Pegasus Payroll

Important information regarding your Pegasus Payroll

Release of Opera3 2.93.01 (all variants) includes the payroll statutory changes for the 2022-23 tax year-end and the new 2023-24 tax year.

Pegasus have now released this legislation update which we can now implement on your system.

Capital Gold Payroll software release is expected mid-March.

How we can help

At TSG we understand that Payroll Upgrades are important – that’s why we have Pegasus experts to help you upgrade your software, and without too much disruption to your business.

Request a TSG payroll upgrade or find out more information about this year's upgrade

Carrying out your own Pegasus payroll upgrade?

If you’re planning to carry out your own upgrade then, as was the case last year, the release specific to your site can be downloaded from the Pegasus Download Centre If you have already requested a login, you can use the same login to access the software for this Payroll release.  If you have forgotten your password, please use the “forgot your password” link on the Download Centre site.

If you don’t yet have a Download Centre login, then please email [email protected] stating your company name, license number, contact name and the email address to be registered. You will be sent an email from Pegasus Software to allow you to confirm your registration and allow you to login to the site to download the software.

Please note that this email will come from Infor and might be caught in your junk mail or spam filter, so be sure to check for that.

If in doubt as to any other pieces of software within your Opera3 system, e.g. bespoke or any third-party software, please call 0333 220 0777 or log a support call through the normal channels – Log a support request – Technology Services Group (

Please note that assistance with self-upgrades is not covered by your support contract and will be chargeable.

There is a lot of information available at the Pegasus Information Centre that is worth keeping an eye on regarding release information. This includes instructions on how to carry out your upgrade in the Checklist Guide.

Or you can use the link below.

Instructions to customers for upgrading Opera3 themselves

Please ensure your systems meet the software requirements for the upgrade.

You will not need a new activation if upgrading from Opera3 V2.90.00 or later.

This year the Online Filing Manager software will not require an upgrade.

An Update Data Structures routine must be run on all company datasets.

Before installing the update please check and note the Apprenticeship Levy and Employment Allowance for each payroll company.

For those of you who have already booked a consultant to carry out your upgrade please ignore the above, we will do all of it for you!

If you would like to book an upgrade then please let us know by contacting your TSG CSM, contact a Pegasus specialist via [email protected] or requesting an upgrade using the link below.


Supported Platform Information

Supported Platform Information

You must ensure all servers and workstations meet the software requirements, if you are unsure, please contact your internal IT team or support provider to discuss in the first instance. Should they have questions, please contact us through the normal channels.

Software requirements for Pegasus Opera products Software requirements for Pegasus Capital Gold Payroll

Release Numbers

  • Opera 3 V2.93.01
  • Online Filing Manager V4.01.00
  • Scheduler V2.21.00
  • Pegasus Web Xchange V2.20.20
  • Capital Gold Payroll (TBC)
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Software Changes at a glance

  • Opera3’s RTI file formats have been updated to comply with HMRC specific ‘tax year related fields’ in the file format of the FPS and EPS XML files for the 2023/24 tax year. The Prior Year (PY) FPS has also been updated to include the Freeport NI Letters (F, I, S and L) that were not included in the previous year, such that if a PY FPS is run for 2022/23, it will cater for the Freeport NI letters
  • Changes to the Employer Substitute Form P60
  • Enhancement to Historical E-mailed Payslips/P60s/P45s
  • Statutory Rates & Bands – updates to the Scottish, Welsh and Rest of the UK tax tables, statutory payment amounts and student loans. The auto enrolment thresholds remain unchanged.
  • Support for Windows Server 2022 – Opera 3 V2.93.01 (all variants) now support Windows Server 2022 and MS Office version 2208 (Office 2021, Office 2019 and Office 2016).
  • The company ID is now used in the Backup naming convention. For example: = Company A
  • After upgrading to Opera 3 (2.93.01), any new BACS payment files whether through Payroll, Purchase or Cashbook, will be stored in a folder prefixed with the company id in the Data directory. For example, \data\Z_BACS where Z_ is the company ID
  • The ability to e-mail an employee’s P45 has been added. It uses the same process for the e-mailing of E-mail Payslips and P60s by using the Pegasus Scheduler.  Please note a new email template for P45 will need to be populated/added to the system.


If you run payroll then YES you must upgrade your Pegasus system. If payroll is not used then there is no need to upgrade right now.

Make sure you are on the server where Opera 3 is installed – then try again. If it still doesn’t say “Upgrade” then do not carry on as the installation will install to the wrong place.

If your existing programs are installed in a different location to the default, when installing click the Browse command button and select the drive and folder in which the programs are installed. It is important that you use the same location originally specified when you installed Capital Gold Payroll for the first time.

For further information see the install guide here –

You must upgrade the software before processing the final pay period of the Tax Year.

Yes, it is very important that you backup your entire Pegasus system before proceeding with the upgrade. This is explained in the installation guide.

You will not need a new activation if upgrading from Opera3 V2.90.00 or later.

  • Run Update Data Structures from Administrator\System\Utilities on all company data.
  • Go to Payroll, Utilities and “Copy Statutory Rates”.
  • Select “Set to System Default” or by ticking the update statutory rates option in the UDS mentioned above.
  • After tables have been copied, check the new tables have been successfully deployed in Table 2 and that the Apprenticeship Levy and Employment Allowance are correct for each payroll company.
  • Update all devices with the latest Opera3 client software.

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