About BrightPay

BrightPay, winner of Payroll Software of the Year 2018 is a payroll and automatic enrolment software that makes managing payroll easy. BrightPay is one of Ireland and the UK’s market payroll software providers for accountants and businesses helping your business comply with auto enrolment and run an efficient and accurate payroll. The safe, secure and intuitive payroll software minimises payroll administration helping you pay employees, automate tax calculations, and submit to HMRC. The innovative payroll software features automate key processes to help you run an efficient business or payroll bureau service. BrightPay Connect is an add-on that allows you to publish payslips, P60s and client payroll reports electronically from within your BrightPay payroll software to a secure online portal. The cloud technology offers powerful features including automatically backing up payroll information to the cloud, online annual leave management, employer/client dashboard and an employee self-service portal/smartphone app. The online payroll flexibility enables online access anywhere, anytime for your business or your clients and their employees.
BrightPay Software - Employee details
BrightPay Software - Employee enrollment
BrightPay Software - Pay slip
BrightPay Software - Pension scheme
BrightPay Software - Reporting
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BrightPay pricing

BrightPay does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. BrightPay paid version starts at £49.00/year.

Starting Price:
£49.00/year
Pricing Details:
All prices are per tax year and exclude VAT. BrightPay's optional add-on product, BrightPay Connect is billed on a monthly subscription, based on usage where you only pay for what you use. The usage subscription model is based on the number of active employees in the billing month.
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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BrightPay Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
5
Functionality
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5
5 reviews of 279 View all reviews
Tom K. Tom K.
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 02/07/2018

Best way to do your pay!

Pros

BrightPay makes payroll easy and has a really modern look. I can train clients to use this in no time at all.

Cons

The windows and mac versions of the software differ in a few areas which is a real shame. It looks like this may be addressed soon though!

Michael D. Michael D.
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 09/02/2021

BrightPay brightens up the payroll process!

Overall I'm really pleased with the software and they are always brining out new functionality.

Pros

The user interface is great and very intuitive, the help/support section is very good in helping you get up to speed with the software.

Cons

The way you have to download and install a new version each year - other providers keep all of your data in one place.

Gregory D. Gregory D.
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used for Free Trial
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 26/11/2019

Another payroll software company....

Pros

Easy to use and navigate the interfaces. Gets the job done.

Cons

Not as robust as ADP or Paychex or even some of the newer apps that have popped up.

Caroline M. Caroline M.
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4.5

5
Reviewed on 29/09/2016

Intuitive to use, great value, everything you need to run payroll

Pros

This software covers all aspects of payroll including the new pension auto enrolment, expenses and benefits, sickness, maternity all subjects in one easy to use product.
I am not a computer buff but this works for me and I can understand it very easily.
The price is amazing we have several companies under one umbrella and usually this would cost a great deal more.
I like the help from BrightPay which can be found on their website and I have emailed for assistance and this has been a clear quick response both times.

Cons

I haven't found anything that I am not happy about as yet - I did call once over an Irish bank holiday and spoke to a chap I found difficult to understand because of his beautiful soft Irish accent ...

Sam J. Sam J.
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 17/12/2019

Excellent Payroll Software

Using BrightPay has made running payrolls much easier.

Pros

This software makes running a payroll easy. The interface is very user-friendly and inputting pay figures is a cinch. The software takes the legwork out of running regular payrolls by rolling over figures month-to-month and providing variance indicators

Cons

Setting up employer mid-year can be a little challenging until you understand how to input all the relevant information.

Alternatives Considered

Sage 50cloud

Reasons for Switching to BrightPay

Better interface and simpler to use

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