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Disaster Recovery with Cloud Backup

8th Jun 2022
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Data loss poses a serious and unpredictable risk for many businesses. The risk is high and can come in many forms, from human error, software corruption, theft, to hardware destruction. While hardware and networks can be replaced, it is much more difficult to recover data files if you haven’t backed up your data. This is particularly serious because in today’s data-driven world, a company’s data is incredibly valuable. So much so, that businesses must strategize on how to collect, store, manage, share and use data.  

Accountants and bureaus handle sensitive information regarding their clients’ businesses and employees, on an ongoing basis. It is therefore critical that you consider how your client data will be recovered in the event of a disaster.  

Traditionally, you may have invested resources into infrastructure and personnel with the goal of recovering lost data. However, recovery this way is typically slow, prone to error, with only fragments of data retrieved. It is now much more likely that you are interested in using a cloud-based recovery method. When using a cloud or a virtual server, there is continuous backup and storage of your data. This makes recovery of data possible. It also makes it much faster, taking up a lot less of your time. 

How do you securely back up your client’s payroll information?  

Payroll data contains sensitive personal information which you are required to protect by law. This information is used frequently, monthly or even weekly, to ensure employees are paid on time. This means that when something goes wrong, there is often precious little time to ensure you meet your deadlines.  

BrightPay Connect customers have no need to worry about losing their payroll information as it automatically backs up their client’s payroll data for them. BrightPay Connect is an optional cloud software that integrates with BrightPay payroll software. The additional features it provides help to make running payroll a smoother and quicker process.  

How does BrightPay Connect work?   

As an add-on, it works alongside BrightPay Payroll to store your payroll data to a secure cloud server. It is powered using the latest web technologies and hosted on Microsoft Azure for ultimate performance, reliability and scalability. When you connect an employer to BrightPay Connect, it will automatically be synchronised online. When you have an employer’s file open, are running their payroll or making any changes, the data automatically backs up every 15 minutes. Although, you can also manually synchronise your BrightPay data to BrightPay Connect at any time.  

How can you restore your data with BrightPay Connect?  

BrightPay Connect maintains an historical and chronological set of backups that can be used to restore the payroll information from the cloud at any time. It is simple and quick to do so. Users simply select which backup they wish to restore and download it to replace their current data file.  

What else can BrightPay Connect do?  

As a BrightPay Connect customer, you can provide employers and employees with their own payroll dashboard which can be accessed through a web browser or by a smartphone app. For each pay period, you can request your clients to enter their employee’s payroll information, add any new starters, and review and approve the payroll summary before it is finalised. To discover more of its features, click here

Schedule a BrightPay Connect Demo Now 

If you’re interested in learning more, book your free BrightPay Connect demo. A member of our team will walk you through the various features of BrightPay Connect and explain its many benefits.