Mar 2022


7 Reasons to Switch to BrightPay

As a business owner, there are a lot of tough decisions for you to make – from licenses and regulations to stock and suppliers - it can get incredibly overwhelming sometimes! Thankfully, switching payroll software doesn’t have to be one of them.

BrightPay is a leading payroll software provider in the UK that can save your business both time and money. Here are seven reasons why you should make the switch to BrightPay payroll software today:


1. Award winning

Being awarded ‘Payroll Software of the Year’ in 2018, 2019 and 2021, BrightPay has a reputation and wealth of experience that is unmatched.

With over 30 years’ experience creating payroll software, we pride ourselves on the quality and value we consistently provide to our customers, with a 99% customer satisfaction rating to prove it. On top of that, we also had the honor of receiving the COVID-19 Hero Supplier Award at the Accounting Software Excellence Awards 2020.


2. Free support

Here at BrightPay, we understand how important it is to be prepared for the unexpected, which is why we offer a comprehensive support system that’s completely free. This includes free phone and email support. Why not have a read of some of our 5-star reviews on Trustpilot where you can hear about all the incredible support we’ve provided throughout the years.

BrightPay host a range of online webinars that cover a broad scope of topics that are free to attend. Other useful resources include video tutorials, support documentation and free e-books.


3. 60-day free trial

We offer a 60-day free trial to anyone who is interested in using BrightPay Payroll software. Don’t worry, there are no strings attached during those first 60 days – no contracts or credit card details are necessary – giving you peace of mind to enjoy the software to its fullest.

The free trial is also fully functional, so you’ll have access to everything you need right from the get-go. Download a 60-day free trial to start your journey with us today!


4. Integrated with accounting software

Putting data into both your accounting software package and payroll software can be tedious and time-consuming, with the likelihood of repetitive data and errors cropping up.

Thankfully, we’ve resolved that issue here at BrightPay by integrating our payroll software with some of the UK’s most renowned accounting software providers, including QuickBooks, Sage and Xero to name a few.

Say goodbye to unnecessary CSV imports and exports and say hello to an innovative easy-to-use all-in-one system!


5. Saves you time

Are you fed up of manually importing and exporting pension data and bank files to pay employees? Well, now you can send this data in just one click!

BrightPay has direct API integration with 11 accounting software packages. This includes Xero, AccountsIQ, QuickBooks Online and Sage Business Cloud Accounting to name a few.

BrightPay is also integrated with many pension scheme providers, such as NEST, The People’s Pension, Aviva and more.

We have also integrated with payments platform Modulr, so you don’t have to manually create bank files to pay employees, HMRC or subcontractors anymore. It’s just that simple!

No more exporting and importing CSV files, saving you time when you process your payroll. Now you can enjoy spending more time doing what you love. Just take a read of some of our customers’ amazing stories using our payroll software.


“We have been using BrightPay for a couple of years now, and it was one of the best decisions our business made, so easy to use, great value for money, and if I happen to come across something I do not understand the support team have been fantastic at talking me through what I need to do, they have been so friendly and helpful. I am not the best person with tech so support like this is so great for me.”

- Anita Foxford , Foxfords limited


6. Promotes work-life balance

Hybrid working has become standard practice in many companies across the globe, changing how they’re internally run. This includes how they communicate with one another, along with the software and technology they use.

This is only going to increase in popularity, as a study in the UK found that 67% of remote workers would prefer to split their time between the office and at home.

What does this mean for you? Well staying tech-savvy and keeping up-to-date with the latest working trends is important for the long-term sustainability of your business.

Luckily, our payroll software can accommodate both you and your employees’ modern lifestyles, while also improving efficiency, saving time and reducing errors for you across the board.


7. Free migration support

Already using another software and don’t know where to start? No need to worry, we have useful step-by-step guides and a migration team that can assist you throughout the entire migration process, making your switch as smooth and comfortable as possible.



Do you forget to send employees their payslips sometimes? Maybe they get lost in a never-ending stream of emails?

Did you know that if you sign up and download our app, BrightPay Connect, your employees can access all their payslips from a simple click of a button on their smartphone or tablet device?

Not only that, but you’ll also get an added layer of added security by having your data automatically backed up every 15 minutes – that’s right – every 15 minutes. That’s not all though, your employees can also book annual leave and access other important HR documents through the innovative app too.

Whether you own a restaurant, a medical practice or a salon, with over 330,000 businesses using our software across the UK and Ireland, you know you’re in safe hands.


When is the best time to switch?

What are you waiting for? Try out our 60-day free trial today – remember, there are no ties, no contract and no credit card details necessary!

Still unsure? Why not book a demo. It only takes 15 minutes and is completely free.

You don’t have to be an expert at payroll by any means to use our software. We have a fantastic range of resources on our website to assist and guide you throughout the entire process.


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