Processing payroll is often seen as a time-consuming task, and without the right software, it can be. One of the biggest payroll tasks faced by bookkeepers is the need to manually import payroll journal data into their bookkeeping package.

If you don’t have an integrated system, you will find yourself entering the same information repeatedly because it needs to be in both your payroll and bookkeeping software. Along with being a tedious and time-consuming process, double entry of payroll figures is notorious for producing errors, which then need to be identified and rectified.

Today, API integrations have transformed the world of payroll into something much more powerful. By integrating your payroll solution with your bookkeeping software, you only need to provide the payroll journal information once. With an integrated system, two software packages are linked and can interact so that information can be exchanged between both systems. This is more efficient, saves you time and prevents errors and duplications.

BrightPay’s Payroll Journal Integration

BrightPay’s payroll journal feature includes direct integration with bookkeeping and accounting systems, where users can send the payroll journal directly to the accounts software from within BrightPay. BrightPay currently includes direct API integration with Quickbooks Online, Sage One and Xero, with many more coming soon, namely FreeAgent, Accounts IQ, Kashflow and Twinfield. 

With these API integrations in place, BrightPay produces payroll journals in file formats that are unique to these software solutions, allowing users to easily upload their payroll figures into their general ledger.

BrightPay’s payroll journal feature has made it possible for the instant flow of payroll information from the payroll software to the accounting system, eliminating much of the manual data entry and potential for errors. 

Book a BrightPay demo today to discover more ways that bookkeepers can save time and improve workflows. 

About BrightPay

BrightPay, Luca Award winner of Payroll Software of the Year 2019 is a payroll software that makes managing payroll quick and easy. The user-friendly payroll software is desktop-based and is available for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X. BrightPay’s bureau licence includes unlimited employees, free phone and email support and full functionality for auto-enrolment, CIS, P11Ds, Payrolling of Benefits and much more.

BrightPay Connect is an optional cloud add-on that introduces powerful online features for bookkeepers. Introduce your clients to an online client dashboard where they can view payslips, run payroll reports, enter the payroll information and approve the payroll run through a secure online portal. Book a demo today to see just how much time BrightPay’s cloud automation and integration can save you. 

Free Webinar for ICB Bookkeepers

Earlier this week, BrightPay hosted a free webinar for ICB bookkeepers - ‘Expand your payroll services with online platforms’. During the webinar, BrightPay highlighted simple ways to impress your clients and make your bookkeeping practice stand out. Online portals make it easy to grow your practice while saving time and money.

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ICB Luca Awards: Payroll Software of the Year

BrightPay was announced as the WINNER of ‘Payroll Software of the Year 2019’ at the ICB Luca Awards. The annual LUCA Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the bookkeeping world, where ICB members and students vote in an online ballot to decide the winners of the awards. This year, BrightPay was awarded Payroll Software of the Year, over shortlisted contenders Moneysoft, Sage and Xero.


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