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Pastel Xpress Startup
Pastel Xpress is an intuitive and user friendly accounting solution that lets you manage your numbers with ease and confidence. As South Africa’s leading developer of accounting software for over 16 years, Pastel understands the needs of your business environment and you can be sure your business complies with South Africa’s exacting accounting standards.
Simplicity, combined with rich functionality, gives you the ability to effectively manage your money and your business. After all, accounting isn’t only about getting the numbers right, it’s also about what you are able to do with those numbers. Let Pastel take your business BEYOND ACCOUNTING.
Pastel Xpress Feature Information
Compliant with SA Legislation
Pastel Xpress, and the new Pastel Approved Stationery range, automatically caters for the customer VAT number field required by SARS (South African Revenue Services) with effect from March 2005.
The System Navigator
Finding your way around Pastel has never been easier. The highly intuitive and graphical System Navigator allows you to perform common tasks quickly using simple icons representative of everyday tasks.
Use Pastel’s Setup Assistant to create a company in minutes. Answer a few simple questions, select from one of Pastel’s fully customisable templates, then tailor them to your business on-the-fly. Some of the customisable templates Pastel has to offer are:
Service • Retail • Body Corporate • Construction • Garage / Service Station • Farming • Hotel • Non Profit Organisation • Real Estate Agent • Food and Beverage • Church Accounts • Club Accounts • Professional Services • Medical Practitioners • School Accounts
Pastel’s flexible customer account setup allows you to configure parameters per customer. For example you can set individual trading and settlement terms, select the e-mail and/ or print option for invoices and statements. Create as many customers as you need – Pastel’s high performance database won’t slow you down as your customer base grows.
Pastel allows you to enter invoices in a logical and intuitive manner. Save time, ensure accuracy and control back orders by linking quotations and sales orders.
Pastel’s Age Analysis provides you with crucial information about your customers and suppliers. It lets you see outstanding balances by ageing period and assists you in prioritising collection of overdue amounts.
Pastel can track your inventory in as much detail as necessary. You can create product or service items, establish minimum and maximum stock levels and much more.
PDF Printing and E-mailing
This standard feature allows e-mailing of documents such as statements, invoices, orders and quotations in PDF and HTML format. Each document layout has a corresponding PDF layout. The e-mail screen allows you to cc and bcc recipients and contacts from Outlook. Seamless integration of these elements makes communicating with your clients and suppliers easy. The body text limit for e-mails has increased and additional files can now be attached.
Graphic Report Facility
Keep your finger on the pulse of your business by using Pastel’s graphic reporting feature to display business-critical information in a graphical format. For example, you can now view trends in customer sales, inventory movement, expense allocation and more. Pastel’s Financial Ratios allow you to analyse the key areas of your business at the click of a button.
The Forms Designer interface makes it easy to customise stationery layouts of documents such as invoices, quotes, orders and labels. And you can customise forms for the PDF documents that you e-mail.
Microsoft® Office Integration
Pastel enables you to integrate your general ledger, customer, and supplier data with Microsoft® Office* and allows you to export customer and supplier contact information into Outlook. The new ‘Create Letters’ and ‘Labels Assistant’ allows users to easily set up mail merge documents and labels through Microsoft Word. The assistant automatically creates the required data sources and links for mail merges.
* Microsoft® Office 2000 and up.
- Free delivery in most areas or download now
- Works with Microsoft XP, Vista, 7, 8
- No compulsory license fees
- Easy to use
|Business Environment||Startup / Small business|
|Number of users (on network)||1|
|Number of companies||1|
|Number of financial years||2 - (5 years worth of transactions are stored, but only 2 years are available for processing and for standard reports, available through the View menu)|
|Support||Telephonic or email: 30 days free OR optional 1 year Business Care Contract|
|User defined fields||Yes|
|Serial Number Tracking||No|
|Bank Manager||Yes (add-on)|
|Business Intelligence Centre||No|
|Payroll||Yes (Stand alone add-on)|
|Bill of Materials||No|
|Time & Billing||No|
|Point of Sale||No|
|Fixed Assets||Yes (Stand alone add-on)|