IRIS propels accounting tech to the next level with largest IRIS Elements release 

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Posted: 9th May 2023

IRIS Software Group (IRIS), the UK’s number one software provider to accountancy firms, is today launching the next phase of cloud accountancy platform IRIS Elements, its largest release of new capabilities to date. 

The Spring 2023 release of IRIS Elements, which for the first time includes Essential and Professional level solutions, resolves some of the most pressing problems for every size of accountancy firm – the need to eradicate multiple logins and passwords, different user interfaces and contact lists. Elements safely stores them all in one place, using intuitive workflows to do the heavy lifting.  

This is particularly pertinent for sole practitioners and small accounting firms as they can significantly reduce errors that arise by entering data into multiple applications and save time with an integrated, automated workflow.  

Medium and larger-sized accountancy businesses with more complex client needs can use the IRIS desktop compliance system with a fully synchronised cloud practice management system thanks to IRIS’ innovative ‘hybrid by design’ architecture.   

More than 4,500 IRIS customers already use Elements for running at least some of their business activities, and with 1,500 new customers joining the platform in the past 12 months, Elements is continuing to gain momentum in the UK market. 

With dedicated solutions for every size of accountancy business, the IRIS Elements platform enables firms to grow and move to the cloud at their own pace. For example, medium sized firms looking to acquire new clients can easily scale their capacity by using IRIS Elements Tax (Professional) thanks to its true cloud infrastructure, while simply subscribing to new product capabilities to support additional services such as company secretarial.  

Jonathan Priestley, VP Product Marketing at IRIS Software Group comments, “Our mission with Elements was to build a single platform of services that give accountants a significant advantage in their business.  With that in mind, we invested in building a completely new cloud platform with security, scalability and resilience designed in.  Over the last two years we have been adding increasing numbers of applications and capabilities culminating in this latest delivery.   

“What makes this unique in the industry is the way we have taken a brand-new solution and created a wealth of bridging technology that allows both our existing market leading desktop solution and the new cloud solution to synchronise in real-time. That means customers can transition to the cloud at their own pace, putting them in control of how rapidly they transform to a truly digital business model.”          

“The expertise and experience we’ve gained in building compliance solutions over the last 43 years places us in a strong position to confidently handle and overcome some of the complex, regulatory and technical challenges.”   

IRIS Elements delivers the technology foundation for firms with one platform; central client management; one login; and one single view of client data.

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