To whom it may concern. Subject: Letter of Recommendation of Bev Allen I have had the pleasure to be lectured by Bev Allen for the Sage Pastel module AIN2601 in my second year of my UNISA undergraduate degree 4 years ago. The module involved creating a company with all the appropriate processes, ending with a Microsoft Excel component. The module involved several multiple-choice assignments as well as one truly massive and complex assignment: create a company in its entirety. The process of setting up the company involved inputting basic information to the more complicated process of creating the actual accounting system, documents, schedules, discounts etc. It was a simulated company that operated for a full financial year.

A bonus that was granted to students who took the above-mentioned module was the free, optional Sage Pastel certified assessment (nothing to do with UNISA) that students could complete to earn official certification. I passed with flying colors above the high pass requirement of 70%/75%. Had I attempted the module doing self-study without Ms Allen’s valuable teachings, I would not have passed and earned myself the certification.

In addition to Sage Pastel skills, I learned invaluable Microsoft Excel skills, particularly in formulas and formatting of worksheets. Because of her lectures, I remember and use these skills often both in my professional and private lives.

The time I spent learning under Ms. Allen was approximately 4 months (a semester) over the course of one nightly session of 3 hours every week. She made herself readily available out of lecture sessions for any help I needed with the coursework, a courtesy not commonly offered by most lecturers. I really appreciated the effort and dedication Ms. Allen put in. Ms. Allen’s website for her business, X-Quiz-!T (http://www.pasteltrainer.co.za) is easy to follow and her responses to queries are easy to follow. When there are a multi-query conversation, all responses are well thought out and easy to follow.

If I ever need further Pastel training, my first choice will be Bev Allen. I would recommend her to anyone in need of PASTEL advice and training. If anyone has any further questions they would like to ask me, I am contactable on LinkedIn by the undersigned name or by clicking on the link in brackets (https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-morris-775910130/).

Kind regards,

James Morris UNISA Student
"Bev has been an enormous help since being our pastel consultant. She pays personal attention and details to all our needs."
Michelle Singh Maxiflex Pty Ltd
"Bev has been helping our company when we need updates for our Pastel or when we have issues with anything within Pastel. Her knowledge of Pastel is excellent and she understands the program as well as bookkeeping principles. I would recommend her services highly."
Robyn Johnstone Aconsult Consulting Engineers
"One of the best training there is, it has a personal feel which makes learning fun, interesting, relaxing and productive. its either you train with Bev and stay at home😅❤"
Bright Ndlovu Student
"Bev Allen was recommended to me by Pastel (I could not get the person there to understand my problem and help me over the phone) 20 years ago. She has been our support person ever since and trained our staff and myself in house every time there was a problem to be solved or a new version of Pastel to be implemented. Bev’s big advantage is that she has not only a superb knowledge of Pastel, but also understands how accounting works, which makes her perfect to teach accounting on Pastel."
Edidt Craucamp B&I Automation
"We are a new client and Bev was able to offer prompt assistance and get us back up and running in no time. She really knows Pastel."
Lifting Solutions Lifting Solutions
"Bev is amazing, she took her time to teach me till I understood everything and taught me little tips and tricks to use at work."
Elize Spice UNISA Student
"Bev has been my Pastel consultant for Accounting and Payroll for more than 18 years. She has given me excellent service and has always been able to solve my queries speedily and effortlessly. Its such a breeze to work with her and I’m extremely grateful to have her on my side:)"
Charmaine Claase Staman Automatic Pty Ltd
"Bev really help me to understand pastel and I would recommend her work to anyone who wants to do pastel training to get hold of her."
Alicia Sukazi Student
"We at V&S Automation have been dealing with Bev for sometime, She is not only professional but has also became part of our Family at V&S Automation, She is always willing to help and cares a great deal, We have only but had a good experiences with Bev"
Leechan Spamers V&S Automation
"Bev is the best, you can ask her multi questions but she does answer all of them with the follow up clarification on the matter that required to be emphasized."
Celiwe Vilakazi UNISA Student
"Bev took me step by step from installation of pastel, explains in detail. Now I understand pastel more than before. Thank you."
Kabelo Letsie UNISA Student
"Bev encourages questions, is so patient and goes above and beyond to help you understand. Fantastic learning environment and helps you with queries during the studying process."
Claire Quari xxxxxx
"Bev has been my assisting me with Pastel . Wow what a knowledgeable with regards to Pastel. She is always helpful answers you and shares her extensive knowledge. Huge thanks Bev for your help. You made life so much easier for me."
Goolam Butler UNISA Student
"Bev is the best thing since Pastel. She is very patient and goes the extra mile to help you with solutions and leaves you comfortable and confident to explore the software. She is always a text away."
Thembie Mndzalo UNISA Student
"I knew nothing about Pastel before I met Bev. I obtained a very good mark on my UNISA AIN2601 assignments after 3 months of meeting Bev. It’s Bev and her course that helped me do so well in my Pastel studies. I would recommend you to come to meet Bev no matter with what you are about to start in using the Pastel programme; if you are experiencing any difficult time, or need any professional assistance. Bev’s service is there to meet all your needs and even exceed your expectations – this was what I experienced."
Mia Zheng UNISA Student
"I can highly recommend the services of Bev Allen from X-Quiz-IT Consulting Studio CC. She is very professional, taking us thoroughly, clearly and step-by-step through all the training modules in the recent Pastel course that our staff completed. Bev ensured all questions were answered in a clear and understandable fashion. We enjoyed this course and find that obtaining the knowledge we did – as a result of this Pastel course and of course the professional fashion in which it was presented – makes a WORLD of difference in now applying what we have learned on a day to day basis. Thank you Bev"
Ilza Van Heerden Pizza Perfect / Burger Perfect
"Your extremely friendly manner and expert knowledge of Pastel Partner and Pastel Payroll have helped us so much over the past 15 years.It’s good to know that we can always rely on you."
Hazel Mladenovic Dr Barlin, Rosebank Clinic
"Bev Allen has been assisting with us from day one with our Pastel ( about 15 years). She is incredibly knowledgeable and has been able to solve any issues we have had, she also trained us to be proficient Patel users. Bev is always available to help."
Wayne Spear SES Fabrication - Custom Engineering
"Bev Allen from X-Quiz-IT Consulting solutions has a vast knowledge of all Pastel related solutions. I have been working with Bev both in my personal and business capacity as Financial Manager for the past at least 15 years and have always received the best assistance and advice. She has trained my staff to use Pastel Partner successfully. I can recommend Bev @ X-Quiz-IT Consulting studio without any reservations for any requirements from support to training on any Pastel platform."
Anthony Schoeman Eclectic Brands Pizza Perfect /Burger Perfect /Chicken Thyme
"Bev has been with our company for the past 15 years, her knowledge of pastel has no boundaries, a hands on person, very professional, willing to always assist, whether it been on site or off site. Bev you definitely score a 10/10 with us. Keep up the excellent work *****"
Jessie Jessie ABG Industrial Supplies
"I have dealt with Bev for many years and she has given us fantastic support and training, i wouldnt recommend any body else."
Kenneth Ansley Repzotix Pet Hyper