The Payroll and Personnel applications are now available in Opera 3 SQL SE.
Payroll provides the features necessary for managing the requirements and complexities of Payroll legislation and Auto Enrolment.
Payroll is an integral part of the Opera 3 SQL SE software solution with integration to the Personnel application, Nominal Ledger and Cashbook. It can also be used on a stand-alone basis.
Payroll is recognised under the HMRC PAYE Recognition Scheme.
New option in the Server Administration & Monitoring (SAM) application.
New statutory rates and thresholds can be deployed automatically after a software upgrade using an option included in the SAM application. When the option is used, after a software upgrade, new statutory rates and thresholds will be automatically updated for all companies in the Payroll application.
Opera 3 SQL SE Common folder
The network ‘common’ folder on the Opera 3 SQL SE server is where files are saved to send to HMRC, banks and pension providers.
Sub-folders are created for payroll when a new company is created using the SAM application.
The folders are for:
- BACS files
- Pensions files
- RTI files
- DEO payment schedules
- External Nominal transfers.
The Opera 3 SQL SE service is used to save the files. The relevant users will therefore only need ‘read’ network permissions to the folders (apart from Online Filing Manager users who submit RTI files to HMRC – ‘write’ permissions are required for them as files are renamed after submission).
Opera 3 SQL SE Secure File Repository
Payslips and P60 PDFs will be created in the secure File Repository. The Opera 3 SQL SE service is exclusively used to securely save and read the PDFs, which means that they can be accessed only by using Opera 3 SQL SE.
During the upgrade from other Opera 3 editions to Opera 3 SQL SE, existing Payslips and P60 PDFs will be migrated to the secure File Repository.
Online Filing Manager
Online Filing Manager is now included with the Opera 3 SQL SE installation files. OFM is used to send RTI submissions to HMRC (Full Payment Submission, Employer Payment Summary and NINO Verification Request).
Windows 10 (1903)
Windows 10 (1903) Enterprise and Pro editions have been tested on all Opera editions. The Software Requirements guide has been updated at docs.pegasus.co.uk.
Maintenance releases of Opera 3 and Opera II
Maintenance releases of Opera 3/Opera 3 SQL (2.62.00) and Opera II Enterprise/Opera II Enterprise SQL (7.82.00) are also available.
The Opera 3 releases include fixes for issues relating to MTD for VAT and the performance of the Credit Management Centre in the Sales Ledger.