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BrightPay, the better alternative to Surf Payroll

Unlike Surf Payroll, BrightPay, the desktop payroll software combines software integrations, batch processing, an innovative client portal, and much more to save you a seriously impressive amount of time each year. 

BrightPay vs Surf Payroll Comparison

BrightPayIE and Surf Payroll Comparison Chart

Multi-award-winning payroll software

99% support satisfaction rating

25,000 happy customers

Used for over 3.5 million employees

Flexible pricing

Prices cover a desktop licence for 2024 which can be activated on up to 10 PCs.
*Fair usage applies on unlimited packages.

Standard Licences for employers


  • 1 employer
  • Up to 10 employees



  • 1 employer
  • Up to 25 employees



  • 1 employer
  • Unlimited employees


Bureau Licences


  • Up to 10 employers
  • Unlimited employees



  • Up to 25 employers
  • Unlimited employees



  • Unlimited employers
  • Unlimited employees


NOTE: All prices above are per tax year and exclude VAT.

BrightPay Connect

Take your payroll to the next level with an online employer dashboard and an employee self-service app.

BrightPay Connect

Here's what some of our happy customers say about BrightPay

I definitely could not do without BrightPay! What's better than having a payroll that's user friendly, does everything for you and has an excellent support team!?
Sharen Robinson, The Friendly Bookkeeper
Is it normal to love your payroll software? Perhaps not, but I do! I have been using BrightPay for almost 2 years now and I am constantly impressed at the ease of use and speed of the software.
Ross Allen, Ray Allen Ltd
BrightPay is a wonderful payroll and its customer service is second to none. Coming from an Arts background, I've found BrightPay user friendly. I highly recommend it.
Shena Shortall , Music Outreach CLG

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