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Benefits of upgrading to Pegasus Opera 3

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Pegasus recently announced that Opera 2 will no longer be supported on any future Windows server releases, including Windows Server 2016. This is just the first step towards the end of life for Pegasus Opera 2 which is expected in the near future. We’ve made it a top priority to help clients understand the importance of upgrading to Pegasus Opera 3.

Critically, Opera 2 will not be compliant with Making Tax Digital. This is a new mandatory government programme which comes into force in April 2019 and will require all businesses with a turnover above £85,000 to compile and submit their VAT returns online through their accounting software. The good news is that Opera 3 will be compliant, so upgrading your software has never made more sense.

In addition to the requirement to be MTD compliant, upgrading to Opera 3 offers businesses a number of commercial, technical and functional benefits. These are outlined below.

upgrade-to-pegasus-opera3Commercial benefits

  • MTD compliance: this is a mandatory requirement which cannot be ignored. Failure to submit your VAT returns in the correct way will result in hefty fines.
  • Reduced risk: protect your business from the security and operational risks of running unsupported software.
  • Minimise disruption: upgrading to Opera 3 is a seamless transition requiring little downtime or training – meaning virtually no interruption to your business!

Technical benefits

  • Windows Server: Opera II will be unsupported on server operating systems later than Server 2012. If you are planning an upgrade to Windows Server 2016, Opera II will not be supported.
  • Free Opera 3 Server Upgrade: due for release early this year, the Opera 3 SQL Server Edition will provide better scalability, reliability and sociability. Pegasus is providing this software free of charge to all Opera 3 clients
  • Cloud Version: Opera 3 is available as a Cloud solution with the Pegasus Business Cloud on a subscription pricing model, giving you better availability and flexibility.

Functional benefits

  • Better reporting: over 60 reports exportable to Excel for improved analysis and data manipulation.
  • Open period accounting: post to the current, previous and up to three future financial years for added flexibility.
  • Mobile-enabled: through Pegasus Web Xchange employees can view payslips and P60s with Payroll Self Service, and your sales team can place orders on the road with Mobile Sales.
  • Improved security and backup: automatic Cloud backups ensure your data is stored in the Cloud, reducing the risk of data loss.
  • Task scheduling: save time by scheduling tasks to be automatically completed every month and allocate your time better by preparing processes ahead of time and scheduling them to be completed.
  • Added features: Credit Management, error correction in the Ledgers, salary sacrifice functionality, enhanced user interface, and much more

Upgrading to Opera 3 makes good business sense. It is widely acknowledged that running unsupported software is not good practice as it brings greater security and operational risks. Moreover, by upgrading to Opera 3, you can ensure MTD compliance and future proof your business by buying into the next generation of Pegasus products.

Just as importantly, with PCR, the process of upgrading is completely seamless without any interruption to your business, costly data migration or downtime.

If you missed our ‘Why upgrade to Pegasus Opera 3’ webinar, watch the video below for more information or simply get in touch.

Why Upgrade to Pegasus Opera 3

https://youtu.be/WED1JBWkeK4

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