1. Does Brain Umbrella have HMRC recognition?
Brain Umbrella has been tested by HMRC, and has received full recognition. As evidence, you can find Brain Umbrella recorded
on the HMRC payroll software listings.
2. How do I signup?
It takes few minutes to sign up. You can go through following steps to sign up in Brain Umbrella-
Visit our website http://brainpayroll.co.uk
Fill up the information in Let’s Get in Touch column and request an invite code. You’ll receive the code via Email address
Visit https://beta.brainpayroll.co.uk and create an account
Fill up the information’s mentioned under create an account, which comprises of Account Name, Registration number, UTR, Title,
Forename, Surname, Email, Contact Number, Username, Password and invite code you received.
Submit the information.
Click on the link received in Email.
Your Brain Umbrella account is created for your Payroll tasks.
3. Do I need any extra hardware or software installation?
As Brain Umbrella is cloud based online payroll software, hence there is no necessity to set up any extra hardware or software
on your computer.
4. What is Brain Umbrella?
A cloud based online software that provides intuitive and comprehensive solutions integrated with impeccable management of
employee’s payroll processing on real time basis.
5. Can I export my data for record keeping?
You can download the reports for any accounts year in PDF file or Excel file, as desired. You can export all sorts of records,
including Company, Employee, Reports etc.
6. Does Brain Umbrella handle my RTI requirement?
Yes. From 6th April 2013, employers must report their payroll information to HMRC in real time, on every pay date. Brain
Payroll transparently and automatically sends your FPS by selecting send FPS. This process is seamlessly integrated
into the system and you are notified of success or failure for each submission. In addition, Brain Umbrella also sends
EPS submission each tax month.
7. Can Brain Umbrella handle Director’s NICs requirement?
Yes. Brain Umbrella allows you to appoint and remove any current employee as director. You’ll then have the option to specify
the appropriate NICs calculation method.
8. Does Brain Umbrella have Pensions support?
Yes. Brain Umbrella has NEST, SMART PENSION, PEOPLE’s PENSION and NOW PENSION support set up.
9. Is it possible to do attachment of earnings in Brain Umbrella??
Brain Umbrella supports all UK and Scottish Attachment of Earnings orders. Deductions based on any attachments of earnings
you enter for an employee are automatically calculated and entered on their payslip after processing payroll for
10. Do I need to manage NIC tables and tax rates?
No. You’ll never have to setup or upgrade your software from year-to-year in order to stay updated with current HMRC requirements
or adjust rates and bands. As soon as the rates are published, we update it in Brain Umbrella and it is immediately
available to you.
11. Which pay frequency Brain Umbrella supports?
Currently, Brain Umbrella caters for weekly, monthly, fortnightly, 4-weekly pay cycles. You can have range of employees who
are paid at different frequencies in the same company.
12. What should I do if the elements on screen appear out of alignment?
For best resolution switch to HD resolutions or try Ctrl and (-) key to reduce window size which will help in viewing a better
13. How difficult is it to create an employee mid-year with previous tax records?
You need to have the correct data available through starters declaration form. however, Brain Umbrella can also handle the
opening balances of total pay till date and total tax paid till date, attachment of earnings opening balances. Because
of this there may be a little extra data entry to set up an employee correctly mid-year, Brain Umbrella caters completely
for this scenario.
14. Can I pay my employees automatically?
Brain Umbrella supports a wide range of BACS file formats that you can download and feed in to your banking software. If you
do not find the right format for your bank, please let us know.
15. Is my data safe on PC?
Brain Umbrella is a high versatile software accessible on any PC. It entirely runs on Web browser and no data gets saved on
your personal computer.
16. I have run several weeks of payroll using old system. Will I be able to transfer the data to Brain Umbrella software?
Yes. You can transfer bulk data into Brain Umbrella using FPS import method for all the previous record recoveries. You can
also import data from CSV files.
17. In how many ways can I distinguish employees?
There are 5 types of classification in which you can distinguish your employee • Branch • Department • Shift • Classification
• Job Role
18. Can we add any employee documents?
Yes. Under employee’s field there is an option to add documents
19. Can I submit bulk FPS, EPS, payslips?
Yes. You can submit payslips, FPS, EPS in bulk for multiple employees and multiple company in a single click.
20. Do you provide employee logins portals?
Yes. Employees can access their personal data through their employee portal. The portal shall work on computers as well as
21. What browser compatibility do you offer?
Best compatible and tested with Chrome browser.