06 Sep 2012
IRIS OpenSpace lets you store your
documents anywhere securely, and share them easily with your
IRIS Software Group, the market leader in accountancy and
payroll solutions, has today launched a new cloud-based product,
IRIS OpenSpace, to help accountants work more collaboratively with
The file sharing system is designed specifically for accountancy
practices, to help them access their documents anywhere and
securely share documentation and work more collaboratively in
real-time with clients, and can be found at www.iris.co.uk/openspace
The free service can be used by any accountant, whether or not they
are an existing IRIS customer, helping the UK accountancy sector
achieve the benefits of cloud-computing. Many firms currently email
files to their clients, which is not secure, or use the postal
service at an ever increasing cost to their business.
IRIS OpenSpace provides 1GB of free space for file
to each and every UK accountancy firm.
For existing IRIS customers, there is even greater benefit, with
full integration with the IRIS Accountancy Suite and PTP Accounts,
automatically posting documents from IRIS or PTP into each client’s
IRIS OpenSpace account.
Unlike email and consumer cloud platforms, such as Dropbox, IRIS
OpenSpace is specifically designed with accountants in mind. The
system automatically alerts clients when new items, such as draft
tax returns or financial statements, are ready for their review or
input. Likewise, clients can use the portal to upload bank
statements, payroll slips, receipt scans and trial balances.
Phill Robinson, CEO of IRIS Accountancy Solutions, commented:
“Timely, collaborative working is essential to building stronger
client relationships and we believe this type of cloud-based
product can transform the relationship between accountant and
client. IRIS OpenSpace takes the best of consumer cloud
applications and industrialises them for the accountancy sector.
Security, integration with our own products and ease-of-use have
been our priorities while building the service and we believe that
it meets a previously unfulfilled need.”
IRIS OpenSpace provides instant access to documents within a
robust environment on the web, with each client having their own
unique login, giving them access to their documents alone. Using
the cloud also allows accountants and their clients to securely
access their documents on the go, whether in the office, at home or
in a hotel, using any browser. Built using the latest web
application technologies and hosted on Microsoft Windows Azure
servers in the EU, it complies with UK data protection legislation
requirements. With no software to install, run or maintain, IRIS
OpenSpace provides significant time and cost savings, as there is
no IT overhead.
IRIS OpenSpace can be found at www.iris.co.uk/openspace
Accountants can hear more about IRIS OpenSpace and other new
products at IRIS World, this October. For more information on this
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