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Top 10 reasons why accountants choose BrightPay

10th Jan 2022
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brightpay

The payroll solution that provides all you need for Auto Enrolment.

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Digital technology, cloud computing, and fintech are all transforming the world of accounting for the better. Innovative solutions are transforming the everyday life of accountants, offering endless possibilities to improve your service offering and streamline workflows.

With many options available, what is it about BrightPay that makes it so popular in the market? To make it easier for you, we’ve summarised the key features and benefits of using BrightPay Payroll Software.

  1. Easy to Use:

In a recent customer survey, a phrase that was repeatedly used to describe the software was “It is just so easy to use”. While BrightPay Payroll provides comprehensive functionality, its user-focused design has not been compromised. Its intuitive interface allows users, from novice to experienced, to quickly learn and get-to-grips with the application. Instead of spending time checking help guides, you can get straight to processing your payroll.

  1. Batch Payroll Processing:

If you process payroll for multiple clients, BrightPay Payroll’s batch processing feature will be of particular interest to you. This feature allows you to perform tasks for multiple employers at once, saving you a significant amount of time and hassle. You can batch finalise open pay periods, batch send outstanding RTI and CIS submissions to HMRC, and batch check for coding notices.

  1. Support:

For the seventh year in a row BrightPay has received a 99% customer satisfaction rating. The excellent support received by customers is a point repeatedly highlighted in their feedback, both during their initial move to the software and further down the line if an issue arises. BrightPay’s customer support is free of charge and includes payroll experts available to customers via phone and email. There are also free webinars, video tutorials, eBooks, and support documentation to keep you up to date on all payroll news.  

  1. Send payroll journals directly to your accounting software:

BrightPay includes API integration with various accounting software, allowing you to create wage journals from finalised payslips and send them directly to your accounting software. Integration between these two systems saves you significant time and cuts down on errors associated with manual entry. BrightPay Payroll recently added even more direct API integrations with accounting packages. Integrations with ClearBooks, Freshbooks, QuickFile, and Zoho have been added to the list of existing options which include AccountsIQ, Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Xero and many more.

  1. Making payments instantly:

BrightPay’s API integration with Modulr provides our customers with a more seamless payroll workflow by eliminating much of the work associated with making payments. Additionally, it provides bureaus the opportunity to offer a new service to their clients. With access to this Faster Payments Service, you can pay employees instantly and make payments to HMRC from within BrightPay. Payments can be made at any time, from anywhere, and land in bank accounts in under 90 seconds.

  1. Never forget your auto-enrolment duties again:

BrightPay Payroll Software automatically assesses employees for auto enrolment duties, and if they meet the criteria or when they don’t, on-screen flags and alerts will appear, notifying you of which duties you must perform. It also automatically prepares personalised enrolment letters, allows for batch enrolment of multiple employees into a pension scheme, and continues to monitor for changes to employees’ work status.

  1. Integration with pension providers:

Along with batch auto enrolment processing, direct API integrations with pension providers are critical to completing your client’s auto enrolment duties in a quick and efficient manner. BrightPay offers direct API integration with NEST, The People’s Pension, Smart Pension, and Aviva, allowing you to seamlessly send enrolment and contribution summaries to the pension provider. Along with the direct API integrations, BrightPay is also compatible with many other pension schemes supported using CSV files.  

  1. CIS at no extra cost:

Offering Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) payroll as a service can be a valuable opportunity for bureaus and unlike with other payroll software, you don’t need to pay extra for it - BrightPay Payroll includes full CIS functionality in the payroll licence. It caters for all subcontractor types and allows you to verify subcontractors with HMRC. You can also create payment and deduction statements, submit monthly returns, and using the Modulr integration, pay subcontractors directly, without the need for bank payment files.

  1. Online access to your payroll:

Along with the desktop application, BrightPay users have the option of the cloud add-on, BrightPay Connect. With this, you have online access to your payroll data while the payroll itself is still processed on the desktop software. BrightPay Connect provides a range of payroll and HR functionality for you, your client, and the client’s employees. It also offers you the essential reassurance that your data is automatically backed-up to the cloud.

  1. Upfront pricing with no hidden costs:

BrightPay’s pricing structure is straightforward, and you don’t have to worry about confusing pricing structures, long-term contracts, or long notice periods. With BrightPay Payroll, all licences include full functionality at no extra costs – along with the free customer support, you will have full functionality for auto enrolment, payrolling of benefits, emailing payslips, off-payroll workers, and a CIS module, so you won’t be caught off-guard with any hidden charges. The only additional cost is the optional cloud add-on, BrightPay Connect, and the pricing for this is very straightforward – you only pay for what you use. Learn more about the pricing here.

Schedule a demo today

If you’re interested in learning more about how BrightPay can improve your payroll services and save you time, schedule a 15-minute demo with a member of our team today. 

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