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Year End Backup in Pastel V17

Pastel Version 17 is upon us and development enhanced some of the regularly used features. One of these changes, affects the backup procedure when processing the year end. Let’s take a look at how this changed:

Backup regularly

Now as we know, making regular backups of your Pastel data is vital for any business. This doesn’t only help yourself when restoring a backup, but also provides your Pastel consultant with more information, should they have to do a data-fix.

Year End Backup V17

The year end procedure hasn’t changed much. The only difference comes in when you decide not to create a new company.

Do not copy company Backup

A backup screen will pop up, prompting for a backup before the year end process starts. Here you can backup like you normally would.

Yearend Backup

Should you exit the backup window you’ll be presented with a notification window of the implications when not creating a backup.

Warning Backup

When clicking yes, you will be taken back to the backup window. Should you click no, an entry will be captured in the System Changes Audit Trail under the Backup Parameter Category.

System Changes Audit Trail Backup

Xpress Start-Up V17

Please note: Xpress Start-Up packages only allows you to create one company. Therefore it is absolutely vital to make a backup before processing a year end, since you won’t be able to create a copy company.

Apart from making a backup at year end, I cannot emphasize how important it is, to make regular backups. Even if you make use of an automatic backup system like Irontree, please still make your own backups at year end. Backups make data fixing so much easier for your Pastel consultant.

Should you have any queries or need assistance with any Pastel related query, you can log a support incident on our website by clicking here.

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Sage Evolution Financial Year End

Sage Evolution ERP is continually being updated to ensure more user friendly features are made available. Such as Financial Year End. Version 7 contains updates inspired by suggestions from existing users as well as updates in security and functionality.

The latest new feature is that Sage Evolution version 7 caters for unlimited financial periods so running a first year purge is no longer a requirement after five financial years.

Setup of Financial Year End

Financial Year End

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Prior to version 7, Sage Evolution retained transaction history for five financial years and a first year purge had to be performed to create the new financial year. Doesn’t the above seem better already?

In Sage Evolution version 7 however, financial years can be added to allow processing without running a purge after 5 years.

On Accounting Periods under Company Details there’s now an option to ‘Add Financial Year’. Once this Option to ‘Add Financial Year’ is selected, a new financial year will be added incrementing the periods from the last financial year.

Should you have any queries please comment below.  I will be happy to do upgrades and training if required. Why not consider an Upgrade now too.

Violet Van Niekerk

 

Legislative Compliance for your Sage Pastel Payroll Software

Every year one can expect changes and updates from SARS and therefore Sage Pastel Payroll software that must be adhered to in order to successfully complete Tax Year End submissions.

We have entered into a very busy season assisting every Sage Pastel client that is not yet 100% Reconciled & Administratively compliant.

As always, if you are venturing into the unknown abyss that is Legislative Compliance for your Tax Year End submissions and you are not familiar with the process and changes, please contact Francois for immediate support.

francois@e2e.co.za

Those that want to brush up on the latest Legislative rules can do so with Sage Pastel’s Payroll Legislation Training course available for download or on DVD. Learn the Acts that govern Payroll with an interactive e-book that allows you to make e-notes and gives you access to useful websites such as SARS e-filing and Workmen’s Compensation.

For more information visit our Learn Payroll page.