BrightPay Payroll Software

BrightPay is an award-winning payroll software that makes managing payroll quick and easy. The desktop-based payroll software is available for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X and can be installed on up to 10 PCs.

BrightPay is fully HMRC recognised, supports all RTI submission types and includes full auto enrolment functionality. New and improved features include integration with accounting software and the ability to batch process multiple employers at the same time.

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BrightPay Connect

BrightPay Connect is an optional cloud add-on to the desktop payroll software that introduces powerful online features including an automated cloud backup, online employer dashboards, annual leave management, client payroll submission and approval and an employee self-service portal. The payroll itself is still processed on BrightPay's desktop application but the payroll information is stored online on a secure cloud server.

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Payroll Journal Integration with Accounting Packages

BrightPay includes payroll journal API integration with a number of accounting packages, including Xero, Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Quickbooks Online and many more. This allows users to send the payroll journal directly to the accounts software from within BrightPay.
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Seamless Batch Processing for Payroll Bureaus

BrightPay users have the ability to batch process multiple employers at the same time. Users can finalise payslips, check for coding notices and send outstanding RTI & CIS submissions for multiple employers at the same time.
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Direct API Integration with Pension Providers

BrightPay includes direct API integration with NEST, The People's Pension, Aviva and Smart Pension. This is a time saving feature in BrightPay that enables users to submit their workplace pension data to the pension provider from within BrightPay. 
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Pay Employees, Subcontractors & HMRC Through BrightPay

BrightPay’s integration with Modulr will give you a fast, secure and easy way to make payments through BrightPay 2021/22. Eliminate the need to create bank files and the manual workload associated with making payments to employees, subcontractors and HMRC.
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Improved Multi-User Remote Access

When using BrightPay Connect, BrightPay will carry out a 'version check' when opening the payroll to automatically detect if a more up to date version of the employer file is available. Plus, a new 'other users check' to prevent the risk of conflicting copies. 
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Switching to BrightPay

BrightPay provides an import utility to bring across your company and employee details from a number of payroll packages including Sage, IRIS, Moneysoft, QTAC, 12Pay, Star, HMRC Basic PAYE Tools and many more. Book a demo today to avail of a free consultation with our migration specialists.
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BrightPay Connect

With BrightPay Connect, employers have access to an online employer dashboard where they can view payslips, run payroll reports and manage employee leave. Payroll bureaus can request payroll data from their clients through the secure portal, seamlessly synchronising back to the payroll software. 
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BrightPay Insights: Free Webinars & eBooks

Payroll transformed: How client cloud platforms supercharge your bureau

In this guide, we zoom in on six exciting ways client cloud platforms have transformed payroll services. Download now to discover how cloud integration can help you.

Free Webinar: Make your payroll bureau service stand out with online client platforms

In this webinar, BrightPay will discuss easy steps to make your bureau service stand-out by embracing online client platforms. Grow your practice, while saving time and money.

From Process to Profit: Four ways payroll processing can add to your bottom line

Payroll is now more than an administrative task, it can be a profit machine for your firm. Discover four key areas where payroll innovation has already had an impact.

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BrightPay is fully HMRC Recognised
BrightPay supports all RTI sbumission types.
BrightPay supports Automatic Enrolment.
BrightPay works on Apple macOS
BrightPay works on Microsoft Windows.