Our story began in 1999 on a late night at Scout camp. Co-founders Rob and Ian were talking around the campfire after the boys they were supervising had gone to bed. Ian, a chartered accountant, was talking openly about the challenges his practice faced at the time with their software. Rob, a software developer, took up the challenge and between them, the first iterations of the software were built.
In Rob's words:
"Our goal was to make a tax filing program that solved real headaches Ian and his team were experiencing in his own accountancy practice. Now, over 20 years later, we're approaching HMRC's Making Tax Digital project with that same creativity and innovative spirit."
Now, in 2022, we’re pleased to be part of the next generation of digital accountancy innovation in the Bright family of products. So, if you’re an accountant, in practice, business or supporting charities and want to save time, money and stress while growing your profits, we can help with intuitive import links, straightforward layouts and links to HMRC and Companies House to make client compliance work simple, fast and affordable.
You can work faster by reducing time spent mapping and correcting data, more accurately with custom task and deadline reminders and benefit from choosing integrations which work for you and your clients.
Unlike other options, we give you a direct influence on product development, a choice in other areas of your tech stack, expert support when you need it and easy onboarding.
Over 50% of our customers have been with us for over 5 years and rate our support team 93% on average - even in busy season. We're into our third decade creating software for accountants which has led to benefits like a 20 minute time saving when you use our integrations for trial balance and journal posting