Accountancy Software

IRIS’ market-leading tax and accounts software dramatically increases your practice’s efficiency and productivity, while making your life easier and less stressful. Our suite of accountancy software products range from practice management to compliance, and tax and accounting software.

Trusted by more than 23,000 UK accountancy firms and 91 of the top 100

More than 23,000 UK accountancy firms trust IRIS accounts software as a key partner to run their business – more than any other accountancy software vendor in the UK. That includes 91 of the top 100 UK firms. We know one size doesn’t fit all and have software for accountants in businesses of every shape and size, no matter what your strategy or needs.

Time-saving, simple, stress-free accountancy solutions

Our straightforward accountancy software helps firms to make substantial time and efficiency savings.

  • Our customers tell us, on average, IRIS Accountancy Suite has saved 22 hours per month, per person
  • We maximise the efficiency of your workflow
  • You want more time with your clients, and we enable that by cutting admin, reducing manual tasks, and speeding up routine jobs.

Making compliance a doddle

IRIS has a more than 40 year heritage of being first on compliance for UK accountants.

  • We automate much of the necessary compliance work you do day-to-day, making it much quicker and simpler
  • We are the largest third-party filer of online documents to the UK government
  • We submitted nearly four million 2020 Tax Returns – almost as many as all our competitors combined
  • We get our customers fully prepared every time legislation is announced – such as MTD – well in advance of the new rules taking effect.

A complete start-to-finish solution

Every aspect of your work and each stage of the client journey, from beginning to end, is covered by IRIS’ fully digital solutions. To name just two, IRIS OpenSpace enables quick and easy, GDPR-compliant document sharing and approval, while IRIS Docs provides comprehensive digital document management.

  • We offer a huge depth and breadth of accountancy software, covering all elements of your workflow – no other provider has such a comprehensive range
  • Our fully integrated solutions all link seamlessly, eliminating the need for accountants to re-key data across multiple programs
  • Our products are immediately MTD ready, with pre-population of key tax data, plus we have various solutions to fit your practice. On top of that, we integrate with leading accounting software.

Why accountants choose IRIS Software?

Making you more productive

Rapid, easy automation of manual tasks and elimination of time-consuming everyday chores, ensures your accountancy practice gets more done, and there’s more time for clients.


Value for money

Customers say IRIS software is like an extra member of the team and cuts the associated costs of employing more staff. Time and effort saved outweigh the subscription cost.

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Quick, effective communications

Our range of software transforms how accountants engage and connect with clients and prospects, helping them retain and attract.

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Excellent customer support

More than 500 dedicated accountancy professionals help to ensure our customers thrive using our software, providing support when you need it. This includes 300+ developers and 55+ support staff.

Make my accountancy practice more efficient

Speak to our specialists about bespoke accounts software solutions for your accountancy firm.

Customer success stories

We couldn’t do without it – it’s part of everyday life. I think a fair description is to say it’s like an additional member of the team.
Helen Atack, Bells Accountants
Critical for tax busy season

The Buxton Partnership reveals how IRIS’ outsourcing and personal tax solutions are critical – particularly during the January busy season – enabling the firm to be far more productive.

More time for clients

The MD of Bells Accountants explains how IRIS has been integral to boosting productivity and giving her time back to spend with clients. She describes how it gives her the right tools to minimise her workload.

Software for Accountants

IRIS Accountancy Suite
With an unbeaten compliance track record, our accountancy software provides the most extensive portfolio of integrated and automated solutions for any thriving practice. We understand each accountancy practice is unique and the IRIS Accountancy Suite is designed to offer great flexibility to all.
  • Provides total peace of mind for compliance: we’re always a step ahead of regulatory change, and provide extensive legislative compliance solutions
  • Helps you to run an efficient practice, making your life easier, and enabling you to grow and thrive
  • Full range of accountancy solutions, from accounts production, to personal tax, to Corporation Tax, practice management
  • All modules are fully integrated, meaning you only ever have to enter data once and everything is updated in one go
IRIS Options
IRIS Options provides flexibility to select the right product combination for accountancy practices with 9 to 300 clients. This low cost, entry level offering includes IRIS Accounts Production, IRIS Business Tax, IRIS Personal Tax, P11D and IRIS OpenSpace ensuring you are up and running as quickly as possible.
  • Flexible, low cost accountancy software for small businesses
  • Freedom to pick and choose which products to include
  • All the benefits of the full IRIS Accountancy Suite single database at exceptional value
IRIS Keytime
IRIS Keytime provides a straightforward system integrating tax, accounts, and practice management in one place. This affordable solution for smaller accountancy practices enables users to effectively handle key compliance work.
  • Cost-effective accountancy software for smaller businesses
  • Simple to run, with a straightforward tax return interface
  • Integrates tax, accounts, and practice management in one place
  • A broad range of modules helps you to offer a complete service to clients
This Anti-Money Laundering software is simple to use and cost effective, providing a complete solution to UK compliance and checks.
  • Intuitive help and setup wizards assist you with the assessment of risk
  • Helps the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) to easily identify, at an early stage, matters that require attention, thus avoiding non-compliance
  • Integrated AML document management enables importing of existing electronic client documents and the scanning of paper-based supporting documents for efficient AML checks
  • AML checks allow you to carry out a risk assessment and provide details to their regulatory body when requested
IRIS Hosting
IRIS Hosting gives accountants the power to work from anywhere, anytime, putting all of your key applications and desktop in the cloud. So, no matter what’s happening in the world, and whether you can be in the office or not, your practice can carry on effectively serving your clients, while you work remotely.
  • Highly secure, it protects your vital client and employee data from cyber-criminals
  • Access to your key IRIS, Microsoft and third-party applications from anywhere
  • Reliable and cost-effective IT with 24-hour support, seven days a week
  • Fully managed service reduces time spent on tasks like application updates and maintenance
IRIS Elements
IRIS Elements is the next generation business applications platform designed to redefine the way accountants run their practices.
  • Unlocks business potential within a practice using an eco-system of cloud, mobile and on-premise applications
  • Future-proofs practices with modern technology and infrastructure that can scale with the practice as they grow and adapt
  • Manages data for your practice with a modern, user-friendly dashboard

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