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Sage Pastel Partner

Sage Pastel Partner Advantage

Sage Pastel Partner Advantage is more than traditional accounting software. It is an integrated software solution that helps small and medium sized companies manage their business and gain control. Work smarter using automated business processes, always receive the latest software version at no additional cost and have access to unlimited support when you need it.
Built-in tools such as intelligent reporting, automated bank feeds and mobility give you real-time accurate information, freeing up time to focus on running your business with confidence.

Core Features

  • General Ledger
  • Unit of Measure
  • Cash Book
  • Goods Received Voucher
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Microsoft® Office Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • System Audit Manager
  • Inventory Control
  • Import Cost Allocations
  • Invoicing
  • Purchase Order Entry
  • Report Writer & Stationery Customisation
  • Bank Statement Manager
The above features and modules are referred to as the core Pastel Partner
Add-on Modules
  • Multi-Currency
  • Manufacturing
  • Fixed Assets*
  • Multi-Warehousing
  • Project Tracking
  • Business Intelligence Centre
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Cash Manager
  • Point of Sale
  • Receipting
  • Time& Billing
* These modules can be purchased as stand-alone applications.

Point of Sale

A powerful and secure retail solution suitable for small and medium sized retail businesses.

Sage Pastel Point of Sale (POS): An affordable, simple and secure payment handing retail solution for small and medium businesses

Powerful, yet easy to set-up and operate, Sage Pastel POS is keyboard friendly for fast processing. Simple screens and large display areas make this cashier-based system ideal for any till point. Sage Pastel POS interfaces with most popular barcode scanners, cash drawers and pole displays. Once installed and set up, tellers can be trained and working in record time.

Sage Pastel’s Point of Sale security features helps prevent potential theft

Since Sage Pastel’s POS system is fully integrated, POS makes use of the security controls within Sage Pastel Accounting, as well as allow you to assign access per user in POS.

Sage Pastel Point of Sale Back Office and Reporting features

POS integrates seamlessly with Sage Pastel Xpress or Sage Pastel Partner, therefore all the stock reports that you have become accustomed to using, are available for reporting POS transactions. Additional back office functionality includes supplier processing, account payments, viewing customer age analyses and statements. Using Sage Pastel’s advanced stock control and price matrix; you are able to determine pricing per customer, volume based discounts and special prices.

Debtors Manager

A debtors management system that‘s suitable for any business in any industry that seeks to optimise their debtors collection process.

Sage Pastel Cash Manager is a debtors management system that’s suitable for any business in any industry that seeks to optimise their debtors collection process. Unlike other products which tend to focus on the macro level, this is a hands-on practical system that automates the daily control of the debtor’s book. This module is only available while you have a valid Sage Pastel Cover contract.

Receipting

Process and print receipts, without having to use your cash book. Once you are ready, Sage Pastel Receipting will automatically move the receipts into your cash book for you.

Sage Pastel Receipting is a specialised add-on module that allows you to enter data once in order to process and print receipts. You can do this without having to use your cash book. Once you are ready, Sage Pastel Receipting will automatically move the receipts into your cash book for you.

Multi-Currency

This module allows you to define a currency for each customer, supplier and bank account. You can create up to 30 currencies.

The Sage Pastel Multi-Currency module allows you to define a currency for each customer, supplier and bank account. It is fully Euro compliant and supports European Union processing.

Time & Billing

This module allows you to bill your employees’ time to your customers. Simply fill out timesheets for your employees and charge your customers via activities.

The Sage Pastel Partner Time and Billing module allows you to bill your employees’ time to your customers. Simply fill out timesheets for your employees and charge your customers via activities. The activities that you create are the services you sell to your customers.

Multi-Warehousing

Set-up and use multiple stores or warehouses.

Together with the Sage Pastel Partner Advantage Inventory module, the Sage Pastel Partner Advantage Multi-Warehousing module allows you to set-up and use multiple stores or warehouses. Working with multiple stores is almost identical to working with normal inventory. The only difference is that each time you want to access an inventory item, you specify the store in which the item exists.

Sage Evolution Fixed Assets

Manage and organise fixed assets within your business.

South African Company Law requires that you keep a register of your business’ fixed assets as part of it’s accounting records. However, managing your company’s fixed assets can be tedious and time-consuming. Fixed assets are physical items such as desks, computers, cars, machinery, etc which you acquire to run your business. As you use assets, they depreciate or become obsolete. You can legally expense depreciation in your accounts for tax purposes.
Managing your fixed assets includes the following tasks:

  • Tracking each asset’s value, both from a tax and an accounting point of view
  • Depreciating assets correctly using an appropriate depreciation rate and method
  • Updating the replacement values of your fixed assets for insurance purposes
  • Accurately recording any sale, disposal or loss of assets
  • Maintaining an accurate fixed assets register which records information such as: date of purchase; date of disposal; purchase price; accumulated depreciation; net book value etc

The Sage Evolution Fixed Assets module automates all these processes for you. Once you provide the initial information, the system takes over and manages your assets for you. One of the realities of fixed assets processing is that companies frequently change depreciation rules as legislation allows and as company policy changes. Some changes are retroactive to when you purchased the asset. Sage Evolution Fixed Assets calculates its values dynamically from the start of each asset’s life, which makes retroactive changes simple. Imagine the time required to accurately programme all this yourself into a spreadsheet!

*Sage Evolution Fixed Assets can be used in conjunction with the core Sage Evolution Accounting system or can be purchased as a stand-alone product

Bill of Materials

This module allows you to create bills of materials or kit item codes with an unlimited number of components.

With the Sage Pastel Partner Advantage Bill of Materials module you can create bills of materials or kit item codes with an unlimited number of components. For example you can use three additional user defined costs such as labour, overheads and buy-outs. When you manufacture you can remove component items and create manufactured items.

Project Tracker

Allocate income and expenses to a project, which could represent a specific job or even a selected area of your business, thus enabling you to monitor profitability.
It can be difficult trying to keep track of a project’s income and expenses. Monies laid out, monies received, budgets and project income statements can be a nightmare to prepare – especially when you have multiple projects on the go.

The Sage Pastel Partner Project Tracker allows you to manage your projects, associated budgets and costs while providing in depth reporting keeping you “in control” of each project’s financial position.

Functionality includes:

  • Reporting groups linked to various cost codes
  • Enhanced budget creation per project
  • Income statements per project
  • Allocation of expenses and income per transaction per project
  • Linking invoices and GRV’s to projects

Serial Number Tracking

Track items from the moment you purchase or manufacture them to the time you sell them. You can even track the item for warranty purposes should it be returned to you for repairs.

Sage Intelligence Centre

Gain insights into your business through our automated Excel reporting tool.

have produced a reporting tool that revolutionises the way you make decisions in your business!

Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting is an add-on module that dynamically links to your Sage accounting data, taking your business beyond standard reporting functionality. You can generate spreadsheets by simply extracting Sage Accounting data and converting it into an easy-to-read, graphic format. Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting retains report formats and makes them available for future use. You also have instant access to ‘live’ information and that last minute journal no longer impacts your Excel reporting. Monthly financials account for a large percentage of manual Excel labour.

Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting offers a customisable pack which provides drill-down functionality. You can customise the standard set of reports and templates, and create new ones. It gives you flexibility with the combinations of financial data you choose to report on.

Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting ships with Management Packs (Balance Sheet, Income Statement), Sales Master (Sales Reports), Inventory, Purchasing options, and more.

Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting Report Designer
The user friendly Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting Report Designer gives you the power to transform data using an intuitive drag and drop interface to construct reports.

Reasons why you need the Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting Report Designer

  • It is an extension of the Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting
  • You can generate financial statements from predefined lists
  • Edit existing and/or create new financial layouts using drag and drop functionality
  • Caters for consolidations, segmented General Ledgers and column reporting using drag and drop functionality
  • Refresh newly added accounts into your existing layouts at the click of a button
  • Supports the use of native Excel
Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting:

This module is an extension of the existing Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting module. It provides worldwide secure access to your business reports through a standard web browser. This is an excellent platform to share information with partners, suppliers and customers. All you need is Internet access from your web browser and then authenticate yourself and the reports will be made available to you.

You will have access to critical information about your business from anywhere in the world at any time you choose. Online Web Reporting supports secure access so you receive your reports in a variety of formats across the web for example Microsoft® Excel, PDF or HTML.

Workstation Server
Hardware
Minimum Pentium IV Pentium IV
Recommended Pentium IV 2GHz or Higher Pentium IV 2GHz or higher
DVD Drive Required Required
RAM
Minimum 512MB 1GB
Recommended 512MB or higher Add 128MB per simultaneous user who accesses the system
Screen Resolution
Minimum 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Operating System
Supported Operating Systems Windows Vista and Windows 7 Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 2003, 2008 Server
Notification: Windows XP Operating System – NO LONGER SUPPORTED
Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP Operating System.  This means Windows XP users will not receive Microsoft software updates, including security updates that help protect your POS system from viruses, spyware and other malicious software.  If you are currently operating Windows XP Operating System, we recommend you move to a supported operating system so you can continue operating in a secure environment. In moving to a new operating system, if your POS system also runs in Windows XP, we suggest you contact your primary support provider to discuss compatibility of your POS system with the new operating system.