Why and how are payroll bureaus embracing cloud automation?
Cloud automation might sound intimidatingly high-tech, but you use it every single day. When you spend money with your debit card and your account balance automatically updates in your banking app, that’s cloud automation. When you schedule an email to be sent first thing in the morning, that’s cloud automation. And when you use almost any of the features in BrightPay, that’s cloud automation too.
Cloud automation is a technology that allows you to hand over tasks that you would ordinarily do manually, and ask the internet to do it for you. In many cases, you need to tell the internet exactly what you want it to do and when. But in the case of automated software, like BrightPay, we’ve taken care of all of those little details for you. All you need to do is click a button and hey presto, the cloud has done that job for you so you can focus on other, more important tasks.
It’s not hard to see why payroll bureaus in particular are so keen to embrace advances in cloud automation and incorporate them into their process. It has many benefits both for the bureau and for the client, all of which result in a value-added service that your clients will love.
Cloud Automation and Payroll - What are the Benefits?
But how can new innovations in cloud automation improve payroll? For decades payroll administrators have processed payroll manually without the help of automation, and they’ve done just fine using these traditional methods. So, if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it - right? Wrong.
BrightPay payroll software has been expertly designed and developed to incorporate cloud automation wherever possible, making it incredibly easy to use. In particular, we’ve kept busy bureaus in mind and found ways to automate much of what you do, so that you can enjoy the following benefits.
Although BrigtPay is a desktop-based software, there are many examples of how it uses the cloud to complete tasks, for example, sending RTI submissions or even using the integration with accounting software providers and auto enrolment pension providers.
You may be perfectly able to process payroll without the help of automation, but if you’re a payroll bureau with a large number of clients then you know the value of time and the benefits of the significant time savings that automation brings. BrightPay’s batch payroll processing means less time spent on processing your clients’ payroll, and so you can process more clients in the same amount of time. This means more efficient productivity and ultimately, higher profits.
Moreover, automation can help you in other ways too. It can dramatically reduce the occurrence of errors in the payroll. One great example of this benefit in practice is our API integration which allows you to transfer your client’s payroll journals directly into their accounting software.
Once you’ve processed your client’s payroll, this information also needs to be entered into whatever accounting software you use for the client's accounts. This can be a long and tiresome process, manually copying figures from one place to another. Inevitably, errors occur and you may not even realise the error until much later.
When it comes to payroll and accounts, error minimisation is crucial, and this is where the benefits of automation come into play. Our integration with accounting software can eliminate this menial work for you and instead enable you to import your payroll journal directly into your accounting system at the click of a button so you don’t have to worry about mixing up the figures or entering things into the wrong place.
Time savings combined with error reduction means one thing - customer satisfaction. By replacing some of your more traditional methods of processing payroll with cloud automation, you’re sure to reap the rewards of happier clients. When they see how much more quickly you’re getting their payroll done, and the reduction of errors, they’re more likely to continue outsourcing their payroll to you and even recommend your bureau to other businesses too.
Book your FREE demo and find out more about BrightPay’s cloud automation
If you’re a payroll bureau and would like to know more about how BrightPay uses cloud automation to streamline the process of managing payroll for multiple clients, then it’s time to book your free demo now. During your demo a member of the BrightPay team will walk you through the software and its bureau-specific features. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have and talk to you about how to switch from your current provider. Finally, they’ll be able to set you up with a 60 day free-trial so that you can see for yourself how BrightPay is built with bureaus in mind.