Iris Software Group, a provider of specialist education software, has acquired Every, a compliance and HR management solution provider for the education sector.

Founded in 2010, Every supplies software to schools and multi-academy trusts in the UK. Its compliance modules provide an end-to-end system for ensuring adherence to statutory compliance requirements relating to policies, facilities and equipment, reducing risk. Every also developed an integrated HR solution which launched early this year.

More than 12,000 UK schools and trusts use Iris, with four million parents and guardians using its apps to connect with their children’s school. Also, 300 million messages are delivered between schools and parents each year, and more than £15 million worth of transactional payments are processed each month. One in five UK employees is paid via Iris payroll solutions and globally, Iris processes six million payslips every month.

Simon Freeman, managing director of Iris Education said: “This is another step towards creating the most comprehensive end-to-end software offering for schools and trusts – one that takes the pain out of important day to day activities, and ensures they can focus on what matters most, teaching. We’re very excited about continuing to support Every’s growth and market-leading people and products to benefit both existing and new customers.”

Ian Bond, founder of Every added: “It’s now more important than ever to make sure education professionals have the tools to make their jobs more manageable, empower them with better decision making, and identify more efficient ways of working. Joining the Iris family allows us to build on what we’ve achieved to date and add greater value to our customers.”

Date published: 18 November 2021

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