IRIS offers cloud-based bite-sized training

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Posted: 5th August 2014

IRIS offers cloud-based bite-sized training

Accountancy and SME software leader, IRIS Software Group, today announced the launch of a cloud-based training service, developed to help its users make the most of its products, in bite-sized modules.

The series of 70 courses on IRIS accountancy products is broken into short modules lasting between just two and twelve minutes.

Typically, most are five minutes long, enabling business owners to brush up on software features when needed. 

Courses cover the basics from preparing limited company accounts, understanding time & fees to practice management.  Customers can expect to save a minimum of 22 hours a week by using a handful of the IRIS products.

Research highlights that micro-business owners work an average of 52 hours a week, 63 per cent longer than the average worker(1) . Couple this with the increasing expectation to undertake continual professional development regardless of industry sector, career level, job role or responsibilities and the time challenges become self-evident.  The IRIS Online Training service addresses this by providing customers with 24/7 access with the added benefit that modules count towards CPD accreditation. 

According to IRIS Software Group CEO, Phill Robinson, the majority of IRIS customers are small business owners who constantly juggle multiple tasks every day.  

Training often falls to the bottom of the pile on the ‘to do’ list with time ‘just running out’ in a 9-5 day.  He says,

“A number of customers don’t invest in training and knowledge of the solution erodes over time. IRIS Online Training enables them to maximise the return on investment in IRIS products, when it’s convenient to them.  They can access the platform at any time of the day or night.  This gives them the flexibility to brush up on skills at a convenient time with no additional charge.”

(1) Research by call handling firm Penelope (2013)