Sage Pastel

Sage Evolution

Sage Evolution delivers an entirely new dimension in business management software, taking your business way beyond the traditional realms of accounting software.

Sage Evolution Standard

Taking accounting to the next level.

Sage Evolution Standard Edition is a unique take on software aimed at small businesses looking for deeper functionality and flexibilty in their business management software. Based on MS SQL technology and leveraging on the core ERP suite for functionality, it brings all aspects of your operating environment together, providing an integrated, holistic view of your business. Special attention is made to ensure that the software is fast and easy to use whilst still ensuring that relevant controls are enforced. The comprehensive range of features, functionality, and add-on modules provide a scalable, flexible and robust management tool for small to medium businesses.

  • Optional Modules
  • Bill of Materials

    Bill of Materials

    Create assembly sheets detailing each component making up the completed item

    Designed for the Manufacturing and Assembly Environment.

    This module allows you to create assembly sheets (or Bills as they are commonly known) detailing each component making up the completed item. Completed items can be manufactured before they are sold or you can simply invoice the completed item and Sage Evolution will manufacture the item on-the-fly, where-upon the sub-components will be drawn from stock.

    You can manufacture items in a single operation or, for more complex manufacturing and for processes that occur over a significant time period, you can work on an open manufacturing process over time.

  • Cash Manager

    Cash Manager

    Common problems experienced in the Collections Department
    Management seldom have time to devote solely to debtors, and often rely on reports from staff showing only the amounts outstanding and the expected payment estimates.
    Looking at the Age Analysis will show clearly the amounts outstanding, but not the reasons why the amounts are outstanding, nor will it show you the expected amounts to be collected.

    Collectors will try to track payment progress and the reasons for late or non-payment, but will often write down cryptic clues on pieces of paper which only they can interpret. If they are recording the information on a spreadsheet, they may save that spreadsheet in a place that is only known to themselves. This all results in no central place for management to extract the reasons behind the late payments, and having to rely on their collectors to share the information when requested. Tracking debtors trends to establish what the common reasons are for late payment becomes difficult, and cashflow planning is then based on instinct rather than fact.

  • Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting

    Sage Pastel Intelligence Reporting

    Gain insights into your business through our automated Excel reporting tool

    Sage Pastel Business Intelligence Centre - Standard & Advanced

    We have combined South Africa’s leading accounting software with Microsoft® Excel and have produced a reporting tool that revolutionises the way you make decisions in your business!

    Sage Pastel Business Intelligence Centre is an add-on module that dynamically links to your Sage Pastel accounting data, taking your business beyond standard reporting functionality. You can generate spreadsheets by simply extracting Sage Pastel Accounting data and converting it into an easy-to-read, graphic format. Sage Pastel's Intelligence Reporting retains report formats and makes them available for future use. You also have instant access to ‘live’ information and that last minute journal no longer impacts your Excel reporting. Monthly financials account for a large percentage of manual Excel labour.

    Sage Pastel's Intelligence Reporting offers a customisable pack which provides drill-down functionality. You can customise the standard set of reports and templates, and create new ones. It gives you flexibility with the combinations of financial data you choose to report on.

    Sage Pastel Business Intelligence Centre ships with Management Packs (Balance Sheet, Income Statement), Sales Master (Sales Reports), Inventory, Purchasing options, and more. 

  • Fixed Assets

    Fixed Assets

    Manage and organise fixed assets within your business.

    South African Company Law requires that you keep a register of your business' fixed assets as part of its accounting records.

    However, managing your company’s fixed assets can be tedious and time-consuming. Fixed assets are physical items such as desks, computers, cars, machinery, etc which you acquire to run your business. As you use assets, they depreciate or become obsolete. You can legally expense depreciation in your accounts for tax purposes.

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  • Multi-Currency


    Process customer and supplier transactions in their currency.

    With Sage Evolution Multi-Currency you can process customer and supplier transactions in their currency.

    It allows you to track foreign currency, customer and supplier values in both the foreign and home currency. You can view balances and transactions in either currency at any time. You can maintain separate buy and sell rates for each currency. Sage Evolution Multi-Currency maintains a history of exchange rates so that you can process transactions at earlier dates using the most accurate exchange rate. When you process customer receipts or supplier payments, Sage Evolution uses the current exchange rate to calculate any foreign exchange profit or loss, which is automatically posted. In addition Sage Evolution Multi-Currency allows you to:

    • Process and print customer and supplier sales and purchase documents in foreign currency or home currency.
    • Print customer and supplier statements, age analysis and transaction reports using foreign currency or home currency
    • Process foreign currency cashbook transactions.
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  • Multi-Warehousing


    Set-up and use multiple stores and warehouses.

    This add-on module allows you to keep inventory items in discrete areas, or warehouses. You can use warehouses for many types of situations:

    • Physical warehouses in different geographic areas.
    • Keep raw materials and/or internal parts separate from items you sell.
    • Keep track of consignment stock/samples in a separate warehouse.
    • Separate obsolete items into a separate warehouse.
    • Track demo stock allocated to sales representatives.
    • Track costs per warehouse.

    Interbranch Transfers

    This feature has been designed so that you are able to transfer items from the dispatching warehouse directly into a “goods in transit” (GIT) warehouse. The inventory will remain in this warehouse until the receiving warehouse does a receipt from the GIT warehouse.

    Two additional warehouses are created by the program: a damaged goods warehouse and a variance warehouse. This allows you to allocate and account for the receipt of inventory items by allocating them into the receiving warehouse. Any items not accounted for, will either be allocated to the damaged goods or variance warehouse where reconciliation can later be processed. Documentation is printed through the different stages to accompany the delivery of goods, and reports can be printed to indicate the location of stock at any given time within the system.

  • Point of Sale (POS)

    Point of Sale (POS)

    Cashier-based retail solution ideal for any till point.

    Supports Peripheral Devices.

    Sage Evolution Point of Sale integrates with both Receivables and the Inventory add-on module, while addressing the practical issues you may encounter within the retail Point-of-Sale environment. It contains the following features which can assist you with:

    • Security parameters
    • Tender types (cash, voucher, credit card and cheque)
    • Flexible pricing
    • Discounting

    It supports peripheral devices such as pole display units, cash drawers, slip printers and a bar code scanner. It is user friendly, while offering you flexibility by allowing for per-till configuration and giving you powerful reporting features.

  • Base Modules
  • Inventory Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Sales & Purchase Orders
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Cash Book
  • General Ledger
Hardware Single User Work Station Server
Minimum Pentium IV Pentium IV Pentium IV
Recommended Intel Core 2 Duo or
Intel Core 2 Duo or
Xeon Dual/Quad Core
Minimum 512MB 512MB / 1GB 2GB or higher
Recommended 1GB or higher 1GB or higher 4GB or higher
Screen Resolution
Minimum 800 x 600 800 x 600 800 x 600
Recommended 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Operating Systems
Microsoft ® Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista¹, Windows 7, Server 2000, Server 2003, Server 2008 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
Database Server
Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 & 2008

Kindly note, if you have 11 users or more on your network, we strongly recommend you speak to your Sage Evolution Business Partner regarding the system requirements recommended for your specific environment.

  • DVD-Rom.
  • 256 Colour VGA or SVGA Video Graphics.
  • The on-line help requires Internet Explorer version 6 or higher, or a compatible browser.
  • Up-to-date network drivers, service packs and operating systems.
  • Windows 7 Home and Basic editions are not supported.
  • Windows 7 personal computers/notebooks need to ensure that the recommended RAM memory and video graphics adapter are met.

The above serves as a guideline. Hardware requirements may differ depending on the operating system and the version of SQL Server.

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