Payroll exhaustion - let BrightPay take the load
I don't know about you but I, for one, am knackered. With a global pandemic, working from home, job insecurity and a general pervading sense of “what is going on” I don’t think I’ve had a good night’s sleep since March. And I know I'm not alone and that all of you reading this will be nodding your heads in agreement.
With new stricter social distancing measures (which include working from home again) in effect for the next six months, it seems there is no end to the strain on our already fragile mental health. But luckily there is one thing you don’t need to stress about if you are a BrightPay customer and that’s your payroll processing.
Anyone working in payroll should be considered a key worker because the job they do is indispensable. They have worked tirelessly to make sure that people are paid properly and on time, amidst the ever-changing milieu of taxes, grants and furlough that have dominated the industry over the past few months. Having to work remotely has made these tasks even more difficult - but not if you are a BrightPay customer, and here’s why:
BrightPay are at the forefront of innovative payroll technology; their software is fully automated and processes things such as auto-enrolment, RTI submissions, payroll journal integration and the ability to batch process multiple employers at the same time. Any new updates that have arisen during COVID-19, BrightPay have been quick to integrate into their software and to automate these confusing processes to make things as easy as possible for their customers. Things like calculating furlough pay can be done with a few simple clicks.
Their add-on software BrightPay Connect is an optional software that is Cloud based, making it absolutely perfect for those processing payroll from home. Features include:
An online employee dashboard where employers can view a company calendar which shows all past and upcoming employee leave, upload and share documents with employees and view any outstanding payments due to HMRC.
An annual leave management system so you can easily manage your employees’ requests.
An employee self-service portal that allows employees to view their payslips instantly and also update any personal details. They can also view various documentation and their stored payroll data. This can be downloaded as an app for both iPhone and Android so they can access this information anytime, anywhere.
BrightPay Connect’s payroll entry requests feature is one of the most beneficial features to those working remotely. Whether you’re a payroll bureau or in-house payroll administrator, you can send a request to your clients or in-house managers requesting information regarding employee hours and payment information for that period. As soon as this information is received you’ll receive a notification and can synchronise the information directly to the payroll software. This not only eliminates double-entry of payroll information but also it saves you a lot of time and energy that would have been otherwise spent chasing the various managers for employee timesheets, especially if they are working remotely.
Now doesn't that sound like a dream? Personally, I will take anything that makes my life easier but this not only would make things easier but better as your payroll processes will be more efficient and streamlined. Just think of it as self-care and treat yourself. Head to www.brightpay.co.uk today and book a free demo and while you’re at it put your feet up and have a glass of wine. You deserve it.
Written by Aoibheann Byrne
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At BrightPay Software, we have a passion for making the financial and administrative aspects of payroll management less time-consuming and easy to use. With years of experience and dedication to this ideal, we have created a range of IT software solutions which are in use by over 300,000 businesses in Ireland and the UK today.