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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 let users support clients while profitably running their practices, with the backing of exceptional support.

Our product suite includes:

• BrightPay (Payroll software)
• BrightManager (Practice management software)
• BrightPropose (Proposal and pricing software)
• BrightTax (Tax and accounts software for the UK only)
• BrightCosec (Company secretarial software for the UK only)
• BrightAccountsProduction (Accounts production software for IE only)
• BrightBooks (Bookkeeping software for IE only)

Who Uses Bright?

Accountants, bookkeepers, payroll bureaus and SMEs

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Reviews of Bright

Average score

Overall
4.9
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.8

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Emma
Emma
Director in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Excellent practice management for small accountancy practice

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: Accountancy Manager has helped organise my practice. It keeps all information securely and allows clients to update/check their information anytime; assisting us to meet the GDPR requirements. The secure portal allows us to share information and obtain electronic signature, greatly reducing our postage costs. We’ve also noticed a better efficiency and improved cash flow thanks to a more streamline way of working.

Pros:

Cloud access - I can check my tasks at work/home/on my mobile. Easy search function Good record of deadlines Easy to use portal Regular improvements and updates

Cons:

Sometimes it can be hard to navigate the site. I think clients get confused with logging in to the portal from Accountancy Manager - would love an embedded log in for my own website.

Lisa
Bookkeeper in UK
Accounting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Best software for my practice

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Its been an amazing experience with AM. Its only been about 8 weeks since I started the trial so I am relatively new and still working my way through all what it can do. AM has saved me so much time, its connectivity with HMRC was super easy and I got the information within a week. Being able to access all the information without relying on spreadsheets is a bonus.

Pros:

I signed up to a trial with Accountancy Manager after a failed attempt to get another practice management software sorted for my practice. I had a 1on1 meeting to go through the software and for me to ask questions. They send you weekly tasks with short videos to complete. There are software setups and short videos in the actual software that you can rewatch if not sure and their amazing support team and my account manager have been brilliant helping me with any questions. It has saved me so much time, I am able to apply for authorisation from HMRC from within the software, I can get documents signed, clients can send me documents through a more secure means than just emails. Being able to email multiple clients at a time with news or information is a time saver. Tracking if the client has seen an email is a great addition too.

Cons:

The worse bit for me was setting up the templates or adjusting them. As i am with ICB, there are certain paragraphs that I needed in there and i had to do it manually and check each template which took its time.

Baljit
Practice Director in UK
Financial Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Review

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: Our experience has been positive with AM but there are still a few features that need to be added.

Pros:

The software is easy to set up and is user friendly. You can save all your deadlines, references and customer information in one place. Keep track of all outstanding tasks. Send mass emails easily.

Cons:

There are many areas that need developing eg adding budgeted hours against a client, mass documents to be attached when sending an email, uploaded documents to be saved all together, folders to be created to structure uploaded documents, exporting outstanding tasks, customised drop down boxes for short description on time log.

Rasa
Director in UK
Accounting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Superb product for accountants

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

I have tried and tested quite a few software before I came across Accountancy manager. One had a client database but required extensive work to set up tasks, especially those that are requiring, preset specific templates, another had some features that were required in Practice (i.e. Letters of engagement), but not others, so in fact, my practice and tasks were managed across 3-4 CMR's and client management software, that in combination served my practice management needs. AM was revolutionary, for it had all of the features I wanted and needed in one software.

Cons:

I find filters bit cumbersome. Guess it's a very low price to pay.

Fiona
Director in UK
Accounting, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Fantastic product with brilliant support

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Accountancy Manager has really helped me automate my task management and client onboarding processes. I've been using it less than a year but it's really helped transform the running of my business and having one piece of software that does all these different things is fantastic! If I'm ever stuck or have a problem the support is always really quick to respond and super helpful.

Pros:

I love how straightforward it was to set up and get up and running. I really like the task management functions, how I can see what deadlines are coming up and what staff are working on. The proposal emails and e-signing of LOEs and T&Cs has been so helpful and the ability to perform AML ID checks from within the software has been brilliant.

Cons:

I like the task template breakdowns but the fact they don't copy over when a new task is created can be frustrating, however, I'm hoping the new workflow functionality will sort this out.