IRIS launches its cloud-based tax compliance suite – IRIS OpenCloud Tax

1st May 2013

IRIS Software Group, a provider of accountancy and payroll software, outlined the company’s plan to provide increased choice to accountants by offering cloud-based versions of core compliance products.  IRIS OpenCloud Tax is designed for smaller practices which submit personal, partnership and corporate tax returns online.




Phill Robinson, CEO of IRIS Software Group, said, “This is a massive leap forward for the accountancy sector as a whole. IRIS OpenCloud Tax provides all of the features that a smaller practice would need in order to manage clients’ tax returns quickly and efficiently.” 

IRIS OpenCloud Tax provides cloud-based tax return completion and online filing direct with HMRC, accessible over an Internet connection from any device, at any location at any time.  Iris say the solution simplifies form filling and automates calculations, with a range of capabilities to drive efficiency including information dashboards, a built-in calculator, real-time filing validations and live calculation updates. 

The benefits of the cloud solution include rigorous security, improved business continuity and access to a system that is always up-to-date without the need to ever download software updates. 

Phill added, “We have provided our customers with cloud solutions for some time with our IRIS OpenApps family of products, now we are delivering core compliance solutions in the cloud. That’s exciting for us, and for the UK accountancy sector; the ultimate aim of our cloud strategy is to enable accountants to choose new ways of working more efficiently and collaboratively with their clients, building stronger relationships as a result, whilst still ensuring everything is done in a fully compliant manner. Customers can choose to consume our applications on their desktops on-premise, or from the cloud. We will continue to support all customers across all platforms – we see cloud computing as a source of competitive advance and efficiency available for the practices that choose to embrace it.” 

Existing users of PTP tax products from IRIS can choose to continue to run their existing applications on-premise or request an invitation to trial and then move to IRIS OpenCloud Tax.