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BrightPay Software


 

BrightPay is an on-premise payroll solution built for small businesses in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Features include flexible payment schedules, customisable additions and deductions and automated HMRC payments, among others.

The BrightPay user interface makes payroll simple by giving visual priority to common payroll tasks, such as finalizing and exporting payslips, and showing or hiding various features depending on their relevancy to the user. The platform also scales so users can run unlimited payments, additions and deductions for an unlimited number of employees. BrightPay’s flexibility also allows users to run multiple payment schedules at the same time.

Full support for qualifying pension schemes from the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), NOW:Pensions, The People’s Pension and Scottish Widows is available in BrightPay. Once pension schemes are set up, employees can automatically enroll. Users can also process opt-out requests and issue contribution refunds.

BrightPay is compatible with any Windows computer and full HMRC recognition ensures calculations are completely accurate.

 

BrightPay - Employee details
 
  • BrightPay - Employee details
    Employee details
  • BrightPay - Employee enrollment
    Employee enrollment
  • BrightPay - Pay slip
    Pay slip
  • BrightPay - Pension scheme
    Pension scheme
  • BrightPay - Reporting
    Reporting
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Windows 2000, Windows 8

29 Reviews of BrightPay

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from AKCA Consulting
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Saving time with Brightpay since 2013

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Easy to use product and the system is very transparent with easy to understand reports. Brightpay support is quick and efficient. Brightpay support the software by incorporating the latest legislation such as pensions auto enrolment so that the system can be used easily for the additional issues of payroll.

Likes Least

Nothing at the moment! Brightpay keep enhancing the software so that additional information for HR purposes can be used.

Recommendations

Try using Brightpay on a trial basis like I did and then buy the software.

 
 

from Carlton Auto Engineering
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Easy transition from Sage Payroll

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I found the product very user friendly and simple, when I did have a query I received a very quick response. I have found the Company to be very approachable. As a small employer (less than 3 employees) the fact the software is free to use is also a great financial saving. It has also guided me through Auto enrollment and pension set-up without too many problems (mainly of my own making).

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I haven't found anything I don't like about the product or the vendor. Having used Sage software for over 10 years I needed to learn the different types of reports available so not a problem with the product.

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Try it and see! I have found the employee screens clear and easy to move between, the reporting options offer far more than I need so would suit larger companies who require in depth information. Even if I need to pay for the software it is still less than Sage 50 payroll so there is a financial gain there too.

 
 

from Pump Technology Ltd
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Intuitive to use, great value, everything you need to run payroll

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This software covers all aspects of payroll including the new pension auto enrolment, expenses and benefits, sickness, maternity all subjects in one easy to use product.
I am not a computer buff but this works for me and I can understand it very easily.
The price is amazing we have several companies under one umbrella and usually this would cost a great deal more.
I like the help from BrightPay which can be found on their website and I have emailed for assistance and this has been a clear quick response both times.

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I haven't found anything that I am not happy about as yet - I did call once over an Irish bank holiday and spoke to a chap I found difficult to understand because of his beautiful soft Irish accent ...

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I transferred from a different software so it was learning all over again but apart from one or two errors on my side its been so simple to run, I wanted a product which worked alongside NEST which this does seemlessly, I have been using it since last April so 6 months and still know it offers options which I have not yet put into play - like expenses and benefits cars etc. I love that I can print the payslips onto standard A4 paper or I can email them directly, so much yet to use. Would highly recommend for the price I do not think there is another product out there that has this level of use.

 
 

from Household
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Wholehearted recommendation. One of the best decisions I've made.

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Fantastically designed to make life simple and instinctive. The telephone help (rarely needed) has always been great.
I am a huge fan, this product has saved me great stress, time and money. If only all life was this simple.

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I honestly have absolutely no complaints. Even the potentially tricky bits (e.g. moving computers, end of years, adjusting details) all work seamlessly.

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Just try it and I suspect you will be convinced. The video support and the telephone support are the icing in the cake. I don't normally gush in reviews, but just sometimes you find a really good product, and when you do you should help it flourish. It has been very well thought through, it has been brilliantly implemented and it just seems to work without problems. It's one of HMRC's linked programmes, and through using it I have been spared lots of dull, potentially awkward and problematic work, freeing me up for other more profitable pursuits.

 
 

from The Kingfisher Trust
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

We are a Charity, this is so easy to use.

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We love this product - it is so easy to use, so logical. I have never had to ask for support because its so straight forward.

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There is nothing I dislike, we are a small employer with a very straight forward payroll and they lead you through everything you need to do to comply with legislation - they are great.

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Download the free trial to see how easy it is to use, you can set up your payroll on the trial then transfer it straight away.

 
 

from Synatox Limited
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Outstanding !

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Simple, easy, friendly voice if help is needed and for someone with a small business with tight finances its FOC !

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Nothing - everything about BrightPay for me is all I need

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Try it ... its simple, easy and always someone on the telephone or email to help out

 
 

from Hair and Beauty Salon
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

User friendly payroll

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It is very easy and quick to use. I am a very small employer. Up to now only 2 employees. It is easier to use than my last payroll but as far as I am aware provides everything I need. I find it easier to understand than my previous one and my version is absolutely free. What more could you want.

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I have only been using brightpay for 6 months and have not found anything I don't like about it.

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I can only speak for small employers but as far as I can tell this is by far one of the easiest payroll. Don't look at anything else, try this first.

 
 

from Blue Man Ltd
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Simple but fully-featured payroll

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Full featured payroll software that is completely free for small companies.
Easy to learn. Good support from the company, though I've only had to contact them for advice with one problem.

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Nothing - I like it!

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I used to use Quick books payroll, but this is far better and more cost-effective.

 
 

from Delfanne Photography
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

A 2-year old Employer's view

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A most straightforward software application to set up, to use & whatever (from a non-native bookkeeper)
Most appreciated, is Brightpay online support: Every time I came to an unusual event; I could find an answer! As simple as that!!

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As a small [but VAT registered] employer, I have not yet - so far - come across a negative ' Brightpay experience'

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First, get ready for being confused (unless you have been in that game beforehand).
Once you got the alphabet & words understanding sorted {Oh, that's what they meant!}, it should be plain sailing.

 
 

from Schiltron Associates
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Great payroll software - does the job simply and well.

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Easy to use, helpful support. For a small company - its free.

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Nothing about the software - although found the questionaire insistance on 50 characters somewhat tiresome.....

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Make sure annual updates are included and well supported.

 
 

from Verytas
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-100 Employees Employees number: 51-100 Employees

Its so easy.. Dont pay for an bureau!

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Super easy to use and a very professional looking package. RTI and pension requirements not a problem as all completely automated, Bright Pay does all the hard stuff for you. I still seriously cant believe the annual cost - which is certain other packages monthly license charge!!!

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The only thing i would like is in 'Additions' for mileage element i would like to put a set unit amount (21ppm) and then on the payslip state how many miles the individual has traveled.

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Its all good - and its so easy to roll back, just have a play about, its very self explanatory.

 
 

from Rhiwbina Recreation Club [multiple sports club]
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

I have found this product easy to use; it is always updated with latee

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Easy to operate; covers all aspects of PAYE; helpful staff if there's a problem

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I have been content with all aspects of this product.

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This product should suit any organisation involved in PAYE

 
 

from Hasbury Christian Fellowship
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Used for payroll with one employee.

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Very easy to get to grips with, and does all the work for you! And for a small employer like us with just one employee, it's free. The need to contact support is very rare, as things work so well, but on the one occasion I called for help, they were very supportive and sorted out my question quickly and easily.

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Not easy to identify anything that I don't like really.

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Give it a go. I've not had experience of other payroll software, so I can't make comparisons. I can say that my experience with Bright Pay means I have no desire to look for alternatives.

 
 

from Penkridge Tyre and Exhaust
Specialty: Transportation
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Best payroll package on the market

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Easy to use and help at the end of a phone if you get in trouble

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nothing to criticize any faults have been my own making

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other software I tried was difficult to understand, Brightpay easy and intuitive

 
 

from Dennis Jex & Son ltd
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

I have used this software for about 9 years it is very good.

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The software updates are very good as i am just one person who does wages weekly for a small company and if i get confused at all any time the people at BrightPay are just so helpful.

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I dont think there is anything i dont like about BrightPay

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I just think the software is good, clear and helpful.

 
 

from Chestnut Products
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Great software, does everything I want it to.

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Just the ease of use. Everything works as it should and is straightforward to follow. Any questions I've had - and that's only a few and normally because I was doing something wrong - have been answered quickly and efficiently

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The guilt feeling I get from being a small user and not having to pay for the program!

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I used to use the HMRC software, this does so much more and is easier. I found this one and haven't looked at others, there was no need.

 
 

from Switch Radio
Specialty: Media
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

BrightPay is fantastic

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Brightpay is brilliant. It is easy to use, exceptionally intuitive and good to look at! The vendor is very fair, and if you're a tiny business (we're a small non-profit), the fact that they allow you to use it for free should be commended.

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Honestly, we haven't had any problems with the software or the vendor. Any technical problems we've had have been of our own doing, and restoring from BrightPay backups was easy.

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If you're looking for software that is straightforward and easy to use, then this is for you. I would say however, that we are a small business (1 employee!) so how BrightPay fares for large organisations I can't say for sure. But for us, it has been perfect.

 
 

from Joan Dempsey Hair & Beauty
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Fantastic product and easy to use

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Easy to use and totally always up to date on all issues, and great knowledgeable support.

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nothing it is everything that I need from this type of software

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try it!! You can use the trial period for free, and then if its ok subscribe

 
 

from It's Your Choice Ltd
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Small charity payroll processing

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This product is very user friendly therefore straightforward to use. It carries out all the main functions of payroll well and reduces processing time.

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After using this product for two years I cannot think of anything I do not like about the product or vendor.

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It was an easy process to convert from our existing payroll to BrightPay, especially as we chose to do this at the start of the financial year. It was easy and straightforward to use the software as soon as installed so no expensive training needed. This software provides all the functions we require to successfully process our monthly payroll. The end of year returns were carried out without any problems. I have only need support from BrightPay once but on this occasion my problem was resolved promptly and with expertise.

 
 

from Alex Horner Plastering
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

very good payroll program for small companies

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very easy to use, no experience needed. I've got only one sometimes two employees at any one time but the customer service is out of this world. They reply to emails are very quickly, although I am using the free version. Very good company/software.

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not available, there is nothing I like the least.

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its so easy to use and you get a warning to submit to HMRC.

 
 
 
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