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IRIS saw an opportunity with Fairsail’s HR and Performance Management Solution to create better staff retention, leading to better employee experience

UK’s largest unquoted software house ditches outdated HR for Fairsail’s Global Workforce Collaboration

Reading UK, 20 Feb 2013 - Fairsail, the leader in Global Workforce Collaboration, today announced IRIS Accountancy Solutions, the UK’s largest unquoted software house, as its latest customer. IRIS is the number one software provider to UK accountancy practitioners and payroll companies, supplying 10 per cent of the UK’s payslips. Fairsail was chosen to revolutionise IRIS HR processes because HR Business Partners within the organisation were losing valuable time and resources thanks to ‘Excel hell’.

IRIS needed a new HR system to support its 410 employees, across 5 UK locations, replacing the company’s core systems with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution on the computing platform. It supports over 14,300 UK accountancy practices and businesses improving internal processes to ensure they become more profitable. As a leading technology provider, IRIS believed it should lead by example and use the latest available technology.

IRIS says “As long-term pioneers in software integration, automating key tasks and improving business efficiency for our customers, it seemed ironic we were struggling with our own internal HR. By delivering measurable benefits for our customers, we have gained leading positions in our chosen markets, we wanted the same measurable solution for our internal processes from Fairsail.”

IRIS had a number of key requirements that needed to be met including performance reviews, holiday and absence capabilities, competency assessments, job descriptions, health and safety, general HR admin (reporting, salary, grievances and disciplinaries, diversity) and objective setting. It also needed a system which would act as a collaboration portal. Fairsail was chosen to replace the old HR Pro solution from ASR Computers which was struggling as the company took a more proactive approach to HR.

Project backer, IRIS CEO, Phill Robinson said: “IRIS is a thought-leading enterprise, with a desire to use the latest technology and stay ahead of the competition. The management at IRIS saw an opportunity with Fairsail’s HR and Performance Management Solution to create better staff retention, leading to better employee experience and ultimately better business performance.”

IRIS will use Fairsail as the central hub for upcoming performance reviews, it will also provide structured feedback and personal goal-setting for all its employees and link these to departmental objectives and company values. These objectives can be reviewed with bonus weighting for all employees, critical to its UK-based workforce.

About Fairsail

Fairsail is the only solution to address the real needs of today’s global HR departments. Based on the cloud, it reduces the administrative burden facing both employers and employees. With a technology based on decades of knowledge, easy assembly and intelligent processing of HR data, Fairsail is designed for the growing, global businesses of today. Fairsail clearly demonstrates the ways in which HR benefits modern organizations, offering exciting ways for colleagues all over the world to interact socially for their own career benefit and that of their employers. Fairsail ushers in the era of Global Workforce Collaboration.

About IRIS Software

With 30 years' experience, the IRIS Software Group provides business critical software and services to the UK accountancy and SME sectors. More than 15,000 UK accountants and 30,000 small and medium sized companies rely on IRIS every day to run their business.

IRIS Accountancy Solutions offers customers the greatest choice of specialist accountancy software and services managed under three leading brands - IRIS, PTP and Drummohr. With 98% customer retention, 2.5 million tax returns successfully filed with HMRC and 60% of the top 50 practices as customers, IRIS is the most trusted accountancy software provider in the UK today.

IRIS SME Solutions provides payroll technology to over 30,000 SMEs and payroll bureaus. As a leading provider of payroll software, IRIS serves a number of sectors, including 70% of UK GP practices and a growing number of UK retailers. More than 10% of the UK workforce are paid via IRIS solutions.

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