Who are we?

Online accounting software by Pastel

for small business owners

Sage Pastel Accounting is South Africa's leading developer of accounting, payroll and business management software for the small, medium and large enterprise market. Since inception, Sage Pastel has developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the industry, establishing itself as a market leader and the preferred choice of South African business. The numbers speak for themselves as thousands of businesses use Sage Pastel Accounting to run their businesses and trust Sage Pastel to help them achieve their business ambitions. In 2009 Sage Pastel launched their first online accounting offering Sage One Accounting, formerly known as Sage Pastel My Business Online.

About Sage

Softline was founded in 1988 by Ivan Epstein, Alan Osrin and Steven Cohen. The company was established during the formative years of the business software industry in South Africa, and soon became the leader in the provision of business software and services to small and medium sized companies. In 2003 Softline was acquired by UK based company The Sage Group plc.

Softline officially changed to Sage in February 2013 to align with our parent company Sage Group plc.

We continue to provide local expertise backed by the global Sage brand.

The Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,500 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil.

For further information please visit www.pastel.co.za; www.sagesouthafrica.co.za or www.sage.com.

Pastel Accounting Product Range

The Sage Pastel product range has been developed to provide various solutions for start-up, small, medium and larger sized companies. This scalable range includes My Invoicing, Sage One, My Business Desktop, Pastel Xpress Start-Up, Pastel Xpress, Pastel Partner and Pastel Evolution. Regardless of the product choice, Pastel ensures that every business is kept up to date with South Africa's accounting standards, as well as economic and legislative changes.

Our newest product, Sage One Accounting, was developed in South Africa for South African businesses. Launched as Sage Pastel My Business Online the product has been helping small businesses simplify their accounting since 2009. In 2014 the product was launched as Sage One Accounting.

Sage One Accounting welcomes our users to the world of online accounting. Now you can watch your business grow - online. You will have the freedom to run your business anywhere, anytime without any hassles. Sage One Accounting, also formerly known as Sage Pastel My Business Online, allows you to keep track of your sales, purchases, inventory, customers, suppliers and cash movements - all through your browser.

Research and Development Philosophy

Sage Pastel's philosophy has been to allow ‘business to drive technology' by remaining cognisant of customers' growing needs and requirements. Significant investment in research and development ensures that we are able to guide our customers through a constantly changing technology landscape. Keeping this in mind, our research and development team works closely with the Pastel support team, who pass on valuable feedback received from customers. This assists the research and development team in focusing on developing user-friendly, feature-rich, pragmatic software to meet the needs of our customers. A Pastel customer will always feel secure that their investment is backed by an extensive research and development programme.