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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.

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  • 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

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