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 for Payroll Bureaus & Accountants

BrightPay’s latest add-on BrightPay Connect works alongside BrightPay Payroll that sits on your desktop. Payroll information is stored in the cloud and can be accessed online, but the payroll itself must be processed on the existing BrightPay desktop application. 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.




Benefits For Payroll Bureaus


Bureau Dashboard

Payroll bureaus can access their online multi-company platform which shows 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. 

Bureau Client Self Service Dashboard

Bureaus can invite clients to their own personal employer dashboard. The bureau client dashboard will include 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. 

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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.

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Automatic Cloud Backup

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.

Employee Self Service

Employees can access their own personal payroll information through the employee self service. Here employees can view and retrieve their historic payslips and other payroll documents such as a P60, P45, or P11ds and Auto Enrolment communications. These documents can be exported to PDF and printed.


Employees will have the option to download their payslips from the employee self service. These payslips are automatically added to the employees’ self service portal each pay period, which eliminates the need to print or email payslips.

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.

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Annual Leave

Employees can request annual leave through their self service portal. They can also view all leave taken and how much annual leave is remaining. Employers will then receive notification of the request which can be either approved. Annual leave that is approved will then be automatically added to the employee calendar and synchronised to the payroll.

Company Calendar

BrightPay Connect includes an employee calendar, which keeps records of all employees' past and future leave including annual leave, unpaid leave, absence, sick leave and parenting leave. This is an employer wide calendar encompassing leave details for all active employees.

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.

Auto Enrolment

If your client has staged, employees can access their automatic enrolment letters on their self service portal including the enrolment communications and where relevant the postponement communications.

HMRC Payments

Clients can view HMRC payments for the tax year and amounts due to HMRC as well as view the P30 which shows the full breakdown of how the amounts are calculated.

Multiple Users

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/or clients can be added as a standard user to give them access to their own payroll data. 


User Access

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, approve annual leave, manage all employer and employee information 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.


Bulk Discount for Bureaus

Bureaus can increase profits and avail of bulk discounts for multiple client licences. One single employer costs £49 + VAT. For bulk licence pricing click here.

Bureau Branding

BrightPay Connect can now be white labeled or branded with your name, logo, contact details and signature which will further enhance your client relationship.

Watch Bureau Video

Watch this short 2 minute video for a concise overview of how BrightPay Connect works and see some of the great features in action. Our easy to use employer dashboard will simplify payroll and HR processes for you, your payroll clients and their employees.

Book a Demo

Book an online demo of BrightPay Connect today. The demo lasts approx. 20 minutes and will take you through setting up your cloud account, connecting your employer data file to the cloud, adding various types of users, processing annual leave requests, restoring a cloud backup and much more.

Payroll for bureaus: From loss leader to profit centre

New technologies can positively impact the way bureaus offer payroll services. There are several exciting developments that are happening right now in the cloud. Be ready to offer a new level of payroll and HR services by embracing new-world online technologies offering:

  • Cloud backup
  • Online portals for clients
  • Employee self-service & epayslips access
  • Annual leave automation
  • Integration between online management & payroll software

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Increase Profits & Revenue

Our cloud add-on, represents a considerable business opportunity for bureaus to increase revenue. We are aware of one bureau who is making an additional £7,300 per annum purely by taking advantage of our bulk pricing model. The cost to him for a 200 employer pack is £2,499. He is then charging each client what it would have cost them if they had purchased direct from BrightPay, i.e. £49 each.

For more information read BrightPay Connect’s Guide to Profits.



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