@Profile December 2018 - Wrapping Up the Year
Welcome to the festive December edition of our @Profile newsletter! The year is somehow nearly over despite feeling like it's only just started, but we're already looking ahead to next year. In this newsletter we'll be covering: Bespoke Opera 3 Utilities that make perfect stocking fillers, our Making Tax Digital seminars we're hosting across the country in 2019, our Christmas opening hours for our office and emergency support, the Hertfordshire Business Awards ceremony and an update for those of you still using Opera II or Microsoft Server 2008. Enjoy!
Bespoke Opera 3 Utilities, wrapped with love by Profile
Our developer elves have been hard at work in their workshop creating some Bespoke Opera 3 utilities for our customers that we've wrapped up and put a bow on top, perfect for your businesses needs. These utilities add extra functionality to your Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, Cashbook and Stock modules in Pegasus Opera 3 and give you more features on top of your existing Opera 3 software's functions.
Live Pegasus Legislation Update Seminars
Profile are partnering up with Pegasus Software to host a series of live seminars across the country in early 2019. These seminars will focus on a variety of Pegasus related updates, as well as some important legislation overviews regarding Making Tax Digital, the 2019/2020 payroll changes and reverse charge VAT.
The seminars will be run in 3 different locations: Solihull on January 17th 2019, Dartford on January 23rd 2019 and Hemel Hempstead on February 5th 2019. Please visit the Profile Seminar Homepage to learn more about what will be discussed on the day and register for an event. There will be limited spaces, so book now to avoid missing out!
Christmas 2018 Opening Hours
Over the Christmas period you may need our support, please see below our opening hours over the Christmas period.
- Monday 24th December 2018 - Head office & support lines open until 12:30pm
- Tuesday 25th December 2018 - CHRISTMAS DAY - Closed
- Wednesday 26th December 2018 - BOXING DAY - Closed
- Thursday 27th December 2018 - Limited support available 9am - 5:30pm
- Friday 28th December 2018 - Limited support available 9am - 5:30pm
- Monday 31st December 2018 - Limited support available 9am - 5:30pm
- Tuesday 1st January 2018 - BANK HOLIDAY - Closed
- Wednesday 2nd January 2018 - Open as normal
We will be available to call on the following numbers during 27th/28th/31st December
Pegasus Software Support: 08450660099
Hardware and Network Support: 08455 200099
Hertfordshire Business Awards 2018
Profile's Managing Director, Amanda Sabatini was invited to attend the Hertfordshire Business Awards after being nominated for Business Person of the Year 2018! The ceremony was a fortnight ago and Amanda came away with a finalists award, which is a huge achievement! At the ceremony Amanda had a night of entertainment from stand up comedian Dominic Holland, music from some talented violinists, plus dinner and drinks. A well deserved night of celebration to recognise years of hard work, congratulations Amanda!
Opera II, Microsoft Server 2008 & Windows 7 Support - That's a Wrap!
We always warn our customers when a piece of software is coming to the end of its support, and this time we have 2 announcements for you.
Microsoft has announced that the extended support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 will end on January 14th 2020. If you're using Windows SQL Server 2008, then extended support is ending even sooner, on July 9th 2019. If you are still using either of these softwares once extended support ends you will NOT be supported by Microsoft or Profile for any problems that may occur, and any future updates to Microsoft or Pegasus software can cause compatability problems. Speak to your Account Manager now or call us on 08000 195 101 to discuss your options for upgrading to compatible software.
As you should be aware Pegasus Opera II won't be receiving an upgrade for the 2019/2020 payroll year and won't be updated to support Making Tax Digital legislative changes in April 2019, so if you've been waiting to upgrade to Opera 3 then now is the time! If you are not using supported software by April 2019 you will not be able to upgrade your payroll or submit your tax digitally which will cause major problems across your business. You should already be speaking to your Account Manager about your options, so be sure not to let time run out.
- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from The Profile Team