Abacus Accountancy Network signs up to IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions


18th of January, 2011 Bookmark and Share
Datchet, U.K. – 18 January 2011 – IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions has today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Abacus Accountancy Network, the national network of qualified accountants, which will see it become the software partner of choice for its accountancy practices throughout the UK.

Under the terms of the three year agreement, new accountancy practices joining the Abacus network will deploy the IRIS Practice Suite for their tax and accounts production functions. In addition to this, it is expected that existing franchise holders will move across to IRIS from existing suppliers such as Sage and CCH.

Steve Jackson, Managing Director, Abacus Accountancy Network, said: “We’ve made the decision to deploy IRIS across our network having examined all of the accountancy products on the market. IRIS Practice Suite has clear advantages over other products, not least around iXBRL compliance which will be a major consideration for our practices over the coming months. We were also impressed with the level of customer support that IRIS provides and believe this will be of huge benefit to our franchisees.”

Sion Lewis, Sales Director, IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions, said: “This is a great endorsement of our accountancy solutions, particularly given the fact that we have won this deal following a very competitive process. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to work with and help new accountancy practices as they enter what is without doubt a challenging market place.”

In November, IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions became the first major accountancy software vendor, serving accountancy practices and corporate customers, to deliver iXBRL-readiness for both corporate tax computations and accounts production – enabling all its customers to be fully iXBRL compliant a full five months ahead of HMRC mandation in April 2011.
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About IRIS IRIS Software & Services is the UK’s largest privately-held software company. It serves the UK accountancy sector under three brands; IRIS, PTP and Drummohr. It is the market-leading provider of fully integrated software and services to UK accountancy firms. The company has over 14,000 accountancy practices of all sizes and has 40 per cent of the country’s top 50 firms as clients. . IRIS is headquartered in Datchet, UK. More details at: www.iris.co.uk as well as the company’s official CEO blog at: http://www.irisblogs.co.uk/. Follow us on Twitter @irisaccountants. Press Contacts: Emily Gallagher/Michelle Anker Touchdown PR Tel: +44 (0)1252 717040 Email: iris@touchdownpr.com