Seawhite of Brighton takes advantage of Pegasus upgrade to Opera 3, for improved reporting and enhanced decision making

30th January 2013

Seawhite of Brighton, a supplier and manufacturer of art and design materials, has upgraded its accounting software to Opera 3 from Pegasus, a vendor of accounting, business and payroll software.  The upgrade which was managed by Pegasus Partner SBK has delivered improved reporting capabilities to Seawhite, which in turn are facilitating enhanced decision making at the firm.




Seawhite has 25 users of Opera 3 throughout the business.  The solution touches all aspects of the company including sales, finance, purchasing, dispatching goods, goods-in and stock control. It is also accessed remotely by a director based in the Nottinghamshire warehouse.

Seawhite operates with a turnover of £8m, 55 employees and customers spread throughout Europe is an existing Pegasus customer, having moved from Sage many years ago.  Seawhite decided to upgrade to Opera 3 to take advantage of the improved reporting capabilities.  Seawhite is able to export business critical data such as sales information from the financials into an Excel spread sheet where it can be analysed and action taken where necessary.

Opera 3 also provides Seawhite with clearer insight into the true cost of imports, by capturing data such as transport and clearing charges with the landed costs calculation. Additionally, features like Open Period Accounting and Journal Rectification mean that incorrect data entries can be adjusted – simplifying accounts processes.

“Opera 3 has been one of the best investments Seawhite has made,” says Shaun Tobin, managing director, Seawhite.  “Instead of having vital business information hidden away in the financial system, we are now able to analyse it to see the bigger business performance picture.  As well as providing a stable environment for day to day processing such as sales order or invoicing, we’re also using Opera 3 to assist with broader marketing activities by utilising its Sales Pipeline Management application. Now we can target the right contact with the right marketing material – improving service and growing the business as a result.”