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Sage Pastel Xpress Advantage: Smart Accounting Software that keeps you on the right side of the taxman.

Sage Pastel Xpress Advantage is more than traditional small business accounting software. It is an integrated small business accounting 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 with our small business accounting software.
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.

Sage Pastel Accounting on-the-go

With our new mobile app, you can now look up details for customer and inventory items, process quotes from your mobile device as well as find customers near to your current location. And, that’s just the beginning!

Click here to watch a video on Sage Pastel Mobility.


Automatically import bank statements with Bank Manager

We know that reconciling your bank account can take hours, if not days to complete. We can help by making your bank recons a breeze with Sage Pastel Bank Manager and it’s Automatic Bank Feeds* feature. It simplifies things by automating the whole process, including the import of statement files straight from your internet banking profile, saving you loads of time.

* Available in certain countries only. Contact your nearest Sage Pastel office for more information.

Click here to watch a video on Automatic Bank Feeds.


Get a bird's-eye-view of your business with Intelligent Business Reporting

We understand the importance of making the right decisions for your business at the right time. That's why we have included eight “out of the box”, ready to use management reports that can be easily customised to support your unique business. With a reporting tool this powerful, you too can take advantage of making insightful business decisions.

Click here to watch a video on Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting.


Make online payments straight from your accounting application with a Sage Pay account

In today’s world, finding time to pay the bills can be a challenge! Not only is it boring, stressful and time consuming, but watching those Rands fly out of your bank account is never fun. Factor in the late fees that can easily accumulate and the interest rates that can drive your payments through the roof, and you’ve got a recipe for a real credit problem in the making.

Using Sage Pastel’s latest Supplier Payments feature is an attractive method of dealing with these hassles. It’s easy, effortless and most importantly cheaper than paying via your traditional internet banking channels.

Click here to watch a video on Supplier Payments.


Make sure customers can find you online!

Fact! Majority of prospective customers are using the Internet to find products and services! And, you’re missing the boat if you don’t have an professional online presence. You may not know the first thing about starting your online journey and that’s where we come in. Let us help you easily create and manage your own website and online store. And, the best part about taking this journey with us is that all data integrates seamlessly into your Sage Pastel accounting software. That means that orders and quote requests placed online will feed information through to your Sage Pastel software and, in turn as you change information like product prices and stock levels in your software, it will automatically update your online store.

Click here to watch a video on Sage Pastel’s online marketing and sales offerings.


Always on the very latest version of software

With Sage Pastel Xpress Advantage you will always be on the very latest version of software. Our automatic update feature means that if there’s ever an update or upgrade to the software, you’ll automatically receive these updates via the web. No more DVDs and installation hassles – once you have installed Pastel Xpress Advantage you will never need to re-install a software disc again.

Click here to watch a video on Automatic Updates.


Unlimited expert software support

As a Sage Pastel Xpress Advantage customer, world class support is only a phone call away. Our contact centre, who recently won Best Help Desk at the World Contact Centre Awards, has real people waiting on the line to help you. Unlimited telephonic support, free software upgrades, access to the exclusive Sage Pastel Customer Zone and discounted training are just some of the benefits and it’s included in your annual licence fee agreement.

Make an offsite backup of all your critical data, in a 100% secure way

Without data, businesses would cease to exist. Data ensures that bills are paid, money is collected, contracts are valid, and all information to enable decision-making is available – so imagine what would happen to your business if all the data your business has, suddenly disappears.

With the inconvenience that losing data will have on your business, you really can’t afford to be without this product!

With Version 14, you get 90 days free access to this product!

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Comparative Features Table

◊ Additional user licences can be purchased, according to the number of users accommodated per product, as outlined below.

  Xpress Partner Advantage Evolution Standard Evolution Premium Xpress Advantage
Database Manager Pervasive Pervasive MS SQL MS SQL Pervasive
Number of users 1 - 3 ◊ 1 - 20 ◊ 5 1 - 1000+ ◊ 1 - 3 ◊
Number of companies Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Financial Years 2* 2* 5 5 2*
User Defined Fields Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
General Ledger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Segmented GL Accounts No No No Yes No
Cash Books 30 30 Unlimited Unlimited 30
Customers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quotations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Invoices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Suppliers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Purchase Orders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inventory ≈ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Segmented Inventory Items No No No Yes No
Import Cost Allocations No Yes Yes Yes No
Projects Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Report Writer No Yes Yes Yes No
Stationery Customisation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alert Manager No No No Yes No
Bank Manager Yes** Yes Yes** Yes** Yes
Sage Pastel Intelligence (BIC) Yes** Yes Yes** Yes** Yes

*   5 years worth of transactions are stored, but only 2 years are available for processing and for standard reports, available through the View menu
**  Purchase as an add-on module
≈  Available as an add-on module for International Partner versions


To purchase Sage Pastel Xpress Advantage, please click here to visit our online store. Sage Pastel Accounting - South Africa's leading accounting, ERP and business software developer.

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Sage Pastel Xpress Advantage System Requirements

  Workstation Server
Minimum Pentium IV Pentium IV
Recommended Pentium IV 2GHz or Higher Pentium IV 2GHz or higher
DVD Drive Required Required
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.

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