Dec 2022


Our Christmas Opening Hours 2022

 Here are our opening hours for the Christmas period:      

Friday 23rd  09:00 - 13:00
Saturday 24th Closed
Sunday 25th Closed
Monday 26th Closed
Tuesday 27th Closed
Wednesday 28th 09:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 29th  09:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 30th  09:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 16:45
Saturday 31st December Closed
Sunday 1st January Closed
Monday 2nd January Closed


All of the staff here at BrightPay would like to thank you for your valued custom in 2022. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

To contact our support team you can call us on 01 835 2074, or email us at 

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Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update

Sep 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: October 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's October update. Our most important news this month includes

Webinar: Statutory Sick Pay 

Join us for our free upcoming webinar on everything to do with Statutory Sick Pay. During the webinar, we will explore how this new legislation will affect us all, and we will discuss the new responsibilities that are associated with it. 

Speed up the process of signing documents

Getting your clients' documents signed can be a difficult task. Surf Accounts Production offers an inbuilt electronic signing feature, allowing you to send documents digitally, track the signature's status, and download a fully signed version of the document. 

In action: BrightPay's integration with Surf Accounts

BrightPay and Surf Accounts have teamed up, making it easier to keep your payroll and accounting systems aligned. Our seamless integration allows you to save time, reduce errors and create cost efficiencies. Book your place now to avoid disappointment.

Time management tips for accountants in practice

It's tax season and managing your time effectively is critical for meeting deadlines and growing your practice. In Surf’s new free guide, learn essential tips that can help you to improve your time management and save you money. 

4 ways to boost your payroll profits

By using the right technology, payroll can be a profit machine for your practice. In this guide, discover how you can save time on tedious admin work, and boost the speed and security of your payroll processes today. 

Skyrocket your payroll processing speed in the cloud

In this free guide, learn how your business can cut the time it takes to distribute payslips, manage annual leave and back up your payroll data. Managing payroll and HR tasks has never been more seamless.

What you need to know about Statutory Sick Pay in Ireland

From 2023, paid sick leave is being phased in over a four-year period across the country – but what does this mean for you? We cover all the essential information you need to know in our latest blog post. 


Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update

Aug 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: September 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's September update. Our most important news this month include:

Free Webinar: Statutory Sick Pay

Join our free webinar on the 6th of September, where we will be sharing everything you need to know on Statutory Sick Pay, and other Irish Employment Law legislation changes for 2022. Once the new sick leave law has commenced, employees will be entitled to 3 paid sick days per year.

Integrate your payroll & payments process [bureau]

Payroll and payment workflows can be a headache for accountants and their clients. Join our free webinar on the 13th of September, where we will demonstrate BrightPay’s integration with payment platform, Modulr. Pay employees directly through BrightPay, saving you time and eliminating manual work.

Streamline your payroll workflow like never before [employer]

Join our webinar on the 6th of September at 10.00 am to discover 5 key ways you can boost the speed of your payroll process, from start to finish. From streamlining your annual leave management, to automatic payroll data backups.

Boost productivity through automation [bureaus]

How can your practice boost productivity? In tomorrow’s webinar, we'll look at how automating data extraction can improve your productivity, save you time, and allow you to focus more on what matters in your practice.

Simplify and speed up your accounting processes [employers]

Incorrect invoices, missing receipts and late payments; bookkeeping can certainly be a nightmare - but does it have to be? Surf Accounts, a cloud-based accounting software, can simplify and speed up your accounting processes.

Free guide: How to price payroll profitably [bureaus]

It can be difficult to offer payroll profitably to clients, as they can often see payroll as a simple, almost automatic task. This is of course, far from the truth, but how can you offer payroll profitably and do so confidently? We explain how, in this free guide.

6 ways to boost the speed of your payroll [employers]

Tasks such as annual leave management, distributing payslips and backing up your payroll data can often be quite tedious and time-consuming. In this free guide, we’ll zoom in on 6 exciting ways cloud technology can help boost your payroll processes today.

5 ways to support hybrid-working clients [bureaus]

Did you know that four out of five people no longer want to work in the office five days a week? Many companies are now looking for more long-term hybrid working solutions. Here are 5 ways you can support and enhance these working models for your clients.

How the cloud can improve your business’ security [employers]

All it takes is one accidental download or a mistyped email address to expose employees’ confidential payroll data to the wrong person. In our recent blog, we discuss three features your payroll software needs to ensure the complete security of your employees’ payroll data.


Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update

Jul 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: August 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's August update. Our most important news this month include:

Free Webinar: Are you making these pricing mistakes when it comes to payroll? [bureau]

It’s 2022, payroll can (and should) be a profitable service. In our upcoming webinar, we’ll be sharing the biggest mistakes accountants make when pricing payroll services, and 4 strategies you can implement to expand your client base and increase profit.

Free webinar: Top tips to keep your payroll and accounting systems aligned [employers]

Manually transferring payroll journal data to the general ledger in your accounting software can be tedious, time-consuming and can lead to errors. In next week’s webinar, discover how you can send payroll journals directly from BrightPay to the general ledger in accounting software, Surf Accounts, in just a few clicks.

Save time and reduce errors with an online client dashboard [bureau]

With BrightPay Connect’s online client dashboard, you can send your clients a summary of their payroll information, each pay period. Your clients can then make any changes to their employees' payroll or they can approve it. To learn how you can save time and reduce payroll errors, why not book a free 15-minute demo of BrightPay Connect.

How the cloud can improve your business’ security [employer]

Securing your business’ data should be your top priority. All it takes is one mistake for important data to end up in the wrong hands. Read our latest blog to discover 3 features of cloud payroll solutions that could help protect your business’ data.

How to prioritise compliance [bureaus]

How can you ensure all financial statements are automatically in line with the latest tax and legislative requirements? Surf Accounts Production has a dedicated compliance team in place to manage the complexity of compliance obligations.

Get paid faster with Surf Accounts [employers]

Sharpen up your billing process by using customisable templates, setting up recurring invoices, and by quickly converting quotes and orders to invoices. Save even more time by using the Surf Accounts app, and work from anywhere.

Strengthen client relationships by improving communication [bureaus]

The relationship between the client and the professional is no longer one-directional. What software has created is a new collaborative framework in which the payroll professional can thrive.

Payroll: There's an app for that [employers]

Improve employee satisfaction and make your life easier by introducing an employee app with powerful features. Employees can access the app securely, using their smartphone or tablet, from anywhere with an internet connection.

Employee paid sick leave: What you need to know

As of the 20th of July 2022, the Sick Leave Bill 2022 became law. Once the law is commenced, all Irish workers will be entitled to paid sick leave. The new scheme is to be phased in over four stages, over the next four years.


Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update

Jun 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: July 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's July update. Our most important news this month include:

Free Webinar: The secret to streamlining your payroll and payments process [bureau]

Discover in our upcoming webinar, how to make same-day payments to clients’ employees, when processed before 2 pm, directly from your payroll software. Our integration with payments platform, Modulr, offers faster, easier and more secure payments for your practice.

Free webinar: The importance of accounting systems and payroll systems working together [employers]

Say goodbye to manually entering payroll journal data into your accounting software. In our upcoming webinar, discover how BrightPay’s integration with Surf Accounts allows you to send payroll journals seamlessly to the general ledger in Surf Accounts - it couldn’t be any easier!

Be cyber-safe with BrightPay Connect [bureau]

How often do you back-up your clients’ payroll data? It's vital that you secure your payroll data regularly. In the event of a cyber-attack, you could lose your clients’ sensitive payroll information. Learn how you can keep your data safe with our cloud extension, BrightPay Connect.

How to edit your financial statements as you go [bureau]

Surf Accounts Production has been designed to allow you to edit financial statements 'on the fly,' while keeping you fully confident in your compliance. For more information, book an online demo with a product expert.

How to retain employees in 2022 [employers]

High employee turnover rates have become an issue for employers in 2022. Learn how an online employer portal and an employee app can be used to improve employee retention through autonomy, improved communication, and streamlined HR processes.

Integrate your payroll with Surf Accounts [employers]

BrightPay’s latest integration with Surf Accounts, allows users to send payroll journals directly into their accounting software. This will save you time, reduce errors, and improve your overall productivity. Register for our upcoming webinar on the 12th of July to see the software in action.

Living wage to replace minimum wage in Ireland by 2026

It was announced in June that the National Minimum Wage will be replaced by a living wage in 2026. The minimum wage rate will increase between now and 2026, closing the gap between the minimum and the new living wage.


Posted byRoss GrahaminCustomer Update

May 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: June 22

Welcome to BrightPay's June update. Our most important news this month include:

Free webinar: Integrate your payroll with Surf Accounts [bureau]

Discover how you can reduce errors, save time, and streamline your workflow by integrating your payroll software with Surf Accounts. With this integration, you can send payroll journals directly to your accounting software, in just a few clicks.

Free webinar: The secret to streamline your payroll and payments process [employers]

In our upcoming webinar on the 22nd of June, we will be joined by Tom Kelly from Modulr to discover how you can make payments to employees from within BrightPay.

Easily manage summer annual leave

BrightPay takes the stress out of managing annual leave. With a company-wide calendar and employee portal, you can easily approve holiday requests on the go. The leave will be automatically added to the employee calendar and synchronised to the payroll software.

5 benefits AccountancyManager can bring to your business 

AccountancyManager is an award-winning practice management software that is part of Bright, provider of BrightPay. Take a look at our recent blog to discover the benefits of AccountancyManager, and how it can automate your admin and streamline your onboarding process.

Simplify your bookkeeping processes with Surf Accounts 

Surf Accounts is a cloud bookkeeping software that helps you to streamline accounting processes, and makes it easier for you to keep up with your financial admin. The system offers a dual solution for your invoicing and stock management needs while allowing easy collaboration with your accountant, in real-time.

Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update

May 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: May 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's May update. Our most important news this month include:

Free webinar: Broaden your service offering like never before [bureaus]

Tedious payroll tasks such as backing up data, annual leave management and payslip distribution can now be more efficient, thanks to cloud technology. In our upcoming webinar, we’ll be discussing how you can use this technology to automate your workflow, broaden your service offering to clients, and most importantly, increase profits.

Free webinar: Streamline your payroll workflow like never before [employers]

As a busy employer, tedious payroll and HR tasks can now be a thing of the past, thanks to cloud technology. Discover how you can automatically back up your data, breeze through annual leave requests and streamline employee communications, in our upcoming webinar this month.

Impress employees with an employee self-service app

Improve employee satisfaction and workplace communications with an employee self-service app. The benefits?

  • A payslip hub where employees can access their entire payslip history, at the tap of a button.
  • Employees can update their personal details, automatically syncing with the payroll software.
  • Employees can request annual leave through the in-app company calendar.

It’s time for your bureau to harness the power of cloud technology 

Cloud technology brings your bureau to the next level. Not only does it make it easier to grow your practice by increasing your service offering, but it also saves you money and improves your time efficiency. Learn how to harness the power of cloud technology for your bureau in the free guide below. 

Streamline time-consuming payroll and HR tasks 

Cloud technology has completely transformed how employers process payroll. This includes streamlining tedious manual tasks such as payslip distribution and annual leave management. Download the guide below to learn how cloud platforms supercharge your payroll workflow today.

Integrate with Surf Accounts for a smoother and easier workflow 

Send your payroll figures directly to the general ledger in Surf Accounts thanks to the power of API technology. This allows both software to communicate with one another, providing you with a smooth and seamless payroll workflow. Save time, hassle, and unnecessary workloads. Click the links below to register for our upcoming webinar and to learn more about how this integration works.

Have you heard the latest news on Auto Enrolment? 

Last month, there was an update in the Dáil about Automatic Enrolment, with the system to be set up by 2023 and enrolments to begin as early as 2024. It's important as a business owner to stay ahead of the curve and start preparing for automatic enrolment now. Here’s everything you need to know so far: 


Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update

Apr 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: April 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's April update. Our most important news this month include:

Keep your payroll data safe from harm's way  

Whether you manually back up your payroll data or don’t back up your data at all, it’s important to consider the risks involved. With BrightPay Connect, your clients' payroll data is automatically backed up to the cloud every 15 minutes, with a chronological history of these backups kept for you to restore at any time.  

Free Webinar: Increase your business’ efficiency with flexible same-day payments

Our integration with direct payments platform Modulr, offers you the flexibility to schedule payments in advance and make same-day payments when processed before 2 pm. Join our upcoming webinar on 7th April to find out more about Modulr and how to offer payments as a service to your clients. 

Make your payroll bureau stand out

In a world where customers have infinite choices, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. There are many factors which employers take into consideration when outsourcing their payroll to an accountant, such as security, compliance and reliability. In this guide, we examine the impact that cloud platforms have on these factors, and how you can differentiate yourself in the industry.  

Supercharge your payroll workflow

From automatic data backups and annual leave management to employer dashboards and employee apps – cloud platforms can enhance your entire payroll workflow. Discover how by downloading our free guide.

5 payroll mistakes to avoid

Mistakes happen – whether it’s due to human error, non-compliance or untrained staff. In our recent blog post, we go through five common mistakes to avoid when running payroll, along with two solutions to prevent these mistakes from happening again. 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update

Mar 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: March 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's March update. Our most important news this month include:

Additional public holiday in Ireland 

The extra once-off public holiday on 18th March 2022 was brought in to recognise the efforts of the public and in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that employees are entitled to an additional day’s paid leave. 

Upcoming webinars you don’t want to miss 

 Connecting payroll and payments with Modulr

Register for our upcoming joint webinar with Modulr on 10th March to discover how you can make payments to employees from within BrightPay.

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BrightPay’s integration with Surf Accounts: How it works 

Join our upcoming webinar on 23rd March at 11.00 am where we discuss BrightPay's new API integration with Surf Accounts. 

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Make your payroll bureau stand out

In a world where customers have infinite choices, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. This guide will showcase ways that you can grow your practice while saving money, time, and improving efficiency. 

Supercharge your payroll and HR processes

Your payroll and HR processes can be more integrated thanks to cloud technology. This guide will showcase six ways that cloud platforms enable employers to work more efficiently, by streamlining administrative processes and delegating manual tasks to their employees. 

BrightPay & Relate Software Merger - 6 Months On 

In September we announced that we have joined forces with Relate Software. Over the past six months, we have been working hard to merge both companies into one, and we are now jointly operating as Bright Software Group. By operating as Bright, we have access to additional resources to improve the services and support we provide to our customers.

There are no changes to the functionality of the software or the support you may receive from our team. 

New bill for remote working  

The government wants to introduce legislation that will underpin employees’ right to request remote work. BrightPay, in tandem with BrightPay Connect, will allow for completely seamless “working from home” functionality, where there are multiple individuals who work on or require access to the same employer files. 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update

Feb 2022


BrightPay Customer Update: February 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's February update. Our most important news this month include:

Webinar: Updated EWSS guidance  

Register for our upcoming webinar on 4th February at 2.00 pm where we will be joined by guest speakers from the Revenue Commissioners to discuss the upcoming changes to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) which will take effect on 1st February 2022.

Integrate with Surf Accounts 

BrightPay’s latest API integration with Surf Accounts allows both the payroll software and the accounting software to directly communicate with each other to upload the payroll journal seamlessly. This eliminates the need to manually export and import the file, ensuring no manual data entry errors occur.

Protect your business from data loss  

It is essential that you backup your payroll data to protect your business, your clients, and their employees. Backups protect against hardware failure, virus attacks, natural disasters, and human error. BrightPay Connect will automatically backup your payroll data to a secure server every 15 minutes. 

Pay employees through BrightPay 

Get greater flexibility when paying employees with BrightPay’s payments partner, Modulr. Schedule payments in advance or make last-minute changes at the click of a button as you can make same-day payments when processed before 2 pm.

Keep up to date with us 

In 2021 we hired 40 fantastic employees and we are looking to hire more. Follow Thesaurus Software on LinkedIn to keep up to date on company news, industry insights, and all our latest job postings. 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update