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Q1. Are pensions ‘not’ paid through the Payroll anymore?

Yes, Pension payments can and are still being paid through the payroll for an employee due their pension, dependent on the instructions and rules from the pension scheme. Refer to HRMC’s examples for calculating this and for associated rules.

Q2. Can we compress RTI submissions?

Essentially it offers a potential alternative if the Gateway has any problems processing ‘compressed’ submissions. Although compressing means a faster submission for the employer, it does mean HMRC need to de-compress once received. It was felt best to leave this option in to offer a choice to the employer. Please note that with a very small number of employees, the compressed file might end up being larger than an uncompressed file.

Q3. Do I need Advanced Pensions switched on for AE?

No, not for Automatic Enrolment. As legislation requires, the user will have access to all of the AE forms and settings. Separately under pension details, you will need to keep the deduction and Pegasus recommends using Advanced Pensions. If you are using NEST, you will most likely require to use Advanced Pensions and have this switched on.

Q4. Can Pegasus Opera 3 email invoices?

Opera 3 can send all standard reports by e-mail.This includes Statements, Pro-Formas, Invoices, Credit Notes, Delivery Notes, Remittances, Orders, Trial Balance and many many more.

Q5. Can I user Opera 3 in the Cloud?

Yes, you can now. Pegasus Business Cloud has been released and is a flexible, secure and reliable infrastructure which is used to host Opera 3. This Pegasus Cloud technology allows you to run the Opera 3 system in the cloud so that you can get access to critical systems, information and processes you need to make faster decisions – no matter where you are or which device you have handy.


Q1. What is Exchequer 365?

It is an application that will allow you to access your data/system on the move, whether it’s your customer information, stock availability, retrieving orders or invoicing. Given it’s modular, you can switch your functionality on and off and choose which you you wish to use. Exchequer 365’s Video gives you an overview of what it offers.

Q2. I would like to add barcoding and warehousing to my system, is this possible?

Yes, we work with many clients to provide this, to take control of the whole lifecycle of their stock, from initial delivery to the dispatch to customers. The robust system is portable and can work with touch screen handheld devices. Read the Exchequer leaflet for more details about the warehouse and stock management add-on which fully integrates with your accounting and business system and stock workflow. Please contact us for more information.


Q1. What is Office 365?

“Office 365” refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services), such as Lync web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive and Skype world minutes for home.

Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The Office 365 plans that are online-only are a great choice for certain business needs, and they are compatible with desktop versions of the latest version of Office, Office 2010, Office 2007 (with slightly limited functionality), Office 2011 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac.

All Office 365 plans are paid for on a subscription basis, monthly or annually.

“Microsoft Office” is the name used for the familiar productivity software. Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All the new Office suites (for example, Office Standard 2013) include the latest versions of these applications. These suites can be installed on only one PC and do not come with any cloud-based services included in Office 365.


Q1. Can I receive reports on my phone if I schedule them to run at particular times?

Yes of course as it has automation tools. If you are out of the office, you can set up reports to send you key information and you can receive this via email or text. You can set up KPIS to include: Value of Sales invoices for the day, Value of daily orders, stock valuation by location by category, aged debtors and invoices due to be paid.