IRIS Software appoints Managing Director of its HCM Division to help shape the future of HR and Payroll technology

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Posted: 8th September 2021

1st September 2021, London, UK: IRIS Software Group (IRIS), one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, has today announced that Ross Tracey has been appointed as the Managing Director for its Human Capital Management (HCM) division.

Ross brings over two decades of experience in leading and empowering teams to bring transformational technology to market and best support customers.

Prior to joining IRIS Ross was the MD of Ceridian Europe, where he was instrumental in the successful launch of Ceridian’s cloud HCM product into the European market.

Ross will be driving forward IRIS’ HCM offerings, focusing on meeting the needs of HR and payroll professionals across all organisations. He will play a key role in further establishing IRIS as the leading supplier of software solutions and services that help HR and payroll teams to create powerful insights – from recruitment and attainment to engagement and reporting – that will lead to better people decisions post-pandemic.

Alongside IRIS’ other sector MDs, Ross will focus on ensuring customers are placed at the heart of IRIS’ cloud technology solutions and that they have the tools they need to focus on making the best decisions for their people and business.

Speaking on his appointment, Ross Tracey, Managing Director, HCM says, “I am incredibly excited about joining IRIS to lead the growing HCM practice. The last 18 months has accelerated the rate of digital change and highlighted the gaps where organisations have – and haven’t – made investments.

“While we have seen real changes in working practices, there is a risk we will revert to the ‘old normal’. My focus is to ensure IRIS deeply understands the needs of our customers so we can empower them with the tools they need to deliver powerful employee engagement and make the best decisions for their people and business.

“I’m very passionate about putting our customers first and I’m looking forward to helping IRIS continue to enhance and deliver its best-in-class software and solutions for businesses.”

David Lockie, Chief Operating Officer at IRIS Software Group says, “We are delighted to welcome Ross to the IRIS team. The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly accelerated digitalisation across the board and the market is changing quickly, so leaders need the right tools to take advantage and move forward with confidence.

“Ross’ appointment to lead our HCM sector will enable us to ensure every organisation has the technology they need to operate with agility and succeed wherever they are, whatever size their business is.”

About IRIS Software Group

IRIS Software Group is one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies. It exists to take the pain out of processes and let professionals working in businesses and schools focus on the work they love.

IRIS provides software solutions and services for finance, HR and payroll teams, educational organisations, and accountancy firms that helps them comply with regulations, drive productivity and better engage with key stakeholders. Through simplifying, automating and providing insights on everyday mission-critical tasks for organisations of all shapes and sizes, IRIS ensures customers can look forward with certainty and confidence.

IRIS has over 100,000 UK and international customers with 80% having a tenure of five or more years. IRIS is the largest third-party online filer with the UK Government. Ninety of the top 100 UK accountancy firms and 50 of the top 100 US CPA firms use IRIS software. Circa 20% of the UK’s workforce is paid by IRIS payroll offerings. More than 850,000 UK employees are managed by IRIS HR solutions. Over 12,000 UK schools and academies use IRIS, with four million parents and guardians using IRIS apps to connect with their children’s school; 300 million messages are delivered between schools and parents each year, and over £15 million transactional payments are processed every month. IRIS is placed in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 and the Megabuyte50, and is certified as Great Place to Work ®.

To see how IRIS helps organisations get things right first time, every time, visit or follow IRIS Software Group on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

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