BrightPay

BrightPay

BrightPay makes it easier to manage your payroll. It's easy to use for complex tasks such as RTI submissions and auto enrolment. BrightPay's integration with the Smart Pension API lets you import data from within BrightPay with just one click.

BrightPay has a 99% customer satisfaction rate and 99.5% of BrightPay customers think the software is user-friendly.

  • Save time and say goodbye to error-filled CSVs.
  • Do imports with ease from HMRC Basic PAYE tools (BPT).
  • Send one-click submissions to Smart Pension each time you run payroll.
  • Smart Pension is compatible with Windows versions of Brightpay software.
  • BrightPay is free for your first 3 employees.

Brightpay’s employer licence offers management for employees’ payroll and auto enrolment duties. All licences include free phone and email support and full functionality for automatic enrolment.

Employer licence prices:

  • up to 3 employees: £49
  • up to 10 employees: £99
  • up to 25 employees: £149
  • unlimited employees: £199

All licences are inclusive of VAT and per tax year.

BrightPay's bureau licence offers free auto enrolment functionality and free email and phone support to unlimited employers, unlimited employees. This licence also includes CIS and a payslip facility at no extra charge. Alternatively, use the free licence for employers with three or fewer employees.

Bureau licence prices: 

  • up to 10 employers: £249
  • up to 25 employers: £399
  • unlimited employers: £499

All licences are inclusive of VAT and per tax year.

We're not responsible for and do not accept any liability for any third party, supplier or partner websites or applications. That includes the use, content, performance, security, functionality, accuracy and privacy of such websites and applications, and availability of links to them.

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Not supported

API - ready

This payroll platform integrates with the Smart Pension API.  It is the easiest way to send us your payroll and pension data (also known as "one click" or "direct integration"). The process simply involves you clicking a button on your payroll platform, which sends the data directly to Smart Pension.

Not supported

API - coming soon

API integration is coming soon for this payroll platform. The process will involve you clicking a button on your payroll platform, which will send your payroll and pension data directly to Smart Pension.

Not supported

API - not available

This payroll platform does not integrate with the Smart Pension API.

Not supported

Excel and CSV - ready

This payroll platform supports Excel and CSV upload. The process involves you manually filling in an Excel template or CSV template that we provide. You then upload it to the Smart Pension assessment tool. We run the assessment and calculate the pension contributions for you.

Not supported

Excel and CSV - coming soon

This payroll platform does not support Excel and CSV upload.

Not supported

Excel and CSV - not available

This payroll platform does not support Excel and CSV upload.

Not supported

Middleware - ready

Some providers such as Pensionsync, AE Exchange and Aeclipse provide a bridge between your payroll software and Smart Pension. You'll need to create an account and pay the middleware provider, though this is usually only a few pounds per month.

Not supported

Middleware - coming soon

Middleware integration is coming soon for this payroll platform. If you want to use it, you'll need to create an account and pay the middleware provider, though this is usually only a few pounds per month.

Not supported

Middleware - not available

Middleware integration is coming soon for this payroll platform. If you want to use it, you'll need to create an account and pay the middleware provider, though this is usually only a few pounds per month.

Not supported

PAPDIS - ready

This payroll platform supports PAPDIS integration (Payroll and Pension Data Interface Standard). PAPDIS is a standard format for moving payroll and pension data between platforms. The process involves you downloading a PAPDIS file from your payroll platform, then uploading it to Smart Pension.

Not supported

PAPDIS - coming soon

PAPDIS integration (Payroll and Pension Data Interface Standard) is coming soon for this payroll platform. The process will involve you downloading a PAPDIS file from your payroll platform, then uploading it to Smart Pension.

Not supported

PADPIS - not available

This payroll platform does not support PAPDIS (Payroll and Pension Data Interface Standard) integration.

Working with our payroll partners

The Smart Pension platform integrates seamlessly with most common payroll software. However, we are not responsible for and do not accept any liability for any third party, supplier or partner websites or applications. That includes the use, content, performance, security, functionality, accuracy and privacy of such websites and applications, and availability of links to them.

Please read our privacy policy and make sure you're happy with the terms and conditions, permissions, access, and other criteria for accessing or downloading any third party, supplier or partner website or applications.