The launch ensures the KashFlow app works on more than 400 million devices running on Windows 10, from traditional desktops to tablets, mobiles and any other devices with access to the Windows Store. Businesses and their accountants can now enjoy a seamless experience, starting their bookkeeping on their laptop before finalising tasks on their mobile while commuting to a meeting.
Steve Cox, product director at IRIS Software, believes the partnership with Microsoft will help UK SMEs take one step closer to HMRC’s Making Tax Digital mandate.
He says, “The accountancy industry is in the midst of a tremendous evolution and with Making Tax Digital just around the corner, it’s vital accountants and their businesses are utilising the tools available to them to simplify this journey. The KashFlow Windows app will do exactly that – offering a modern, seamless user experience on any compatible device.
“We continue to listen to our customers and it’s clear the move towards tablets and mobile devices isn’t going to slow down. This app is therefore a direct response to customer demand and offers a smarter way of working in the digital age for both SMEs and their accountants.”
Mark Deakin, platform evangelist at Microsoft, says, “We’re delighted to continue our relationship with IRIS while supporting the UK’s small business and accountancy sectors. It’s a time of great pressure for professionals currently as Making Tax Digital looms large and this is why we’ve worked so closely with IRIS to simplify the digital bookkeeping process.
“No longer will KashFlow users need to load up internet browser on their connected device and log-in to the service online. The launch of this app brings bookkeeping to the user, rather than the other way around. Having the icon on the start screen of any type of Windows device will ensure cash flow management is at the forefront of their minds, which in turn supports the request of HMRC for more frequent account submissions.”
Steve Cox concludes, “Providing the right tools for accountants to service their clients and ensure they meet financial deadlines and improve productivity is why we exist. This continued relationship with Microsoft and the launch of the KashFlow Windows app is just another step towards ensuring SMEs and accountants across the country using IRIS have access to technology which does exactly that.”