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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

Download brochures

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

Workgroup or Client Server

A user in Pastel Xpress or Partner refers to a computer on a network.

Therefore 2 users is 2 computers linked via a network.  If a computer is not linked to a network, it's not a user and you cannot purchase a user licence for that computer

A computer network can also consist of, and is usually made for, more than two computers:

Workgroup Networking

In a peer-to-peer network, each computer holds its files and resources. Other computers can access these resources but a computer that has a particular resource must be turned on for other computers to access the resource it has. For example, if a printer is connected to computer A and computer B wants to printer to that printer, computer A must be turned On.


2 user Workgroup network


3 user Workgroup network

Client/Server Networking

A computer network is referred to as client/server if (at least) one of the computers is used to "serve" other computers referred to as "clients". Besides the computers, other types of devices can be part of the network:

4 user Client network: 1 server + 3 workstations

In a client/server environment, each computer still holds (or can still hold) its (or some) resources and files. Other computers can also access the resources stored in a computer, as in a peer-to-peer scenario. One of the particularities of a client/server network is that the files and resources are centralized. This means that a computer, the server, can hold them and other computers can access them. Since the server is always On, the client machines can access the files and resources without caring whether a certain computer is On.

Another big advantage of a client/server network is that security is created, managed, and can highly get enforced. To access the network, a person, called a user must provide some credentials, including a username and a password. If the credentials are not valid, the user can be prevented from accessing the network.

The client/server type of network also provides many other advantages such as centralized backup, Intranet capability and more.

Should I  use Workgroup or Client network?

If you have less than 5 users or if you have more than 10 uers the answer is easy:

  • less than 5 users:  Workgroup network should work perfect
  • if you have more than 9 users, you should only use a Client server

The more difficult part is when you have 5 to 9 users.

Although using a Workgroup network for  up to 9 users can be done - it depends on the load on the computers.

If  your accounting system is very busy, it's preferred and advised to use a Client server.

It's more secure, and safe.

It could happen on a busy Workgroup systems that information are lost or corrupted.


Pastel uses the Pervasive database.  So if your system is networked and you install Pastel, you get an optin to install Pervasive.  This will install the database and your Pastel users will work!



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