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.

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Employee details

Employee details

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Employee enrollment

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Pay slip

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Pension scheme

Reporting

Reporting

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Windows 2000, Windows 8



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Gabriele from Tony Benger Landscaping Ltd

Industry:  Construction / Contracting

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

Cannot recommend enough!

I'm running payroll with no previous experience - all thanks to BP

Pros

-Can do a lot of customized reports/ additions
-Makes all calculations automatic
-Has various prompts / checks with legislation

Cons

Literally I cannot see any drawbacks - this is amazing software which makes run accounts/ payroll /CIS so easy.

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Jonathan from Boadrwalk Corporation

Industry:  Retail

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

September 2018

Bright day cause of brightpay

Pros

I've tried a lot of payroll software and bright pay has the easiest software to navigate its a user friendly and covers almost all of the payroll concerns

Cons

what I wish brightpay must have is the capacity to trace back or correct some input of records foe example some alteration may have done but it is hard to trace back the records.

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Omarie from K08 Sounds

Industry:  Healthcare / Medical

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

September 2018

Super User friendly!

Pros

This payroll software has made it so easy for myself and co-workers to report our time clocks. If someone forgets to clock in it is easy to fix on either end and we’ve never had a bad experience with their customer support.

Cons

I have no cons at all! If we have ever had a problem, which is rare, their customer support team answers and helps us work through it.

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Qiang from AEchem Scientific Cooperation

Industry:  Retail

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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Functionality

September 2018

A good payroll system for small businesses

Pros

This software is very user friendly and doesn't require much effort to learn how to use the different functions. The price is very affordable and works well for our small business.

Cons

I wish they have better customer support. And also it is not very compatible with Mac machines. But this is not an major issue for us since we have windows too.

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Alison from Motion 4 Time Ltd

Industry:  Accounting / CPA

Number of employees:  1 employee

Ease-of-use

Functionality

September 2018

Bright Screen, Bright processes, Bright backup, with Bright Pay

Excellent package always room for process improvement.

Pros

Bright and clear screen to see steps required, Bright and easy to use, Bright and quick snapshot backup, easy to understand payslips, and general journals.

Cons

Wiggly worm on allocation of time spent on jobs. Difficult to get it to do what you want, and keep the others you have entered in place. I suggest boxes to type in % of time on job, or hours on job.

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David from Woodstock South, Inc

Industry:  Retail

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Seamless and simple payment

A valuable system that gave me a sense of confidence.

Pros

Uncomplicated and easy to use. I felt a sense of confidence and security through the short prices. I heartily recommend it.

Cons

Not much wrong with thus system... I am generally nervous about posting through the internet. This was a good experience.

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Angela Linda from Splash Corporation

Industry:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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Functionality

September 2018

Good Software

Pros

Very reliable and convenient software. Makes work more easier and organize which make work more efficient.

Cons

Improvement of customer service from the support team

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Jesus from Dio Implant Philippines Inc

Industry:  Retail

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

September 2018

Brightpay covers it all

Pros

* its really amazing since brightpay covers all the aspect of a really great payroll system, easy to use and very effective

Cons

* i have no any issue using the brightpay software, instead its highly recommended, please keep it up!

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Mary May from Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines

Industry:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

September 2018

Good Software

Pros

This software is really helpful in our Human Resources Dept because it keeps sa payroll more easy to monitor and use.

Cons

Looking forward for better customer support.

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abdullah from Home Decor And Beyond

Industry:  Retail

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Functionality

September 2018

Amazing product for employees

Pros

I have never been so impressed before by a POS system, especially the thought put into employee care as well as making it easier for employers to organize their workforce’s savings, pensions, benefits etc.
Very HR friendly.

Cons

My only issue was that I am a US business and I believe this is meant more for UK businesses. It was very compatible with windows and not so much for macs.

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Louis from LionRT

Industry:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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August 2018

BrightPay provides a streamlined elegant support for payroll system for our affiliate offices

We believe that the deep , feature rich capabilities that Brightpay offers for comprehensive payroll control and organization absolutely should not be missed. We recommend scheduling a full product demo with Brightpay customer service so that you can experience the full breathe of services before paying any fees. We wished more software payroll services offered this option.

Pros

Easy to use and to understand interface provides feature rich control for our worker payroll accounts.
Additions and deductions for multiple departments are an extremely useful feature as well.
Where the windows for software use in OS are concerned we love the automatic resizing feature which makes our job much easier.

Cons

The list of negatives for Brightpay is admittedly low , however we must mention that given the time zone difference and some accented language
that customer service interactions can be a bit difficult but not unbearable.
Also, a new software download is required each new tax season.

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Chris from ZZYXX Shoes

Industry:  Retail

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Pretty good experience overall

Pros

The interface and usability of this product is very well done and makes it enjoyable to use on a day to day basis.

Cons

The customer support is below average at times when I or my employees have had urgent questions and concerns.

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Sonam from TSYS

Industry:  Other

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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August 2018

Very good customer support

Pros

It is very easy to use software. Also provides very good customer support either you are a paid customer or not.

Cons

There is nothing which I dont like about this software. Some times it takes time between processing but not always.

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Andrea from Alex Horner Plastering

Industry:  Construction / Contracting

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Best payroll for small companies

Very good value for money, not complicated at all.

Pros

Very easy to use, much easier than Sage payroll. Had the free version before and even the support then was second to none. You write an email and in less than a day they get back to you whether you’re a paying customer or using the software for free.
You see straight away when you have to submit to HMRC which is for me the most important part as I don’t want to pay a fine. CIS is very easy to do. I’m in my third tear with BrightPay and never had a fault in the software whereas with sage it happens frequently.

Cons

There is nothing I don’t like, the least I would say that you have to download a new version with every tax year and not just an update.

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Denver from I.T Experts Philippines

Industry:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

July 2018

Payroll Software for small and starting businesses

Pros

This payroll software is very easy to understand and flexible to the user when it comes to reporting. It makes the task more simple because of the interface common priority task.

Cons

This platform keeps you up to date all the time and add new features for improvement. Therefore you need to check for updates from time to time.

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Tom from Kingsley Accountancy

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July 2018

Best way to do your pay!

Pros

BrightPay makes payroll easy and has a really modern look. I can train clients to use this in no time at all.

Cons

The windows and mac versions of the software differ in a few areas which is a real shame. It looks like this may be addressed soon though!

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Alexandra from Spectrum Electric Inc

Industry:  Other Services

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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Functionality

May 2018

Very Easy to Follow

Pros

We have loved brightpay because of it's simplicity but very well organized and realiable product to have!

Cons

It constantly reminds you to never miss a deadline and helps you keep track of all the small stuff that usually gets you. A must have!

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Rosie from Individual & Family Services

Industry:  Other Services

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

May 2018

Decent technology, customer-focused

Pros

I've used this software over two years and while parts of it are clunky, I love the annual updates and ways they continually change the platform to make it user friendly. It really feels like they listen to customer suggestions and make changes. Our employees love the self-serve model whereby they can access all their pay information on their own without going to HR.

Cons

User customization could use some upgrades. I'd like to be able to change the formatting and most-used columns and set up my dashboard more to my liking. This doesn't mean the software is not usable, it's just a bit clunky and means I do not work as quickly as I'd like.

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Brian from Keller

Industry:  Food / Beverage

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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May 2018

Excellent On Our Small Scale

Pros

BrightPay has eliminated the middleman of paying your staff. It is a simple, clean and fast way to manage payroll. We highly recommend it.

Cons

The only issue we have come across as the delay between scheduling and payout for staff. We feel that this time could be quicker in processing.

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Penny from Outerbridge Ltd

Industry:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Functionality

April 2018

Brightpay has completely taken away our payroll headaches

Pros

It's easy to set up, easy to use, really quick and plenty of functionality. So much better than HMRC's software, and it makes payroll a breeze. Saves loads of time.

Cons

It's only free to use if you have up to 3 employees (including leavers during the year). No backups unless you pay for Brightpay Connect.

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