The #1 Sage Pastel Reseller in the Western Cape, South Africa
Preferred Solutions, a Platinum Level Sage Pastel reseller, provides financial software support to small and medium businesses by trained professionals focusing on accounting software, IT infrastructure and support as well as comprehensive training in business software modules. We have been an industry-leading business partner and trusted service provider since 1991.
Sage Pastel software is internationally recognized with a majority market share in South Africa; all Sage Pastel software is 100% compliant with the South African Revenue Services (SARS) guidelines. We sell and provide support on software aimed at improving the productivity of clients’ business. Preferred Solutions also has a strongly developed IT division to cater for hardware, software and troubleshooting solutions to our clients.
Currently, we support in excess of 2500 clients in varying industries, including more than 20 large manufacturing concerns and numerous large Wine Farms. Through our comprehensive, competent services, products and support systems we assist our customers in their drive to business success.
Our Mission Statement
We aim to provide accounting software solutions and IT infrastructures with unprecedented performance, functionality, scalability, ease of use and flexibility for any size business, no matter how big or small – focusing on improving productivity, profitability, and customer service. The solutions we provide address critical business requirements, are cost effective and enhance processes. Through our comprehensive, competent services, products and support systems we assist our customers in their drive to business success.
A word from our directors
I started my career in the accounting reseller/consulting industry in 2000 after 14 years in the corporate environment, in different financial positions.
My dedication and passion to do business in the right way and commitment to work hard, smart and always give a service that benefit the customer has been key factors in the success of Preferred Solutions. Additionally, investing in top class staff and not being afraid to trust, delegate and train these individuals, has been the cornerstones of expanding the business and build excellent relationships with our clients.
My personal beliefs when doing business is to be honest in all things and not make money the ultimate goal. Do not sell your values. Be fair, but also take a stand when necessary. Take responsibility for whatever task you must perform and do your best.
My advice for clients looking at accounting software/installations is to invest in the future. View your financial and management software as tools that can save you money and make you sleep better at night. Don’t sell your future awards for a small saving now.
My advice for future generations looking at the reseller industry: Nothing good happens easily or quickly. Build small, solid steps over time. Invest in other good people, this is a very difficult road to walk alone.
My hopes for the future?
- In business, that we can train the next generation to take the company to even higher levels of achievement.
- In life, that one day all the people on earth will have the same, original, good values and live in peace and unity.
To summarise Preferred Solutions in a few words: The name Preferred Solutions is synonymous with value and values.
Favourite quote: “DIE LEWE IS ‘N LIED!!” (English: All life is a song)
I have been in the accounting reseller/consulting industry since 1996, coming from a financial software background including Syspro.
I believe that a hands-on approach and project management for large contracts has made a large impact on the business, but nothing would have been possible without my team of consultants delivering excellent work and putting in long hours of work to ensure delivery of the products to our valued clients.
Preferred Solutions is successful because of the people who work here, our team of experts. We are able to adapt to market and industry changes, due to our excellent in-house and ad hoc training sessions and a support network from senior staff to oversee larger challenges.
My approach to doing business is simple: I believe in integrity and blatant honesty. Keeping an open channel of communication with our clients and staff alike is of utmost importance. Proper planning is also essential to making any project work efficiently and within deadline.
My advice to potential clients looking new accounting software and installations is to do your homework. Ensure you comprehensively compare like-to-like products that can get the job done like it should; do not only look at price and basic information. Make an informed decision.
For future generations looking to work in the accounting software and reseller industry, I would like to advise that it is not always easy and it requires a lot of hard work, yet the client satisfaction makes every moment worth it!
My hopes for the future?
- Personally, I have always wanted to hike the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. It is the largest canyon in Africa. This goal will be completed in 2016, when I go to complete it.
- In business, I hope Preferred Solutions will continue to grow and serve.
To summarise Preferred Solutions in a few words: We are the people who work for us.