How client cloud platforms supercharge your payroll services
3rd Jul 2020
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Software has made it easier than ever to collaborate and work effectively within accountancy practices and payroll bureaus whilst offering the best possible service to their clients.
Payroll software now eliminates the burden of manually processing annual leave or payslip distribution, so you have more time to focus on providing a great service.
You no longer have to spend most of your time processing requests from your clients and they no longer need to contact you to sort out every minor tweak.
To comply with GDPR, you need to use systems with the best in-built data security. BrightPay Connect offers online synchronisation and automated backup of all your payroll data in the cloud to keep it safe from hacking or computer breakdowns. If something happened, you know you can recover quickly from the situation.
This also helps clients stay reassured that all their sensitive and confidential information is being stored and processed properly, so all the payslips, employee hours and payroll reports are secure.
Manually sending payroll reports to clients each pay period by email is a very time-consuming task and can also pose security issues. The best solution is for the client to be able to use an online client portal like the BrightPay Connect portal, which automatically synchronises payroll reports and client information in one location.
With the self-service portal, employees can see their payslips, their annual leave entitlements and an online leave calendar. The employees can also request holidays and download their past payslips, so you no longer need to print or email these to employees.
Through the online client portal, employers also can approve holidays, enter employee hours, payments, additions and deductions for the pay period and approve the payroll run before the payroll is finalised.
People check their smartphones all the time. Did you know that each person does it on average every 12 minutes?
More people now expect to be able to use their smartphone to access their data, whenever and wherever they need it. This is why BrightPay has developed a free employee app for Android and iOS devices that is now available with BrightPay Connect.
The app offers employees easy access to their data and payslips from their smartphone or tablet with secure access.
BrightPay Connect enables employers to effectively plan their company calendar and staff resources, as well as to access all their records. At the same time leave is automatically synced to the payroll software, so you have all the information you need.
By using a cloud platform, you can securely send your clients a payroll summary for approval before the payroll is finalised. Your clients can then review and authorise the payroll run through their online employer dashboard. For you, keeping these interactions within the software also creates a payroll audit trail that increases security in your practice or payroll bureau.