Mar 2022


BrightPay Wins AccountingWEB’s Top Payroll Product of the Year 2021

BrightPay are delighted to have won the Top Payroll Product of the Year award at the 2021 AccountingWeb Software Awards. These awards recognise the best software suppliers in the industry. Over the years, AccountingWEB’s annual software awards have become a benchmark for customer satisfaction because the winners are chosen by customers who use the products daily. The awards include 10 different software categories and over 7500 AccountingWEB members voted. BrightPay are honoured to have won the award, returning to the top of the payroll charts for the first time in three years, beating out tough competition from fellow nominees, FreeAgent Payroll, The Payroll Site, Moneysoft, Pegasus, and Sage 50cloud Payroll.


When discussing what was driving the voters’ decisions, AccountingWEB noted that the payroll industry had a turbulent two years. Payroll processors were having to deal with frequent changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, relying heavily on their payroll software to keep pace with them. BrightPay had a quick response to such changes, rapidly rolling out updates and providing extra support. This response was previously recognised when we won the COVID-19 Hero Supplier award at the 2020 Accounting Excellence awards.

However, 2021 was also a year that saw employee absences at an all-time high. This left many businesses either short-staffed or without experienced workers. Businesses and payroll processors were increasingly looking to their payroll software providers for help. They wanted easy-to-use software, excellent support, and as much automation as possible. Which is one of the main reasons why we’re particularly delighted to see such high customer satisfaction rates. The voting reflected AccountingWEB’s State of the Software Nation study undertaken in late 2021, which gave BrightPay an industry-leading Net Promoter Score of 76.


What makes BrightPay so popular?

Our desktop-based software processes the payroll for over 330,000 businesses across the UK and Ireland and has built its reputation on usability, customer satisfaction, and value for money. This is not the only award we’ve won in 2021. We also won the Payroll and HR Software of the Year 2021 at the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) LUCA awards. So, what makes BrightPay so popular with our customers? Here are three reasons why:


1. BrightPay is easy-to-use:

BrightPay was created to make a complex process simple. We wanted an easy-to-use payroll software that would allow the most novice payroll processors to get to grips with it quickly. This is reflected in our customer’s feedback we received in our annual customer satisfaction survey. An overwhelming majority of new users (98%) found the software to be intuitive and easy to understand.

2. Batch Payroll Processing:

This feature is particularly popular for our accountant and bookkeeper customers, processing multiple payrolls. It allows you to perform tasks for multiple employers at once, saving you a significant amount of time and hassle. You can batch finalise open pay periods, batch send outstanding RTI and CIS submissions to HMRC, and batch check for coding notices.

3. Staying innovative

Since launching 10 years ago, BrightPay has remained innovative, adding new features with every release to help you save time and improve your payroll process. BrightPay now includes API integrations with various accounting software, allowing you to send payroll journals directly to the accounting software you use. BrightPay has also added APIs for pension providers, facilitating the transfer of workplace pension data from the payroll software directly into the pension provider. Lastly, our latest integration with Modulr, allows you the ability to create a more seamless payroll workflow, using Modulr to pay employees instantly.


Interested in learning more?

If you’re interested in learning how BrightPay can improve your payroll services and save you time, schedule a free 15-minute demo with a member of our team today. If you’re looking to switch to BrightPay, we offer dedicated migration specialists to help you through the importing and set-up process. You can book a free migration consultation here.


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