Who is IRIS and how do we support payroll?

who is iris and how do we support payroll
By Anthony Wolny | 12th February 2020 | 14 min read

IRIS was founded over 40 years ago and is the most trusted provider of mission-critical payroll, HR, accounting, financing and onboarding software to any organisation in the UK.

When organisations need to get it right and can’t afford any mistakes, they come to IRIS because we get it right first time, every time.

In fact, every day, 335,000 UK businesses rely on our payroll software to pay 2.5 million employees.

Who is IRIS?

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, our CEO, Elona Mortimer-Zhika, stated, “IRIS’ key role is to provide operational software that can enable businesses to take the mundane away so they can focus on what they’re passionate about and what adds real value to their business.”

“Operational software is mission-critical software that businesses require to simply exist, run and operate on a day-to-day basis. Without it, your business can’t exist, or you would have to spend a lot of time manually doing tasks which detracts from the purpose of your business."

Elona went on to say, “Operational software allows organisations to stay compliant with the law, enabling you to be productive because clearly, businesses are here to add value, be successful and grow as productively as possible.”

“Here at IRIS, we’re passionate about putting technology and our software at the heart of our customers’ businesses and organisations, so we handle the tasks that are really important but quite mundane and give customers a massive headache.”

Elona Mortimer-Zhika, CEO, IRIS Software Group, providing her keynote speech at IRIS World 2020. Watch the other speakers here.

How does IRIS support payroll?

IRIS has been supporting businesses for over 40 years, playing a major role in past and future payroll innovations.

Our e-payslip offering, OpenPayslip, was one of the first on the market, pioneering the digital revolution within payroll and we also recently introduced Holiday Pay functionality to support the changing legislation.

Additionally, at IRIS World, we just announced our Virtual Payroll Assistant (VPA), which is set to revolutionise the way professionals automate processes.

The payroll industry has a few notorious challenges, with one of the most prominent being ever-changing legislation, CIPD found 20 major changes to employee-focused legislation in 2019 alone.

Utilising our close-working relationship with HMRC, we ensure our solutions are compliant and correct to eliminate the burden of continuous legislative changes.

Our payroll software solutions and payroll outsourcing service exist to streamline tasks by eliminating outdated systems and spreadsheets, supporting business growth and ensuring you work smarter, not harder.

Some of our products help with more than just payroll too. IRIS HR Professional, for example, is our cloud based HR and payroll software designed to help small businesses tackle two essential tasks in one system.

How IRIS is shaping UK payroll

A customer-first approach has been our mantra from our inception and as a result, we’re always striving to be the innovators within our industry, providing flexible payroll solutions to meet all your needs.

Our solutions support large organisations with their complex and convoluted payroll needs, including:

  • In-depth and bespoke reporting
  • Automation
  • Expense management
  • Complex requirements such as shift workers, Holiday Pay, expat and CIS payroll
  • Compliance with ever-changing legislation
  • Staff and system reliance

For more information on how IRIS can support your payroll requirements, click here to view our range of payroll management solutions.