What We DoWe help dealers grow by delivering the technology, insights and expertise you need to foster profitability.
Who We Are
Catalyst Computer Systems is a leading dealer management software provider for specialty trades.
We are not just employees of a software company, we are industry experts who understand the challenges of running a dealership and have created a unique solution that will help your business grow.
Founded in 1989
Headquarters in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
How We Help
Maintaining a successful and profitable dealership is not easy. That’s why we developed a solution for dealers like you,
to help you take control and adapt to the changing market.
Equip Your Departments with the Right Tools
We offer a suite of tools to help your dealership streamline and manage processes, ensuring smooth operations with minimal involvement from you.
Connect with Your Equipment Manufacturers
We’ve partnered with numerous manufacturers to enable your customers to interface directly with the equipment lines they carry.
Trust Our Expertise
Our training and support teams consist of industry experts with 20+ years of experience who fully understand your day-to-day and long-term challenges – and they will always help you resolve them.
Be a Valued Partner
We make sure our solution fits your dealership’s needs like a glove – because we take your feedback seriously. You are more than a customer to us – you are our partner, and we succeed together.
Catalyst is born as a result of three directors leaving a larger employer and joining forces as one to create a solution for the motorcycle trade.
RES Tractors becomes Catalyst’s 1st agriculture dealership.
The office relocates from the Nottingham suburb of West Bridgford, to Mountsorrel, Leicestershire.
Catalyst signs up CMC Motorcycles, the biggest motorcycle dealer in the UK.
Catalyst expands into the Caravan market by signing up White Arches Caravans and Robinsons Caravans.
Catalyst wins the Best Dealer Management Software award from Tradeouts in association with autoprotect.
2013 & 2019
Catalyst wins the Business Support Service of the Year award from British Dealer News.
Platinum Online was released providing technicians with the flexibility they desire.
Catalyst is acquired by Perseus, an operating group of Constellation Software.
Acquisition by Constellation Software Inc.
In 2020, Catalyst Computer Systems was acquired by Constellation Software Inc.’s Dealership Software division. We continue to provide the specialization and individual attention you expect from a family-oriented company, while benefitting from the stability, support and best practice resources of an organization with over 20,000 customers worldwide.
Catalyst’s acquisition further expands Perseus’s presence in the United Kingdom’s dealership software markets, having already established a strong presence via its 2012 acquisition of Ibcos – a leading business software supplier to agricultural, groundscare and construction dealers.
Why Dealers Like You Chose Catalyst
We have used catalyst dealer management software since 2006 and it has helped us grow and manage our business effectively. It allows us to control the business and make informed decisions. The support is always first class.
Darren Roebuck at A1 Moto Services Ltd.
Platinum is a fantastic system. It has made my work much more efficient and really helps me keep track of everything.
If I have any problems, I give the Catalyst Office a call and someone is always happy to help. Tim made the install super simple and gave us brilliant training to get us going. He came in everyday for a week to make sure we knew what we were doing.
Sam Hindle at Operations Administrator at Hobby GBI
See the Platinum Software in Action
We’d love to show you all the ways in which our software can make managing your dealership easier.
To get a personalized demo, simply fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with you shortly!