Opera 3 Addon - Live Online Demos

See powerful software enhancements in action!

Are there certain things you wish Opera 3 could do that it doesn’t? Then join us for a series of live online demonstrations of Opera 3 addons, from Darklake Developments. 

We’ll be joined by Chris Parkinson, the managing director or Darklake, a company that specialises in creating solutions that add extra features to Pegasus software. 

Simply choose one or both of the sessions you’re interested in and click the relevant registration buttons.

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Demo 1: OPUS (Order Processing Utility Solutions)

When: 10am, 24th March 2020

What: OPUS (Order Processing Utility Solutions) is perfect for anyone who deals with stock management. It add functionality to Opera 3 that makes life easier, saving you time and money

Why?: Whether you’re an accountant, an operations director, a purchasing manager or an operations manager, OPUS can save you time and energy. As well as seeing how it works, this session will give you a perfect chance to ask any questions you might have about the software and the challenges your business faces.

Demo 2: Payroll-related Addons

When: 2pm, 25th March

What: Chris will demonstrate several addons that are ideal for Payroll users, including Peglink – part of which is a time and attendance module. 

Why: These plugins can significantly improve the user experience of Opera 3 Payroll users, saving time and, therefore, money.

Who's Speaking?

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Chris Parkinson

Managing Director, Darklake Developments

Chris has over 30 years of industry experience in softare design, development and sales. His company specialises in the creation of addons for business software, including Pegasus Opera 3.

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Paul Woodhouse

Account Manager, 

Technology Means Business

Paul is an experienced account manager, who has a long history of supporting and selling Pegasus software. 

He’ll hosting the sessions, and ensuring your questions are answered.

Additional Information

What Is OPUS?

Idea for anyone who wants to take better control of their stock movement, OPUS is made up four modules that can be purchased together or individually:

Order History

  • Gives historical information as to where stock is purchased and at what price, through to the customers it is eventually sold to.


  • Allows for multiple price lists to be available on one SOP document.
  • There is a facility to copy quotations/documents.
  • A ‘Customer Product Code’ matrix can be set up so that customers see their product codes and descriptions on your documents.
  • Specific prices can be fixed so that they are not editable on the SOP document.
  • Cost prices can be set to editable on the document for analysis purposes.
  • ‘Message of the Day’ style notes can be added to documents.
  • Products can be searched for by barcode.


  • Reorder information can be used to create batches of purchase orders.
  • There is additional reporting for re-ordering.
  • Stock processing information can be accessed from within POP.


  • Minimum margins can be set, with warnings in SOP if these are not achieved.
  • A minimum order value can be set, with warnings in SOP if this is not reached.
  • A Stock or Sale Code

Payroll Addon Info



There are three elements to PegLink-Payroll:

  • Time and Attendance Import
    • Time and/or monitory values can be imported into the Opera payroll. Temporary values are updated in ‘Payments & Deductions’ ready for the ‘Calculate’ to be run.
    • As clocking-in systems may have their own numbering system, a Clock Number can be set up for each employee.
  • Employee Import/Update
    • Batches of new employees can be imported from CSV or Excel files.
    • Changes to existing employees can be made by importing from CSV or Excel files.
    • The import is profile driven so multiple profiles can be set up depending upon the import source.
  • HMRC Import
    • When required, a CSV file of P6/P9 tax code changes can be downloaded from the HMRC portal. This import routine is preformatted to import the code changes into Opera and hold them in abeyance until the effective date is reached. The new tax code is then applied.

Auto Enrolment Export

  • Pension data is extracted from Opera and formatted ready for uploading to the pension providers web portal.
  • Multiple formats are available. These include layouts for; Aegon, Aviva, Creative Pensions, Friendly Pensions, Legal & General, NOW:, People’s Pension, Royal London, Smart Pensions, Scottish Widows and Standard Life.
  • Note: Additional providers/formats can be added.

Re-Use Email Addresses

  • In normal Opera, once a Home or Work email address has been entered, it can’t for obvious reasons be used for another employee.
  • This program maintains this rule until an employee leaves. At that point, the email address is released for re-use. This is particularly useful where seasonal employees are used. An employee can leave at the end of a season and be re-employed with a different employee reference during the same tax year, re-using their original email address.

Quick Pay

  • This allows the payroll user to select a range of employees, by reference or department, and scroll through changing one or more temporary value.
  • The initial selection is made by; Payroll Group, Employee/Department range, Payment/Deduction Code(s).
  • This is useful for ‘Expenses’ for instance. Once the ranges are set, the normal Opera Payment & Deductions form appears for each employee with only the ‘Expenses’ payment profile showing.

TMB Privacy Policy

Why do we hold personal data?

Like any business, TMB Group has to keep personal data about staff, clients and potential customers. When you fill in the contact form on our website, for example, we need to keep a record so we can get back to you. Data is also held so we can deliver our services and so we can provide useful information, such as security update news.

What data do we keep?
Depending on our relationship with you, we’ll hold information such as your first and last names, your email address, your phone number and your postal address. We will also possibly have details about your business and those who work for you. If you’re a customer, then we may have some of your banking detail so we’re able to accept payments for the services we provide.

How is your data stored?

As a responsible IT company, TMB stores personal data on secured computer systems. Anything that is archived will be placed on encrypted drives.

We do use third-party customer management software, Autotask, which means data may be stored on their servers, but only the data we need to deliver our services. The same goes for the Microsoft services we use, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, which store information on Microsoft’s cloud servers. We also use Mailchimp for marketing purposes: to send emails and to manage subscriber lists.

These third parties are not permitted to share your data or to use it for marketing purposes. You can find Autotask’s privacy policy here: https://www.autotask.com/privacy-policy. Microsoft’s privacy policy for Office 365 is here: https://www.microsoft.com/online/legal/v2/?docid=43. Mailchimp’s policy is here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.

How long do we keep your data?

We will keep your data in our systems until it is no longer relevant to our business, but you can request that we remove or update it at any time. We will also inform any relevant third parties of your request.

Access to your information

The key thing to remember is that your data belongs to you. That means you can request copies of your personal data any time you like, or to access and update it. You also have the right to be forgotten, so if you ask that we delete your data, we will do so or provide a valid reason why we are unable to. We will, of course, require proof of your identity before addressing any such request.

Depending on your request, your information may be provided to you electronically. In such cases, it will be provided in a commonly used format.

Unsubscribing and deletion

Unsubscribing is not the same as a request for us to delete personal data. If, for example, you unsubscribe from a mailing list, it is necessary to keep your email address on record to prevent marketing email from being sent to you. If we were to delete that information, we would have no way to tell if you have unsubscribed. Nevertheless, you still have the right to request erasure of your personal data.

Your right to complain

If, for any reason, you are unhappy with the way your personal data is treated by us, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. In the UK, that would be the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Website analytics

Anyone who visits our website will automatically have data about them collected via Google Analytics. This gives us broad information about what people are doing on our website and which pages they are looking at. It does not provide us with personal information that could be used to identify individuals.


Cookies are small text files that web browsers receive from websites. They are stored on your computer, and they enable sites to do things like remember if you’ve visited before, if you’re a customer, what your preferences are and so on. You are entitled to view our website without them, but you may lose this kind of functionality if you do so.

International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data controllers and processors

TMB is the controller for marketing activity and personal data/special category data we hold on our own employees, but we are the processor when processing our customers’ personal data (e.g. buying a licence for a named individual).  We  may use sub-processors for processing data given to us by customers.

What we won’t ever do is sell your data. And if you sign up to our mailing list, you’ll only receive marketing material from TMB as a result – no one else.

For any questions regarding your data, contact TMB’s technical director, Richard Shuker, at [email protected] or write to us at A1 Endeavour Business Park, Penner Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1QN..