Cloud-based document sharing technology adopted by 40,000 SMEs now customisable to the brand identity of each UK accountancy provider
Accountancy and SME software leader, IRIS Software Group announced significant new customisation features for its flagship cloud document sharing and e-approval system – IRIS OpenSpace – that allows UK accountants to provide a fully branded portal for their clients. IRIS OpenSpace is available at no cost to all UK accountancy firms.
IRIS OpenSpace is a secure online file sharing and document collaboration system that helps all UK accountants work more collaboratively with their clients. It allows them to instantly share documents, such as tax returns and accounts, with their clients and have them immediately e-approved and returned. IRIS OpenSpace also gives SMEs the ability to share their documents with their accountancy firm. Since its launch in 2012, IRIS OpenSpace has gathered over 2,500 accountancy firms, with 40,000 SME subscriber clients, sharing 378,242 documents.
Phill Robinson, CEO IRIS Software, says, “We have been amazed at the adoption of IRIS OpenSpace, but one of the capabilities that our accountancy customers have asked for is the ability to re-brand and customise their clients OpenSpace experience- so that it feels like an integral part of their brand and their website. We are delighted that the latest version of IRIS OpenSpace is fully customisable and fully brandable, to meet the unique needs of each and every accountancy customer, all available at no cost to the accountancy firm.”
Within IRIS OpenSpace, accountants have the ability to quickly and easily change the brand identity and look and feel of the online system to suit their needs. These features extend to the mobile device interface, as well as in email notifications and electronic approvals.
Steven McKenzie, managing director at Insight Accounting, says, “IRIS OpenSpace is a great time-saving tool that allows us to share documents with clients and gain their approval online very quickly. Being able to customise IRIS OpenSpace with our own branding is great because it makes it feel like it is a part of our brand, and we feel it streamlines the client experience when going straight from our website through to IRIS OpenSpace. It was very easy for our web team to implement and we’re delighted with the final result.”
IRIS OpenSpace provides instant access to documents within a secure environment on the web, with each client having their own unique login, providing access to their documents alone. Using the cloud also allows accountants and their clients to securely access their documents on the go, whether in the office, at home or in a hotel, using any browser or mobile device. IRIS provides integration of IRIS OpenSpace with the IRIS Accountancy Suite to support the entire end-to-end workflow of the accountancy firm.