Corporate Governance

IRIS is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and here you can find details about our policies and processes and information on our business.


Gender Pay Report

We are driven by a core belief: people are our most valuable asset and we’re proud of their talents, enthusiasm and achievements. Our priority is to encourage and recognise every success with an emphasis on team work as well as individual contribution. We believe transparency, sharing and accountability creates a stimulating and rewarding work environment. That’s why we publish our gender pay data every year.

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Download 2017 report


Annual Report and Financial Statements (mid-year 31st October 2021)

As one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, IRIS recognises the importance of the Walker Guidelines and the Private Equity Reporting Group in demonstrating a commitment to transparency and disclosure. In accordance with these guidelines, the latest audited financial statements of the Parent Company for IRIS Software Group, Perennial Newco 2 Limited, are available below.

IRIS’ purpose is to be the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services, ensuring customers get it right first time, every time. During the first six months of the financial year, IRIS continued to deliver against its strategic objectives, including expansion in North America and growing its managed services’ business.

Some highlights for the first six months of the financial year include:

  • Strong continued EBITDA growth compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Alongside continued integration of the acquisitions completed in FY21 (iSAMS, Staffology and Senta), completed five acquisitions in the first half of the year from existing cash resources, aligned to our strategic objectives:
    • North America: Doc.it – a highly regarded provider of document management, workflow, document storage and web portal software to Certified Public Accountants (CPA) firms in North America in July 2021; and Conarc – a provider of document management software to Certified Public Accountants (CPA) firms in the United States in September 2021
    • Managed Services: Payplus – a leading managed payroll services provider in the UK in July 2021; APS Global – a UK leading managed payroll services provider in September 2021; and Dataplan – highly regarded managed payroll partner to schools in the UK in October 2021
  • Formally certified as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work Ltd, as well as retaining “Great Place to Work” accreditation. These certifications reflect the focus on employee engagement made by the business.

For further information on the performance of the Group, including definitions and basis of reporting please refer to our financial statements. If you have any questions in respect of this information, please contact sara.lewis@iris.co.uk.

Download the October 2021 mid-year update

Download the April 2021 full year report

Download the October 2020 mid-year update

Download the April 2020 full year report

Download the October 2019 mid-year update


Governance at IRIS 

  • In 2017 we set up an Information Security and Governance Forum that meets at least quarterly and includes members of our Executive team, the Chief Information Officer, the Group Head of IT and the Group Data Protection Officer.
  • We also have divisional information governance groups containing key stakeholders from each department to steer reviews and improvements to our departmental policies and procedures.

Reviewing our documentation

  • This includes reviewing our supplier and sub-processor contracts, as well as any customer-facing documents, to ensure they include all the necessary data protection requirements.

Company-wide protocols adopted

  • We have a Group Data Protection Policy
  • We have a Group summary of our Acceptable Use and Information Security Policies (this summarises the requirements of our more detailed Information Security Management System)
  • Personal data incident reporting procedure.
  • We actively carry out security checks on all staff on recruitment.
  • Our Group policies are available to our customers on request via dataprotection@iris.co.uk

Staff Training

  • IRIS has mandatory corporate training on data protection and information security for all staff. This is rolled out on staff induction and for existing staff each training session is refreshed at least once per year. 

Transparency

We are aware that the IRIS products and services may be integral to the processes that our customers implement in order to meet some of their own data protection obligations. Consequently we have identified the need to provide our customers with more information about how certain aspects of our software work.  This will help customers (as data controllers) to identify how they are processing personal data and how it is shared with third parties such as HMRC and Companies House.  We have, therefore, been producing guidance to assist our customers in this respect and to help their understanding of any non-obvious processes in order to incorporate this information into their own compliance plans.  Please contact your account manager for more information about the specific IRIS products you are using.

Useful information about our products

Understanding the new Data Protection Laws

We would strongly recommend customers seek their own legal advice if they are unsure about the implications of the new data protection laws on their businesses. 

The information contained on this website is for general guidance purposes only. It should not be taken for, nor is it intended as, legal advice.  While we have made every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct and up to date, IRIS makes no promises as to completeness or accuracy and the information is delivered on an “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied.  IRIS will not accept any liability for errors or omissions and will not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or reliance on this information or from any action or decisions taken as a result of using this information.

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