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  1. Adding a New Cashbook in Pastel

    After creating the general ledger account for a new cashbook, you need to do the following:
    • Go to Setup...Entry Types
    • Scroll down to the next available empty row
    • In the "Description" column, type in CB* Payments (where * represents the cash book number)
    • In the "DC" column, type in D
    • In the "Account Access" column, click on the drop-down arrow and select "GL and Suppliers"
    • In the "Date/Period Entry" column, leave the default setting
  2. It is free and you can have it

    Comm 100 Free Software

    I know there is no such thing as a free lunch, but here I am giving away a brilliant free lunch and yes it is true, FREE with no strings attached. I have been with Comm100 since the week they started and use them for my free charity sites. At the time I did not believe them and asked them directly "What is the catch?"
    There isn't one and it has been free since I started which is probably about a year or two.

    From their website ...
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  3. HR 101 - 24 Hours Notice

    ARTICLE 63

    24 Hourís Notice

    By Nikki Viljoen of Viljoen Consulting CC November 2010

    Letís go back to my favourite protagonists Ė I havenít used them for quite a while.

    Mike is our SMME who owns a small store in a busy mall. George is his right hand man, who is basically the shop assistant and who is employed full time. George has worked for Mike for more than eight years.

    George started working for Mike just after he left ...
  4. Printing Statements for Open Item Customers in Balance Forward format

    Perhaps, from a processing point of view, you want to use Pastel's open item matching system, but you still want your statements to print in the balance forward format.
    Here's how you can do this:
    • Go to Setup...Customers...Control
    • Then select the Statements tab
    • If you look on the left of the screen, you will see an option "Always Print in Balance Forward Format" - just tick it!
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  5. Capturing Salaries & Deductions

    Make sure you have a Salaries expense account (in the Income Statement) and a Salaries Control account (in the Balance Sheet).

    If, say, Jane Doe earns a gross salary of R10,000 and her PAYE deduction is R2,000 and her share of UIF is R100 (employer share of UIF is also R100).

    Allocate the payment of Jane's net salary of R7,800 to the Salaries expense account. Then process a General Journal, debiting the Salaries expense account with R2,200 (being the PAYE and the full UIF
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