Home Media Centre Wealth news XPLAN 2.0 Release Announced

XPLAN 2.0 Release Announced

Thursday, March 10, 2011

IRESS today announced a release date of April for XPLAN 2.0. IRESS Managing Director Andrew Walsh says XPLAN 2.0 represents an exciting new development in adviser technology.

IRESS today announced a release date of April for XPLAN 2.0. IRESS Managing Director Andrew Walsh says XPLAN 2.0 represents an exciting new development in adviser technology.

XPLAN 2.0 offers a new-look web interface that has been designed to meet the expectations of advisers who need their planning software to efficiently complete increasingly complicated tasks,” Mr Walsh said. “We are focussed on adviser productivity - therefore a key objective was to make it as easy as possible for our clients to get the results they wanted. We set out rethinking the user interface from the user’s perspective. This enables our clients to focus on what they want to do rather than how to do it.”

Mr Walsh said that ease of operation translates to reduced adviser training and implementation times. XPLAN 2.0’s unique design also means new features can continue to be added without the software becoming overly complex. “We have a strong focus on responding to the functional demands of our clients and we complemented this approach with a leading design and user-experience that puts us at the forefront of future development,” he said.

During the research and development phase of 2.0, IRESS employed a global agency that specialises in digital user-experience to help define an optimal end-user experience. “The agency was very experienced and worked closely with our product and development teams as we evolved and refined ideas together with client feedback,” Mr Walsh said.

IRESS also offers a considered experience for advisers accessing XPLAN from smart phones and tablet devices. “Meeting these needs is becoming increasingly important as the devices gain greater traction within financial services,” Mr Walsh said.

The XPLAN 2.0 announcement comes on the heels of the latest Investment Trends financial planning software report, which revealed that XPLAN remains the best and most widely used financial planning software tool in Australia, offering the most functionality and the greatest breadth.

IRESS’ Product Manager for Wealth Management, Aaron Knowles said the results demonstrate that XPLAN is adding value to adviser businesses, not just ticking boxes on a list of features. "We recognise that there is no single best practice for running advice businesses and we work hard to provide a solution that offers the best outcomes for each dealer group or brand,” he said. “Flexibility is the key. Efficiency comes by optimising a process, to which software needs to flexibly adapt.”


IRESS at a glance

For more information visit our
company profile.

  • Employees 1340
    Global Employees
  • Offices 14
    Global Offices
  • Established 20+
    Years Experience
Company Profile

Share price

Market data delayed by 20 mins.

Price High
Move Low
View Share Data

Contact us

Contact us for more information about our products.

Contact IRESS