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Bright FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Bright offer?

Bright has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: £279.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of Bright?

Bright has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does Bright support?

Bright supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Bright support mobile devices?

Bright supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Bright offer an API?

No, Bright does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Bright integrate with?

Bright integrates with the following applications:
AccountsIQ, Twinfield, QuickBooks Online Advanced, FreshBooks, Clear Books, FreeAgent, Xero


Q. What level of support does Bright offer?

Bright offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Chat, Knowledge Base

Bright product overview

Price starts from

279

Per year

What is Bright?

Bright provides a suite of industry-leading software solutions for accountants, bookkeepers and SMEs across the UK and Ireland. Our multi-award-winning, user-friendly and innovative products allow users to support clients while profitably running their practices, with the backing of exceptional support.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Chat
Knowledge Base

Training options

Webinars
Documentation
Videos

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Value for money

4.8

/5

343

Starting from

279

Per year

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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Bright features

Functionality

4.7

/5

343

Total features

70

7 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Activity Dashboard
Third-Party Integrations
Alerts/Notifications
API
Reporting & Statistics
Data Import/Export
Customizable Reports

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Bright users reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

/5

343

Positive reviews

98

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.57/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
This is a great help in doing payroll system. It is great in functionality because you can able to track all your employees with a single click and view their work, time and information.
Lovely interface, very easy to navigate, much better than any other system I've used. It's great value for money too.
Its really amazing since brightpay covers all the aspect of a really great payroll system, easy to use and very effective.
Cons
I looked at the HMRC tools and felt that it was still confusing and I was nervous about being fined for getting anything wrong.
Having used HMRC's own system for a number of years (and I found it absolutely dreadful), I decided to bit the bullet and make the switch.
If you do try the trial software. Be warned, it will take your data and then lock it and not give you access once the trial is over.

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John J.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great value easy to use payroll package

Reviewed 2 years ago

Very happy to use and recommend the package

Pros

Good value and very easy to use software that meets all the requirements of a payroll bureau and standalone payroll

Cons

Not much that we can criticise on the package

Vendor response

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to review BrightPay. It's great to hear that BrightPay meets all the requirements for your payroll bureau. Thanks for the 5-star ratings!

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Craig B.

Accounting, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great product

Reviewed 5 years ago

I like everything that accountancy manager offers and it just keeps adding more and more useful things along the way

Pros

Its ease of use and the automatic reminders to clients

Cons

There was nothing I did not like about it

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Youssef b.

E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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An easy way to payroll, with BrightPay!

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Vendor response

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.

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Emma B.

Accounting, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sole practitioners

Reviewed 5 years ago

As a single person practice, 2 days of my week was spent on practice management, Accountancy manager has reduced this to 1/2 a day, but more importantly it has freed up my brain to concentrate on accounting.

Pros

Because there is so many areas of Practice and client manager that this software offers, it is a one stop shop. The tasks part has eliminated 4 hours per year of spreadsheet manipulation to produce tasks list for self assessment etc. and the progress of each task can updated so i always know where i am up to. The recording of time on client tasks, that moves easily into invoicing is brilliant. The...

Cons

I would like the cost of additional users to be lower

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Daniel S.

Accounting, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Does what it says on the tin…

Reviewed 2 years ago

Insanely positive. Took a punt on it a few years ago and never looked back!

Pros

Deadline management, client interaction through the portal and the ease of document approval is but a few of the things that make this piece of kit genuinely helpful.

Cons

Still have to use accountants and tax software to prepare accounts and tax returns etc - I can only imagine how epic this would be if they developed integrated software to do that too - literally a dream!

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