We’re proud to have received a glowing recommendation from Martyn Verity, Senior Partner at Cantelowes, who recently implemented IRIS HR Professional with transformative results.

Customer Profile

Established in 2003, Cantelowes is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Farringdon, London. The team of 18 employees provide a first class service to both businesses and individuals, with accounts, taxation, and business advisory services all offered. Martyn spoke with us about the huge improvement the system has enabled within the Cantelowes team.

Business Challenge

After spending many years utilising multiple paper systems to manage their HR processes, Cantelowes wanted to find a clearer and simpler way to action this important work.

By choosing IRIS HR, Cantelowes were able to transform their business processes by implementing one single online solution for the whole team.

Available 24/7, IRIS HR empowers employees to manage a chunk of the tasks that would usually take up the time of managers or HR professionals.

As a modular system, you only pay for the functionality that’s important to your business. Not only is this adaptable to your requirements, but you can also add modules over time – making the system completely scalable and able to grow with your business.

Cloud-based and accessible from anywhere, IRIS HR also integrates with our payroll software.

Benefits for Cantelowes

Martyn has found that moving all the business’s HR data in one place has made working life much easier for all at Cantelowes. Offering an efficient, pro-active and compliant HR environment, IRIS HR has also created significant time and cost savings.

By removing the need for paperwork, both team monitoring and reporting are considerably less time-intensive for managers. Employees are also empowered to record their own absences, with just a few clear and simple rules to guide them.

However, Martyn believes that the biggest change he’s seen since the introduction of IRIS HR is the booking of holidays. This is now a much more convenient process for both managers and employees. Having all the data in one place is helping Cantelowes managers quickly check, approve and streamline decision-making around time off work.

From a data security point of view, Martyn says that being able to evidence all data is held in one place assists the business in meeting their compliance responsibilities. Removing paper processes has also ensured that employee data is being kept safe.


Martyn is also pleased that the easy-to- use nature of IRIS HR has been praised by Cantelowes’ employees. He told us:

“Our team members have found the app very easy to get to grips with and all are very happy. The system has removed the old ‘clunky’ method we adopted making it much easier for the team when requesting holidays or reporting illness.”