Finally, somebody made great payroll software.

BrightPay has everything you need to manage your payroll and fulfil your auto enrolment duties. It looks great, it’s really easy to use, and support is free. Try it today.

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.

It just works.

BrightPay works the way you want. It's incredibly flexible, letting you do what you need to do to run your payroll, no matter what type of employer you are or what your situation is. There are no unnecessary limitations or pointless restrictions on what you can do. It has proven to be a breath of fresh air for many customers who have switched from competing products.

  • Import employees from many other payroll software products, CSV or FPS file.
  • Run multiple payment schedules side-by-side with one-click access to any pay period.
  • Unlimited payments, additions and deductions on payslips. Just click the Add button, and you'll get another.
  • Any employee or group of employees can be reverted back or progressed forward in the payroll year at any time.
  • Print payslips on popular stationery or on blank A4/A5 paper.
  • Pay different employees on different dates.
  • Flexible reporting - you choose the information you want to see. Open multiple reports side-by-side.
  • The BrightPay users interface fills the application window, adapting to your PC or Mac's capabilities.
  • Free, unlimited support by phone and email.

So many features. So little clutter.

By far, the majority of the effort that went into creating BrightPay was in the design of the user interface. BrightPay gives visual priority to the most common payroll tasks, and shows or hides various features only as they become relevant. When payroll is straightforward, BrightPay keeps it simple. When payroll gets complicated, BrightPay makes it easy.

  • Weekly, fortnightly, 4-weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly payment schedules
  • Basic, daily, hourly, piece and Statutory pay
  • Customisable additions and deductions
  • Pension schemes (including auto enrolment qualifying schemes)
  • Attachment orders
  • Expenses and benefits
  • Live calculation, with preview
  • Starters and leavers
  • Print, email, and export payslips
  • Employee calendar and holiday pay
  • All RTI submission types.
  • Print P45, P60, P30 and P32 forms
  • Download and process P9, P6, P6B, SL1 and SL2 employee coding notices
  • Flexible reporting
  • HMRC payments, including Employment Allowance and Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
  • Payrolling of benefits in kind (PBIK)

Real Time Information. Real simple.

When implementing RTI support in BrightPay, we had two main goals: simplicity and flexibility. We have worked hard so you don't have to, and believe we have the best RTI implementation on the market. But don't take our word for it - try it yourself!

  • BrightPay has passed full HMRC recognition for all 2019/20 RTI submission types.
  • BrightPay automatically creates Full Payment Submissions (FPS) as you progress through the payroll year.
  • Other submission types (Additional FPS, NVR, EPS) can be created as required.
  • EXB (i.e. P11D) submissions and CIS submissions (CIS300, CISREQ) are also available and handled in the same way as RTI.
  • Unsent submissions are automatically updated as you amend employee or payment details.
  • Multiple submissions can be sent at once.
  • The information in each submission is shown in a user-friendly, printable format.
  • BrightPay stores all HMRC communication logs, and relays submission errors back to you in a clear, user-friendly format.
  • BrightPay detects and allows users to easily enter a 'Late Reporting Reason' for late FPS submissions.

Automatic Enrolment. Automatically.

Automatic Enrolment functionality has been elegantly integrated into BrightPay. Setting up your pension scheme, enrolling employees, issuing communication, making contributions and viewing reports – it's all seamless and simple. 

  • Full support for qualifying pension schemes offered by the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), NOW: Pensions, The People's Pension and many more, including creation of enrolment/contributions CSV files.
  • Supports NEST Web Services, allowing easy one-click transmission of submissions directly to NEST, without the need to work with CSV files.
  • Enter your staging date and BrightPay will let you know when you need to enrol your employees (and provide an assessment/cost preview).
  • BrightPay will assess your employees for you, and tell you what you need to do.
  • Enrol employees into a qualifying pension scheme.
  • Defer your automatic enrolment duties by using a postponement period.
  • Process opt-out requests and issue automatically calculated contribution refunds.
  • Batch process multiple employees at once.
  • BrightPay generates tailored automatic enrolment letters and notices, ready for printing or emailing.

Cloud backup. Employee Self-Service.

BrightPay Connect is a powerful add-on which enables secure automatic backup of your payroll data to the cloud and a web based self-service dashboard for you and your employees. Find out more about BrightPay Connect here.

  • Automatically back up your payroll data from your PC or Mac to the cloud.
  • Restore a cloud backup to your PC or Mac at any time. This works whether you want to rollback a file to an older version on your existing computer, or restore your payroll data onto a new computer.
  • Provide your employees with a powerful self-service dashboard, allowing them to:
    • Access payslips and other payroll documents.
    • View calendar and request leave.
    • Update personal details.
  • Bureaux users - give your clients a comprehensive employer dashboard, allowing them to:
    • Access all employee information and documents.
    • View employer-wide calendar.
    • View reports.
    • View HMRC payments.
  • Online dashboards are accessible from PC, Mac or smartphone.
  • Securely and reliably powered using Microsoft Azure.

Payroll software you can trust.

BrightPay has achieved HMRC recognition for 2019/20 and has passed through our own vigorous internal testing regime. We have been developing payroll software for the past 20 years and you can benefit from all our hard work and experience.

  • Full HMRC recognition for 2019/20 basic payroll values. This means that BrightPay's calculations are known to be 100% correct for things like Statutory parenting pay (SMP, SPP ShPP, SAP), Statutory sick pay (SSP), PAYE tax, National Insurance contributions, Student loan deductions, pension scheme deductions, Attachment Orders, and expenses/benefits cash equivalents.
  • Comprehensive application-wide validation prevents you from entering invalid information or carrying out invalid actions.
  • Reminds you about important actions you need to take, or changes you may need to make (for example, unsent submissions, retirement age, change of National Insurance table, and more) 
  • BrightPay lets you password protect your data.
  • All internet communication is encrypted.
  • No hidden costs - BrightPay is priced per tax year which includes full functionality and free support.