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Hello

Currently I am using BPT and then generate payslips in excel.  I manage the Auto enrolments using smart pension, none of the employees opted to  pay any pension contributions. Then use the pension regulator for declarations.

I have about 35 PAYE clients mostly with 1-5 employees and a couple with upto 15 employees. I offer these services as part of fixed fee for annual accounts package. To ease my own workload I am looking to move onto a software that could alteast generate payslips and let me export auto enrolment data, if any, to smart pension. Declaration would be a bonus.

I have been reading the previous posts and most of the reader are with moneysoft, 12pay or brightpay etc.

  • 12Pay with auto enrolment is £457.20 yearly
  • Moneysoft Payroll Manager 100 is £163.20  yearly
  • BrightPay is £598.80 yearly [I beleive it was £200 about 2 year ago]

I see Moneysoft is looking good and is reasonably priced, I do not see any help on how to import data from BPT, change or create own payslip template.

I prefer using desktop software but don't mind using cloud based if anyone has a recommendation for resonably priced software

Thank you 

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19th Apr 2019 14:02

When you say "none of the employees opted to pay any pension contributions", I hope you mean "all of the employees opted out and I have records of me enrolling them and them opting out". If not, you're in big trouble.

Personally, when I started with Moneysoft, I just typed in the details, but I didn't have as many employees to deal with as you seem to have. Nevertheless, you may have to do the same.

Don't really understand your comment about the payslip template. There are a dozen to choose from, not to mention thousands of colour combinations - is that not enough ?

Well done for sticking with BPT for so long.

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to lionofludesch
19th Apr 2019 14:50

lionofludesch wrote:

When you say "none of the employees opted to pay any pension contributions", I hope you mean "all of the employees opted out and I have records of me enrolling them and them opting out". If not, you're in big trouble.


lol
yes I meant "all of the employees opted out and I have records of me enrolling them and them opting out"

Looks like I may have to type in own csv files for employer and 35 for employees using moneysoft!!.

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to nameistaken
19th Apr 2019 14:54

Interesting.

My experience is that only three employees have ever opted out and all three of them have their own pension plans.

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19th Apr 2019 14:59

@lionofludesch
do you still use moneysoft?

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By jcace
19th Apr 2019 18:03

BrightPay imports from Basic PAYE Tools, links to Smart, and is an all-round top payroll package. The way it handles Auto Enrolment is intuitive and makes that side of payroll straightforward, with automatic prompts for action whenever needed. It has lots of useful features and I would recommend having a look.

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By Matrix
20th Apr 2019 10:36

I use Moneysoft and, if you know what you are doing for AE, then I don’t see why you would need Brightpay for this. However I have never used Brightpay.

Once everything is set up on Moneysoft it is very automated and trustworthy. I can’t believe you have not moved earlier.

You will probably have to re-enrol everyone soon. The letters are very good.

I don’t know why you would need to change the payslips.

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23rd Apr 2019 18:11

thanks guys for suggestion.
I have decided to go with moneysoft as I manage AE with Smart pension myself so no a biggy dealing with AE. I am only moving from BPT as I am trying to reduce my work load a bit by running a separate app for generating payslips and being onemandband..

Moneysof support replied

Dear Sir/Madam,

We do not know that as it is not our software - you will have to ask the HMRC.

:) not a very helpful reply..
Anyways I was in a mood so I did some research and success..

I have successfully transferred all the employers/employees from BPT to moneysoft by extracting data from BPT backup file using DB Browser for SQLite.

anyone interested I will post it as a tutorial on how extract data from BPT and save it CSV file.

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24th May 2019 14:19

I use Brightpay and would recommend it.

The autoenrolment features are easy to use and there is an import wizard which should take your data over from BPT.

Autoenrolment features are easy to use and you can integrate with pension provider or create .csv files to upload.

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