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BrightPay Payroll for Employers

BrightPay is a payroll software that makes managing payroll quick and easy. The easy-to-use payroll software is desktop-based and is available for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X.

BrightPay is HMRC recognised and has full RTI functionality included as standard. Auto enrolment functionality and a CIS module are also included at no extra cost. All BrightPay licences include free phone and email support. BrightPay's 60 day free trial is a great way for you to discover just how easy BrightPay is to use without having to make any commitment. 
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Key Features for Employers

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. When payroll is straightforward, BrightPay keeps it simple. When payroll gets complicated, BrightPay makes it easy.
Process weekly, fortnightly, 4-weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly payment schedules. Run multiple payment schedules side-by-side with one-click access to any pay period. Add unlimited payments, additions, deductions and attachment orders to a payslip and assign an employee to one or multiple departments.
Payslips can be emailed, printed, exported to PDF, or added to our employee self-service portal, BrightPay Connect. Payslips can be tailored to add/remove certain information on the payslip, for example, add a company logo or remove the payment method details. Employees can be paid by credit transfer, cheque or cash. 

Payroll Journals
BrightPay includes payroll journal API integration with a number of accounting packages, including Xero, Sage One, Quickbooks Online, FreeAgent, Kashflow, AccountsIQ and Twinfield. This allows users to send the payroll journal directly to the accounts software from within BrightPay. Users can also create a CSV payroll journal for import into other accounting software.

BrightPay includes a flexible report builder allowing you to create a customised report of your choice. Choose from over 100 data items and choose which employees to include in a report. Reports can be printed, exported to PDF or saved for future use. Reports can also be made automatically available on our online employer dashboard, BrightPay Connect.
HMRC Compliant
BrightPay is fully HMRC Recognised and RTI compliant. 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. BrightPay stores all HMRC communication logs, and relays submission errors back to you in a clear, user-friendly format.

Expenses & Benefits
BrightPay allows you to record all types of reportable expenses and benefits that you provide to your employees. BrightPay can produce P11Ds to send to HMRC after year-end. BrightPay also supports Payrolling of Benefits, which calculates the PAYE on expenses and benefits in each pay period. The choice of payrolling or P11D can be set on a per-benefit basis.

Automatic Enrolment
BrightPay includes full functionality for automatic enrolment. Setting up your pension scheme, enrolling employees, issuing communication, making contributions and viewing reports – it's all seamless and simple. BrightPay automatically assesses employees, with notifications telling you what you need to do.

Integration with Pension Providers
BrightPay includes direct integration with various pension providers, including NEST, The People’s Pension, Now Pensions and Smart Pension, allowing easy one-click submissions. BrightPay can also produce enrolment and contributions CSV files for other supported workplace pension scheme providers.

CIS Subcontractors
BrightPay includes a full CIS module in all licences at no extra cost. BrightPay caters for all subcontractor types, including sole traders, companies, partnerships and trusts. Pay subcontractors tax monthly or tax weekly, send subcontractor verification requests, and issue Subcontractor Payment and Deduction Statements.
Safe and Secure
All the payroll data for an employer is contained in a single file for simple backup and transfer. Sensitive data is encrypted in the employer file. Employer files can be optionally password protected. Employer files can be stored on a cloud file sync service such as Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive giving you access to the employer files from multiple PCs.
Getting Set Up
BrightPay installation is quick and simple, with a quick and seamless import utility to bring across your company and employee details from a number of payroll packages including HMRC Basic PAYE Tools, Moneysoft, Sage and many more. Start at the beginning of the tax year, start in the middle of the tax year, or continue partway in the tax year from migrated payroll records.

BrightPay Connect
BrightPay Connect is an optional add-on which enables secure automatic backups of your payroll data to the cloud. With BrightPay Connect, employers have access to an online employer dashboard where they can view payslips, run payroll reports and manage employee leave and much more. Invite employees to their own self-service portal and smartphone app.

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BrightPay has achieved HMRC recognition and has passed through our own rigorous internal testing regime. We have been developing payroll software for over 25 years and you can benefit from all our hard work and experience. Over the past few years, we have added hundreds of powerful features and enhancements, with many more planned for the future.


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