Benefit Your Employees & The Environment With A Timesheet Management System

We live in a digital world where you’d be hard pushed to find any business without a computer of some sort. However, alarmingly, the amount of paper used by a full time office employee is estimated to be around 10,000 sheets a year with around 45% of that put in to waste.Timesheet Module

So it may be time to question: do we really need to print as much as we do or are we just stuck in our ways?

If your company uses timesheets, you’ll be familiar with the challenges that come with them; from misplaced paperwork on cluttered desks to running out of storage space. It’s no surprise many companies are re-evaluating their methods and systems to reduce paper processes. Not only does this save valuable admin time but it can also reduce printing costs and lessens the risk of human error.

However small, human error can have such large repercussions for a business and its employees. Having a reliable timesheet management system that links with your payroll can drastically improve data accuracy. It allows the employee to simply log on to the company’s secure portal and enter in the details eliminating the risk of inaccurate information. It also relieves the monthly monotonous data entry exercise for your finance team – saving time and money!

2018 has seen a rise in flexible working. While the advantages of smaller offices, less costs and happier employees definitely outweigh the negatives, this can also be another issue when it comes to those needing to complete timesheets when they can’t get back to the office.

If you have an employee that works from home, out on the road or has a flexible contract, the Timesheet Module in Pegasus Opera 3 allows employees to submit their timesheets completely remotely from a device of their choice. This allows timesheets to be created, recorded and submitted via their laptop, home PC, mobile or tablet. Once the timesheet is submitted, it gets sent to the delegated manager for approval which can then be imported seamlessly to the Opera 3 Payroll system. This reduces the risk of data entry errors whilst also giving more visibility to those who can strategically benefit by spotting trends and gaining more insight into the individual’s working patterns. By exporting the report in to a standard CSV file, the information can be further analysed in a spreadsheet enabling you to track, monitor and manage efficiency.

It’s worth noting that the Timesheets module can be used by any employee so you wouldn’t need to purchase additional Opera 3 licences.

Overall, having a smooth, user-friendly timesheet management system can greatly benefit the employer, employee and the environment. For more information, contact us.

Accelerate sales on the move with the NEW Pegasus Mobile Sales app!

Compatible on Android tablets and coming to IPad soon!

Compatible on Android tablets and coming to IPad soon!

Having a sales team out on the road can be very beneficial to your business –if your team are out selling, everyone can reap the rewards.

However, one of the biggest issues sales team face when out on the road is scheduling time to come back to the office to process new orders. Minster now have the perfect solution to overcome this problem.

Our software partner, Pegasus, have recently released their innovative sales app which could be the perfect asset for your business to improve the way orders are taken and processed.
The Mobile Sales app will take care of an order all the way from showcasing a product to potential customers, right up to aftersales invoicing.

In short, every aspect of a sale can be done from start to finish, out of the office, or at a customer site.
The app, which is currently available for Android tablets and coming soon for iPads, is a valuable tool designed to work without an internet connection, with orders stored directly on the device until a connection is found. The app can report back from your sales team whilst they’re out and about and directly to you at the office, enabling you to accept, or reject, orders quickly.

The app contains some vital features to help your sale run as smoothly as possible – those include access to customer account information, credit limits, current balance and outstanding invoices.
It’s all about making the sales process faster, smoother and simpler.

If you would like to find out more information please call us on 01562 68211 or email us

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The power of 3CX!

3CX - Flexible WorkingReducing costs and increasing productivity with 3CX

We get it – you want to cut your phone costs but don’t want to lose out on a quality service? Luckily, you’re in safe hands with Minster and 3CX!

We recognise that it’s hard managing your costs whilst maintaining the best service available, but that’s where 3CX comes in!

Now, we can imagine you’re wondering how this system can save you so much money – well, it allows you to cut out normal phone lines that use a telecommunications provider such as BT and instead uses just one internet line.

Many features are available with 3CX to make it incredibly user friendly. For example; there is a specific app available on iOS, Android and Windows devices meaning that you can make and receive calls when you’re out and about – making it much more flexible. You could even be relaxing in the Bahamas knowing that your work related, international calls won’t break the bank.

3CX is Windows-based making it simple to manage as it works with a standard Windows system – making the controls familiar to most system administrators. This allows for easy monitoring and simple servicing. Installation and updates are easy to manage as it runs on a user friendly system, therefore it is stress-free.

3CX includes all the features you need, such as digital receptionists, voicemail, web-based management and even conference calls which would be much pricier in alternative systems.

The VoIP system can also save money by using existing hardware. For example – instead of paying a large sum for a new server, you can use the server you already have. In some cases you can also use your existing phones and you can use your standard Windows PC.

For more information on 3CX call us on 01562 68211 or email us

Save the Date

3CX Event – Wednesday 5th February

3CX EventAfter the success of our previous 3CX event, we have decided to hold another!

It will be held at Minster offices on Wednesday 5th  February 2014 at 10am. If you are interested in attending and would like to pre-book your place, or alternatively book a private seminar, contact us.

Pegasus promises Web Xchange will change the way you run your business- and we agree!

pegasus web xchange self-serviceWeb Xchange: From banking to shopping – entertainment to paying bills, most people now EXPECT to do almost EVERYTHING on their mobile device.

So, as the world of technology further develops and we now have the ability to do almost ANYTHING without leaving the house- we welcome Pegasus’s new module with open arms.

Web Xchange allows its Opera 3 users to log in from a range of mobile devices through web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc.) and use a set of services to allow employees to access the data anywhere, anytime.

One of the major benefits of this module is that it includes Payroll Self Service. This allows an employee to have instant, secure access to their personal data- including payslips, bank account information, absence details and holiday entitlement. Whilst empowering the employee, it also aids the way your business and HR department are run.

Acting as a Payroll Administrator, it will assist in keeping employee requests and details up to date- relieving the HR department of hours of administration work and allowing them to keep on top of important legislation and focussing on their day to day duties. Furthermore, it will eliminate the postage and printing costs for payslips and allow this time to be used in a more efficient way for the company.

To confirm, the employee doesn’t have to be a ‘user’ of Opera 3 and permissions can be assigned to employees so all amended updates can be authorised. Any employees who do not wish to use the Payroll Self Service can still have a printed copy of their Payslip.

There are further benefits to the Web Xchange module and to learn more about how it can greatly advance your business, contact us.