Compliance and HR software firm acquired by IRIS | Yorkshire Offers News

A Leeds-based provider of compliance and human resources management services for the education sector has been acquired by IRIS Software Group.

Every, founded in 2010, is a provider of compliance and human resource management software for schools and multi-academy trusts (MAT) in the UK.

More than 3,500 schools use Everybody’s compliance modules to provide an end-to-end system to ensure legal compliance requirements are met for policies, facilities and equipment, enabling them to reduce risk across the board. school park.

In response to requests from educators, Every also developed an integrated HR system, which was released to the market earlier this year.

The agreement represents the next step in plans for IRIS, whose head office in Langley expands its IRIS Education HR software offering. It follows the recent acquisitions of Dataplan and PayPlus, two payroll service providers each with a strong focus on the education sector.

Over 12,000 UK schools and trusts use IRIS, and four million parents and guardians use IRIS apps to connect with their children’s school; 300 million messages transmitted between schools and parents each year, and over £ 15 million in transaction payments processed each month.

Simon Freeman, Managing Director of IRIS Education, said: “We are delighted to welcome Every to the IRIS family. This is another step towards creating the most comprehensive end-to-end software offering for schools and trusts – a solution that simplifies important day-to-day activities and ensures they can focus on what matters most, teaching.

“We are very excited to continue to support the growth of Everybody and market leading people and products for the benefit of existing and new customers. “

Ian Bond, Founder of Every, added: “It is now more important than ever to ensure that education professionals have the tools to make their work more manageable, enable them to make better decisions and identify more efficient working methods. Joining the IRIS family allows us to build on what we have accomplished to date and add greater value to our clients.

“We are excited about the future with IRIS and strengthening our commitment to service excellence for our clients. “

A team from the Grant Thornton business consultancy in Yorkshire, led by Duncan Morpeth and Andrew Morgan, and including John Whitney and Ben Brydges, provided corporate finance advice to the founders of Every.

Clarion Solicitors (Jonathan Simms, Hitesh Tailor and Hannah Nelson) provided legal advice.

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