As one of the larger compliance software houses Iris is a popular choice for accountancy practices looking for an integrated solution. We have experience in hosting Iris software packages for firms of all sizes. This article describes more about how a virtual hosted desktop is ideal for hosting Iris software
. We have more Iris software compliance suite users taking advantage of our virtual hosted desktop solution than from any other accountancy software provider. The Iris group includes Drummohr, PTP and Iris practice. There are over 14,000 firms using one or more of their products. Bearing this in mind it is essential that a company specialising in virtual hosted desktops for accountants offers a service hosting Iris Software, PTP and Drummohr. Key Product Lines Drummohr: Drummohr offers an easy to use and cost effective tax suite for the smaller firm. It offers unlimited returns, and was bought in to the IRIS family in May 2008. PTP Software: The PTP suite offers value for money with individual modules focussed on tax and final accounts compliance. According to IRIS there are over 5,000 firms using PTP collectively submitting 300,000 tax returns annually. PTP Software was acquired by IRIS in October 2006. Iris Practice Software: There are over 6,000 firms using all or part of the Iris Practice suite. This extensive package features a central database, practice management, company administration, accounts production and tax compliance. The whole suite or individual elements can be run on a hosted desktop.
Hosted Desktop and the business benefits of hosting Iris Software?
Compliance software has fast become the cornerstone of a successful practice. It is essential for not only tax and accounts work but also areas such as practice management, document management and time control. In a traditional deployment of software a firm is reliant on applications working properly on an internal network. Staff are (generally) restricted to working in the physical office and can be subject to frustrating downtimes whilst updates and patches are applied. With a virtual hosted desktop system delivered by Hosted Accountants many of these problems fade away. The software is running and both backed-up and updated in real-time allowing practice staff to continue working from any location, subject to internet connection. Our staff have depth of experience in running and hosting Iris Software in this way and are able to liaise with Iris Software support on your behalf.
Migrating to a hosted desktop and hosting Iris Software is simple:
Moving your practice to the cloud need not be as daunting as you might think. Our aim is to ensure your practice moves seamlessly to our hosted systems with minimum disruption. We build a deployment timescale with you so that everyone involved is well informed and prepared for the move. In many cases we will replicate your servers and desktops many days in advance so that switching over is simply a case of restoring data to your business applications, including Iris. In all cases we offer full ongoing telephone and email support to answer any queries you may have.
Our solutions work in harmony with hosting Iris software allowing you to move to a more flexible and cost effective business model. By combining your choice of compliance software with our hosting expertise, you are choosing a modern “cloud” based system that will reduce costs and increase practice efficiency. All of this is deployed on the latest Windows 7 virtual hosted desktop. We also have available cloud CRM for accountants with Iris Practice Management.
For an overview of our project management process Click Here. You can arrange a free trial to gain a thorough understanding of how the virtual hosted desktop works and to see how quick the product runs when you're hosting Iris Software. Alternatively please contact us on 0800 440 2282.