Pastel Accounting software news

New Sage Evolution version engineered for the future

March 2014

Sage Pastel Accounting has launched Sage Evolution 7 in Dubai, bringing customers in the Middle East a new version of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite that delivers the efficiencies and productivity gains offered by the latest mobile and cloud technologies... | more

Sage Pastel Help Desk Best in the World

November 2013

Sage Pastel proudly won the gold prize for best help desk in the world in Las Vegas, USA on Saturday the 16th November! Our very own support manager represented and collected the award at the World Contact Awards 2013. Sage Pastel, South Africa’s leading... | more

My Business Online: simple online accounting

September 2013

Pastel My Business Online is an entry-level, web-based accounting system that offers the full suite of accounting tools including: financial management, task assignment, project tracking and accurate reporting. The program simplifies complicated technical jargon making it easy for anyone to use even without the help of an accountant.... | more

Sage Pastel remains at the cutting edge of business software

September 2013

Johannesburg – July saw Sage Pastel, the local accounting and business software giant, demonstrate its industry-leading mobility innovations. The new Windows 8 Tablet App for My Business Online was showcased at the company’s accountants’ focus day and the Mobile App for Sage Evolution caused a stir at the company’s Evolution customer day... | more

Cloud computing: adapt or die

September 2013

Times have changed – we have entered an age where technology is pervasive and has become a central part of our lives, providing us with more mobility than ever. Applications that can build a grocery list, do our banking, and track where we’ve parked our cars, means there’s a completely new way of doing things. Business has to be part of the revolution: they must adapt to rapid technology changes to remain competitive... | more

New to business? Here’s an accounting package to start you off

September 2013

Pastel My Business Online (www.pastelmybusiness.co.za) is one of those online applications that can radically improve your organisation’s effectiveness while adding to the enjoyment of running a business. Before we get into details, it’s worth a quick word... | more

Sage Pastel the first to bring online accounting to SA

September 2013

Sage Pastel’s My Business Online (www.pastelmybusiness.co.za) was introduced to the South African market in 2009 and has enjoyed continued success, particularly within the SME market... | more

Accountants embrace the cloud with Sage Pastel My Business Online

September 2013

Johannesburg – Accountants and bookkeepers who gathered at Sage Pastel’s offices to learn more about My Business Online (www.pastelmybusiness.co.za) were surprised to discover that it is not just an end-user tool, but one which improves the efficiency of their own practices as it enhances the level of service they offer their clients... | more

Accountants: online accounting will change the way you work

September 2013

At Sage Pastel we’re paying a lot of attention to accounting over the internet and also to mobility, both of which are a direct benefit of cloud computing... | more

Busting cloud computing myths with Pastel My Business Online

September 2013

Cloud computing is shaking things up in the business world and the rapid increase in mobile devices will add to the incentive for online business applications, bringing mobility to the entrepreneur on-the-go... | more

SMEs: here are the benefits of My Business Online

September 2013

As the world shifts to online business applications, Sage Pastel’s My Business Online (www.pastelmybusiness.co.za) offers so many benefits to small business owners that they just can’t afford to ignore it... | more

New in business? Start as you mean to go on

September 2013

When you’re starting a new business, it’s so important to get into good financial habits from the very beginning. Let’s get a good understanding of why… | more

Steven Cohen, MD of Sage Pastel reflects on the bright future that awaits SA’s next generation of accountants

23 July 2013

Last week, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) announced that Praise Ndebele, a learner from Ponelopele Oracle Secondary School is this year’s winner of the National SAICA Pastel Accounting Olympiad, having scored a 92% mark… | more

Sage Pastel remains at the cutting edge of business software with its mobility innovations

22 July 2013

July has seen Sage Pastel, the local accounting and business software giant, demonstrate its industry-leading mobility innovations… | more

Sage Pastel contact centre voted best help desk in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

15 July 2013

Sage Pastel, South Africa’s leading developer of accounting and business software, is now officially the EMEA region’s best help desk, with a gold medal awarded to the team at the Contact Centre Best Practices Conference & Awards in Vienna last week. Sage Pastel also won a silver medal for Best Community Spirit… | more

Sage Evolution end user day for customers large and small

July 2013

Don’t let the awesome power of your enterprise resource planning software go to waste. This was the urgent message from Daryl Blundell, sales director of Sage Pastel Accounting, at the company’s first ever Sage Evolution end user day… | more

Accountants embrace the cloud with Sage Pastel My Business Online

27 June 2013

Accountants and bookkeepers who gathered at Sage Pastel’s offices today to learn more about My Business Online were surprised to discover that it is not just an end-user tool, but one which improves the efficiency of their own practices as it enhances the level of service they offer their clients… | more

Sage Evolution Mobile: The Ultimate App

6 June 2013

Sage Evolution’s latest ground breaking app – Evolution Mobile – takes operational efficiency to new heights it harnesses the full power of advanced enterprise resource planning (ERP) and up-to-the-minute handheld technology… | more

The Corporate Entrepreneur

May 2013

Every business starts small. Creativity, passion and a real entrepreneurial spirit usually drive the successful ones into large impressive corporations… | more

Sage Pastel donates 7.5m in Software

April 2013

Sage Pastel, has donated R7.5 million of software, training and other support interventions to the newly formed Black Management Forum (BMF) SMME Programme… | more

Technology in Africa

April 2013

The MasterCard African Cities Growth Index shows that we’re in for a major growth explosion in Africa – if we have the right technology in place… | more

Ideate Q and A

April 2013

View the Ideate Q & A which will include questions such as – “Pastel has primarily focused on business software. Why the decision to launch a consumer product?”… | more

Stay on the right side of the taxman with the latest release from Sage Pastel

February 2013

Sage Pastel has released Version 12 of its Partner and Xpress accounting software. It comes with some exciting program enhancements that will ensure users are always up to date with SARS’ requirements… | more

Local business software leader Sage announces name change

February 2013

Softline, a provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, today announced that after months of planning they will be rebranding and will be referred to as Sage  South Africa, effective immediately… | more

Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!

September 2012

4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential. … | more

University embraces cloud accounting

July 2012

University of the Free State (UFS) has implemented Pastel’s My Business Online – its first foray into cloud-based training. … | more

Focus on implementation, not just strategy

June 2012

Steven Cohen was featured in the Financial Mail (FM) cover story on 14 June 2012. The FM approached a few business leaders, one of them being Steven, and asked them to submit their views on how they would turn SA around … | more

Karabina joins forces with Unisource CC

May 2012

Karabina Software, the specialist business software distribution unit of the iSPartners Group, welcomes UniSource CC as its latest Business Analytics Certified Partner … | more

Karabina welcomes Trew Solutions

May 2012

Karabina Software, a division of the iSPartners Group, welcomed Trew Solutions as its latest Business Analytics Certified Partner … | more

Karabina welcomes Trew Solutions

May 2012

Karabina Software, a division of the iSPartners Group, welcomed Trew Solutions as its latest Business Analytics Certified Partner … | more

Standard Bank, Pastel team up

April 2012

Standard Bank and Pastel have teamed up to offer start-ups easy access to an accounting solution as part of an overall drive to support new business success… | more

Sage Pastel launches Black Economic Empowerment Portal

Feb 2012

Sage Pastel’s one-stop Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) portal, BEE 123, launched today. It offers the complete range of tools, software, directories, news and BEE network partners to assist businesses of all sizes to understand and implement their BEE requirements… | more

Pastel Evolution announces best business partners

Nov 2011

The winners of Pastel Evolution’s Outstanding Business Partner competition were announced at an awards dinner held during the Pastel Evolution conference in early November.… | more

Pastel Evolution is Aligned to SARS’ Requirements for E-Documentation

Oct 2011

The South African Revenue Service requires that all electronic invoices, credit notes and debit notes meet certain requirements in terms of the VAT Act and Pastel Evolution offers users requirement-compliance… | more

Pastel Wins Microsoft Independent Software Vendor of the Year

Oct 2011

Sage Pastel has been awarded the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Software Partner of the Year
by Microsoft… | more

Sage Pastel’s latest release will improve accountability in non-profit sector

Oct 2011

Sage Pastel’s launch of Pastel Partner for Non-Profit Organisations represents the first formal financial management software solution for the non-profit sector in South Africa… | more

Awards recognise small businesses

Aug 2011

The annual Small Business Awards on Talk Radio 702 with Sage Pastel launched this week with the aim of rewarding small businesses that are doing great things... | more

Contact centre world awards – results announced

July 2011

Sage Pastel, South Africa’s leading developer of accounting and business software scooped nine awards at the Contact Centre World Awards in London this past weekend... | more

Pastel LegalWrite now compliant with the new Consumer Protection & Companies Acts

July 2011

LegalWrite, Sage Pastel’s “lawyer in a box” has been updated to include and comply with both the Consumer Protection Act and the new Companies Act... | more

Sage Pastel dominates international contact centre awards

June 2011

For the first time ever, individuals from Sage Pastel have been named as finalists in the Contact Centre World Awards next month in London. These awards are considered to be the Olympics in the Contact Center industry... | more

Shining star wins National SAICA Pastel Accounting Olympiad

June 2011

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), in partnership with Pastel Accounting has announced that Sanelisiwe Nhlumayo, a grade 12 learner from Velabahleke High School in Umlazi Kwazulu-Natal, is the 2011 National SAICA Pastel Accounting Olympiad winner. Nhlumayo did an outstanding job by getting full marks for her paper and walks away with a well deserved laptop computer and R2 000 in prize money... | more

Labour provides the greatest hindrance to SME growth says survey

May 2011

Almost a third (28%) of local SMEs reported labour related issues as the main hindrance to business growth in the past year. While small business owners acknowledge that they need more staff in order to grow their business, they report that they either can’t find the right people or are too nervous to employ because of the country’s rigorous labour laws... | more

SMEs: monthly management makes for an easy Year End

February 2011

As we approach the end of the financial year, the calls to our support centre are starting to increase and the atmosphere of mass-panic in trying to close this year’s books can be clearly felt. It’s at this time every year that I wonder why business owners and managers often overlook the day-to-day administrative requirements that result in this major managerial load at the end of February... | more

It's tough out there: Small businesses still under pressure

January 2011

Sage Pastel recently received coverage in Financial Mail on the findings of the Pastel SME Survey.... | more

Pastel SME Survey

January 2011

Pastel Accounting recently conducted the inaugural Pastel SME Business Survey. Some of the topics covered in the survey were the global recession and the effect on profitability, turnover and staffing. We also asked questions around the exchange rate, family businesses, succession planning and how these things impact SMEs in South Africa. Over 2 000 respondents completed the survey.

The following online coverage was received:

  • Fin24.com - click here to read the article.
  • Iol.co.za & Business Report – click here to read the article.
  • Iafrica.com – click here to read the article.

SA small business faced mixed fortunes in 2010 – Pastel SME Survey

January 2011

Almost half (49%) of small business owners in South Africa reported an increase in turnover in 2010 while the remaining businesses reported stagnated or decreased revenue. But, despite the seemingly good news, profit margins were squeezed with just more than a third of SMEs (32%) reporting an increase and an almost equal amount (29%) facing a decrease in profitability – the real indicator of a business’s ability to make money.... | more

It may be small but SME owners must keep their house in order - by Steven Cohen

January 2011

Without fail, SMEs around the globe have one common plea to their respective governments; they want real resolutions to ease the administrative and financial burden they face.... | more

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