IRIS empowers UK accountancy firms to collaborate online with their clients through the launch of IRIS KashFlow Connect

Launch of next generation of KashFlow online bookkeeping & payroll suite
Introduction of IRIS KashFlow Connect Partner programme for UK accountants
KashFlow now integrates with the IRIS Accountancy Suite
Free IRIS KashFlow Connect product for all IRIS subscribers
Three editions of KashFlow to suit the needs of all of your clients
Disruptive price plans make online bookkeeping affordable for even the smallest firms

Berkshire, UK, 5 March 2014: Accountancy and payroll software leader IRIS is today launching the latest version of its cloud-based accounting software, KashFlow, as an integrated component of its broader cloud strategy. KashFlow now offers accountants unparalleled online collaboration with their SME clients and the most comprehensive set of capabilities yet, including integration with the market leading IRIS Accountancy Suite.

The release of three new editions of KashFlow coincides with new multi-tiered pricing and a new IRIS “KashFlow Connect” Partner Programme to help accountants effectively position online bookkeeping and collaboration to their clients. With more than half of the 30,000 UK accountancy practices using IRIS solutions to run their practices, IRIS enables new ways for the UK accountancy sector and their small business clients to efficiently and securely collaborate.

All new KashFlow product line up

Each new edition of KashFlow includes a completely new “look and feel”, making bookkeeping even easier for your SME clients. It also incorporates a revolutionary responsive design. This means that KashFlow automatically optimises the way it works for each of the devices your clients are using, whether that’s a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop PC, all without the need to download and install cumbersome device dependent apps.

Three editions that meet the needs of all your SME clients

Previously, KashFlow was available in one edition. With a growing subscriber base, KashFlow has now developed three editions of its popular bookkeeping solutions to meet the exacting needs of the many different types of small businesses.

Each of the new editions can be trialled for free and all enable easy creation, customisation and editing of invoices; raising of quotes, estimates and pro-forma invoices; automation of reoccurring purchases; management of customers and suppliers; and a wide range of reporting, banking, credit control and accounting capabilities.

There are three simple pricing options available ensuring sole traders never need pay for more than necessary, while larger employers have access to all they require. The ‘Starter’ edition offers value for money for freelancers, contractors and small businesses at £5 a month whilst the ‘Business’ edition is ideal for growing organisations and limited companies. At £10 per month it supports multiple users, unlimited invoices and bank transactions. ‘Business + Payroll’ edition is only £15 a month, and includes all the benefits of the ‘Business’ edition plus the newly integrated KashFlow Payroll solution to manage payroll for up to five employees.

IRIS KashFlow Connect Partner Programme

IRIS is launching a new partner programme for accountancy firms that see the benefits of offering their clients a collaborative online bookkeeping experience. The programme includes free use of IRIS KashFlow Connect, the product that provides accountants with an unparalleled ability to manage their clients’ bookkeeping experience from one simple interface.

The programme has a range of advantages for accountants, with benefits increasing for those accountants that have larger numbers of KashFlow subscribing SME clients. For full details of the partner programme see: www.iris.co.uk/partner.

Integration with your core IRIS accountancy compliance suite

Over 15,000 accountancy firms rely on IRIS every day to run their business, using products such as IRIS Business Tax and IRIS Accounts Production to complete tax returns and accounts for their clients. One of the key benefits of the IRIS products is that they are a single integrated suite. IRIS is now extending the benefits of integration to its online client collaboration solutions, including KashFlow, ensuring even greater productivity for IRIS customers.

Phill Robinson, CEO of IRIS Software Group, says,

“KashFlow provides accountants access to all the information required to become a client’s virtual finance director. By minimising the time required on number crunching and compliance, an accountant can focus their expertise on senior consultancy and strategic planning. We want to help accountants add value to their customers with this launch, while also providing them with the tools and support to encourage SMEs to change the way they manage their accounts.
Thanks to KashFlow’s improved integration with IRIS products, accountants can significantly reduce the time spent on UK compliance work while being secure in the knowledge they are using a cloud-solution that’s not only secure, but meets the requirements of all UK legislation as it changes.”

IRIS is continuing to make significant investment in the cloud, focusing on the needs of UK accountants and their small business clients. New features include an enhanced design and user interface to make it easier to encourage SMEs to use the solution.

According to Will Farnell of accountancy firm Farnell-Clarke:

“We had been looking for a package that would be suitable for our clients, helping them to run their businesses effectively and profitably, and KashFlow ticked all the boxes. We haven’t looked back since, and KashFlow has been an integral part of our growth.”

Alex Redmond of Artisan Accounts adds:

“I would recommend KashFlow to other accountants and small businesses because it strengthens the relationship between accountant and client by enabling me to be more proactive and to communicate more effectively because I can see exactly what’s going on at all times.”

With over 93,000 cloud subscribers, IRIS stores all data in the UK with bank-grade security, ensuring optimal speed, low risk compliance and tight control of vital data.

KashFlow provides secure online collaboration between accountants and small businesses within the framework of UK regulations. For businesses, the software enables easy creation, customisation and editing of invoices; raising of quotes, estimates and pro-forma invoices; automation of reoccurring purchases; management of customers and suppliers; and a wide range of reporting, banking, credit control and accounting capabilities.

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About IRIS Software Group
With 34 years’ experience, the IRIS Software Group provides business critical software and services to the UK accountancy and SME sectors. Over 60,000 small and medium-sized companies including 15,500 accountancy practices rely on IRIS every day to run their business and collaborate, with around 93,000 end-users subscribing to IRIS cloud solutions.
IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy and payroll solutions – delivered as a choice of integrated on premise software and cloud-based applications – managed under the leading IRIS, PTP, Drummohr, KashFlow and Earnie product brands.
In accountancy, IRIS is the most trusted software provider in the UK today with over 98% customer retention for its core products, 60% of the top 50 practices as customers and 2.9 million tax returns successfully filed with HMRC each year.
As a leading provider of payroll and bookkeeping software IRIS serves SMEs, corporates, payroll bureaus and a number of industry sectors including 50% of UK GP practices. More than 10% of UK businesses pay their employees via IRIS payroll solutions.
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