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By BrightPay
4.62 out of 5 stars
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A multi award-winning payroll and HR solution with a 99% customer satisfaction rating servicing over 320,000 businesses.
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March 2021


BrightPay is an award-winning payroll software - winning Payroll Software of the Year in 2018 & 2019. BrightPay is one of Ireland and the UK’s leading market payroll software providers for accountants and businesses, helping users run an efficient and accurate payroll. Our safe, secure and intuitive payroll software minimises payroll administration helping users pay employees and automate tax calculations.

Our cloud add-on, BrightPay Connect allows users to publish payslips, P60s and payroll reports to a secure online portal. The cloud technology offers powerful features including automatic backup, annual leave management, an employer dashboard and an employee smartphone app.

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BrightPay + Xero

BrightPay will produce the payroll journal in a file format that is unique to Xero allowing users to easily send their payroll figures into their general ledger. The BrightPay API facility eliminates the manual export and import process, automating tedious, repetitive and time-consuming tasks.

When you sign into your Xero account in BrightPay, your nominal ledger accounts will be retrieved where users can simply map each payroll data item to the relevant nominal account. The payroll journal can include records for payslips across multiple pay frequencies.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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John Spence
Posted 29 Mar 2023
2 out of 5 stars

Very good but

No flag on journal postings so you may post twice , limited to desktop so poor for home working if you have two offices. New cloud software does not have the features yet of the desktop. So back to Xero for this year, we do nt use Xero for tracking holiday pay so no problem to us, we wrote our own leave app.
3 people found this review helpful.
Michelle Chappell
Posted 21 Feb 2023
5 out of 5 stars

Best Payroll Software

Have used Brightpay for a number of years now and love it. So easy to use.
Leanne Groom
Posted 12 Jul 2021
5 out of 5 stars

The best payroll software by far

I can not praise this software enough. It simplifies the whole process of payroll from auto-enrolment direct submissions, connecting to HMRC, batch submissions the list goes on and on.... What makes it even better is the great customer service, you can always get hold of someone if you need to and the webinars are a great help. Please check out BrightPay if you are looking for a payroll software we use this in our Accountancy practice after leaving Sage and the difference it has made to us as a bureau is huge.

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By BrightPay
Added in 2021

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