After receiving our Iris renewal quote this year at nearly £12k for 200 business (accounts productions and business tax) and 400 personal tax clients with 3 users, I am understandably looking at other options!
We have about 180 active business tax clients and will hopefully increase that over the next year. We are a small but growing firm with 8 professional staff.
We don't use the personal tax module anyway and have stayed with TaxCalc for this as it is far more intuitive. Automail is difficult to use also so we don't tend to bother with this and Open Space isn't great in my opion. We do love the accounts production and business tax modules but is that just because we don't know anything else?
I have always considered Iris to be the Rolls Royce of accounting software with TaxCalc as a Ford Fiesta! Am I wrong? Would moving to TaxCalc for everything be a backwards step or is it a good piece of software?
They are now adding GDPR centre, eSign centre and various other useful tools such as Xero integration making me think that this could be the way to go.
I reckon savings of at least £9k p.a. are to be had by switching.