IRIS Software

Riding Court House Riding Court Road

Datchet, Berkshire, SL3 9JT, UK

+44 844 844 9644


Recent Developments

Acquired Keytime for accounting apps in 2015

IRIS Software Key Enterprise & Cloud Applications

IRIS KashFlow Connect, IRIS OpenTax, KashFlow, KashFlow Payroll, IRIS OpenAudit, IRIS OpenSpace, IRIS OpenWebsite, IRIS OpeniXBRL, IRIS OpenHosting, IRIS AE Suite - the online automatic enrolment solution, IRIS OpenPayslips, Cascade HR

SCORES Analysis

IRIS Software Strengths

IRIS Group has amassed its fair share of the UK small and midsized business applications market, while boosting its control over the professional services vertical. IRIS Cloud offerings include OpenTax for tax filing for accountants and Openpayroll for payroll processing as well as a host of collaboration, compliance, content management and website building applications.


In 2011 IRIS Group was split into two groups, IAS and CSH Business Software. IAS, which sells apps under IRIS, PTP and Drummohr brands, is responsible for business and practice management applications for accounting firms and SMBs. CSH sold Legal solutions, Exchequer Accounting, as well as Charity&Membership solutions.


In March 2013, CSH was acquired by Advanced Computer Software. IRIS delivers domain knowledge especially in verticals such as legal and accountancy. For example, the majority of accountants, lawyers, charities, GP practices and football clubs use IRIS, plus around 10% of the UK workforce is paid using IRIS payroll software. IRIS SME Solutions provides payroll technology to over 38,500 SMEs and payroll bureaus. IRIS also attains 98% customer retention, serving 60% of the top 50 practices and helping UK citizens file 2.5 million tax returns successfully with HMRC, the British tax authority.


In September 2013, IRIS has broadened its cloud software portfolio with the launch of IRIS OpenPayroll, a new cloud-based payroll solution for the UK that helps businesses quickly and simply manage their payrolls and comply with HMRC requirements.


In January 2013, IRIS launched IRIS OpenSpace version 2 - a new version of its cloud-based service that allows accountants to obtain instant online approval of documents such as client tax returns. e-Approval is another new feature of IRIS OpenSpace, the free secure online file sharing and document collaboration system which helps UK accountants work more collaboratively with their clients. More than 2,000 subscribers at 1,000 UK accountancy practices and their clients are already using the cloud- based service to share and approve documents such as tax returns, financial statements or statutory accounts.


Altogether IRIS has over 96,500 Cloud subscribers.

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  • Key differentiators
  • Domain Expertise
  • Product portfolio
  • Solution scope

IRIS Software Revenues, $M:

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** All revenue figures are estimates based on public records, Cloud and Non-Cloud business models in Apps Run The World's vendor database, and annual survey results including vendor feedback.

IRIS Software Revenue Breakdown By Type, $M:

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IRIS Software Revenues By Region, $M

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IRIS Software 2015 Direct vs Indirect sales

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IRIS Software Customers

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  • Reference wins across regions
  • Customer Size segments
  • Customer wins momentum

IRIS Software Opportunities

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  • Market Opportunities at the vertical and subvertical levels
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Funding
  • Geo Expansions

IRIS Software Risks

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  • Ability to handle internal and external risk and challenges

IRIS Software Ecosystem

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  • Health of ecosystem
  • Network Effects of BPO, ISV, SI
  • VAR Partners
  • Direct vs Indirect sales

IRIS Software Cloud Infrastructure Insights

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  • Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS)
  • Cloud Platform (PaaS)
  • Cloud Application delivery (SaaS)
  • Data Center (Hosting)

Research Methodology

Data used in research reports are derived from publicly available documents, continuous surveys of applications vendors, customers, resellers, Independent Software Vendors, systems integrators and other verifiable sources.

Vendor shares and market forecast results are based on a combination of existing databases as well as demand side and supply side research conducted throughout the year with validation from vendors, customers, channel partners and documentations such as earnings releases and 10Q and 10K filings, vertical industry studies, regional and country-level statistics from public and private institutions(i.e. colleges, universities, government agencies and trade associations).

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