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BrightPay

BrightPay

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What Is BrightPay?

Payroll software package that supports weekly, fortnightly and monthly payroll.

Who Uses BrightPay?

Businesses Payroll Services

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Reviews of BrightPay

Average score

Overall
4.9
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
87%
4
11%
3
2%
Tom
Tom
Accountant in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Best way to do your pay!

5.0 6 years ago

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!

Sam
Owner in UK
Accounting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Wouldn't use anything else

5.0 last year

Comments: It's been essential for me to build my payroll bureau

Pros:

I love that the software is user friendly and intuitive, with a pleasant looking interface. The customer support has also been fantastic.

Cons:

I would love it to be cloud based (which is in the pipeline), and also more batch processing features.

Bright Response

last year

Thank you for your review Sam. It's great to hear that you find the software so user-friendly and intuitive. Our fully cloud software is on the way! Thanks again.

Youssef
Youssef
Teacher in Morocco
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

An easy way to payroll, with BrightPay!

3.0 last year

Comments: Overall, I've tested a lot of payroll software, and BrightPay is the most user-friendly and addresses practically all payroll-related issues.

Pros:

This program simplifies payroll processing. The UI is simple to use, and entering salary data is a breeze. The program automates regular payrolls by rolling over numbers month after month and generating variation indications.

Cons:

Until you learn how to enter all the necessary information, setting up an employer in the middle of the year might be a bit difficult. Otherwise, it is good.

Bright Response

last year

Hi Youssef, thank you for your review of BrightPay. It's great to hear that you find the software so user-friendly, especially compared to our competitors. Take care.

Michael
Director in UK
Accounting, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

BrightPay brightens up the payroll process!

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Claire
Claire
Director in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Brightpay - employee portal winner

4.0 last year

Pros:

That employees can access their own payroll portal

Cons:

Hasn't yet adapted for the recent ruling relating to holiday pay

Bright Response

last year

Hi Claire, thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear that you are using the BrightPay Connect employee portal. Please ensure you have ran the latest upgrade, which will be prompted on the main BrightPay screen.