@Profile October 2018 - Be afraid, be very afraid
Welcome to the spooky October edition of our quarterly @Profile newsletter! In this ultra scary update we'll be reminding you that you're running out of time to react to the upcoming Making Tax Digital changes, telling you some scary stories and how you can ensure that they don't happen to your business, and letting you know how you can make your network more secure so you don't get any unwanted visitors when you least expect them... enjoy!
The Tax Man is coming for you
If you haven't been reading our emails and blogs over the last year then now is the time to be scared of Making Tax Digital! The changes come in to effect in April 2019 and you must be ready to submit your first VAT return via supported software. If you're using Opera II, then you already know that won't be possible and you must be planning to upgrade to Opera 3.
It's time to face your fears
Everyone is scared of something, and businesses can have a lot to fear. How can you be sure you're not wasting man hours with unecessary work and manual processing? what if you're missing out on important new functionality? What if your software is no longer supported, or is reaching the end of its life? Recently we've seen how drastic changes in legislation can cause businesses to panic and realise their old software just won't cut it anymore. It's time to face your fears head on!
Profile recommends Pegasus Opera 3 SQL SE, the latest ERP release from Pegasus Software. Opera 3 SQL SE offers the latest functionality from Opera 3 but with the added power that comes with an SQL database. The ability to schedule tasks to run in the background or outside of busy hours alleviates any worries about wasted man hours, and being the latest version of Opera 3 you can be sure that it will be getting the latest functionality, legislative changes
Things that go bump in the night
It's probably a silly question, but do you close and lock your front door at night? I'm sure you turn on your security alarm before you leave the office for the day? Nobody wants unwanted visitors in their home, so they take precautions. Why aren't you doing the same for the sensitive information on your business network?
There are many weak points in a network, all it takes is an old and weak firewall, or a malicious email finding its way into the inbox of an unsuspecting colleague, Or even something as simple as an outdated antivirus solution,