Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage

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The familiar, trusted desktop payroll solution from Sage

Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage software offers you all the advantages you have come to expect from the trusted Sage brand. As a leader in South Africa for accounting and payroll software, Sage understands how a payroll solution must work. Simple to use and with regular updates as per SARS requirements, you can be assured that your payroll and HR procedures will be compliant. Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage is suitable for any size business needing a comprehensive payroll.

With Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage, your tax submissions and EMP201/EMP501 returns are simple, your payslips are customisable and there is smooth General Ledger (GL) integration with Sage Accounting software. Employees can make use of the mobile app (ESS) to access payslips, check leave balances or even apply for leave (sick/annual) right from their phones.

Employee Self Service is a web-based self-service tool to help you run your business smoother, faster and more efficiently. This portal allows for online data storage, workflows and approval, and data sync between cloud and desktop. ESS enables your employees to submit travel claims, leave requests, update personal details, view payslips and leave balances.

Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage features include:

It Saves You Time

Manual payroll processing can take days whereas Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage automates many of the steps, ensuring that your payroll process is accurate and saving you plenty of time.

On-going Support

With Sage, and Preferred Solutions, you can rest assured that you will always get the support you need (telephonic, email, remote or on-site support) to keep you Payroll software running in top shape.

It Suits Any Business

Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage works for any business, big or small. It is available as a single user version for small businesses, as well as a fully scalable solution for medium companies.

It is Customisable

Whether you are a small business with a standard list of requirements or a large company with a sophisticated payroll and HR setup, Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage can fit your needs.

Processing Power

You can process payments on a range of schedules, manage staff leave, gain instant access to automatic updates, and customise employee payslips. This is all possible with Payroll Advantage!

Employee Mobile App

The Sage Employee Self-Service App lets your employees apply for leave, submit travel claims and update their details easily. The self-service portal can also be accessed by mobile website.

Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage features include:


  • Multiple salary frequencies: Process weekly, fortnightly and monthly paid employees with ease.
  • Make SARS submissions for multiple companies with multiple databases a breeze with consolidated reporting.
  • Employee Self-Service (ESS) links your organisation’s multiple payroll companies into one
  • Self Service portal – empower your employees to access their secure online profile, submit travel claims and manage their leave. Capture assets on your staff’s profiles which will notify you when it needs to be returned. With Cloud HR, certain HR functions are taken directly to each line manager and empowers them to manage their staff directly. This includes online data capture, manager access to staff records in the cloud, distribution of HR related forms online with built-in workflow and approval, as well as email notifications.
  • Bulk Terminations and Reinstatements makes it easy to dismiss or re-employ multiple employees at once – especially useful if you employ seasonal or project-based employees.
  • Four feature-rich additional modules give you a complete range of tools that add value to your payroll processes:

Payment Information & Options:

Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage and all add-on modules within the Sage Payroll range are subject to a mandatory annual subscription fee. Payments can be made as:

  • A once-off yearly payment, or
  • Monthly installments over a period of 12 months

This Sage Pastel Payroll Advantage Annual Subscription fee provides you with a number of important benefits including:

  • Updates (latest legislation and tax requirements)
  • Upgrades to the latest software version
  • First-line telephonic and e-mail support

The compulsory annual subscription is payable on the anniversary date of registration of the application OR you can take a debit order option where you can pay this annual licence fees over 12 months. Please speak to one of our sales consultants to get more information.

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