IRIS sets blueprint for success at IRIS World

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Posted: 8th October 2018

IRIS Accountancy Solutions will unveil its blueprint for accountancy businesses to thrive in the digital economy at its annual conference, IRIS World.  The UK’s largest accountancy software provider will explain how it is setting the future standard for tomorrow’s practices while continuing to serve the firms of today.

IRIS will announce several Making Tax Digital (MTD) developments to ensure accountancy professionals are ready ahead of the MTD deadline of 1st April 2019, as well as further products and services to make accountants lives simpler, more effective and more productive. 

Sion Lewis, CEO of IRIS Accountancy Solutions explains, “As the industry transforms, services are advancing beyond compliance services to business advice. Our blueprint sets out the journey for accountancy firms to digitally manage and optimise every step of their client journey, from first touch to filing of final accounts. This wealth of client data also enables practices to develop new services as well as streamline business processes.

“We are looking forward to revealing the future standard of the industry which will liberate the desktop IRIS compliance suite data and extend the scope of the software to serve the needs of practices as they thrive in the digital economy.”

Sion Lewis will commence the day’s proceedings, setting out the IRIS strategy and highlighting new products. Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Nick Gregory, and Steve Cox, Chief Evangelist will detail the product strategy in context of industry progression.  Lee Hawksworth, HMRC’s Head of Software Developer Collaboration, will explore what lies beyond MTD for the Government. 

IRIS will also host an industry panel with the leading figureheads of HMRC, Companies House, ACCA, ICAEW and ICAS debating the impact of the digital economy, technology and legislation on the accountancy market, the problems that await and how the profession will have to evolve.


About IRIS Accountancy Solutions

With over 21,000 customers and 83 of the top 100 UK accountancy practices using IRIS products and services, IRIS Accountancy Solutions exists to simplify the lives of accountants by making them more effective and more productive. Through its heritage of deep domain knowledge, breadth of product functionality and innovative use of technology, IRIS delivers best-in-class accountancy software solutions for use by every practice in the UK.

Accountants trust IRIS to help guide them and their clients through the once-in-a-generation, political, legislative, economic and social disruption in the UK accountancy industry, enabling them to transform their practice, represent their interests to the UK Government and legislative bodies and thrive in the new digital accountancy economy. 

Approximately, 44% of all online submissions to HMRC and Companies House are made using IRIS software – the most efficient suite of integrated compliance, productivity and collaboration solutions for accountants to grow and evolve their practice.

IRIS Software Group

IRIS Accountancy Solutions is a division of IRIS Software Group, the largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK and one of the most trusted business-critical software and services providers in the UK today. Through its solutions, the group serves more than 80,000 SMEs, corporates, and payroll bureau customers across a wide range of UK industry sectors. IRIS Software Group offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management and payroll solutions – delivered as a choice of integrated on-premise software and cloud-based applications. These are managed under the leading IRIS, PTP, KashFlow, Keytime, Taxfiler, Cascade, PS Financials, Results Squared, ParentMail, Star and Earnie product brands. 

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