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Iris Works FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Iris Works offer?

Iris Works has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $25.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Iris Works?

Iris Works has the following typical customers:
Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Iris Works support?

Iris Works supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Iris Works offer an API?

No, Iris Works does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Iris Works integrate with?

Iris Works integrates with the following applications:
PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Square Payments, Stripe, QuickBooks Online


Q. What level of support does Iris Works offer?

Iris Works offers the following support options:
Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

Iris Works product overview

Price starts from

25

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Iris Works?

Iris Works is a photography studio management system designed to help photographers streamline client and studio management processes with features such as online booking and scheduling, automated workflows, contract management, invoicing, scouting location management, questionnaires, and more. As a cloud-based solution, Iris Works gives photographers the flexibility to manage their business and clients anytime, anywhere, via any internet-enabled device.

Key benefits of using Iris Works

  • An integrated scheduling system allows clients to manage their own schedules by picking an open or available time slot on the online studio calendar.
  • Streamline and organize studio workflow processes with automated workflow technology, allowing users to send and receive contracts, invoices, and emails, as well as create to-do lists with due dates online.
  • The Iris Works Lead Page allows users to pull in new leads and contact information from their website and social media accounts such as Facebook and Instagram.
  • Invoice templates enable users to request and manage deposits and final payments efficiently online. Clients can pay quickly and securely through Square, PayPal or Stripe accounts.
  • Photographers can promote their business through branded emails, invoices, questionnaires, contracts, and more.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Chat
    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support

    Training options

    Live Online
    Documentation
    Webinars

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    4.5

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    Iris Works features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    234

    Total features

    19

    9 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Activity Dashboard
    Third-Party Integrations
    Billing & Invoicing
    Appointment Management
    Appointment Scheduling
    Automated Scheduling
    Booking Management
    Calendar Management

    Iris Works users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    234

    Positive reviews

    93

    %

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.93/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    Its super user friendly and I have enjoyed the way it has integrated with other programs that I already us.
    Loved that this is catered specifically to photographers. I LOVE the workflows so I don't have to remember to send all of those emails myself.
    I love how easy and quickly I was able to integrate the software into my business. I was up and running very fast and it was easy to get help from the support team.
    Cons
    Not sure where the problem is there with Iris or QB but I hate to use PayPal for invoicing so that's why integrate with QB.
    Lack of lead tracking and reporting. Lack of overall business management reporting.
    I hate that I can't send them a workflow with a slightly changed contract. For example- I have a wide variety of mini-session pricing depending on the time of year and type of mini-session.

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    Jennifer R.

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    An essential tool for my business!

    Reviewed 6 years ago
    Pros

    It's easy to set up and use. Quick for me to set up a client and send an invoice as well as easy for my clients to pay.

    Cons

    I wish it had a few more features. When it comes to doing my sales tax if there were more ways to sort the months and categories that would be helpful. Also if there was a way to put in appointments and then send text reminders to clients automatically that would be amazing!

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    Jenni M.

    Photography, self-employed

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    I am a homeschooling mom of 5 and there is no way I could run my photography business without Iris!

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    IRIS allowed me to reclaim my sanity and time. I spent so much time worrying, and going over my lists, and scheduling reminders, and writing out emails... IRIS took all of that and automated/organized every bit of it, where I don't have to think about it at all. Choosing IRIS was the smartest thing I have done for the business side of my business period.

    Pros

    Iris allows me to stop stressing about something falling through the cracks. With so many balls in the air, I was constantly worrying about forgetting things or making a mistake. Between the automated workflows that gives me confidence that all of my emails are going out on time, the to do list items, so I know I didn't forget a deadline, to the templates that save me so much time! I love that the...

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    Krysthol D.

    Photography, self-employed

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Reviewed 6 years ago

    I like that I can go back and see all of the history I have with a client. I like that when emails or other documents go out, Iris saves and tracks all of that information.

    Pros

    I like that I can go to one place for all of my needs.

    Cons

    It isn't intuitive - some of the functions are difficult to figure out. I wish making a workflow was more streamlined and easier. I wish I could use workflows but I can't because I have to add my client's name to the emails and contracts that go out, and there isn't a way to edit that information when using workflows (not that I could figure out anyway). I guess I like a lot of the functions, but they just aren't there yet. There are lots of bugs that I've run into, and I just wish it was easier to use. Right now when a client books with me, I have to schedule the appointment in my calendar. Then I have to send them a thank you for booking email, contract, and invoice. And all of these are separate steps. It takes me too long to do what should be a quick, simple thing.

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    Amanda B.

    Photography, self-employed

    Used daily for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Helpful for the Part Time Photographer

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    I have more time to focus on my growth as a photographer, I can scout new locations, gather information on a potential client, send simple reminders, and even quicker "thank you - emails". I have the ability to be more professional with my clients, without sacrificing time with my family. Iris Works has allowed me to stay part time, while still being professional and to book the clients I have always wanted.

    Pros

    This software allows me to have a running to-do list and send contracts, and invoices with ease. Before I was creating and sending (and often making mistakes due to rushing) after my full time job as a teacher. Now, with the help of templates I can book brides, seniors, newborns with a few clicks. Also, when I first toyed with the idea of using this software I wanted to see how my clients would interact with it first. So during my time at The Reset Conference the gentleman working the booth for Iris made a fake account and let me see emails, invoices and questionnaires as if I were the client. I was sold!

    Cons

    Moving into a new system is hard. I found myself staying up late for about 2 weeks, during my offseason and making templates, workflows, and just getting my "studio" ready. This took time, but was so worth it in the end. I also still with the invoices would let us require partial payments (much like PayPal) but I have been told they are working on it.

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    Jennifer N.

    Photography, self-employed

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    I have been Iris Works to keep my clients and sessions organized for over 2 years now.

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    Keeping my clients and schedule organized.

    Pros

    I like being able to create client profiles, and being able to add notes for each session as well as be able to look at that client's history. I really enjoy the ability to attach a form and contract to emails for my clients and keeping those on file as well.

    Cons

    There has been a couple features missing to make my workflow more efficient that I have made requests for with Iris Works and they haven't been created it. My biggest drawback is not being able to access my client through the calendar. For instance - when I click on a session I can see my client's name but to access that client's profile I have to leave my calendar to the client section and search that client to see additional information such as the form my client filled out for that session. I would like to be able to click on a session from the calendar and access that information more efficiently - especially for the days I have multiple clients.

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