Sage 50cloud Pastel Xpress

(previously Sage Pastel Xpress Advantage)

Small business accounting software that keeps you updated with the latest requirements

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Get more for your business with Sage 50cloud Pastel

Product Overview

4 Great Reasons why you will love Sage 50cloud Pastel:

More time, more productivity, and more control with the following features:

1. Sage Contact

Syncs your records, contact details, last five payments and invoices for both Customers and Suppliers. No matter where you are, be it at your desktop, tablet or mobile phone, you have all the information you need to quickly and efficiently connect with your customers.

2. Scheduled Backup*

Sage 50cloud Pastel automatically backs up to the cloud and notifies you of any problems. Stop worrying about making backups or remembering to take the USB stick home on weekends.*Works with Office 365 Business premium.

3. Sage Capture

A mobile app that allows users to photograph paperwork, save them to OneDrive and post the transaction in Sage 50cloud Pastel. (note: Sage Capture is still in beta phase and will be released in 2019)

4. Bank Feeds

Have your latest Bank Statement delivered automatically into your Sage 50cloud.

Please note: Some of these features are only available with Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium

Sage 50cloud Pastel Xpress Offers the following:


Desktop software with the power of cloud


Sage 50cloud Pastel is the next generation of Sage Pastel products and is the start of your journey to Sage Business Cloud. With Sage 50cloud Pastel you can expect exciting new cloud connected features and functionality that won’t be available in any other Sage accounting products. Sage 50cloud Pastel Xpress comes with one user, unlimited company licenses, accounting functionality that every small business needs, cloud connected features like Sage Capture and Sage Payments and Banking, and the ability to integrate with Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium. And of course, you can rest assured that Sage 50cloud Pastel is SARS compliant.


Unlimited, expert software support


We appreciate that in order for your company to run smoothly, you’ll need software maintenance and support. We’ve got real people waiting on the line to help you. Unlimited telephone support, free software upgrades, access to exclusive Sage 50cloud Pastel Xpress Customer Zone and discounted training are just some of the benefits included in your annual license fee agreement.


Bank Manager


No more manual bank imports - we save you time and effort! Automatically import your bank statements. Sage Pastel Bank Manager automates the whole process, including the import of statement files straight from your internet banking profile.


Accept payments from your customers


Sage Business Cloud Payments is a safe and easy way for customers to pay you, using a range of simple, secure, and reliable payment solutions. Accept payments online, face-to-face, over the phone, and through invoices with all business-critical features included as standard.


Automatic Updates


Be sure you have the latest update of your Sage Pastel software all the time. With Sage 50cloud Pastel Partner you will always be on the latest version of software. You will automatically receive a notice to download these updates via the web.


Business reporting at the click of a button


Creating the perfect report can be very time-consuming. Sage Intelligence Reporting automates your reporting process so that you can focus on analysing the information to make informed decisions with confidence. Use the standard report templates or design your own reporting templates in Microsoft Excel® and update them straight from your Sage Pastel Software.


Dedicated Support


You are in safe hands: With Preferred Solutions Helpdesk and Sage Pastel Support, you can be sure to have world-class support. With on-site, remote, telephonic and email support, you can be sure to have your challenges sorted quickly and effectively!


Sage 50cloud Pastel Accounting on the go


With our new mobile app, you can now lookup details for customers and inventory items, process quotes, invoices and sales orders from your mobile device as well as find customers near your current location. And that’s just the beginning!


Get Noticed Online


Your business must get noticed! Sage Online Tools is an easy-to-use and manage website building tool with an eCommerce module that integrates with your Sage Accounting suite. With more businesses looking at online channels to streamline their ordering Process and marketing efforts, Sage Online Tools becomes the obvious choice for an all-encompassing tool to grow your business via the web.

Please note: Some of these features is only available with Microsoft 365 integration.

Popular Features

Popular Features of Sage 50cloud Pastel Partner include:

Outlook Connector

Automatically sync Microsoft Outlook contacts and Sage 50cloud contacts to save you time. Access customer balance information, credit limits, contact details, and order history—even if away from the office.

Cloud Back-Up

Get security and peace of mind with automated data back-ups stored offsite, in the cloud. You can also undo data entry errors by restoring data from the cloud as of a particular date. Never again be stuck without a recent backup.

Microsoft Office Business Premium

Minimize your vendors list and easily manage your technology platforms—and your budget—with one monthly payment that covers your core business solutions, your accounting package and your office suite. Access core Microsoft apps, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more!

More ways Sage can help you save time and money

Make it even easier to manage your business by connecting your Sage 50cloud Pastel accounting software to Sage payroll and payment solutions, and other additional modules.

Simplify Payroll Management

Save time and minimize the burden of processing payroll with Sage Pastel Partner Payroll Advantage, our compliant payroll software that has a smooth General Ledger (GL) integration with Sage 50cloud Pastel.

Whether you have one employee, or ten thousand, Sage Pastel Partner Payroll Advantage makes running your HR office simple. Our Payroll and HR software is recognised by SARS and complies with all of the latest payroll legislation. If you don’t want to run your payroll in-house, you can leave it in safe hands with our payroll outsourcing service.


Add-On Modules

Add-On Modules:

Module Name

Module Description

Sage 50cloud Pastel Point of Sale (POS)

  • An affordable, simple and secure payment handling retail solution for small and medium businesses.
  • Powerful, yet easy to set-up and operate, Sage 50cloud Pastel Point of Sale (POS) is keyboard friendly
    for fast processing.
  • Simple screens and large display areas make this cashier-based system ideal for any till point.
  • Sage 50cloud Pastel Point of Sale (POS) interfaces with most popular barcode scanners, cash drawers
    and pole displays.
  • Once installed and set up, tellers can be trained and working in record time.
  • Sage 50cloud Pastel Point of Sale (POS) security features helps prevent potential theft.

Sage 50cloud Pastel Debtors Manager

This module helps you to optimise your collections process, and generate up to date and accurate cash flow
forecasts from your debtor’s book.

  • Instantly link your notes and the age analysis balances in a single report.
  • Create daily call back reminders and action lists for easy follow-up.
  • Track all outstanding invoices.
  • For every outstanding invoice you will know:
    1. Why it is outstanding?
    2. When it will be paid?
    3. What has been done to collect it, and what actions you should take?
    4. Select from a menu of up-to-date and accurate cash flow reports.
    5. Drill down and get reconciliations of invoices outstanding per aging category per customer.
    6. Email clear and concise payment reminders for every single overdue invoice per customer.


Sage 50cloud Pastel Xpress Features:

Sage 50cloud Pastel Xpress

Sage 50cloud Pastel Partner

Benefits with Sage 50cloud Xpress and Partner

Users + 1 - 3 1 - 20 Bank Manager
Companies Unlimited Unlimited Sage Intelligence Reporting
Financial Years e-Statements (100)
Annual Licence Fee * Sage Online Tools
Mobile App Users 1 2 Customer Zone

Add-Ons Available

Sage Online Tools
Debtors Manager
Point of Sale
Serial Number Tracking
Multi-Store / Warehousing
Bill of Materials
e-Business and Billing
Pricing Matrix
Project Tracker

Stand Alone Products Available

Sage 50cloud Pastel Xpress

Sage 50cloud Pastel Partner

Fixed Assets

+ This package contains one user license. Users can be purchased in increments according to your needs. Additional users can be purchased from Preferred Solutions. One user license equates to the loading of Software onto one PC.

* Unlimited telephonic support from Sage Pastel included in annual licence fee. Add-on modules can be purchased directly from Preferred Solutions.

Product information and pricing is only applicable for products sold in South Africa.

Modules Checklist

Quick Checklist

Module Description

Bank Manager (included)

  • How do you currently capture your bank statements into Sage 50cloud Pastel?
  • How long does it take?
  • How many bank accounts do you have?
  • Do you often spend time trying to reconcile your bank account to your bank statement?
  • This automates the entire process of reconciling your bank account.
  • Compiles the cash book / e-statementsfrom all the major South African banks (bank feeds for FNB is currently an issue)
  • After assigning recurring transactions with a code once, this module is able to import statements and automatically sort the transactions for you.
  • Caters for split allocation and payments.

Sage Intelligence Reporting Standard (included)

  • Do you require specialized reporting over and above your standard trial balance, income statement and balance sheet?
  • Do you know who your top 5 customers are?
  • Do you know your fastest moving inventory item?
  • How long do you spend preparing your management pack?
  • Allows you to control, automate, and analyze your data across all areas of your business.
  • Customized reporting that links
    straight into your accounting
  • Drag and drop technology allows you to customize report design, with interactive dashboards for added insight.
  • Integrates with Excel.

Debtors Manager (optional)

  • Take me through your customer/ debtors collection process?
  • Do you have multiple people who follow up with your customers or single account managers?
  • How do you forecast promise to pays?
  • Tracks your collection process and compiles accurate cash flow forecasts.
  • Reports can be run at any time and enable you to easily determine why the amount is outstanding when it will be paid, what has been done, what still needs to be done and which sales person the invoice belongs to.

Point of Sale - Standard (optional)

  • Do you sell your products and services to your customers in a retail environment?
  • Do you need to put checks in place so that things like price overrides, discounts or returns are monitored?
  • Do you have concerns about terminals going down due to connectivity or network problems?
  • A simple POS system with strong security features.
  • Allows seamless shift changes, reallocation of cash floats.
  • Tellers are not isolated to operating on one till and can log in from any till at any time.
  • POS integrates seamlessly with Sage 50cloud Pastel Xpress or Partner.

Office 365 Integration

Microsoft 365 Integration Features Include:




Contact Syncs your records, contact details, last five payments and invoices for both customers and suppliers. No matter where you are, be it at your desktop, tablet or mobile phone, you have all the information you need to quickly and efficiently connect with your customers.
Capture A fast and simple way to record your expense slips and electronically capture them. (note: Sage Capture is still in beta phase and will be released in 2019) Store your data in the cloud and liberate yourself from the office.
Scheduled Backup Easy setup: Sage 50cloud automatically backs up to the cloud and notifies you of any problems. Stop worrying about making backups or remembering to safeguard your external storage devices.
Bank Feed (Yodlee) Spend less time capturing transactions and set up your bank feeds via Yodlee. Save time by having your bank statement brought to you. Train bank manager to remember your recurring transactions to make your banking recons a breeze.
Direct Bank Fees Connect directly to your bank to retrieve your statement for a superior experience. Currently only ABSA offers this functionality.
Office 365 Business
1. Selling into multiple regions.
2. Support partner (a.k.a. indirect or
MPN) sales.
Selling into multiple regions.

Microsoft 365 Integration Additional Features:




New Search Screens for Customers and Suppliers. An automatic wildcard search across any number of customizable fields with group filtering and sorting options. A modern Search Feature allowing you to find things quicker with more flexibility.
Delete Inventory Assistant Quickly identify and delete inventory items that are no longer in use. Users can now easily remove older inventory items.
New Assistants A step-by-step indicator to show you exactly where you are when interacting with any of the assistants in the accounting package. Delivering an improved user experience.
GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a legal framework that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of European Union (EU) citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. South African companies conducting business with EU members, or that have customers in the EU need to comply. Compliance.

Please Note: Microsoft Office 365 is not included with Sage 50cloud software and needs to be purchased separately.


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