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Opera 3 Payroll & HR

  • Multi-user, with Company and Group password control and menu level access restriction
  • Full integration with Opera 3 Document Management
  • Links to the Nominal Ledger, Cashbook and Costing Financial modules of Opera 3
  • Definable cheque and payslip designs to suit Company stationery requirements
  • Create unlimited Companies with unlimited employees per Company
  • Weekly, fortnightly, four weekly and monthly paid employees can be maintained all in one company
  • Employee profiles for efficient employee record creation
  • Employee payment details and payslip images can be retained for up to 999 pay periods
  • Payslips from past periods can be reprinted at any time
  • Employees can be paid via BACS, reducing the time and costs required to process payments
  • Submit Year-End Returns via the Government Gateway using the Pegasus Online Filing Manager
  • In-Year P45(1), P45(3) and P46 file generation for online submission using the Online Filing Manager
  • Filtered Historical employee record processing to current legislative bandwidths
  • Automated Director’s National Insurance calculations
  • Multiple Pension Scheme management
  • Track report on key field changes for the Payroll year using the Audit Log
  • Backup and Restore facility
  • Fully automated SSP, SMP and SPP (Birth) processing and reporting, with complex legislation built in
  • Automated Attachment Orders processing and reporting
  • Retrospective NI code changes with automatic adjustment value calculation and processing
  • Caters for Holiday pay across year-end

Employee Records

  • Address, bank details and holidays
  • Tax and National Insurance To-Date details
  • Payments and deductions – permanent and temporary values, retained units and rates, zero this period facility
  • Quick calculation – showing net pay, total deductions and NI’able earnings
  • Retained History with payslip image drill down
  • Employee photograph attachment
  • Ability to embed documents, spreadsheets etc, via OLE technology


  • Departmental reporting
  • Payslip, cheque and BACS list generation
  • P35, P14 and P60 End-of-Year reports
  • P45(1), P45(3) and P46 In-Year reports
  • P11 Deductions Working Sheet
  • P32 employer’s Payment Record, with payment and funding recording and multi-company consolidation
  • This Period and To Date summaries
  • Comprehensive statutory payments, Attachment Orders and pension contribution reports
  • Additional Reporter module available, for the creation of your own reports


  • Mixed Pension schemes per company
  • Stakeholder Pensions
  • Fixed amount
  • Percentage of definable figure
  • Group Personal Pension
  • COMP
  • COSR
  • Freestanding AVC
  • Up to three different LEL/UEL criteria
  • Employee diary showing sickness, holidays, maternity and compassionate leave, and training
  • Variable employee working patterns reflected within the diary
  • Accurate days, hours and minutes event recording and analysis
  • Keep records for up to 99 years, including job changes and salary updates
  • Pro-rata holiday entitlement and holiday carry-over


  • Comprehensive, context senstive help

Extended Information Sources

  • Export information to Microsoft products such as Word and Excel
  • Send reports via e-mail
  • Payroll administrator and management reports delivered via e-mail
  • Regularly notify staff of remaining holiday entitlement automatically by e-mail
  • Automatically notify managers of Payroll requirement by e-mail

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Pipette Calibration international standards state pipette specifications, testing methods,conditions and sources of error that need accounting for. In addition the trend toward accreditation outlines the specifications and testing methods for multichannel pipettes and how they are calibrated or validated. In these situations and more importantly where work results are critical per well, in non duplicated samples for example, each channel shall be regarded as a single channel and tested and reported this way.

To comply with these standards therefore means a protocol must be chosen which tests each and every channel. The vast majority of multichannel pipettes use a central plunger mechanism to activate all channels at the same time in a consistent manner. This not only makes the mechanics easier to manufacture and design but ensures all pistons act under the same direction and force. The piston assemblies however amongst varying makes and models show substantial differences.

There are a number of companies who specialise in supplying equipment for multichannel pipette calibration. These are standalone or multi-workstation modules.

The issue with this type of multi-channel calibration is that testing every channel can be very time consuming. A 2.2 point calibration on a 12-channel pipette requires 48 pipetting cycles and weighing’s. Depending on the speed of an operator and various other practical factors this could take up to 1.5 hours to do. This can become even more laborious and time consuming of you consider a UKAS calibration! This would result in 360 weighing’s (3 volumes x 10 repetitions x 12 channels).

Undertaking these procedures in house can be completely prohibitive and it may be best to farm them out to companies who specialise in these types of calibration. Some of thee companies have invested in expensive automated equipment, such as that available from Mettler or Sartorius which is designed for automating the process.

Some laboratories will take a view on the calibration protocols depending on their work and needs, to reduce this level of work. Some laboratories will only test selected channels and may also use gravimetric analysis across an entire microplate and take averages. Visual interpretation and drip tests also reveal malfunctioning channels, but the only reliable method is to test all channels individually.