DATCHET, England, April 6 /PRNewswire/ --

- New Releases of all IRIS Accountancy Products Include: Drummohr, PTP IRIS Practice Suite

- 44% of all UK Accountancy Practices*, Receive Their new Release in Time for new Tax Year, and are Assured of Full Compliance

IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions announces the release of all IRIS Accountancy Practice software products to all IRIS customers, including major updates to Drummohr, PTP and the IRIS Practice Suite. Despite a significant number of changes to legislation, tax rates and allowances and changes to returns, the IRIS accountancy practice development teams completed rigorous testing of the April releases, on schedule, so that over 14,000 firms relying on the three IRIS families of software products to run their businesses are fully compliant from the beginning of the new tax year.

With an unparalleled wealth of experience and deep domain expertise accrued over 30 years in the Accountancy Software market, IRIS is the only developer to provide a comprehensive range of software solutions for all sizes and types of practice, including the integrated, market leading, IRIS Practice Suite.

Phill Robinson, Managing Director of IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions commented: The team has worked incredibly hard to ensure that all our customers receive their new release on time, including those that have products sold under the Drummohr and PTP brands. There continue to be a significant number of legislative changes, which we have worked hard on to ensure they are reflected in our products, enabling our customers to remain compliant. There are also exciting new areas of functionality, including features that have been designed to increase peace of mind for customers as they take advantage of the Internet within their Practices.

IRIS Practice Suite v9.3

IRIS Practice Suite users will find that the latest release, version 9.3, has continued to focus on secure communication, with the Internet at the forefront of the technological changes impacting the accountancy profession. The extensive electronic filing capabilities already present in the tax, accounts production, company secretarial and company formations software modules are expanded in v9.3.

Use of the Companies House XML Gateway for all e-filings and company formations is automatic, once IRIS Practice Suite v9.3 is installed, providing heightened security - with documents far more difficult to intercept. Practices can save time and guarantee accuracy with the use the Companies House Online Service which gives them the ability to draw a range of electronic information from the Companies House register directly into their IRIS applications.

Available to all accountancy practices, the latest version of IRIS Staff Planning includes closer links to Microsoft Outlook, enabling customers to further strengthen their internal planning and communications. Staff are e-mailed their time bookings, from IRIS, which can then be used to maintain personal Microsoft Outlook Calendars.


IRIS Practice Suite v9.3 shipped on April 6th 2009. The latest version of Drummohr will be available as a download on April 7th and the latest release of PTP software will ship earlier than ever before beginning on April 8th.

NB * Source: ONS includes 32,000 organisations : Accounting and auditing activities; tax consultancy

Carolyn Gordon-Smith Cimma Telephone: +44(0)1386-859090 Mobile: +44(0)7710-537928 e-mail: cgs@cimma.co.uk

Carolyn Gordon-Smith: Cimma, Telephone: +44(0)1386-859090, Mobile: +44(0)7710-537928, e-mail: cgs@cimma.co.uk