IRIS Software launches IRIS CRM

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Posted: 8th June 2017
23rd May 2017: Leading UK business-critical software provider, IRIS Software Group, is today announcing it has acquired Results Squared. The acquisition extends IRIS’ offering in the running of a modern education facility.

7 June 2017 – IRIS Software is today launching IRIS CRM (customer relationship management) to enable accountancy practices to deliver more effective marketing and excellence in customer service.

Powered by FibreCRM, IRIS CRM integrates with IRIS to enable accountancy practices to have a 360 degree view of their clients and prospects whether in the office or working remotely from a mobile device. Putting client information at the fingertips of accountants will provide a step change in a practice’s ability to attract new clients, manage existing relationships and provide excellence in customer service.
Managing client relationships has long been a challenge for accountants without a CRM system.

Sion Lewis, CEO Accountancy Division at IRIS Software, explains,

“We’ve seen practices use a variety of ways to track relationships, but invariably these do not work with the practice’s back office systems. Accountants who put client service at the heart of their practice will increase their ability to secure fees, drive revenue growth and further build the firm’s reputation.
“Our mission at IRIS is to simplify the lives of accountants by making them more efficient and productive, whether they are working on a traditional desktop, a tablet or their smartphone. IRIS CRM delivers on this mission, making relationship management the cornerstone of a successful practice.”

Simon Leek, Managing Director at FibreCRM, says,

“We’re delighted to announce this partnership with IRIS Software to further increase the value IRIS provides to the UK’s accountancy industry. The launch of IRIS CRM will streamline client relationship management by automating sales and marketing business processes, enabling accountants to position themselves as invaluable financial advisors which support their clients’ business growth objectives.

Users of IRIS CRM will benefit from:
• Automated and streamlined sales and marketing business processes, resulting in increased sales efficiency
• Improve practice efficiency through automatic email & SMS reminders to clients 
• Streamlining the entire customer journey 

• Increased customer satisfaction and client retention levels
• An increase in upsell and cross-sell opportunities, resulting in more profitable clients and increased profitable service revenue
• Centralised data – ability to execute targeted and personalised marketing campaigns
• Enhanced client communication

Results Squared will integrate with recently acquired financial management software provider, PS Financials, alongside education budgeting software, SAAF Software. This marks the third IRIS acquisition in the past five months and exploits the growth in the rapidly expanding education software market. It also reflects IRIS’ strategic plan to extend its proposition through a broad portfolio of accounting, financial, HR, payroll, budgeting and forecasting software to best serve the needs of the UK market and in particular the dynamic Education sector. 
As more schools convert to academies, the need for integrated solutions becomes more vital to enable efficient reporting and management of assets, especially within Multi Academy Trusts. Academies not only need financial systems, but solutions to drive improved utilisation of their assets though effective management and communication with parents and stake-holders.
Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service, allowing schools to securely engage with parents to improve communication, support learning and develop the role of the school in the community.
Kevin Dady, CEO of IRIS Software Group, says, “I’m delighted to welcome Results Squared to IRIS Software Group to add further value to our PS Financials education market portfolio. This is another stepping stone in our strategic plan to grow the business and our mission to deliver outstanding service and innovation for our customers; further enhancing the value we create and providing a flawless service.”
Matthew Smith, Managing Director of Results Squared, says, “Our customers have relied on us to save time, money and help improve performance. Joining an organisation with a strong focus and investment in the Education market will enable us to bring our technology to an even wider audience.
“PS Financials has a strong reputation for excellence in the education market and we’re delighted to join forces to provide a software portfolio with unrivalled breadth and depth to best serve the needs of education market.”

About IRIS Software Group

With 38 years’ experience, IRIS is one of the most trusted business critical software and services providers in the UK today It connects accountants, businesses and their employees enabling them to efficiently manage their financial, compliance and human capital resource requirements to achieve success. 

The business 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 – managed under the leading IRIS, PTP, KashFlow, Keytime, Cascade, PS Financials and Earnie product brands. These solutions serve over 17,000 Accountancy Practices and more than 80,000 SMEs, corporates, and payroll bureaus across a wide range of UK industry sectors.

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