Your Upgrade path from Pastel Partner to Sage Evolution.

Sage Evolution

Sage has a number of products, the main ones being the Pastel Partner range (Small businesses), Sage Evolution (Medium sized companies) and Sage X3 for Large Companies.

The main differences between Pastel Partner and Sage Evolution, is that Pastel Partner runs on old database technology called Pervasive SQL, and Evolution (and X3) use Microsoft SQL.

Most of the support problems with Pastel Partner result from issues with the Pervasive SQL engine. 

Pastel Partner has remained unchanged for the past 10 years and remains a small business product. The product also uses a different code base from the other Evolution products.

What Sage has done with Sage Evolution is to introduce a product called Sage Evolution Standard, which is a cut-down version of Sage Evolution Enterprise, but at substantially reduced pricing. Keep in mind that it is the same product.

The main reason for this new product is to start converting the old Pastel Partner customers to Sage Evolution Standard, hence the low pricing.

As an example:-

Single user Sage Evolution licence: R18,568.00
Single user Sage Standard licence: R  9,503.00

10 user Sage Evolution licence:       R76,987.00
10 user Sage Standard licence:       R25,665.00 (Max for this product)

So for R25,665.00 and a +-20% annual licence, a company can get all the modules included in the Core License: 

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Cash Book,
  • Import Cost Allocation
  • Inventory Control
  • Invoicing
  • Project Tracking,
  • Report Writer & Stationery Customisation
  • Sales & Purchase Order Entry,
  • System Audit Manager
  • Mobility & Bank Manager.

There are a number of modules that can be added onto the core modules, each at a cost of R3,360.00:-

  • Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Debtors Manager
  • Intelligence Reporting Standard
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Warehousing
  • Sage Evolution CRM Standard
  • Pricing Matrix
  • Point of Sale
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Voucher Management
  • Fixed Assets

A company can later move seamlessly from Sage Evolution Standard to Sage Evolution Enterprise.

Anyone looking at purchasing Pastel Partner should be looking at Sage Evolution Standard, as they are guaranteed at better upgrade path.

If you would like more information on Sage Evolution Standard, please email or call Alan on 0861 695969.