OBC was on a mission to modernise its entire operations. This wasn’t just to change client perceptions, although this was a consideration. The firm also wanted to reduce duplication and generally make its operations more efficient. As Bowden explains, OBC’s previous auditing software amounted to nothing more than a series of linked spread sheets; it was expensive and upgrades were installed by disk so the team were never certain if the program was entirely up-to-date.
Elsewhere in the company OBC had already relied upon solutions from IRIS – the market leader in accountancy and payroll software – so IRIS OpenAudit was a natural choice. IRIS OpenAudit is the UK’s first cloudbased audit solution. It combines all the cost-savings and environmental benefits of using a paperless audit solution with the convenience, accessibility and resilience of cloud technology.