IRIS has announced it is to provide an option for customers to use its cloud-based tax compliance suite with no licence fee.
Customers can continue to use Iris OpenTax at no cost, and pay a fee, starting at £8, when submitting each return online to HMRC. Customers that pay an annual renewal fee will see a lower cost per submission, starting at £135 for 25 submitted returns.
The model allows accountancy firms to use the software without the commitment or upfront cost inherent in taking up a traditional annual licence, enabling them to purchase credits whenever required to cover either single or multiple tax return submissions.
Iris chief executive Phill Robinson said: "We believe that the new model provides a quick easy solution for smaller practices, without having to pay upfront licence fees. The solution is cloud-based, so there are no hidden costs, or technology to install and run. The solution is available 24/7 from any device with an internet connection."
What's more interesting about this story, than the misleading headline, is that it shows IRIS is looking for growth from all levels of the profession.
Is any support included?
As for the pricing model, at least two of the major PT providers have been offering this for at least 5 years.
Posted by: Dermot Hamblin, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:21
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