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System Requirements


Single User*


Pentium III


Pentium IV 2GHz or Higher



Windows XP, 2000


Windows XP, 2000, VISTA, Windows 7 & 8





256MB or Higher



800 x 600


1024 x 768

Requirements for all Users



Note that:


  • This product does not run on Windows NT
  • and Windows 2000
  • Windows XP requires SP3 as a minimum.
  • You cannot use Windows XP Home in a multi-user environment.
  • Microsoft Office integration and email functionality requires you to have Microsoft Office version 2000 or above installed on your workstation

Are there any compulsory yearly fees?

For Pastel Xpress, Partner, MyBusiness Desktop

No, there are no compulsory yearly fees for accounting packages like Pastel My Business, Xpress or Partner Perpetual (not available any more as a new products) unless you have the Bank Manager or Debtors Manager modules.  Pastel Business Care Contract (Support & upgrades) is optional* on these packages and you would sign up for this. 

Yes, on Pastel Partner Advantage subject to Annual License Fee

Read about Business Care Contract benefits - click here

For Pastel MyBusiness Online

Yes, MyBusiness Online has a monthly fee, or yearly (for some discount).

For Pastel Payroll

Yes,there are annual license fees for Pastel Payroll depending on the number of employees.

* NOT optional if you have Xpress or Partner with the Bank Manager or Debtors Manager modules.

Backup your data from only R120.00 excl. per month

Backup your Pastel data or any other data on your computer automatically to the cloud, from only R120-00 Excl.
(+R250-00 Excl. once-off setup)

Set up your daily backup schedule and have peace of mind, and get daily notification about the back status - so you will know when something went wrong. 

Up to (4GB) - R120 per month excl.
Up to (6GB) - R150 per month excl.
Up to (9GB) - R230 per month excl.
Up to (20GB) - R295 per month excl.
Up to (45GB) - R545 per month excl.

or more -

Click here to see more or contact us - we can register you for a free demo

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Business Care Contract?

Benefits of being a Pastel Business Care Member

As a Sage Pastel customer, you're never left to your own devices. We make every effort to ensure you reap the full value of your accounting software investment with proper, appropriate first-line assistance.
Unlimited telephonic support
We have teams dedicated to each product in the Pastel range who will assist you with all your technical support queries. With our extensive experience and understanding of your needs, whether it be installation, set-up, or accounting queries, our highly skilled support teams are available:
Monday – Thursday from 07h30 – 17h00,
Friday from 08h00 – 16h30 and Saturday from 09h00 – 12h00.

Unlimited email support

E-mail your support query and receive a response in one hour during working hours. Should you e-mail your support query after hours, you will receive a response early the next day.

Free automatic software updates and upgrades

Whilst on Pastel Business Care you will receive free software upgrades automatically via the Automatic Updates feature. Pastel continually invests in research and development to make sure you stay abreast of changes in the economic, technological and legislative environment. You’ll find that subscribing to Pastel Business Care is far more cost effective than purchasing new releases later.

Regular electronic Business care Newsletter

This essential newsletter gives you the inside track on practical tips and tricks, short cuts and important information.

Exclusive access to the Customer Zone

The Customer Zone allows you to download free updates, access the Pastel knowledge base, and latest technical information as well as providing you with a view of your support history.


As a Pastel Business Care customer you will receive a 10% discount on any Pastel training course held at our training centres in Gallo Manor, Mount Edgecombe and Century City. You’ll also receive a 5% discount on our self-study training courses.

Free Pastel magazine

The online Pastel InBusiness magazine will keep you up-to-date on industry trends and information about your Pastel software. In each issue we highlight the latest Pastel products, features and modules, software tips and tricks, changes to legislation, tools and practical information to help you get the most out of your Pastel software.

Pastel Payroll discount

If you purchase Pastel Payroll within the first 30 days of registering your Pastel Accounting Software, you will receive a 30% discount when purchasing Pastel Payroll (from AccountingDirect).

Differences between Partner & Partner Advantage


Partner Advantage


Pastel Intelligence included optional add-on
Bank Manager Module included optional add-on
Business Care Contract
(support & upgrades)
Included - subject to annual
renewal from 2nd year (R4905)   

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Brochures for Pastel Xpress Advantage

Pastel  Xpress Advantage   Base  6.7MB   
Bank Manager Add-on
(Included in Advantage)
Intelligence Module    Add-on
(Included in Advantage)
Point of Sale Add-on  228kb


Brochures for Pastel Partner Advantage

Pastel Partner Advantage   Base 344kb
- Bank Manager Module included   1.1MB
- Intelligence Module included 206kb
Multi Currency Module Add-on  140kb
Manufacturing Module (BOM) Add-on  493kb
Multi Warehousing Module Add-on  444kb
Project Tracker Module Add-On  702kb
Serial Number Tracking Module Add-on  337kb
Receipting Module Add-on  322kb
Time and Billing Module Add-on  123kb
Point of Sale Add-on  228kb
Cash Manager Add-on  764kb




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Version 14

V.14 Download

We offer v.14 as service only to our customers on request
(NB: We will still send your software via courier.)
You can download Pastel Xpress or Partner today.  

Download size : ±260mb (with Pervasive v.10) 
Start working today!



Version 12
Click download 

You can download Pastel Xpress or Partner.  Download size : 360mb (with Pervasive v.9) 



This download can also be used as a demo to try out all the features - once installed and you are happy you do not need to reinstall your software! Just purchase from us, register and continue to work!

We will invite you to the downloads folder where you will get instructions and files

Purchase Order Software - Extended 1 month FREE trial

Problems – Finding the best purchase order software in Durban

  • Your spending is out of control. Folks are buying from unapproved vendors, they don’t wait for POs to be approved, they don’t follow approved routing processes—they are over budget… and you look bad!purchase order problems
  • You’ve tried your accounting system’s built-in purchase module (if you even have one)—but the workflows are not configurable, or rule-based, the templates are clunky and you can’t customize POs, you can’t split by categories and it’s only accessible for office staff—the module appears to be an afterthought.
  • Your PO process isn’t integrated with your current accounting software (QuickBooks, Xero, etc.)—so you have double entry, or it won’t allow you to use email to manage approvals.
  • How do you control company spending, create an amazing workflow process to save you time, customize to your heart's content while connecting to all of your favorite apps, all within your budget?

Perhaps you should consider...

Solution - for companies needing purchase order software in Durban, The #1 purchase order software - for Durban is a simple to implement, web based, purchase order control application for Durban.  It provides a speedy way for staff to raise purchase requests and have them approved from any device.  At the same time, finance teams get a real time view of all requests, improving compliance and freeing up time spent managing spreadsheets.


Why Buy - for companies needing purchase order software in Durban


There are five main reasons to consider purchase order purchase order software 5 reasons

  1. One of the BEST For spend control in Durban
  2. EXCELLENT workflow management
  3. Industry’s MOST customizable interface
  4. MOST relevant integrations
  5. Industry's BEST support

Let’s look at each of these reasons in more detail:


  1. One of the BEST For spend control

    electronic purchase order spend controlUnlike other purchase order software with limitations in process control, forecasting and expense claims, has efficient spend control functionality.

  • Procurement management. You can choose to use only approved vendors and also have fixed product listings--so orders from incorrect vendors are eliminated.
  • Spend management. It’s fast to create a PO that’s automatically routed to approvers and approved via email. This will ensure that your team only buys from approved vendors, gets approval on requests and stays within budget.
  • Requisition management. Let your team create requisitions, attach quotes and choose approvers for each requisition. After approval, a PO number is assigned and it becomes a PO. The higher the requested amount, the more senior the approvers. It helps to eliminate mistakes and fraud since all purchases must be approved first.
  • Budget Control. Set up budgets and departments so approvals cannot exceed budgets. At the point of approval, compare actual spend vs budgeted spend in real time. It helps you to control your budget and never overspend.
  • Expense tracking. Track all your company expenses with an easy PO form and approvals. Custom PO fields lets you report on what’s important to your company. spend control purchase order software purchase order software is flexible enough to capture all of the information you need in Durban.




purchase order process workflow

  1. EXCELLENT Workflow management purchase order software has superior workflow management when compared to competitors that only provide basic, non-configurable workflows and lacks resource allocation.

  • Customizable, efficient workflow management. Your workflows can be optimized to save your company time, by making purchases get approved 5 times faster. This makes the best use of human resources.
  • Configurable Workflow.With the click of a few buttons, you can create a beautiful and efficient workflow in purchase order software. This makes complex approval scenarios simple.
  • Rule-based workflow.You can set up your workflows to allow for any scenario you can imagine. This provides purchasing accountability.
  • Resource allocation. Allocate payments on POs to different branches of your company. This makes it very easy to reconcile payments later.
  • Supplier management. You can have fixed or flexible supplier and product listings, ensuring that your entire team is always using the correct suppliers.electronic purchase order workflow




  1. Industry’s MOST customizable interface

You’ll love the contorts to your company, not the other way around.

  • Custom fields.You can setup custom fields on the PO and at line item level within your purchase order software. This allows you to tailor your POs to capture any information according to your needs.most customizable purchase order software
  • Customizable Branding.Personalize the PO with your company’s logo, look & feel or any other company branding you prefer.
  • Input type. You can use drop downs, dates, times, addresses etc. on your PO creation form. This enables you to have the information you need in one place to process a purchase.




  1. MOST relevant Integrations purchase order software in Durban integrates with many of the most popular accounting, email and PO applications, including:

  • best integrated purchase order processXero and Quickbooks.Easily connects your purchase order software to your popular accounting app, allowing you to originate an approved PO from within, using your existing contacts, eliminating double entry andensuring you can pay and track purchases through your existing accounting system.
  • Manage POs via Email.Receive email notifications when your PO is approved or rejected, send your POs via email and approve or reject a PO request by a team member from within your email (so there is no need to login to When you reply to your emails, then those comments will automatically appear on the PO.
  • Single Sign-On.Using the Google authentication appliance you can login to with Google making it faster and simpler to sign in.




  1. Industry's BEST Support

    ProcurementExpress.como provides the best support within the entire industry (period), which is one of the reasons it has become one of the leading purchase order software and procurement apps worldwide and in Durban.electronic purchase order with best support

  • Best Training.You have all the resources you need to get you up and running straight away. You don’t have to worry about not understanding the app.
  • Best hours/personal support.Award-winning online support, including live 24/5 phone support. support all time zones’ business hours. 91% of support requests are responded to in less than 4 minutes.
  • Best’s product specialists will provide FREE onboarding ($1000 value). Everything will be setup for you, no need to do it yourself.



“So so easy to use!!! …The demo took 5 minutes! Love it!” testimonial for purchase order software


Gravitational Marketing




"Customer service is great! I live in the U.S. but someone responds to my questions quickly and thoroughly.” testimonial for purchase order software

Hannah Mulligan

Animal World & Snake FarmZoo 





“The support for the product has been great, with quick answers and bug fixes. A great product.” testimonial for purchase order software

Michael Saffell





 " It's easy to setup, simple to use and allows companies to keep track of their expenditure. We've been very happy.” testimonial for purchase order software

Hsien Yong

Ngee Ann Polytechnic



Picture this,

successful electronic purchase order software

You now have electronic purchase order software--no more spreadsheets or paper-based POs which is time consuming and can get lost. Your company spend is finally under control. Your employees are buying from the correct suppliers, you have total control over the products being bought--and you have eliminated double entry.


Everything is stored in one place, so you can easily find information when you need it. Emails about your POs are automatically pushed into the comment section of a specific PO. You can now approve or reject POs immediately on your phone--even if you are on holiday. Life is good!


…with - The #1 purchase order software in Durban.



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What next?

  • We also service the following cities: Pietermaritzburg, Howick, Estcourt, Hluhluwe, Richards Bay, Scottsburgh, St. Lucia, etc
  • Call us at (082) 878-6772 to see it live, or email for a quote or to get setup for a free trial!

Sage Pastel Partner Advantage - 35% discount!

 Partner Advantage includes

  • Partner 1 user multi company (with Inventory module)
  • BIC - report writing at it's best
  • Bank Manager - save time and hassles - import your bank statement into Pastel 
  • Business Care Contract - for worry free support, all upgrades and updates

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Version 14 Released!

Pastel version 14

All our new packages sold will be v.14

Some of the services available in Version 14 include:

  • Automatic Bank Feeds – direct from your bank account into your accounting system.
  • Supplier Payments – a secure link allowing you to upload payments using our Sage Pay services so you can pay your suppliers quickly, securely, and accurately.
  • Sage Pastel Mobility  delivering information from your desktop to your mobile phone allowing you to process quotes and sales orders on your device whilst you’re on the road.

Version 14 Released!

v.14 released

Some of the services available in Version 14 include:

  • Automatic Bank Feeds – direct from your bank account into your accounting system.
  • Supplier Payments – a secure link allowing you to upload payments using our Sage Pay services so you can pay your suppliers quickly, securely, and accurately.
  • Sage Pastel Mobility  delivering information from your desktop to your mobile phone allowing you to process quotes and sales orders on your device whilst you’re on the road.

What's new in Pastel version 12


Normally, in the past, one would typically need to download a new build from the Sage Pastel Customer Zone. In line with new technological advancements it now deploy builds automatically via the internet to your machine (internet access is required). This technology will ensure valued Sage Pastel Cover customers are always on the latest software version, having access to the latest features within a few minutes after they are released! To take advantage of the automatic updates feature, one would need to install Version 12 from the base DVD and thereafter any further updates will be deployed via the internet to your Sage Pastel software. As a loyal Sage Pastel Cover customer, difference to your business and its growth.
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