BrightPay Connect Overview

BrightPay Connect is an online self-service portal, enabling automated backups and online accessibility. Although the payroll information is stored online, the payroll software itself is still desktop based.

BrightPay Connect is an optional add on to the current software, bringing additional features and benefits to payroll bureaus, employers, and even employees. It would also allow real-time interaction between these BrightPay Connect users.

BrightPay Connect enables employees to log on to their self-service portal using their PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Within the employee self-service portal employees can access and retrieve payslips and other documentation. Employees can use the self-service portal to view and request changes to various personal information, such as phone numbers and their postal addresses. The self-service portal also includes an employee calendar, allowing employees to view past and scheduled leave such as annual leave, sick leave and statutory leave. Employees can request annual leave through the portal.

With BrightPay Connect, employers can access an additional layer of information. Employers can access the payslips, calendars and information of all employees in the employer data file. Employers also have the ability to grant access to other users such as their accountants, bookkeepers, as well as co-workers.

If an employee requests annual leave via their self-service portal, the employer will get a notification to approve or reject the leave request. In doing so the employee will instantly get confirmation of the leave and the leave will be added to the employee's calendar in both the employee and employer portals and in the BrightPay employer data file.

Reporting is also integrated with BrightPay, reports can be viewed from within the employer self-service portal, allowing employers to access reports on the go. Also, P30 details are also included with a record of HMRC payments and amounts due to HMRC.

A useful feature in BrightPay Connect is the secure online backup. Payroll data is automatically backed up every 15 minutes if any changes are made when the company file is open and again when you close the employer file, it can also be manually saved at any time. A historical set of backups is maintained so that a backup can be restored from the cloud at any time.

For accountants, bookkeepers and payroll bureaus who offer payroll services to a number of clients, BrightPay Connect brings additional benefits. Along with all the employer functionality, BrightPay Connect provides bureaus with a multi-company platform. Multiple users can be added to access these companies with the option to restrict users from certain payroll data if required. BrightPay Connect enables payroll bureaus to provide an online portal, not only for their client’s employees but also an employer portal for direct use by their clients.

This employer portal can be branded with the Bureau's details and enables the employer to view payroll reports, P30s, employee calendars, all employee information and more. BrightPay Connect works directly with the current BrightPay software but also allows users to upload past BrightPay data to immediately have a full year of historical data to power the cell surface features.

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Creating a new Bright ID

Using an existing Bright ID


Getting Started with BrightPay

BrightPay Payroll Demo

BrightPay Connect

Employee Smartphone App Demo


Setting up a New Employer

Additional Employer Information


Adding an Employee - Personal / Employment Details

Adding an Employee - Tax / NIC

Adding an Employee - Payment Information

Setting up a Director

Employee Calendar

Importing into BrightPay

Importing Employees via CSV file

Importing Employees via FPS file

Importing from Previous Tax Year

Importing from Sage

Importing from IRIS

Importing from HMRC Basic PAYE Tools

Processing Payroll

Payment Schedule

Running Payroll

Additions and Deductions

Pension Deductions

Attachment Orders

Processing Holiday Pay

Allocating Pay Across Departments

Finalising Payslips

Making Corrections to Payroll

Paying employees with Modulr


Email Payslips

Export Payslips

Print Payslips

Starters and Leavers

Mid Year Starter

Processing Leavers

Statutory Payments

Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) Birth

Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) Adoption

Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Adoption Pay

Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay (Birth)

Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption)


Ascertaining Payments Due to HMRC

Real Time Information

Payroll Journals

AccountsIQ - API

ClearBooks - API

Exact Accounting - CSV File

FreeAgent - API

FreshBooks - API

Generic Payroll Journal Integration

KashFlow - API

Nominal Ledger Mapping - Custom Items

QuickBooks Online - API

QuickFile - API

Sage Business Cloud Accounting - API

Twinfield - API

Xero - API

Zoho Books - API

Automatic Enrolment - API Integration

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Aviva API Integration


The People's Pension

Smart Pension

Automatic Enrolment Features

Employee Assessment

Enrolling Employees


Opt Outs & Refunds

AE Reporting

Ongoing Monitoring

Auto Enrolment - The Movie!

BrightPay Connect

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BrightPay Connect Overview

Setting up BrightPay Connect

Billing Account

CIS (Construction Industry Scheme)

CIS - Entering Contractor and Subcontractor Details

CIS - Processing Subcontractor Details

CIS Submissions to HMRC


5 Steps to Completing the Tax Year

Downloading and Installing

Reporting and Analysis

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