BrightPay Connect for Payroll Bureaus & Accountants
BrightPay Connect is an optional add-on that offers payroll bureaus significant online benefits to enhance their payroll services, strengthen client relationships and increase profits.
BrightPay Connect works alongside BrightPay Payroll Software. The payroll is still processed on the existing BrightPay desktop application, but the payroll information is stored online on a secure cloud server.
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Payroll bureaus can access their online multi-company platform which gives an overview of clients’ payroll information in one place. BrightPay Payroll and BrightPay Connect are automatically synchronised to capture annual leave and changes to employee details.
Client Self-Service Dashboard
Bureaus can invite clients to their own personal employer dashboard. The client dashboard includes an overview of their employer details, notifications, all employee's contact details and payslips, any outstanding amounts due to HMRC and reports that have been set up in BrightPay on the desktop application. Clients can also access a company annual leave calendar via their dashboard making it easier to manage staff leave.
Client Payroll Entry
BrightPay Connect gives payroll bureaus the ability to send payroll requests to their clients. Clients can then enter payments, additions and deductions for their employees and can also add new starters through their online employer dashboard. The information entered by the client will seamlessly flow through to the bureau’s portal, ready to sync back to the payroll software. Click here to find out more.
Client Payroll Approval
The Client Payroll Approval feature allows bureaus to securely send their clients a payroll summary before the payroll is finalised. Clients can then review and approve the payroll for the pay period through their online employer dashboard. Ultimately, your client will be accountable for ensuring that the payroll information is 100% correct before the payroll is finalised. Click here to find out more.
Automatic Cloud Backup
It is important to keep a copy of your clients payroll files safe. BrightPay Connect will automatically backup a payroll file every 15 minutes when open and again when the payroll file is closed down. A chronological history of backups will be maintained which can be restored at any time.
Bureaus have the ability to add their own firm branding to BrightPay Connect, including the company name, company logo and contact details. The branding will be visible to clients on their self-service dashboard which will help enhance your client relationships.
Access to Payroll Reports
Any payroll reports that you have set up and saved on the BrightPay Payroll application will automatically be available on BrightPay Connect. Clients can access and view these reports on their employer dashboard which can then be downloaded to CSV or PDF.
Support for Remote Working
Payroll staff members can be set up as a user and given access to the companies that they need to work on. Users can then simply restore the required payroll data into their BrightPay software and also synchronise completed payroll back up to Connect.
No Conflicting Payroll Copies
BrightPay Connect includes improved remote working functionality, including a ‘version checking’ feature when opening an employer, and an ‘other users check’ when opening an employer to prevent the risk of conflicting copies. Find out more.
Clients can view HMRC payments for the tax year and amounts due to HMRC. The client can also view P30 reports showing the full breakdown of how the amounts are calculated.
Employee Self Service
Employees can access their own personal payroll information through the employee self service. Employees can view and retrieve their historic payslips and other payroll documents such as a P60, P45, or P11Ds and auto enrolment letters. These documents can be exported to PDF and printed.
Employee Smartphone & Tablet App
The BrightPay Connect self-service app introduces powerful features providing a digital payslip platform where employees benefit from secure access anytime, anywhere, using their smartphone or tablet. The employee app is available to download for free on any Android or iOS device. Through these app features, you can provide your employees with access to GDPR compliant self-service tools, a payslip library and a user-friendly holiday leave management facility. Click here to find out more.
Annual Leave Management Tool
Employees can request annual leave through their self service portal. They can also view their own personal annual leave calendar and their leave balance remaining. Once the client has approved the leave request, the leave will then be automatically added to the employee calendar and synchronised to the payroll software in the bureaus PC. Watch a short video of BrightPay Connect's annual leave management tool.
Both employers and bureaus have the option to add as many users as they wish to a BrightPay Connect licence at no additional cost. Colleagues can be added as co-administrators, and clients can be added as a standard user to give them access to their own payroll data.
User Access & Restrictions
An administrator has full control over a BrightPay Connect account, with the ability to edit account settings, add other users, redeem purchase codes, connect employers and more.
A standard user can have access to one or several clients in the BrightPay Connect account. When setting up a standard user, you can set up user permissions, such as the ability to view financial information including payslips and reports, employees marked as confidential, and whether or not they can connect and sync the employer file from the payroll software.
What customers are saying about BrightPay Connect:
The connect self-service platform is fantastic for delivering reports and payslips by secure means. I would highly recommend it.
Michael Wilson, Meiring Chartered Certified Accountants
I've got to say BrightPay Connect is one of the best payroll portals I have used! I really like the new documents feature and I have been using it quite a bit recently.
Kevin Waller, Strutt and Parker LLP
Not only do we love BrightPay Connect, but our clients’ and their employees love it too! I've just had a little play with your new 'Requests' feature. I am so excited about using it, I can't wait!
Annamarie Angell, Deadline Accounting Ltd
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