Payroll Product Comparison

Our Comprehensive Payroll Product Comparison – Choose the Best Fit for your business

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Basic Product Information and Features

Product Description Sage Business Cloud Payroll Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional
Pricing From:

R61.00/month or R678.00/year (based on 2 employees) ∗

R271.00/month or R3252.00/year (based on 10 employees) ∼

Quote on Request
Database Manager
Online / Cloud
Desktop Only
Online / Cloud
Number of Users

Unlimited ¹

Unlimited ¹

Unlimited ¹

Number of Companies

Unlimited º

Unlimited
Unlimited
Operating System
Any
Windows
Windows
Setup and customisation of payroll definitions (Earnings, deductions, company contributions, fringe benefits, hours etc.)
✔
✔
✔
Security and access control
User, Company and Global level
User, Company and Global level. Security groups
Global level (Directory level)
Multi-User Login
✔
✔²

✔²

Net-up calculation to calculate gross remuneration

❌

✔
✔
Process weekly, monthly or fortnightly pay periods across single or multiple companies
✔
✔
No - separate company per pay frequency
Consolidated reporting across multiple companies
❌
✔
✔
Separate pay runs within one pay period

❌

1 per pay frequency
7 per payment cycle
Printing of historic payslips
✔
✔
✔
Insert company logos and employee photos
✔
✔
✔
Batch Processing
❌
✔
✔
Fixed and financial information imports and exports
❌
✔
✔
Interface with electronic payment service providers - banking exports

✔ (5 only)

✔ 

✔ 

Direct integration with Netcash

✔ 

✔ 

✔ 

Third-party Payments
❌
❌
✔
General Ledger Integrations
Standard
Standard
Standard & Customisable
Payroll Budgeting & Forecasting
❌
❌
✔
Payscales & Notches
❌
❌
✔
Net Pay splits into different bank accounts
❌
❌
✔
Integration with time and attendance systems
❌
✔
✔
Leave Management
Basic
Basic
Advanced
Leave pay out calculation on termination of employees
❌
✔
✔
Automatic calculation of BCEA leave rates per employee
❌
✔
✔
Job Costing
❌
3 Levels
5 Levels
Loan Module
❌