BERKSHIRE, England, July 8 -- IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions has announced
the appointment of marketing veteran John Pattenden as Product Director.
Pattenden will lead the enhancement of the current product set which includes
IRIS, PTP and Drummohr solutions and develop a road map for the next generation
needs of accountancy practices.
Pattenden joining the APS management team will provide added depth and
experience and further strengthens the development of the range of IRIS
Accountancy Products (http://www.iris.co.uk/practice).
Following on from the recent announcement that we are investing GBP20m in
research and development over the next 12 months, adding John to our team is yet
another signal that IRIS is investing in continued growth, said Phill Robinson,
Managing Director of Accountancy Practice Solutions.
Pattenden brings to IRIS a depth of product management and product marketing
experience gained over 25 years in positions with major software vendors
including IBM, Sun Microsystems and most recently Fortent, a supplier of risk
and compliance solutions to some of the world’s largest and most demanding
IRIS has a long standing reputation for innovation in the accountancy practice
sector and is still the only software house that can offer a fully integrated
product suite with all the efficiency and productivity gains associated with
The existing product set includes compliance software for tax and final
accounts, a full practice management suite as well as company administration,
accounting, HR, and payroll software, plus outsourcing and consultancy services
to tax professionals.
John commented: IRIS has an outstanding reputation for developing reliable
products that enhance efficiency and profitability. My objective is to ensure
that the IRIS product road map provides the accountancy profession with a range
of quality solutions and enables practices of every type and size to efficiently
provide unrivalled service to their clients. I have already met a number of our
customers and I am looking forward to working with them to shape the solutions
that will satisfy their changing needs over the next decade
IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions - The Accountants Specialist
With over 14,000 accountancy practices of all sizes and with 40% of the top 50
firms as clients, IRIS is the market leading provider of fully integrated
software and services to UK accountancy firms.
Our aim is to help our customers improve partnership performance, specifically
cashflow and profitability by providing modern and easy to use tools to improve
efficiency through better workflow, to increase income through better use of
data and enhance client service through an integrated approach to practice
With an emphasis on the move to the ’paperless practice’ and the
need for greater electronic communication with clients and Government, our
specialist solutions for the accountancy practice sector comprise compliance
software for tax, final accounts, practice management, time and fees, company
secretarial, audit, customer relationship management, accounting, HR, payroll,
outsourcing and consultancy services to tax professionals.
With 30 years of experience and over 200 specialist staff in the UK dedicated
to servicing the needs of accountancy practices, we pride ourselves on a
tailored approach to customer service, with an emphasis on reliability and
personal touch, evidenced by 97% annual customer retention, amongst the highest
in our industry.
As an organisation, the IRIS values are: Customer focus, honesty integrity,
innovation, passion and service excellence.
SOURCE: IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions
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