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PASTEL SOFTWARE OVERVIEW
Softline Pastel's range of accounting and value-added business software products are suitable for all types of small, medium and larger size businesses. Pastel Accounting software is used by over 160 000 companies in South Africa and 50 countries across the globe. Recommended by 9 out of 10 accountants, Pastel has been a trusted name in software since 1989.
The Softline Pastel product range provides flexible and feature-rich accounting and business management software solutions. From small, single user start-up operations right through to larger entities with multiple companies and several hundred concurrent users, Softline Pastel has the right-sized solution for your business. In addition, the accounting software range includes a number of add-on modules addressing the specific requirements of businesses in vertical industries.

Although Pastel offers additional products, we primarily focus on the following Softline Pastel Software products. Please feel free to contact us about these or any other product not listed here.

Pastel Invoicing is a simple and easy to use invoicing package designed for start up businesses. Pastel Invoicing will make the following tasks easy to start, fast to finish. Creating invoices, customers and items. Managing your customer invoices, payments, credit notes and printing of statements. Reporting on the amounts outstanding per customer. Reporting on which items you are selling the most. E-mailing invoices and statements to your customer.
Pastel My Business is a simple and easy to use business software solution designed for start-up businesses which require the ability to track item quantities, costs and purchases. It also enables you to manage your bank accounts, credit cards and general company expenses.
Pastel Xpress provides you with affordable accounting solutions for the smaller business, or a larger business with basic accounting needs. Pastel Xpressí automation of common business processes makes the product easy to learn and easy to use. Pastel Xpress helps you manage your accounts so that you can get on with the job of running your business. As your business grows, upgrade/access greater functionality at the click of a button without having to transfer data.
Pastel Partner is the ideal solution for small to medium businesses. It offers more features than the Pastel Xpress range and is well suited to a multi-user environment. Pastel Partner allows users to add additional modules to their core accounting application. This means that if your company operates in a retail, industrial or any other type of industry sector, you can tailor Pastel Partner according to your specific needs.
COMPARATIVE TABLE OF PRODUCT RANGE
BASE
  Invoicing My Business Xpress Partner
Database Manager - Pervasive No No Yes Yes
Database Manager - Microsoft SQL MS SQL Express MS SQL Express No No
Number of Users Single  Single  1-3 1-20
Number of Companies Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Financial Years Unlimited Unlimited 2 2
User Defined Fields Yes Yes No Yes
General Ledger No No Yes Yes
Segmented GL Accounts No No No No
Cash Books None Unlimited 6 30
Customers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quotations Yes Yes Yes Yes
Invoices Yes Yes Yes Yes
Suppliers No Yes Yes Yes
Purchase Orders No Yes Yes Yes
Inventory Yes*** Yes Yes Yes*
Segmented Inventory Items No No No No
Import Cost Allocations No No No Yes
Project Tracking/Cost Centres No No No Yes
Report Writer No No No Yes
Stationery Customisation Yes Yes Yes Yes
ADD ON
MODULES
Multi-Currency No No No Yes*
Business Intelligence Centre No No Yes* Yes*
Receipting (Cash & Bank Manager) No No No Yes*
Time & Billing No No No Yes*
Point-of-Sale No No Yes* Yes*
Serial Number Tracking No No No Yes*
Multi-Store No No No Yes*
Job Costing No No No No
Bill of Material No No No Yes*
Manufacturing No No No No
Mobile No No No No
Lot Tracking No No No No
Fixed Assets  No No Yes*° Yes*°
Payroll No No Yes*° Yes*°
ACT! No No No Yes*
Resolve Basic
(Contact Management)
No No No Yes*
Resolve Premium
(Contact Management)
No No No Yes*
Sales Force Automation No No No No
Pricing Matrix (Disc. Matrix & Vol. Disc.) No No No Yes
Customer Acc. Consolidations No No No No
Customer Credit Risk Mngnt. No No No No
Annuity Billing No No No No
eBusiness & eBilling No No No Yes
*Purchase as an add on module
°Purchase as a stand-alone module
** No year end procedures necessary, therefore no limit on Financial Years
*** Can Sell items but does not control costs or quantities

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