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  • Upgrade to the latest Sage product version

    It's important that you keep your Sage software updated to ensure that you've got the latest features and bug fixes.

    To check the version of your  product, go to Help, About.
     The latest versions of the products are:

    Xpress & Partner: Version 19.3.2
    Pastel Payroll: 2021 Update 2a
    Sage VIP: Update 5.5a
    Pervasive: Version 13

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  • TERS applications for 1 Jun - 15 Sep are open!

    TERS (temporary employer / employee relief scheme) applications have been extended until 15 October and applications for the period 16 Aug - 15 Sep have just opened.

    TERS benefits are available to any employers / employees where the business as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic closed its operations, or a part of its operations. If any employee earned less than their usual pay, a TERS benefit can be claimed for them.

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  • Biannual EMP501 SARS Submissions open on 14 September

    The SARS biannual EMP501 submission period runs from 14 September until 31 October.

    Let us do your EMP501 submission for you via TeamViewer or AnyDesk to avoid errors or penalties. It usually takes no more than 1hr per company.

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  • Affordable virtual training via Zoom

    We now offer online training via Zoom. See our fees (per person) below.

    1 hour - R499
    1.5 hours - R999
    2 hours - R1,499
    3 hours (half day) - R1,999
    6 hours (full day) - R3,999

    The official  manuals, exam and accredited Sage certification can be added at an additional charge.

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  • TERS Applications for July-Aug are open!

    TERS (temporary employer / employee relief scheme) applications are now open for the period 1 July - 15 August.

    Applications for the period 26 March - 30 June can still be submitted. Any company can apply for TERS benefits for that period.

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  • We provide professional outsourced payroll

    Let us process your payroll.

    Don't want to do your payroll internally? Let us do it for you.

    Simply provide us with the information for each period and we will do your payroll for you and send your employees their payslips.

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  • Introducing PO Butler

    We, alongside our development partner, are offering a simple, easy, fast and accurate way of getting purchase orders from your clients into your accounting system - PO Butler.

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  • Pay employees & creditors easily and affordably with Netcash

    With Netcash you can capture details for recurring and once-off salary and supplier payments online to all South African banks and account types.

    • By using bank account validation you will avoid unnecessary last minute rejections when processing payments. You have the peace of mind that all payments will be accepted by the banks on payday.
    • Ensure that you pay money into the correct bank account by using our account verification service.
    • For added security you can decide on the levels of access, the number of authorisers per batch and use One Time Pins to authorise payments.
    • Our flexible payment options ensure that all payments reflect on the same date in the beneficiaries’ account, irrespective of where the bank account is held.
    • Extensive reporting and audit trails together with payment notifications allows you to be in control of every aspect of a transaction.

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  • How can we help you?

    We believe in the success of our clients - we can only succeed and grow if our client succeed and grow. We have found that a number of our clients do not know about all of the products and services that we provide.

    Please click here to help us identify how we can help you and/or your company.

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  • Revolutionize your B-BBEE with Sage BEE123

    The BEE123 B-BBEE Management Software System provides a revolutionary and cutting-edge solution to B-BBEE compliance whilst facilitating strategic and meaningful transformation.

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  • Outsource your Payroll

    Let us process your payroll.

    Don't want to do your payroll internally? Let us do it for you.

    Simply provide us with the information for each period and we will do your payroll for you and send your employees their payslips.

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  • We now offer UIF Declarations

    We can now assist with company UIF declarations to the department of labour as well as monthly EMP201 and biannual EMP501 returns to SARS.

    EMP501 returns (R780 per submission)
    EMP201 returns (R390 per month)
    UIF declarations (R390 per month)

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  • Update to the latest Sage product version

    It's important that you keep your Sage software updated to ensure that you've got the latest features and bug fixes.

    To check the version of your  product, go to Help, About.
     The latest versions of the products are:

    Xpress & Partner: Version 19.3.1
    Pastel Payroll: 2021 Update 1c
    Sage VIP: Update 5.4c
    Pervasive: Version 13

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  • Apply for TERS Benefits

    The Cape Chamber of Industry and Commerce reports that 40% of businesses have not yet applied for UIF TERS assistance. The following employers can apply for UIF TERS benefits on behalf of their employees:

    • Employers with reduced work hours between 27 March & 31 May and/or
    • Employers who paid less than usual between 27 March & 31 May.

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  • Contact us for all your Sage Product needs

    We are living in unprecedented times, and each day brings new developments as the COVID-19 coronavirus situation is evolving around the world. We are here to help our customers navigate the uncertainty.

    We are committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our colleagues, clients and community. As a responsible business, it is our shared responsibility to ensure business continuity and to provide ongoing meaningful support to all our clients.

    With a positive attitude and focus on finding solutions, we will grow stronger together.

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  • Biannual EMP501 SARS Submissions close on 31 May

    A reminder that the SARS biannual EMP501 submission period closes on 31 May.

    Let us do your EMP501 submission for you via TeamViewer to avoid any errors or penalties. It usually takes no more than 1 hour per company.

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  • COVID-19 Relief & Funding Instruments

    We hope you are doing well and staying safe during this time.

    We have been getting a lot of requests for more information regarding the COVID-19 relief mechanisms and the funding instruments that are being offered by government and private organisations.

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  • Avoid penalties - let us handle your submission

    The SARS biannual EMP501 submission period runs from 15 April until 31 May.

    Let us do your EMP501 submission for you via TeamViewer to avoid any errors or penalties. It usually takes no more than 1 hour per company.

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  • We are open during the lockdown!

    We hope you are doing well and staying safe during this time.

    We remain fully open during South Africa's Coronavirus lockdown period.

    We are able to assist remotely using either TeamViewer, AnyDesk, UltraViewer or Remote Desktop - saving our clients time and money.

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  • Beat loadshedding and COVID-19 - Use a cloud server

    With the rise in high-speed internet, the increase in loadshedding and the risk of COVID-19 many companies are taking advantage of cloud products so that their employees can work away from the office without getting cut off. Advantages of the cloud are:

     

    • Mitigate against loadshedding
    • Access your data from anywhere
    • Safety and security
    • Ease of updates
    • Reliable processing speeds
    • Faster & simpler support

     

    There are 2 main ways to migrate your data to the cloud. We will explain these in the following paragraphs.

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  • Avoid any errors - let us handle your year end

    1 March is almost here. Let us do your year end on your Sage product & avoid any errors.

    Why should you trust us to do it?

    • We check the data for errors and correct them.
    • We can remove old data that is not required.
    • We speed up your system during the procedure.
    • We ensure that the procedure is done correctly, avoiding errors.

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  • Register For The Executive Workshop

    Make 2020 your best year ever!

    Optimising performance & creating success

     

    Date: 28 February 2020

    Time: 9:00am

    Venue: Nederburg Wine Estate

    Cost: R2,500

     

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  • Latest Sage Product Versions

    It's important that you keep your Sage software updated to ensure that you've got the latest features and bug fixes.

    To check the version of your  product, go to Help, About.
     The latest versions of the products are:

    Xpress & Partner: Version 19.2.3
    Pastel Payroll: 2020 Update 3a
    Pervasive: Version 13

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  • Save by purchasing prepaid hours before 1 Feb

    To assist our clients, we are once again offering prepaid hour bundles at discounted rates. These prepaid consulting hours never expire and can be used at any time in the future.

    5 hours: R 3,330 (10% discount)
    10 hours: R 5,920 (20% discount)

    This offer expires on 31 January 2020.

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  • Buy prepaid hours before our 1 Feb increase

    Our prices will be increasing from 1 February 2020.

    Our new hourly rate will be R780 per hour billed to the nearest 15 minutes. This is a 5.4% price increase.

    To see more information on all our prices, please see www.cj-k.co.za/2020-price-increase.html

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  • Cyber Monday Specials - Now Available

    Take advantage of our Cyber Monday savings and give your business the best opportunity to succeed!


    You now have access all Cyber Monday deals, across our desktop and cloud product stack!

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  • Black Friday Specials - Now Available

    Take advantage of our early access Black Friday savings and give your business the best opportunity to succeed!

    From 26-29 November, you have EXCLUSIVE access to all Black Friday deals, across our desktop and cloud product stack!

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  • Get the best antivirus for only R21/user per month

    We can supply you with a powerful antivirus for as little as R21/user per month.

    We highly recommend that you switch your antivirus to Panda Security. It is 100% compatable with Sage products.

    We can install a free 2 week trial for you if you would like to go ahead.

    See the various options below.

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  • Sage, Excel & Bookkeeping Self-Study Courses

    We have had a lot of interest in the Sage, Excel & Bookkeeping self-study courses. We have listed our most popular self-study courses below.

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  • October Sage Pastel Specials

    For the month of October, we can get software at the old pricing.

    Also, any clients that are on end-of-life Pastel versions (version 14 and below) can upgrade at the upgrade price instead of the new price.

    This means about a 40% discount to upgrade than normal.

    So if your company is on an old Pastel version, October would be the best time to upgrade.

    These specials are only for October and only available through us.

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  • Self Study Training Courses

    Did you know that we offer self-study and instructor-led courses for Sage products and Microsoft Excel?

    You can purchase 4 types of courses through us:
    1. Online. You log into a website via the internet. Courses include reading material, videos and interactive activites.On site courses.\
    2. Offline. A manual and CD with educational software are sent to you for you to do the course in your own time. No internet connection is required.
    3. Courses at a Sage Learning Centre. You book a course to be done at one of Sage's offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth or Pietermaritzburg. The course dates are set by Sage, but you can book the course through us.
    4. On site. We come to you and do the course at your premises. Manuals and educational software are included.

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  • Avoid penalties - let us handle your submission

    The SARS biannual EMP501 submission period runs from today (23 September) until 31 October.

    Let us do your EMP501 submission for you via TeamViewer to avoid any errors or penalties. It usually takes no more than 1 hour per company.
    We support Sage VIP, Sage Pastel Payroll & Sage Business Cloud Payroll.

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  • Get Panda Adaptive Defence to protect you

    Did you know that lots of computers have hidden programs installed which are using the computer's processing power to mine cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin? This slows down the internet and processing speeds.

    We've also seen many computers with antivirus programs installed get infected by ransomware or get hacked. This leads to data loss, frustration, wasted money and lost intellectual property.

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  • Move your existing Sage Pastel accounting or payroll system and/or server to the cloud

    f you aren't using a cloud server already, we can help you migrate your server data along with your existing Sage Pastel Accounting & Payroll systems to the cloud using IronTree's specialised virtual private server hosting.

    This can be done if you are using Pastel Xpress, Pastel Partner, Pastel Evolution, Sage 50 or Pastel Payroll.

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  • Link your Sage Account to us

    Do you know that you can link your Sage Accounting or Payroll account to us?

    Doing so has the following benefits:

    • We will be able to see your details with Sage. This allows us to update your contact details on your behalf.
    • We can see and notify you if you have any free upgrades which you haven't yet registered.
    • Enjoy priority support.
    • Discounts on software, stationery, training, seminars and support when ordered through us.

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  • Check that you are on the latest Sage Pastel version

    Have you checked that you are using the latest version of your Pastel product?

    To check the version of your  product, go to Help, About.
     The latest versions of the products are:

    Xpress & Partner: Version 19.2.2
    Pastel Payroll: 2020 Update 2

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  • We can help your employees with their tax returns

    The SARS tax season for individual employees opened on 1 July 2019.

    We can assist your employees with their tax returns and do submissions on their behalf (with their consent).


    At this stage, we cannot assist if there was any income earned from self-employment or rent.

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  • We provide payslip, invoice & statement paper

    We can provide you with Sage payslip, invoice and statement paper
    • Get an upfront discount on the recommended retail price - always!
    • Free delivery when your order is over R1,000.
    • Automatic credit terms of 30 days.

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  • Outsource your payroll

    We would like to let you know that we offer an outsourced payroll service.

    Don't want to do your payroll internally? Let us do it for you. Simply provide us with the information for each period and we will do your payroll for you and send your employees their payslips.

    Read More  

  • Latest Sage Product Versions

    It's always good to ensure you're on the latest version of your Sage product.

    To check the version of your  product, go to Help, About.
     The latest versions of the products are:

    Xpress & Partner: Version 19.2.1
    Pastel Payroll: 2020 Update 1a
    Latest Features - Sage Pastel Xpress & Partner
    • Re-branding to Sage 50cloud Pastel (to align with global Sage products)
    • Office 365 integration (contacts, Sage receipt capture, storage & backups)
    • New customer and supplier search (search by any field)
    • Delete inventory assistant (bulk deletion of inventory)
    • New assistants (step-by-step indicators)
    • Bug and error fixes
    • Speed - opening and processing
    Latest Features - Sage Pastel Partner Payroll
    • Address tab changed to cater for new address formats
    • Legislative updates
    • A new e-learning icon
    • Bug fixes
    • Compatability adjustments for E@syFile & efiling
    Let us know if you would like us to upgrade you to the latest version.

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  • Avoid penalties - let us handle your submission

    The SARS biannual EMP501 submission period runs from today (17 April) until 31 May.

    Let us do your EMP501 submission for you via TeamViewer to avoid any errors or penalties. It usually takes no more than 1 hour per company.

     

    Why should you trust us to do it?

     

    • We are able to repair any data errors before the submission is done
    • We do hundreds of submssions every year and have years of experience
    • We are registered tax practitioners - registered with SAIT
    • We hold the CSPAIcba(SA) designation through the ICBA
    • All of our payroll consultants have the Sage PCA qualification

     

    We support Sage VIP, Sage Pastel Payroll & Sage Business Cloud Payroll.


    Please contact us if you would like to book a time for us to do your biannual SARS submission.

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  • Avoid any errors - let us handle your year end

    1 March is almost here. Let us do your year end on your Sage product & avoid any errors.

    Why should you trust us to do it?
    • We check the data for errors and correct them
    • We speed up your Pastel system during the procedure.
    • We ensure that the procedure is done in the correct way, minimising the chance of errors.

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  • We Can Help You Move To The Cloud

    We Can Help You Move To The Cloud

    With the rise in high-speed internet, many companies are taking advantage of cloud products. Advantages of the cloud are:

    • Access your data from anywhere
    • Safety and security
    • Ease of updates
    • Reliable processing speeds
    • Faster & simpler support
    • Migitage against loadshedding

    Read More