IRIS Software and Dext join forces to help accountants get closer to their clients

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Posted: 3rd November 2021

Partnership enables accountants to digitise their operation for peak performance and to enhance client experience

IRIS Software Group (IRIS) and Dext are today announcing a partnership to empower accountants to be more productive, profitable and to deliver the advice and insight only an accountant can.

IRIS customers will benefit from a seamless, digitised information flow, as Dext Prepare automatically and accurately populates real-time data into bookkeeping solutions, which in turn flows into their IRIS Accounts Production, Tax and Practice Management solutions. This ensures a high level of data integrity and enables accountants to get work right first time, on time, in real-time, every time.

Adding Dext Precision to the workflow means no need for double checking published data and enables firms to understand the state of a client’s books in order to price profitably before taking them on. Analysing data in this way gives the intelligence needed to unlock client and practice data to deliver advice and insight that only an accountant can; in turn providing new opportunities to generate more business.

IRIS and Dext recognise that efficiencies are not only found in technology. The partnership will enable accountants to build a strategic relationship with IRIS’ dedicated accountancy business consultants so they can take advantage of the added value these specialists can provide.

Accountancy professionals are now a critical part of every business, helping them survive and thrive in good times and bad. To support firms in meeting ever-increasing client demands, the industry has developed a myriad of software solutions that enable them to move to a digital environment, remain compliant and increase efficiency.

However, many firms now rely on a mix of products from a wide selection of suppliers which leaves them struggling to maximise the value of software, and little time to form trusted advisor relationships. Rekeying of data and endless planning discussions with multiple suppliers are severely impacting precious client facing time.  

IRIS and Dext have watched this situation unfold and decided enough is enough. The two software giants are working together to create a platform for growth where IRIS customers can gain both the experience of the 40+ years supporting accountants, and the suite of award winning Dext cloud accounting services to further enhance the efficiency gains so needed when running a high performing firm.

Accountancy professionals need to be empowered through technology. Bringing together these two software giants enables firms to create actionable insights for clients.

Adrian Blair, Chief Executive Officer at Dext comments, “Dext software brings accountants and bookkeepers closer to their clients by liberating them from manual tasks and putting the tools to create actionable insights from real-time data in their hands. It’s exciting that IRIS customers can now get Dext Prepare and Dext Precision through their IRIS account manager, making it easier than ever to bring the power of Dext to IRIS’ suite of products.”

Jim Scott, Managing Director for Accountancy at IRIS Software Group says, “After the last 18 months, with clients’ expectations increasing more than ever before, accountants need software that will help, not hinder them. We’re delighted to be working with Dext, empowering them through technology as we have been for over 42 years, to improve services and advice for their clients. This has, and always will be, our main priority. This partnership means we can help firms to achieve peak performance by adopting the best software solutions available.”