IRIS expands presence in the cloud with IRIS OpenPayroll – cloud-based RTI payroll solution for SMEs

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Posted: 23rd September 2013

IRIS Software, a market leader in payroll and accountancy solutions, has broadened its cloud software portfolio with the launch of IRIS OpenPayroll, a new cloud-based payroll solution.

IRIS OpenPayroll is online payroll software for the UK that helps businesses quickly and simply manage their payrolls and comply with HMRC requirements. Intended for small to medium- sized businesses, IRIS OpenPayroll grants users 24/7 access to their payroll from anywhere in the world through any Internet connected device, including their PC, Mac or tablet.

Mark Paraskeva, CEO of IRIS SME Division commented on the launch, saying: “Today is an exciting day for IRIS, as we launch our first fully cloud-based payroll solution. Payroll is an essential part of any business but for small companies or those just starting out it can be quite a daunting task. With recent legislative changes such as RTI and automatic enrolment, it is becoming increasingly complex each day. IRIS OpenPayroll has an intuitive step-by-step wizard, so you can run your first payroll without any training or support.”

“The introduction of RTI this year was the biggest single change to payroll in 70 years and IRIS OpenPayroll was created specifically to handle RTI requirements. RTI submissions are sent automatically to HMRC, giving the user one less thing to worry about. IRIS OpenPayroll has just completed a four month beta program with over 100 customers successfully using the solution to pay their employees and make RTI submissions.”

IRIS OpenPayroll offers employee a unique “self-service” feature. This allows employees to directly access the system and update their own details such as address and bank account numbers to maintain their records. Furthermore, employees can retrieve their own payslips without incurring further costs to the employer via a secure e-payslip solution.

“Payroll is our core business, but it may not be yours. We have been helping small businesses handle their payroll for over 30 years and have designed IRIS OpenPayroll with these companies in mind. By taking some of the complexities out of payroll, we want to give our customers more time to focus on their core business,” said Phill Robinson, Group CEO of IRIS Software.

IRIS OpenPayroll fully complies with UK data protection legislation and automatically backs up data, meaning you no longer have to worry about losing important payroll information.

To find out more about IRIS OpenPayroll or for a free 60 day trial, please visit