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About IRIS Cascade

Look forward with certainty


Who we are

Every day, over 500,000 employees rely on our HR and payroll software.

We believe that HR is the invisible, but essential beating heart of every business. Our aim is to help you improve employee engagement by creating a central resource designed to increase involvement and streamline your business.

Whether it’s recruitment, attainment, reporting or engagement, we can help you to truly re-imagine how your HR function can impact your business.

Our heritage

We've been designing and implementing innovative technology since 1992, with a key focus on adding value for our customers and their businesses. We have experienced year-on-year growth since 2007 and our team has expanded too.

We continually invest in our people to ensure that we remain one step ahead of industry developments without compromising our quality standards.

In April 2014, we were acquired by IRIS Software Group, which marked a brand new era for our product.


About IRIS Software Group

IRIS helps business run the tough stuff, stay compliant and get operational tasks done right first time, every time so they can focus on productivity and growth - and doing the work they love.

Our software solutions and services exist to simplify the lives of businesses, schools and organisations. We aim to substantially enhance operational compliance, efficiency and accuracy and work hard to empower our users to look forward with certainty and confidence.

IRIS has been providing businesses, schools and organisations with mission-critical software and services for more than four decades now. Over the years, our team has developed considerable expertise in meeting the needs of the accountancy, education, HR and payroll sectors.

As a business, this specialist knowledge has helped us thrive in a competitive environment. We’ve enjoyed 20 years of uninterrupted revenue growth, expanding turnover from £5 million in 2002 to £80 million in 2019. This performance has been achieved through both organic and acquired growth, enabling IRIS to benefit from new technological innovations and expertise.

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Our accreditations

  • Microsoft Partner – Gold
    We’re proud to call ourselves Gold Certified Partners. This qualification is given to businesses in recognition of their success in using Microsoft technologies and represents the highest level of competency and expertise. Being a Microsoft Partner also demonstrates our commitment to the continuous development of HR and payroll software and the personal and academic growth of our dedicated team of developers.
  • ISO 27001
    As an ISO Certified Company, with accreditations in Information Security (ISO27001), when working with us, you can have complete confidence in our commitment to security and in our business processes both current and future.
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    ISO 9001
    Our compliance with the ISO 9001 Quality Management standard demonstrates our commitment to the highest level of quality.

Customer Stories

Every day, Cascade’s software is used by thousands of HR Professionals, servicing the workforce needs of over 300,000 people. It's enjoyed by a wide range of organisations across every possible sector, from 250 to many thousands of employees. We have nearly 1000 clients; here are a few of their stories...

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