislation is announced – such as MTD – well in advance of the new rules taking effect. We have a track record of going above and beyond to deliver more than just standard compliance.  

Our strong relationship with HMRC means they work closely with us, request our input, and listen to what we say. We always ensure your voice is heard because we are the largest supplier of information to Companies House.

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1st for the Top 100

91 of the top 100 UK accountancy firms trust IRIS to help run their businesses. By working in partnership for many years with our customers, we understand the unique requirements of the largest firms as well as smaller practices better than any other supplier, which allows us to personalise solutions to each firm’s unique needs. We have a solution for any size of practice that meets your practice’s needs.


TRUSTED by UK Accountants

We are trusted by more than 24,000 UK accountancy firms as a key partner to run their business, we are the third largest tax filer in the UK to HMRC and have more than 40 years of experience in building compliance solutions that get it right first time every time. We know one size doesn’t fit all so we have solutions to fit firms of every shape and size, no matter what your strategy or needs. Beyond our solutions, our professional services and customer services teams are dedicated to making your implementation less of a challenge and supporting you through your ever-evolving needs. What’s more, we can support you in growing new streams of revenue for your business with our Managed Services options. And when you outgrow your Payroll and HR systems, we have solutions for that too.

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INNOVATION for your future: IRIS Elements

The first end-to-end, cloud-native accountancy platform that supports accountants to manage their practice, their workflow, and their clients. A solution around one client list, the platform combines Tax & Accounts, Proposal Management, AML, and Practice Management to streamline your working day. And it’s entirely flexible, so you choose whichever products suit your firm. It’s constantly evolving too – so watch this space for more updates.


COMPREHENSIVE: The largest portfolio of best-in-class accountancy solutions

Nobody else provides a complete practice solution from beginning to end, covering every aspect of your workflow, the client experience, and your employee needs. We have a look to help you in every aspect of your working day. From our integrated end-to-end cloud accounting solution (IRIS Elements) or our comprehensive integrated desktop solution (IRIS Accountancy Suite). We take care of your talent and operations (HR and Payroll) and your infrastructure (website, hosting, security, Office365 and telephony). We think about the challenges to your workload and the need to come up with new services (Resourcing). We have you covered.

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WE ARE Accountants

We have over 500 accountancy professionals dedicated to your success. Not only do we invest in technology, but we also invest in people. We have over 500 accountancy professionals whose primary focus is our customers: from the 25+ account managers, the 300+ developers coding our solutions through to the 55+ support staff. They are here to help you with every aspect of your journey with IRIS and we are proud to have been certified as a “Great Place to Work’.


22 HOURS: Saved 22 hours every month, per member of staff, with our software

We make your life easier by maximising the efficiency of your workflow and automating compliance and processes to make your life as easy and stress-free as possible – particularly at times of highest demand, such as the Busy Season. We maximise time savings, cut hassle, and free you up to spend more time focusing on your clients and higher value advisory work.

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ONE TRUTH: Single source of truth

Our integration across applications fed by one single central database removes the need to re-key data multiple times across different applications, cutting out one of the biggest problems many accountants face with the duplication of tasks that reduces productivity. Thanks to our single central database which creates a single source of truth, once information is entered, our suite of products can use and share this information, providing consistency, accuracy and simplicity across shared workflows and processes.


EFFICIENCIES: IRIS pays for itself

That’s what our customers tell us; the amount of time and effort they save using IRIS’s integrated suite outweighs the cost. Time is precious so you want to be freeing up time for chargeable work, not re-keying information several times, which could increase the chance of errors. IRIS is the only provider with so many solutions under one roof (including HR and payroll). Why use multiple suppliers when you have everything under one roof with IRIS. We’ve built the software and services across all of your practice needs from Accountancy to Payroll to HR to Resourcing to Hosting and IT Services. We can provide, better than many software providers, cost-efficient software, and service packages to help achieve more for you than your current supplier.

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MTD: Making the Difference on MTD

Compliance is what we do. IRIS has been the leading beta participant for Making Tax Digital (MTD), working alongside firms and the government to ensure it delivers for all. We were the first vendor to be approved for MTD and our customers were the first to submit MTD data to HMRC. Our solutions are MTD-ready, leveraging automation with the pre-population of key tax data, and a built-in digital tax hub for MTD quarterly / period filing capabilities. Not only do we have multiple Making Tax Digital (MTD) solutions to fit your size of practice’s preferred way of working, along with your clients, but we also integrate with the leading bookkeeping solutions to ensure no matter what your client uses, your process is the same.

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