Nov 2019

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Thesaurus Customer Update: December 2019

Welcome to our December update where you will find out about the latest hot topics and events affecting payroll. Our most important news this month include:


Plans to auto-enrol workers in pension schemes by 2022

In 2022, all employers are likely to have certain auto enrolment mandatory duties to complete by law. As a nation, we are not saving enough for our retirement. Many are planning to rely solely on their state pension which could lead to a reduced standard of living. The Irish government aims to bring in an auto enrolment system where all employers will enrol their employees into a workplace pension scheme and contribute towards the employee pension pot.


PAYE Modernisation: One year on - was it a success?

Thesaurus Software has teamed up with Revenue for a series of free PAYE Modernisation webinars. In this webinar, we will look back on PAYE Modernisation in 2019 and decide if the new real time payroll reporting system has been a success. We’ll also deep dive into the evolution of cloud technology in payroll.

  • Part 1: Discover the common mistakes employers make and learn what’s to come in 2020.
  • Part 2: Learn how Thesaurus Connect’s cloud platforms can improve your payroll efficiency.

Register today

Watch this short video to see how your business can benefit from Thesaurus Connect

Thesaurus Connect is our cloud add-on that works alongside Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Securely store payroll information in the cloud and enable online access anywhere, anytime for you, your employees and your accountant. You will be up and running in seconds. Find out how Thesaurus Connect can improve your payroll processes with a free online demo.



Employee Gift Cards for Christmas - Purchase One4All Gift Vouchers on Thesaurus

Thesaurus Payroll Manager offers a facility where users can securely purchase one4all gift cards for their employees. Employers can give a gift card of up to €500 tax-free to employees. Gift cards arrive addressed to the employer in an unmarked envelope for extra security.


New BrightPay Connect Feature for Bureaus

This is what you must be offering as part of payroll (And why clients will LOVE it)

Client Payroll Entry (Exclusive to BrightPay Connect)
The Payroll Entry Request allows clients to easily and securely enter their employee’s hours, saving bureaus hours of administrative time. Additions and deductions that have been set up by the bureau in the payroll software can also be selected by the employer. All of the information included in the Payroll Entry Request (payments, additions, deductions and new starters) will seamlessly flow through to the bureau’s portal, ready for payroll processing.


Client Payroll Approval (Exclusive to BrightPay Connect)
BrightPay Connect’s Payroll Approval Request allows bureau users to securely send their clients a payroll summary before the payroll is finalised. Clients can review and authorise the payroll details for the pay period through their online employer dashboard. Ultimately, your client will be accountable for ensuring the payroll information is 100% correct before the payroll is finalised. Additionally, there is an audit trail of the requests being approved by the client.



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Nov 2019

20

Important Pricing Update for Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2020

To ensure that our investment in technology keeps pace with Revenue’s changing landscape and to facilitate the increase in customer support resources, we are changing our pricing for 2020. This new pricing structure is designed to better match usage and support requirements with price.

Unlike many of our competitors, we’ve added hundreds of powerful features and enhancements and heavily invested in additional customer support staff, all so that you don’t have to worry. 99.9% of the time everything will run smoothly but if you ever have problems we will be there to help you. Payroll is way too important not to have a first-class backup service. We believe our pricing remains excellent value and continues to be very competitive when compared to the options from other providers.

Details can be viewed here

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Nov 2019

7

Thesaurus Customer Update: November 2019

Welcome to our November update where you will find out about the latest hot topics and events affecting payroll. Our most important news this month include:


Important Pricing Update for Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2020

To ensure that our investment in technology keeps pace with Revenue’s changing landscape and to facilitate the increase in customer support resources, we are changing our pricing for 2020. This new pricing structure is designed to better match usage and support requirements with price.

Unlike many of our competitors, we’ve added hundreds of powerful features and enhancements and heavily invested in additional customer support staff, all so that you don’t have to worry. 99.9% of the time everything will run smoothly but if you ever have problems we will be there to help you. Payroll is way too important not to have a first-class backup service. We believe our pricing remains excellent value and continues to be very competitive when compared to the options from other providers.

Details can be viewed here

Why Customers Love Us

"When I rang support, I was answered straight away, no holding, and my query answered quickly. My payroll is a joy to do, easy and quick."

Félim O'Connor, Photofast Ltd.

"Replaced Sage package and Thesaurus was much simpler and user friendly. Made life a lot easier for a small employer."

Joseph Coughlan, Cographix Premedia Ltd

"Knowing that your exceptional customer service continues after the sale plays a big part in my decision to use and highly recommend BrightPay. Would like to say a big THANK YOU."

Nuala McGowan

"The Thesaurus service is excellent with most queries solved within a working day which saves time and panic. I would give Thesaurus 10 out of 10 for service and products delivered."

Caroline Moynihan, Quiet Moment Tearooms

Read more Thesaurus customer testimonials

Free Webinar - PAYE Modernisation: The story so far

This webinar is specifically tailored for employers where we will look back on PAYE Modernisation in 2019 and decide if the new real-time payroll reporting system has been a success. We are delighted to welcome Sinead Sweeney from Revenue who will review some of the most common mistakes employers have made to date and what employers should expect in 2020.


New Thesaurus Connect Subscription Pricing Model

From January 2020, customers will be billed on a usage subscription model based on the number of active employees in the billing month. Once signed up for a Thesaurus Connect account, you will be invoiced monthly in arrears through our new online billing system. There are no contracts or ties. Should you decide to stop using Connect, no notice is required. Payroll Bureaus on a bureau package will be charged based on the total number of active employees in respect of clients that are synchronised to Thesaurus Connect (not on a client-by-client basis). Our 2020 order system will be available shortly.

Find out more Book a Connect demo

One4all Vouchers available to purchase on Thesaurus Payroll Manager

Thesaurus Payroll Manager offers a facility where users can securely purchase One4all gift cards for their employees. Employers can give a gift card of up to €500 tax free to employees. Under the small benefits scheme, both company directors and employees can receive a gift card completely tax free each year. Thesaurus Payroll Manager customers can purchase gift cards directly from the payroll dashboard from One4All. There is no additional charges on Thesaurus Payroll Manager to avail of this facility to purchase gift cards.


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Oct 2019

16

Thesaurus Customer Update: October 2019

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's October update where you will find out about the latest hot topics and events affecting payroll. Our most important news this month include:


Backing up your payroll data in 2019

Disasters happen. It’s all part of being in business: Fire, flood, theft, you name it. If you own premises or an office, it might happen to you. Did you access your free Thesaurus Connect cloud backup facility yet? In 2019 we gave all of our Thesaurus customers a FREE Thesaurus Connect licence. Automatically store payroll information in the cloud and enable online access anywhere, anytime for you and your employees.


Free CPD accredited webinar | PAYE Modernisation: The story so far

During this PAYE Modernisation webinar, Thesaurus Software's MD Paul Byrne looks back at the story so far and decides whether or not the new real time payroll reporting system has been a success. In this free CPD accredited webinar, we will review some of the most common mistakes employers have made to date and what employers should expect in 2020. Part two will deep dive into how online payroll platforms can improve your efficiency.

Places are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Find out more Book your place now

Have you invited your employees to use their FREE smartphone app?

Our new employee self-service smartphone and tablet app is available with our cloud add-on Thesaurus Connect. It’s completely free to all Thesaurus customers for 2019. The user-friendly app streamlines the payroll processing while reducing the number of payroll queries from employees. The benefits for employees include:

  • Instant access to current & historic payslips.
  • Request leave on the go.
  • View HR documents such as employee contracts & handbooks.
  • Edit personal contact information including address and phone number details.
Book a Thesaurus Connect demo Connect Starter Pack for Employees

HR & Employment Law Landscape - Free Webinar

Business Owners and Managers are all too aware of the on-going challenges and constant changes in the area of Employment Law and HR Best Practice. This webinar will offer the opportunity to keep abreast of change and plan for the future. Places are limited.


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Jun 2019

5

Thesaurus Customer Update: June 2019

PAYE Modernisation Update: Payroll and tax details now available to employees in myAccount

With real time reporting now in place for employers, Revenue has turned their focus to the benefits of this new system for employees. Since the 15th of May, all employees can now view their payroll details, as reported by their employer, through myAccount. Employers should be aware that employees can now view any discrepancies between payroll details on an employee’s payslip and those reported to Revenue.

Read more | Revenue help guide

5 ways Thesaurus Connect can help your business 

Thesaurus Connect introduces powerful new features such as a free self-service app for employees and a web based self-service dashboard for employers. It also includes a secure and user-friendly way to backup and restore your payroll data on your PC to and from the cloud. Discover five ways that Thesaurus Connect can help your business.

Read more | Book a demo

New User Management Interface for Connect

Our new User Management feature for Thesaurus Connect makes it more seamless and quicker for users to be set up or amended. It offers the option to select permissions for multiple employers at one time for a standard user. There is also a new permission to allow standard users to connect and synchronise employers from BrightPay to Connect and a new feature to mark an employer as confidential.

Find out more

Top 6 Thesaurus Connect FAQs answered

From the concept of cloud in general to getting your employees up and running on their smartphone app, we have answered a wide range of questions about Thesaurus Connect. Here are the top six most common questions we get asked.

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From the support desk: A mistake has been made on the payroll. How can this be corrected?

Corrections must always be dealt with on the basis of 'follow the money'. This means that if an employee has been underpaid/overpaid in a previous pay period, the correction of the underpayment/overpayment should be made in the next payroll run you perform. Where an employee, however, has physically received a payment amount which differs to the amount shown in the payroll, this will require a 'correction submission' to be made to Revenue in order to rectify the error. Information on correcting a payment can be found here.

More FAQs | Online Documentation | Video Tutorials

GDPR: 1 Year On

It’s been one year since the introduction of the GDPR, and employers and accountants are reviewing their systems, processes and procedures on an ongoing basis to ensure they are doing their best to avoid hefty non-compliance penalties. Find out how Thesaurus Connect can help you overcome some of the key challenges GDPR presents when processing payroll.

Discover the benefits

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Apr 2019

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Thesaurus Customer Update: April 2019

Say goodbye to sick days - A hidden benefit of Thesaurus Connect

Some businesses have noticed a reduction in sick days since implementing employee self-service systems. As sick days are much more visible on screen for both employees and their managers, this likely acts as an incentive to keep sick days to a minimum. With Thesaurus Connect, employees can view their annual leave and sick days instantly from their smartphone or tablet.

Book a Thesaurus Connect demo

From the support desk: Processing leavers

Since the introduction of PAYE Modernisation, employers are no longer required to issue a P45 to an employee and submit the P45 Part 1 to Revenue. Instead, an employee’s leave date is to be reported to Revenue in the final payroll submission made for the employee. Therefore, to process a leaver in Thesaurus Payroll Manager, you will now enter their leave date at the time of entering a final payment to them and before you update the pay period.

Find out more | View more FAQs

Employee Self-Service: Reduce Your Workload Immediately

With Thesaurus Connect, the powerful and secure online portal for employees gives them access to view and retrieve historic payslips and other payroll documents, eliminating requests to their manager. Employees can also update their basic personal details including address, contact details, and emergency contact details online. This will ultimately reduce administration duties for managers, thus empowering employees.

Book a Thesaurus Connect demo

Did you miss it? Watch our employment legislation webinar on demand now

New employment legislation was introduced in March bringing significant changes to employment law. The new Act requires employers to provide employees with key terms of employment in writing within 5 days of starting employment, as well as providing greater protection for those in casual working arrangements. This short webinar highlights the key legislative changes and gives practical advice to employers on how to comply.

Watch on demand now

How Thesaurus Connect is helping with GDPR

It’s been almost one year since the introduction the GDPR, and many businesses are reviewing their systems, processes and procedures on an ongoing basis to ensure they are doing their best to avoid hefty non-compliance penalties. Find out how Thesaurus Connect can help your business comply with the GDPR legislation.

Thesaurus Connect & GDPR

Watch: Thesaurus Connect at a glance

Thesaurus Connect is an optional cloud add-on that works alongside Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Automatically store payroll information in the cloud and enable online access anywhere, anytime for you and your employees. Watch this video to see what you are missing!!

Watch Video

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Mar 2019

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Thesaurus Customer Update: March 2019

Have you activated your free Thesaurus Connect licence?

All Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2019 purchases include a complimentary Thesaurus Connect licence (worth €59). Thesaurus Connect is an add-on product that allows you to seamlessly backup your payroll data to the cloud with online self-service portals for employers and employees. It is important to note that Thesaurus Connect needs to be activated before it will backup your data.

Activate Thesaurus Connect | Book a Thesaurus Connect demo

New employment legislation brings significant changes to employers

The new employment legislation requires employers to provide employees with key terms of employment in writing within 5 days of starting employment, as well as providing greater protection for those in casual working arrangements. Failure on the behalf of individuals to comply with the new legislation will give rise to a criminal conviction resulting in a fine of up to €5,000 or imprisonment of up to 12 months.

Find out more | Free webinar | Book a Bright Contracts demo

Thesaurus Connect’s Employee SmartPhone App

Our employee self-service smartphone and tablet app is available with our Thesaurus Connect add-on. Employee mobile apps offer many benefits for employers, employees, and the business as a whole. The user-friendly portal will streamline payroll processing while reducing the number of payroll queries from employees.

Read more | Download employee app

Free eBook: How to avoid PAYE Modernisation mistakes

It is important that employers are aware of and understand their new real time reporting obligations. Employers need to be aware that mistakes can be very costly. Employers who fail to comply can expect Revenue intervention with non-compliance penalties and fines. In this guide, we discuss the key changes with PAYE Modernisation and what employers need to do to avoid non-compliance penalties from Revenue.

Download free eBook

Free Webinar: PAYE Modernisation, Three Months On!! New Year, New Payroll Legislation

Free webinar with guest speaker from Revenue. Find out what has happened since the introduction of PAYE Modernisation and what challenges businesses are facing. During the webinar, we will peel back the PAYE Modernisation legislation to outline clearly how PAYE Modernisation affects the payroll process and what is expected from you in 2019 and going forward.

View agenda | Book your place now

PAYE Modernisation: How to deal with employees commencing and leaving employment

Employers are required to notify Revenue of any new employees or employees who have left their employment. Since January 1st 2019, employers are no longer required to submit a P45 Part 3 or a P46 to Revenue to register a new employee. Instead, an employer will now submit a Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN) request for the new employee.

Read more

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Jan 2019

10

Thesaurus Customer Update - January 2019

Extended Customer Support Hours

To assist our customers with the transition to PAYE Modernisation, our customer support now offer extended and Saturday opening hours until Saturday the 16th of February including early mornings and evenings. Revenue is also assisting employers with the transition to PAYE Modernisation, with extended customer support hours and Saturday opening hours from Monday 17th December until Saturday 16th February including early mornings and evenings.

View Thesaurus Software opening hours | View Revenue opening hours

Thesaurus Payroll Manager Product Training

We are running online training sessions to give you an insight into what PAYE Modernisation looks like in Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Full PAYE Modernisation functionality will be covered, including the typical payroll run with PAYE Modernisation, processing new starters and leavers, making corrections to the payroll and much more.

Register here

What does PAYE Modernisation look like in Thesaurus Payroll Manager?

We have worked closely with Revenue to ensure Thesaurus Payroll Manager can easily cater for the needs of PAYE Modernisation. Watch our short video to see how Thesaurus Payroll Manager streamlines real time reporting to easily comply with PAYE Modernisation.



PAYE Modernisation webinar with guest speaker from Revenue - New 2019 dates added due to high demand

Thesaurus Software and Revenue have teamed up to bring you free webinars where we discuss what has happened since PAYE Modernisation has gone live and what challenges businesses are facing. Due to phenomenal demand, we have added new PAYE Modernisation webinars in January and February.

Due to the high level of interest, it is expected that the training webinars will soon be completely booked out. Book your place now to avoid disappointment.

View agenda | Register here

******* Do you have your ROS Digital Cert for PAYE Modernisation? *******

The computer that you run your Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2019 on will need to have your ROS Digital Cert installed on it. If you are currently able to log into ROS from your computer, then you are fine. Otherwise, you should copy the cert (the .p12 or .p12.bac file) from the machine that you use for ROS to the machine that you use for processing payroll.

Find out more

Don’t forget to backup your payroll files for PAYE Modernisation

It is very important to take backups of payroll data with PAYE Modernisation. To help our customers with PAYE Modernisation, we are providing one FREE cloud backup with every Thesaurus Payroll Manager payroll purchase. Users can easily backup their payroll data to the cloud, which can be restored at any time. Customers will be issued with one FREE Thesaurus Connect 2019 licence (worth €59) with their Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2019 licence.

Purchase Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2019 | Book Thesaurus Connect demo

How will PAYE Modernisation affect employees?

Employers will now need to connect to ROS before calculating pay and deductions to ensure that they are using the most up-to-date tax credits and cut-off points. They will also have to report these deductions to Revenue every time employees are paid. Employees will be able to view pay and deductions on myAccount on the Revenue website.

Find out more

Thesaurus Payroll Manager & PAYE Modernisation Help Videos

We have created a number of help videos to give you an insight into what the payroll and PAYE Modernisation functionality will look like in Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Videos include how to import from the previous tax year, retrieving your employee RPNs, submitting your pay data to Revenue and how to add your ROS digital certificate.

Learn more here

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Dec 2018

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Thesaurus Customer Update - December 2018

Your PAYE Modernisation Survival Checklist

We have created an 8 step checklist to help you understand what you need to know about submitting your payroll data to Revenue in real time. Stay off Revenue’s naughty list and be ready for the PAYE Modernisation changes.

8 Step Checklist | Free Online Training

ROS Digital Cert - A Must Have for PAYE Modernisation

The computer that you run your 2019 Thesaurus Payroll Manager on will need to have your ROS Digital Cert installed on it. If you are currently able to log into ROS from your computer, then you are fine. Otherwise, you should copy the cert (the .p12 or .p12.bac file) from the machine that you use for ROS to the machine that you use for processing payroll. This is something you might want to do before the 1st of January 2019.

Find out more

What does PAYE Modernisation look like in Thesaurus Payroll Manager?

We have been working with Revenue to make sure Thesaurus Payroll Manager can easily cater for the needs of PAYE Modernisation. Watch our short video to see how Thesaurus Payroll Manager will streamline real time reporting to easily comply with PAYE Modernisation.

Watch video here | Book a demo

PAYE Modernisation Training Webinar - Extra dates added due to high demand

Due to phenomenal demand, we have added extra dates for our PAYE Modernisation online training webinars with a guest speaker from Revenue. Due to the high level of interest, it is expected that the training webinars will soon be completely booked out. With almost 1,000 people registered for each of these webinars, there are limited places left. Register now to avoid disappointment.

PAYE Modernisation webinar dates

Backup your payroll data for PAYE Modernisation - FREE cloud backup (valued at €59)

It is vital to take backups of payroll data with PAYE Modernisation. To help our customers, we are providing a FREE Thesaurus Connect 2019 licence (worth €59) with every Thesaurus Payroll Manager payroll purchase. Users can easily backup their payroll data to the cloud, which can be restored at any time.

Purchase Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2019 here

One4all Employee Gift Cards

Thesaurus Payroll Manager offers a facility where users can securely purchase One4all gift cards for their employees. In 2015, the Irish government announced that employers can now give a non-cash benefit up to the value of €500 tax free to employees. Gift cards arrive addressed to the employer in an unmarked envelope for extra security.

Learn more here

PAYE Modernisation changes for businesses with separate branches / offices

PAYE Modernisation does not lend itself to operating separate branches / offices using the same employer registration number nor does it lend itself to processing groups of staff separately e.g. directors on one payroll and other staff on a second payroll. There are various reasons for this including:

  • full visibility of all payroll data per digital cert
  • difficulty in ensuring uniqueness of employment IDs
  • ensuring that line item IDs are not duplicated 

An employer can have as many employer registration numbers as they want. The solution is to register another number and obtain another cert. 

Find out more

Thesaurus Payroll Manager & PAYE Modernisation Help Videos

We have created a number of help videos to give you an insight into what the payroll and PAYE Modernisation functionality will look like in Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Videos include how to import from the previous tax year, retrieving your employee RPNs, submitting your pay data to Revenue and how to add your ROS digital certificate.

Learn more here | FREE Thesaurus 2019 Product Training

 

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Nov 2018

15

Thesaurus Customer Update: November 2018

Free PAYE Modernisation Training – Only 20 Places Left 

We have teamed up with Revenue to offer employers and payroll bureaus online training webinars to help you prepare for PAYE Modernisation. With just a few short months before PAYE Modernisation takes effect, these online training webinars will discuss how PAYE Modernisation will affect payroll processing and what is expected from you going forward. All webinars are CPD accredited and free to attend. Places are limited.

  • 5th December: PAYE Modernisation: 1 Month to Deadline | Register here
  • 13th December: PAYE Modernisation is coming to town: How to stay off Revenue's naughty list | Register here

Free Cloud Backup for Thesaurus Customers - Thesaurus Connect (Valued at €59)

It is much more important to take backups of payroll data with PAYE Modernisation. To help our customers, we are providing a FREE Thesaurus Connect 2019 licence with every Thesaurus payroll purchase. Users can easily backup their payroll data to the cloud, which can be restored at any time.

Purchase Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2019 here

We’re here to help with PAYE Modernisation - Extended Customer Support Hours

To assist our customers with the transition to PAYE Modernisation, our customer support will have extended and Saturday opening hours from Monday 17th December until Saturday 16th February including early mornings and evenings.

View opening hours | Contact support

How to comply with PAYE Modernisation in 8 easy steps

It is important that all employers understand the upcoming changes to the Irish PAYE system. PAYE Modernisation will affect all employers and it will be important to ensure 100% compliance to avoid penalties and fines. Follow these 8 steps to find out what you need to know about submitting your payroll data to Revenue in real time.

8 Step Checklist | Book a demo

Bureaus Only: 10 Quick Tips to a Successful PAYE Modernisation Strategy for Payroll Bureaus

PAYE Modernisation changes the payroll process forever. Payroll bureaus and accountants should look to increase the prices they charge for payroll and PAYE Modernisation services to compensate for the additional work required. In this guide, we examine the best practices to consider which will improve profits and increase Revenue.

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PAYE Modernisation Compliance: We’re ready!!

Please be assured that Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2019 will fully cater for the new PAYE Modernisation system and that we aim to make it as seamless as possible for you. Users will be able to seamlessly retrieve RPNs and submit PSRs through to Revenue with just a few clicks. There is no additional charge for PAYE Modernisation. Book a demo to see just how easy PAYE Modernisation will be with Thesaurus Payroll Manager.

Book a PAYE Modernisation demo

Get your ROS Digital Cert for PAYE Modernisation

The computer that you run your payroll from will need to have your ROS Digital Cert installed on it. If you are currently able to log into ROS from that computer, then you are fine. Otherwise you should copy the cert (P12 file) from the machine you use for ROS to the machine you use for your payroll. This is something you might want to do in advance of January. You can find help on this here.

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