Unlock the power of payroll automation

7th Jul 2021
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If your payroll software had no way of communicating with other software applications, tasks like working out how much you need to pay HMRC, enrolling eligible employees into a workplace pension or transferring payroll data to your accounting software would all be manual processes that would take a long time to complete.  

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are a software intermediary that allows two software applications to talk to each other and they have transformed the world of payroll. Thanks to APIs these manual, time consuming tasks can be completed with just a few clicks of a mouse. When it comes to choosing a payroll software for your business, APIs will be high up on your list of “must haves”. The two main benefits of APIs are: 

  • Process Automation: You no longer need to enter information twice – information is automatically transferred from one application to another. 
  • Reduction in Errors: As we know, computers don’t make mistakes the way humans do. 100% accuracy is guaranteed when information is sent through an API. 

These benefits mean a more streamlined process and increased efficiency, transferring data in seconds. Once you’ve used them you simply could not imagine going back to a time where these processes would take hours instead of minutes. Running payroll without the help of APIs would be like trying to start a fire with stones when there is a box of matches nearby. Why would you do it?  

What’s the latest API for payroll processers? 

In April this year, BrightPay payroll software announced its partnership with Payments as a Service API platform, Modulr, to offer a faster, easier, and more reliable way for accountants and employers to pay employees and HMRC. You no longer need to export bank files and upload them to your online banking. A few simple clicks within your payroll software and logging into the payment’s account portal to approve the payment is all you need to do to pay employees, subcontractors and HMRC, instantly. 

Watch the video below to see how easy it is:

One of the best things about using this method to pay employees is that payments can be sent 24/7, 365 days a year. Like the APIs you currently use, using this new API improves accuracy, reduces errors and increases efficiency. Once you start using this method there is no way you’ll ever want to go back to the old way. 

Here is what one of our customers had to say about this new way to pay: 

It used to take 90 minutes to create the various BACs files to pay my clients’ employees. It now takes under 90 seconds using Modulr once funds are in the account” - James Toulson, 1 Less Worry Payroll Services Ltd 

Customer testimonial pay directly through your payroll software

Visit our website to find out more or why not book a free online demo today to learn more about how API integrations work within the software as well as BrightPay’s other features. 

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