Sage Accounting and ERP Solutions

ICT Solutions – Sage Platinum Business Partner

The team at ICT Solutions has years of experience on Sage Accounting Software, offering financial solutions to a range of businesses, from start-up businesses to large enterprises on the local market. Working closely with Sage, the team covers the whole Sage implementation cycle, from data migration, training and support.

Sage Pastel is part of Sage Global plc, a leading global supplier of business management software solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises.

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The Sage 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 Sage My Business, Sage Pastel Xpress, Sage Pastel Partner, Sage Evolution, and Sage Line 50. Sage Pastel ensures that all products are all made to suit all countries legislative changes and standards.

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Sage Accounting Evolution

Sage Evolution delivers an entirely new dimension in business management software, taking your business way beyond the traditional realms of accounting software. By bringing all the aspects of your operating environment together, Sage Evolution is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system that gives you the ability to control your financial situation as well as your relationships with your customer, suppliers and employees. The comprehensive range of features and functionality of this ERP software package, complemented with a number of add-on modules, provides scalable,flexible, and robust financial management of your growing business.

Below is a list of add-on modules available for
Sage Evolution Standard:

  • Bill of Materials
  • Business Intelligence Centre (BI)
  • Fixed Assets
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Warehousing
  • Point-of-Sale
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Pricing Matrix

And, For Sage Evolution Enterprise:

  • Annuity Billing
  • Bank Statement Manager
  • Bill of Materials
  • Business Intelligence Centre (BI)
  • Contact Management (CRM)
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Customer Account Consolidations
  • Fixed Assets
  • Information Alerts
  • Job Costing
  • Lot Tracking
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobile Sales
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Warehousing
  • Point-of-Sale
  • Pricing Matrix
  • Procurement
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Retail Point of Sale
  • Branch Accounting

Sage Retail Point of Sale

Sage Evolution Retail Point of Sale (POS) brings together a fully integrated front office POS and back office software that meets the needs of SMME retailers for an end-to-end retail management solution. It has been designed for businesses with high retail volumes and multiple branch locations that require the flexibility of offline capabilities and branch retail independence.

Easy to use,fast and robust, it is fully and seamlessly integrated with Sage Evolution Accounting and has a centralised maintenance area which is controlled from head office.

The solution offers the ability to generate sales orders, invoices and credit notes all from a single simple interface depending on user rights or security profiles.

Definable schedules for synchronisation eliminate any need for your branches to remember to send and receive data. The information flowing between head office and branches includes new product, price changes with start dates as well as sales and associated transactions to update Evolution Accounting.

Control and maintain purchases from branch level and inter-branch transfers (IBT). This ensures that goods sent between your warehouses are monitored and tracked, reducing shrinkage.

Sage Business Intelligence

Sage Pastel Business Intelligence Centre ships with Management Packs(Balance Sheet, Income Statement), Sales Master (Sales Reports), Inventory, Purchasing options, and more.

Sage Pastel’s Intelligence Reporting offers a customisable pack which provides drill-down functionality. You can customise the standard set of reports and templates, and create new ones. It gives you flexibility with the combinations of financial data you choose to report on.

Sage Pastel Business Intelligence Centre is an add-on module that dynamically links to your Sage Pastel accounting data, taking your business beyond standard reporting functionality. You can generate spreadsheets by simply extracting Sage Pastel Accounting data and converting it into an easy-to-read, graphic format. Sage Pastel’s Intelligence Reporting retains report formats and makes them available for future use. You also have instant access to ‘live; information and that last minute journal no longer impacts your Excel reporting. Monthly financials account for a large percentage of manual Excel laour.

Sage 50

Sage 50 Accounts (formerly Sage Line 50) is the UK’s market leading accounts software that’s ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, and makes running your business easier every day.

Whatever your line of work Sage 50 Accounts keeps your finances healthy, helping you take care of your customers, suppliers, products and VAT. Sage 50 Accounts keeps your cash flow healthy and helps you get paid on time – from invoicing your customers & paying your suppliers, to VAT returns and year-end accounts.

Below is a list of the main benefits of using Sage 50:

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Helps managing your business
  • Manages your finances
  • Prepare and submit your VAT returns

ICT Solutions Smart Apps for Sage Evolution

Smart Apps is a new concept developed by ICT Solutions, aiming at providing a variety of applications that can be integrated with Sage Evolution and drastically improve the customer’s overall experience. These applications range from report issuing, accounting data corrections and creation of accounting transactions. Different clients and industries, have different requirements. Our aim is to proceed, updating and developing Smart Applications to enhance further our customer’s experience with Sage Evolution.

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Smart Tax Return

Tax Reporting is one of the main reporting needs in an accounting package. The Maltese Vat Return is quite elaborate, specific and time consuming for our clients.

On demand, ICT Solutions has launched a module specifically designed to simplify the generation of the Vat Return Form. This module integrates seamlessly with Sage Evolution and issues the Tax Box Vat Report in the format required by the CIR Department in Malta, providing a detailed report for the figures generated. The module provides the facility to users to reprint Vat Return Reports for any past period at any point in time, while also allowing different box configurations, depending on the client’s requirements.

Download the Smart Tax Brochure for more details.

Smart Correct

Maintaining a healthy accounting system is crucial, and since everyone is human, mistakes do happen! Fixing specific mistakes can be a tedious task, and can also be time consuming. In accounting terms, correcting an invoice, would involve reversing the invoice and re-processing it correctly.

Not Any More! Smart Correct is a module developed by ICT Solutions to help users correct various mistakes on the accounting data, without having to reverse each transaction. Smart Correct, integrates fully with Sage Evolution and can be used to correct various transactions posted through the accounting system, specifically those posted through these modules:

  • Customers
  • Suppliers
  • Inventory
  • General Ledger

Download the Smart Correct Brochure for more details.

Smart Back to Back Orders

Smart Back-to-Back, facilitates further the process of purchase order transactions in Sage Evolution. The main objective of this application, is for generation of purchase orders directlyfrom sales orders present within Sage Evolution. This eliminates the manual process of creating purchase orders in cases when purchases are parallel to sales. Different options available, allow clients to set specific options according to their requirements, making the application very flexible and efficient.

Smart Time

Smart Time is a web-based timesheet entry module for Sage Evolution ideal for billing customers periodically on a time basis. This module integrates seamlessly with the core accounting modules in Sage Evolution and the Job Costing module to monitor the progress of jobs and allows for periodic billing. Timesheet entries can trigger either a chargeable entry, or a non-chargeable entry and can be mapped against clients and jobs.

With Smart Time, users can quickly and easily capture detailed timesheets, whether in the office or on the road. Timesheet approval can be setup over a number of levels allowing managers to authorise or reject a timesheet, depending on the business requirements.

Main Features:


  • Web-based timesheet entry.
  • Secure user access.
  • Unlimited timesheet entries per week.
  • Allows for narratives and extra description per timesheet entry.
  • Validation of maximum working hours on a weekly basis.
  • Annual setup of public holidays.
  • Captures employee overtime.
  • Offers a timesheet printout (or export to file).
  • Different pre-defined charge-out rates per job and timesheet entry.
  • Multi-level workflow for approvals.
  • End of month posting process to Sage Evolution with approval validation.

Smart SEPA Payments

What is SEPA?

Single Euro Payments Area is where individuals and businesses can make electronic payments in euro across SEPA member countries under the same basic conditions, rights and obligations, regardless of their location. SEPA provides a better banking service for the stakeholders involved by harmonising the integration of diverse existing national and cross-border euro payment systems.

Smart SEPA Payments

Smart SEPA Payment for Sage Evolution integrates with the Cashbook batches feature and allows you to manage SEPA payments by exporting a SEPA file which can be uploaded to your bank’s internet banking portal. The module supports the main local banks. The benefits that this module provides to your business are:

  • Save time issuing and signing cheques.
  • Easier processing of Euro payment.
  • Submit payments securely.
  • Faster and accurate payment processing.

Smart Currencies

Foreign currency exchange rates are a major concern for those business that purchase and/or sell items to foreign countries with different currency. Smart Currencies helps users to import foreign currency exchange rates from the European Union Central Bank website. Rates can be imported from file or simple update of the current exchange rate for all the foreign currencies present in Sage Evolution.

Smart Finance Charges

Smart Finance Charges is a module for Sage Evolution which generates an output file which can be uploaded to the HSBC Malta Sales Invoice Finance online system. Smart Finance Charges exports a file listing all the invoice and credit note documents in a format accepted by HSBC Malta. This file can be sent electronically to the bank via an online system. The main features on this module include:

  • Support HSBC Malta Online Invoice Finance.
  • Integrates seamlessly to Sage Evolution.
  • Automatic export of Invoices/Credit Notes documents.
  • View a history of exported documents.

To find out more on how to get your numbers in shape with Sage Accounting and ERP, please contact us.