IRIS Software Group partners with Ignition to boost accountants’ revenue through cloud-based client engagement and billing information

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Posted: 24th July 2023
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IRIS Software Group (IRIS), the UK’s number one software provider to accountancy firms, is today announcing a strategic partnership with Ignition, a leading engagement and billing automation platform for accountants – helping firms boost revenue through seamless cloud-based customer experiences.

The role of the accountant has become even more critical to British businesses in today’s challenging economic landscape. With only half of UK businesses believing their turnover will increase in the next 12 months according to the British Chamber of Commerce, many are turning to their accountant for support with cashflow forecasting and advice on next best steps. This influx in demand means accountants need to create efficiencies so they can continue delivering quality experiences to clients from start to finish, while getting recognised and paid for the work they do.

IRIS and Ignition understand this need to streamline processes and enhance efficiencies and have partnered to provide best-in-class support to accountants and bookkeepers. The partnership will enable accountants to utilise two leading cloud platforms to automate and optimise every step of the client lifecycle, from effective engagement and onboarding right through to payments.

The partnership will further enable accountants to increase the accuracy of their cashflow forecasting for their own practice as well as their clients’, at any time and from anywhere. Additionally, by integrating bookkeeping, accountants will be able to access more data to provide a higher level of value-add consultation for their customers, ultimately helping to increase revenue.

Guy Pearson, CEO of Ignition comments on the partnership, “Our mission is to transform the way people do business together. By sparking long-lasting relationships, we help put professional service businesses and their clients on the same page from the start. For accountancy firms, and businesses in general, having oversight and control over the customer journey is crucial to getting an accurate picture of cashflow and generating forecasts. We are excited to be partnering with IRIS, as the UK’s biggest software provider to accountancy firms, to bring this crucial next level of client engagement.”

Karen Williams, Interim MD of Accountancy at IRIS comments, “We know how important it is for accounting firms to have accurate oversight of their cashflow whilst simultaneously continuing to provide the best value-add service they can for their clients. IRIS Elements ensures clear engagements throughout the client lifecycle, allowing accountants to deliver the highest quality service. Our partnership with Ignition gives our customers yet another way of putting their client at the centre of their firm.

“Our cloud-native approach, as seen with IRIS Elements, aligns perfectly with Ignition and gives accountants the flexibility to engage with their clients from anywhere, at any time.”