Sage Evolution Standard

A cost-effective ERP system with an advanced operating environment

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A cost-effective business management solution suitable for small to medium businesses with an advanced operating environment.

Sage Evolution delivers an entire business management solution. It’s the new way to work

Sage Evolution Standard manages all operational aspects of your business. It enables you to control your financials as well as relationships with your customers, suppliers, and employees. Developed within the Sage Evolution Framework, all components and modules are fully integrated. And they share a common interface, providing you with a consistent user experience.

Data integrity is assured with Microsoft® SQL Server, and all your data is secured in a central database. As a core management system, Sage Evolution is feature-rich, and its add-on modules make it a truly revolutionary ERP solution.

Key Features:

Accountants recommend Sage Pastel Accounting

For over 20 years, Sage Pastel has been the trusted name in business and financial software. Sage Evolution has been developed for the African Market and comply with IFRS accounting standards and local taxes for West Africa.

Access to skill

Because Sage Pastel Accounting is so widely used by thousands of clients, the resource pool is large which means that skilled staff are easy to find.

Lowest total cost of ownership

Unlike other vendors who bill extra for support services and demand large teams of expensive skills to deploy ERP functionality, our solutions offer the lowest total cost of ownership because they are quicker to deploy and requires less configuration / training.

Easy to use

With many years of experience in software development and with thousands of businesses using our software, Sage Pastel has an in-depth understanding of what makes software usable and flexible. Sage Evolution is both intuitive and easy to implement and use.

Specialised models for industry specific requirements

Sage Evolution has a range of add-on modules that cater for industry specific needs. The modules seamlessly integrate with Sage Evolution's core financials, are cost-effective and can be rapidly deployed

Simplified reporting

Sage Evolution Intelligence Reporting allows you to manipulate data in any way you need. Design specialised reports that give you a competitive edge. See trends in your business that would otherwise be difficult to recognise. Slice and dice data through “what-if” scenarios enabling you to run ideas through your financials.

Improve and enhance customer and supplier relations

Sage Evolution CRM gives your business the competitive edge. It is a very powerful tool that allows you to track, analyse and manage customer and supplier interactions within your business, allowing you to be proactive in meeting and exceeding their demands. Sales Force Automation helps you track and manage sales opportunities which are very precious in today's competitive business environment.

Fully integrated business management application

Sage Evolution is built with a wide range of features and functionality, complemented by a number of add-on modules allowing the solution to be a scalable, flexible and a robust management tool for a growing business.Integrated Business Activity Management functionality is woven into the core accounting package, providing you with a holistic view of your business as both accounting and operational data reside in the same system

Increased productivity

Use Sage Evolution's unique Business Activity functionality to set and manage employee tasks and productivity. View graphical representations of which activities have been closed and which are still open.

Backed by an extensive national service and support infrastructure

With our award winning contact centre in South Africa supporting our in-country business partners,you will be assured of first class support.

Get back to basics with smart, cost-effective software for big businesses

Are you finding it difficult to get an integrated and holistic view of your business? If so, it is time to revolutionise the way that you do business with Sage Evolution. By bringing all the aspects of your operating environment together, Sage Evolution is an ERP solution that gives you the ability to control your financial situation as well as your relationships with your customers, suppliers and employees.

Developed within the Sage Evolution framework, all components and modules in the Sage Evolution range are fully integrated. They share a common interface, providing a consistent user experience. Microsoft’s SQL server database ensures data integrity and maintains all your data in one central database. Sage Evolution as a core product is feature-rich, but the add-on modules that are available make it a truly revolutionary ERP software solution.
Sage Evolution Accounting and all modules within the Sage Evolution range are subject to an annual renewal fee. This business model provides you with a number of important benefits including: updates and upgrades, and first line telephonic and e-mail support. The compulsory annual renewal is payable on the anniversary date of registration of the application. It gives you peace of mind that you will always have the backup service, support and expertise you need.

No. of Users:Multi-users, 1 - 10
No. of Companies: Unlimited
Database required: Ms SQL Express
Support: Included in the annual renewal

Add-On Modules for Sage Evolution Standard:

Bank Statement Manager

This module allows for the cash book to be electronically populated when a bank statement is imported where large volumes of transactions are processed. Once verified, the information can be updated to a cash book batch and then to the general ledger. The bank statements are acquired by using a download facility that’s provided by each of the four major banks in South Africa (ABSA, First National Bank, Standard Bank, Nedbank). Supported formats include OFC, CSV and ASCII.

The advantages of using this module include the instant processing and coding of accounts once the initial process of assigning recurring coding has taken place; and the process of reconciliation and account coding is virtually guaranteed. Another benefit exists for transactions where the codes have been assigned as per the relevant accounts. Codes need not be assigned a second time – only new transactions have to be coded in the months to follow.

Bill of Materials
Bill of Materials and Kit Item Codes

Together with the Inventory module, the Sage Pastel Partner Bill of Materials module gives you access to two related functions: Bill of Materials and Kit Item Codes. With the Bill of Materials module, you can build, assemble, or manufacture any inventory item using other inventory items as parts or components. The Kit Item Codes allow for the specification of one code on an invoice, and the system leads multiple invoice lines that can include inventory items and remark lines. You can also create Bills of Materials or Kit Item Codes with an unlimited number of components.

Up to three non-inventory additional costs associated with the Bill of Materials can be created, for example, labour, freight and overhead costs, per Bill of Material. When you manufacture you can remove component items and create manufactured items.

Reporting for the Bill of Materials module includes:
  • An audit trail
  • Material requirements to determine whether there are sufficient components on hand to manufacture
  • Components used in Bill of Materials / Kit Item Codes to track inventory items (components) allocated to a finished inventory item (manufactured product).
Sage Intelligence Reporting
Sage Intelligence Reporting

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 Intelligence Reporting is an add-on module that dynamically links to your Sage accounting data, taking your business beyond standard reporting functionality. You can generate spreadsheets by simply extracting Sage Accounting data and converting it into an easy-to-read, graphic format. Sage Pastel 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 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 Intelligence Reporting ships with Management Packs (Balance Sheet, Income Statement), Sales Master (Sales Reports), Inventory, Purchasing options, and more.
Debtors Manager
Get serious about getting paid with Sage Pastel Debtors Manager software

Sage Pastel Debtors Manager is a debtor management system suitable for any business in any industry seeking to optimise the debtor collection process. Sage Pastel Debtors Manager debt collection software has been designed to instantly implement tracking and control in your debtors collection department. Unlike other products which tend to focus on the macro level, this is a hands-on practical system that automates the daily control of the debtors book. This debt recovery module is only available while you have a valid Sage Pastel Business Care Licence contract.

Sage Pastel Debtors Manager creates reports to monitor debt collection progress, staff performance and accurately forecasts cash flow
With ready to run debtors management reports for every outstanding invoice, you can determine why the amount is outstanding; when it will be paid; what has been done and what still needs to be done.

Get paid and improve your cash flow - with Sage Pastel Debtors Manager, there are no more excuses!

Multi-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.
Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are physical items such as desks, computers, cars, and machinery which you acquire to run your business. South African Company Law requires that you keep a register of your business' fixed assets as part of its accounting records. However, business fixed asset management can be tedious and time-consuming. As you use assets, they depreciate or become obsolete. You can legally expense depreciation in your accounts for tax purposes. Sage Pastel’s fixed asset tracking software module takes care of all of this for you.

Managing your fixed assets includes the following tasks:
  • Tracking each asset’s value, both from a tax and an accounting point of view
  • TDepreciating assets correctly using an appropriate depreciation rate and method
  • TUpdating the replacement values of your fixed assets for insurance purposes
  • TMaintaining an accurate fixed assets register which records information such as: date of purchase; date of disposal; purchase price; accumulated depreciation and net book value
  • TThe Sage Evolution Fixed Assets software module automates all these processes for you
  • TOnce you provide the initial information, the fixed asset management system takes over and manages your assets for you. One of the realities of fixed assets processing is that companies frequently change depreciation rules as legislation allows and as company policy changes. Some changes are retroactive to when you purchased the asset. Sage Evolution Fixed Assets calculates its values dynamically from the start of each asset’s life, which makes retroactive changes simple. Imagine the time required to accurately programme all this yourself into a spreadsheet!
*Sage Evolution Fixed Assets can be used in conjunction with the core Sage Evolution Accounting system or can be purchased as a stand-alone product
Multi-Warehousing

Streamline your inventory management and warehouse management with Sage Pastel’s warehousing software (Sage Pastel Partner Multi-Warehousing module)

Set-up and use multiple stores or warehouses with the Sage Pastel Partner Multi-Warehousing module

Working with multiple stores is almost identical to working with normal inventory or stock. The only difference is that each time you want to access an inventory item, you must specify the store in which the item exists. Sage Pastel’s warehouse management software makes it easy to track and control inventory items.

Some of the features include:

  • Ability to link users to one or more stores and prevent users from accessing items in other stores
  • Creation of up to 999 stores with an unlimited number of inventory items per store
  • The same inventory item code can exist in different stores and will share all item fields except quantities, cost prices, selling prices and reorder information
  • Ability to copy selling prices from one store to another, per item per store
  • Ability to transfer items between stores using a Store Transfer Journal
  • Inventory reports will allow you to filter on stores
Serial Number Tracking

Track items from the moment of purchase to sale with Sage Pastel’s Serial Number Tracking Module

Sage Pastel Partner Serial Number Tracking allows you to track items from the moment you purchase or manufacture them to the time you sell them. With this stock control software module, inventory management even extends to you being able to track the item for warranty purposes should it be returned to you for repairs.

Each item has its own unique serial number

With Sage Pastel’s inventory control software, Serial Number History allows one to view movement history for serial number items. With Serial Number Listing, the serial number per inventory item, along with its status can be viewed.

Use the Serial Number Tracking Module with other Add-On modules:

Multi-Stores and Bill of Materials
By using the Multi-Stores module, you can transfer serialised inventory items between stores. Use of the Bill of Materials module allows manufacture into serialised items.

Pricing Matrix

This module adds great flexibility to Sage Evolution’s standard pricing feature. With this module you can not only create volume-based or time-based price breaks you can specify discounts by customer or group of customers. In addition you can design unlimited discount variations, such as multiple discounts per customer per stock item, and discounts per stock group while having the ability to override discounts on processing invoices.

Sage Evolution CRM

Traditionally termed ‘CRM’ or “Contact Management”, Sage Evolution CRM is core to the Sage Evolution system’s functionality. Sage Sage Evolution CRM has taken the concept of traditional Contact Management much further by weaving it into the very fibre of the Sage Evolution accounting system, thus elevating accounting software to its next logical state allowing you to not only capture numbers, but also what we refer to as business activities. Activity data is integrated and presented together with the numbers providing a holistic view of your business instead of a numbers only view. This integration provides you with the ability to control not only your financial situation but your relationships with your customers, suppliers and employees. Any issue that takes place in a business, and is important enough to be tracked, is recorded as an Incident in Sage Evolution CRM.
Sage Evolution CRM will track all Incidents to their conclusion or until they are closed off. The Evolution system stores Incidents even after they have been closed, allowing you to track a history of events as they occurred, as far back as you wish.

There are two versions of Sage Evolution CRM:

Sage Evolution CRM Standard contains basic incident tracking. This module must be purchased in conjunction with the core Sage Evolution accounting system.

Sage Evolution CRM Premium contains more advanced features such as Sales Force Automation, Business Gateway, Calendar, Workflow processing, Incident Graphs, Escalations and Contract Invoicing and now also Microsoft Outlook Integration. This module can be purchased as a stand-alone product.

Sage Evolution CRM Brochure

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Voucher Management

The process of creating a payment or receipt voucher is an essential function for many businesses and the Voucher Management module helps streamline and automate these processes. This module is suitable for clubs, schools and other organisations where money is collected from members, students or customers and documented proof is required for audit and record purposes.

Main features in Sage Evolution Voucher Management

  • Role base authorisations, permissions and discretionary limits per user.
  • Process Accounts Receivable receipts.
  • Process Accounts Payable payment advices.
  • Process General Ledger receipts and/or payments.
  • Support for multi-currency accounts.
  • Customisable receipts and payment voucher layouts.
  • Capture and save receipts and payments for future processing.
  • Maintain and print audit trials.
Business Gateway
What’s new in Sage Evolution Business Gateway?

Structural changes

  • Entirely new technology platform
  • Focus on ease of installation
  • Dashboard landing page – provides a quick overview of current tasks and progress.
  • Fully mobile – screens and charts can be viewed on devices like smartphones and tablets. Flash charts fall back to html5 so that they can still display on devices that don’t support flash.
  • Statement drill-downs – this was the most requested feature for the previous version.
  • Procurement – PO approvals provides access to approving managers that are rarely in the office.
  • Much more administrative information and control.

Features, Customers

  • Create incidents
  • Monitor existing incidents and provide feedback
  • View and search knowledge base articles
  • View customer statements
  • Drill down into invoices
  • View linked products and contracts
  • Update account details
  • Sage Evolution Agents
  • Create incidents
  • Work with existing incidents (action, update, close, workflow)
  • Inventory details including images and full pricing and stock information
  • Agent directory (internal lookup of basic staff info)
  • View contract information
  • View and update customer information
  • View and update people information
  • Procurement purchase order authorisations
  • View and search knowledge base articles
  • Mobile Sales Reps – Web app targeted at smartphones (cross-platform)
  • Basic incident management (simple versions of create, action, update, close, workflow)

Sage Evolution Standard

Sage Pastel offers a range of product training solutions to ensure that you are proficient in the use of your accounting software, ERP software or business software.

Whether you are a professional and an already experienced Sage Pastel user or just a beginner, Sage Pastel's training solutions will assist you to contribute to your company's overall success, and you will feel more confident to get the maximum use out of your accounting software.

All courses are designed to give you hands on, practical accounting software training in a classroom environment. Furthermore, training is provided though our Sage Pastel Authorised Training Centres (ATCs), with highly experienced trainers providing you with the knowledge and guidance you require during the course.

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