The Business Show Is Over For Another Year: Our Review

By Sam Thomas | 1st June 2016 | 14 min read





Last week, IRIS and KashFlow were at the world’s biggest B2B event, The Business Show, at ExCeL London between 11th and 12th May.

Over the course of the two-day event, we met tons of interesting people and businesses, and discussed payroll with them to see what they require from their payroll software package. By speaking with people, we gain a valuable insight about how we can improve our software to help develop the experience of the user.

Over 25,000 business managers and owners attended, and throughout the two days, we spoke with businesses currently at every stage in their payroll journey. From new start-ups who require a cost-sensitive payroll software option, to those who are approaching their auto enrolment staging date, as well as businesses who are growing rapidly and need to upgrade their software. IRIS has every one of these stages covered, as well as more.


At The Business Show, we unveiled our brand new product, IRIS HR. Ideal for organisations with up to 100 employees, our flexible, modular HR system enables you to use the features that are critical to your business without having to pay for functionality you don’t need. With IRIS HR you spend less time managing day-to-day admin and more of your time adding real value to your business.

The Business Show was a fantastic place to reveal IRIS HR, and we’ll be revealing more details soon ahead of the full product launch.

Payroll Outsourcing

Some of the biggest interest from the show came in the form of the IRIS Managed Payroll Service. The service takes away the time and hassle of running payroll in-house, and manages it for you so that you can focus on other things. The IRIS Managed Payroll Service is fully RTI and BACS-accredited and handles changes in legislation, such as automatic enrolment, for your business. You can see for yourself the cost savings involved when you outsource your payroll with our convenient Payroll Outsourcing Calculator on our Insight Page.

What’s Next?

We’re already looking forward to next year’s event which promises to be even bigger and better. In the meantime, we’ve got big plans for 2016/17, including the aforementioned launch of IRIS HR, and growing on the success of IRIS and KashFlow over the previous 12 months.

We spent a lot of time at the show demonstrating IRIS Payroll Business to business owners who attended, however if you couldn’t make it to the event, why not start a free 30-day trial of the software? You can start your own trial using the button below, and see firsthand how IRIS Payroll Business can work for your business.

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