Download (Desktop Version)

Before you download
BrightPay's new cloud version is the future. If you are a current BrightPay for Windows/Mac customer, you should consider moving to the cloud version. If you are a new customer, we highly recommend that you sign up for the cloud version instead of downloading the desktop version.

BrightPay 2024/25 for Windows
Version 24.1 (64-bit)
Download BrightPay 2024/25 for macOS
2024/25 will be the final version of BrightPay for Mac – it will be discontinued from April 2025. Mac users will switch to the new cloud version of BrightPay (easy data import is available).

System Requirements

BrightPay for Windows

  • Windows 11 or Windows 10
  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • 1 Ghz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1+ GB recommended)

Most PCs have the .NET Framework version 4.8 already installed. For those which don't, the BrightPay setup program will automatically attempt to download and install it. To install BrightPay on a PC with no internet connection, you may need to download and install the .NET Framework manually.

BrightPay for Mac

  • macOS (previously OS X) 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher (see compatible Macs here).

Previous Versions

Each version of BrightPay is a fully HMRC recognised payroll software product (previously HMRC accredited). Previous versions are available for Windows only.


Should I use BrightPay Cloud or Desktop version?

The new cloud version of BrightPay offers powerful functionality not available in the Windows/Mac version and will be the focus of our development going forward.

But we're still playing catch-up on a few final advanced features and so some customers may want to continue using the desktop version for the time being.

We’ve prepared a guide to help you chose which one you should use.

BrightPay Cloud vs Desktop >