Pastel Evolution Accounting
Pastel Evolution delivers an entirely new dimension in business management software, taking your business way beyond the traditional realms of accounting software. With business activity management functionality interwoven into the core of the accounting application, Pastel Evolution brings all aspects of your operations together, providing you with an integrated, holistic view of your business.
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Pastel Payroll




FEATURES

Unlimited Scope
Unlimited earning and deduction types can be defined.
Process weekly, fortnightly and monthly paid employees in the same company.
Set up multiple user-defined fields for additional employee information (6 alphanumeric fields, 12 numeric fields, 6 date fields, 6 Yes / No fields). These fields can be used in formulae and lookup tables.
Create multiple income, deduction, contribution and benefit transactions from a pre-defined set of transaction templates.
Customise your transaction templates by setting up your own formulae and creating lookup tables.
Allows for multiple rates of normal and overtime pay.
Use the Filter Facility to process employees and generate reports by employee code, pay frequency, cost centre, job code etc.
Use the Batch Processing Facility to electronically import recorded hours from clocking systems, directly updating the payslip.
Simple, Quick and Easy-to-Use
All the transactions you are likely to need are already created for you on installation.
Pastel Payroll has many Assistants (wizards), which guide you through performing tasks of a non-repetitive nature, making these tasks simple and intuitive. For example, the Setup Assistant, GL Integration Assistant, Payroll Run Assistant, Period/Year-end Update Assistant and Payslip Paper Style Assistant.
Quickly set up new employees by linking them to a pre-defined employee profile that automatically populates their standard information.
Process directly in payslip view mode with real-time payslip calculations.
Capture any payslip data in batch format or process the payslips in real-time mode.
Quick and easy termination or reinstatement of employees.
On screen display of the Status bar indicates which period your payroll is currently in.
Simple, Quick and Easy-to-Use
All the transactions you are likely to need are already created for you on installation.
Pastel Payroll has many Assistants (wizards), which guide you through performing tasks of a non-repetitive nature, making these tasks simple and intuitive. For example, the Setup Assistant, GL Integration Assistant, Payroll Run Assistant, Period/Year-end Update Assistant and Payslip Paper Style Assistant.
Quickly set up new employees by linking them to a pre-defined employee profile that automatically populates their standard information.
Process directly in payslip view mode with real-time payslip calculations.
Capture any payslip data in batch format or process the payslips in real-time mode.
Quick and easy termination or reinstatement of employees.
On screen display of the Status bar indicates which period your payroll is currently in.
Provides Flexibility
Process special payroll runs such as annual bonus, back-pay etc.
Process payslips for individuals or for groups of employees at any time, using the Employee Filter option.
Customise payslips, cheques and labels with the user-friendly on screen 'drag & drop' Forms Designer feature.
Define your currency denominations for cash payments.
Processing
Perform 'what if' payslip calculations on screen.
Process by exception - you only need to enter pay information when there are changes.
Process and print payslips for groups or for selected employees.
Affect global changes for employees linked to a specific profile, eliminating the need to adjust individual payslips.
Control employee loans with automatic deductions and outstanding balance reports, and calculate interest on outstanding balances.
Fifth week / third fortnight payroll processing.
Records and accumulates shifts worked.
Automatic rollback protects your data in the event of a power failure while processing.
Password Control
Set up multi-user access with various password restriction levels.
Reporting
Output reports to screen, printer, spreadsheet, word processor or HTML.
Option to preview payslips on screen before the final payroll calculation is done.
Print an audit trail of any changes to masterfile information.
Print transaction history reports for any period in the current year.
Print coinage analysis for defined currency denominations.
Print payslips on plain or Pastel pre-printed stationery.
Generating reports is made easy with an advanced filter function to select the relevant employees for the report.
Enhanced Help Facilities
Extensive on-line and context-sensitive help.
A 'help-in-help' facility for detailed explanations of each function or field.
An on-line legislative help file details statutory requirements for your payroll.
Tax / Statutory
Caters for many different types of tax calculation methods, e.g. periodic, average, directives, directors tax etc.
Annual tax table and regular statutory upgrades keep your payroll up-to-date with legislative requirements.
Leave Processing
Automatic accrual of annual leave days due and detailed leave records for all leave types.
Calculate the number of leave days by automatically excluding non-working days in the leave period.
Automatic leave payouts on termination of employees.
General Ledger Integration
Generate payroll and cashbook journals for seamless GL integration with all Pastel Accounting versions as well as most other accounting packages.
Integrate by expense and / or cost center.


South African Specific Features

Pastel Payroll, together with the Payroll Reporting Module, caters for all your current legislative requirements. For example :
Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).
UIF Act.
Income Tax Act.
Skills Development Act.
Employment Equity Act.
Regional Services Council Act.
Submit Electronic IRP5s to SARS.
Electronic submission of MIBFA (Metal Industry Benefit Fund Administrators) reports.
Electronic submission of the UIF declaration.
The software caters for the correct calculation of pay for annual leave taken, severance and notice pay according to the latest Basic Condition of Employment Act.
Employee Masterfile
Adding a new employee is easy, fast and intuitive, guiding the user through all the statutory fields that needs to be completed.
Note Facility
Allows you to record all employee information such as CVs, letters of employment, disciplinary letters, schedules etc. Notes can also be linked to external documents such as word processors and spreadsheets. Assign an action date to each note, and print a 'to-do' list based on these action dates.
Payslips
Pastel Payroll automatically calculates all the income, deductions and company contributions according to your requirements. View the payslip with the net salary on screen before you continue to Print cheques and / or generate electronic bank transfers.

PASTEL PAYROLL RANGE
Pastel Payroll for companies with :
1 - 20 employees
1 - 50 employees
1 - 100 employees
1 - 250 employees
1 - 500 employees
1 - 750 employees
1 - 1000 employees
1 - 1500 employees
unlimited employees

This program is sold subject to an annual license fee, which includes all legislative upgrades, telephonic and e-mail support.

 

Pastel Payroll Feature Table

General
Number of companies : Unlimited
Number of employees per company : As per licence
Database : Pervasive
Setup Assistant X
Zoom windows X
Print landscape (sideways) or portrait (normal) X
Define size and type of font for reports X
Scroll reports on screen (up, down, left and right) X
Import / Export masterfile data X
Import / Export transactions X
On-screen drag-and-drop forms designer X
Cost codes X
Customisable data input screens X
Define date entry format X
Option to automatically open the last company worked in X
Tip of the day X
Context and touch sensitive help X
Internet link to Softline Pastel home page X
E-mail reports and documents X

Operating systems / platforms :
Windows 9x, NT, 2000, XP X

Output reports to :
Windows 9x, NT, 2000, XP X
Printer X
Screen X
HTML X
Comma delimited file X
Tab delimited file X
Email X

Notepad :
Number of notes per masterfile record X
Link notes to external documents X
View / print to do lists based on note action date X
Access linked documents from within Pastel X

Notes on all screens
Zip backup X
Number of Assistants / Wizards 10
Credit transfers to all major banks X
System status bar X
Interface with time and attendance registers X
Full transaction roll-back and recovery in the event of a power failure X

Processing
Process Weekly Wages X
Process Fortnightly Wages X
Process Monthly Salaries / Wages X
Fifth week / third fortnight payroll processing X
Process Special Payroll Runs X

Tax Methods:
Periodic X
Average (Annualised) X
Directive Percentage X
Directive Amount X
Part-Time (25%) X
Exempt X
Director X
Allocate employees and transactions to specific cost centres or job codes X
Perform '"what if" payslip calculations on screen X
Process by exception - only enter pay information if there are changes X
Process payslips in batches or for selected employees X
Affect global changes for employees linked to specific employee profiles X
Control staff loans with automatic deductions and outstanding balance reports X
Record and accumulate shifts worked X

Reporting
Print detailed reports per cost centre, job code or pay point X
Print audit trails of any changes to employee masterfile and system parameters information X
Print transaction history reports for any period in the current tax year X
Print coinage analysis for customised currency denominations X
Print payslips and statutory certificates on plain or pre-printed stationery X
Print rate tables for reference  
Employment Equity Reporting  

Leave processing
Automatic accrual of annual leave days due X
Detailed leave records for annual, sick and other leave types X
Calculate number of leave days taken by automatically excluding non-working days in leave period X
Automatic leave payouts on termination of employees X

Leave :
Annual Leave X
Sick Leave X
Other leave (user defined) X

General Ledger Integration
General ledger code setup assistant X
Generate payroll and cashbook journals for seamless integration X
Integrate by expense and / or cost centre X
Integrates to all Pastel accounting packages, as well as most other accounting packages X

Formulae and Lookup Tables
Formulae can be based on conditional criteria X
Link multiple transactions to a formula X
Perform a test-run on screen to evaluate results X
Automatically calculate or capitalise interest on staff loans X
Create an unlimited amount of Lookup tables used for: commission, medical aid, unions etc. X
Changes to lookup tables automatically updated to employee payslips X

Create formulae based on :
Employee masterfile information X
Transaction values X
Rate tables X
Lookup tables X

Country Specific Tax Tables
Botswana X
Cyprus X
Ghana X
Kenya X
Lesotho  
Malawi  
Mauritius  
Mocambique  
Namibia  
Nigeria  
South Africa  
Swaziland  
UAE  
Uganda  
Zambia  
Zimbabwe  

 



 

 
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