Pegasus Opera New Features (v7.21 & v1.81)
A look at the new features in the latest release of Pegasus Opera II v7.21 and Opera 3 v1.81.
Hosted By: Rachelle Gray, Pegasus Product Champion @ HBP Group.
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Pegaus Opera 3 v1.81
Pegaus Opera 2 v7.21
Updates for Pegasus Opera 3 Only
Stock items with negative in-stock quantities can now be included in a stock take. A new option called "Include Negative Quantity Items" can be set on the Stocktake > Set Options form in Stocktake as a default option. This option can be overridden for new stock takes on the Stocktake > Create Stocktake screen.
Updates for Pegasus Opera II & 3
National Employment Savings Trust Pensions
The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) is a government established pension scheme for low to medium income earners. NEST has a public service obligation so must accept all employers. NEST is one of a number of new or existing pension schemes that employers can choose to fulfil their new duties. These pension schemes are regulated using the same principles as every other scheme. Refer to the NEST website at nestpensions.org.uk for the latest details about NEST pensions. There are a number of guides, videos and other tools available that will help with your planning.
New BACS formats that include the random "string" reference for RTI are available. These are relevant if you use a Service User Number (SUN) when paying employees by BACS. The random reference makes it possible for the HMRC to cross-reference the data in the BACS file with each employee's pay details in the Full Payment Submission (FPS). HMRC can then verify the details which assists the Department of Works & Pensions with administration of the Universal Credit.
BACS Standard 18 (Payroll)
A new BACS banking format called "Standard 18" has been added to Payroll for employers that use a Service User Number (SUN) when making BACS payments. This format will be accepted by many high street banks and BACS Approved Solution Suppliers (BASS). However, before using this format you must check with your bank or BASS for suitability.
To use it, on the Payroll > Utilities > Set Options form, select "Standard 18" from the "BACS System" list on the Options Page 1 tab. If you use this format you need to enter a Volume ID, Service User Number and Volume Number when the BACS file is created in the Payroll > Payment Reports > Produce & List BACS command.
Reference 1 in the BACS Payment File (Purchase Ledger)
In earlier releases the first reference included in a Purchase Ledger BACS payment file was set to invoice number linked to the payment. This may have made it hard for your suppliers to identify your payment on their bank statements.
The reference is now instead set to your company name as this would be much more meaningful to your supplier.
Foreign Currency BACS Payments (Purchase Ledger & Cashbook)
Customers in Ireland and other countries in the Euro can now create BACS payments from Sterling bank accounts as well as from Euro bank accounts. This change affects payments posted from the Purchase Ledger > Processing > Payments command and the Cashbook > Processing > P/L Payments command.
Metro Bank (Purchase Ledger, Cashbook & Payroll)
A new BACS format from the Metro Bank is now available for selection on the respective Set Options forms in the Purchase Ledger, Cashbook & Payroll.
This BACS format works with Metro Bank's "Commercial Online Banking" product.
New options have been added to the SOP/Invoicing > Repeat Invoicing form so that it is easier to post contract invoices for customers set up to allow invoices to be sent by email rather than printed. The choice made is saved and presented automatically for the next invoice run.
You can choose to process due contract inovices:
Only for customers set up to allow invoices to be sent by email.
Printing all invoices (even for customers set up for emailing).
Email (for all customers set up for emailing) and print (for other customers).
Now supports Windows 8 32bit & 64bit editions
Supported on Office 2003 / 2007 / 2010 32bit versions only.
All the new Payroll and SPM fields are now available to report on.