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Catalyst Computer Systems Ltd.
Granite House,
58 Loughborough Road,
Mountsorrel,
Leicestershire,
LE12 7AT.
 Telephone +44(0)116 230 1500
 Fax +44(0)116 230 1522
 Sales sales@catalyst-uk.com
 Software support@catalyst-uk.com
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Office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday (for emergency out of hours support see 'Out of Hours' below).

Out of Hours See here for details.
Urgent Weekend Hotline:  +44(0)781 804 4086
Emergency Out of Hours:  emergency@catalyst-uk.com

Windows 7 End of Life

As of 14th January 2020, Microsoft will no longer be supporting any devices running their Windows 7 operating system.

Windows 7 End of Life

What Does This Mean For Your Business?

Whilst PC's running Windows 7 will still function, there will no longer be updates or patches released for the operating system meaning that bugs and viruses will not be fixed by Microsoft and updates will not be available, leaving your valuable information open and vulnerable to attack.

In order to keep your information safe after this date it is highly recommended that businesses running Windows 7 operating system upgrade to Windows 10. Not only will this upgrade ensure you are safe from vulnerability due to an unsupported operating system, it will also enhance your Platinum system, with features such as Windows 10 built-in PDF printing, giving you the facility to send invoices & statements directly from Platinum via PDF.

How Can Catalyst Help?

As a valued Catalyst customer, we want to help you avoid any risk to your business. We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation about how this change may affect you, and the options you have to ensure your companies data remains safe from any vulnerabilities due to an unsupported operating system after January 2020.

For newer PC's a system upgrade may be all that's necessary, however for older PC's a complete replacement may be required.

For your free consultation please contact our sales team, who will talk you through all of your options and answer any questions you may have about Windows 7 end of support.

30 Years

June 2019 marked a significant milestone for Catalyst Computer Systems, as we celebrated 30 years since the company began trading. Throughout these 30 years, Catalyst has proven itself as an established writer and supplier of award winning business management software across multiple trades, including; agriculture, motorcycle, car, marine, caravan, logistics and retail.

30 Years of Catalyst Computer Systems Ltd

Since 1989 we have seen many companies succeed with the help of our business management software, and this is something we take enormous pride in doing. Our company motto is “Your Success is our Priority” which are words we stick by every day.

Catalyst would like to thank all of its customers, both old and new, for choosing Platinum to help manage your business, and helping us reach this 30 year milestone. Here’s to the next 30 years!

Royal Highland Show 2019

Since Catalyst’s success exhibiting at the Royal Highland Show in 2018, it was a show we couldn’t wait to return to this year. The show is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting of the year for our Agricultural sales team, and this year a record number of 195,000 people attended the Royal Highland Centre for a weekend celebrating the best of Scottish agriculture and food.

Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2019

The weekend started early for the Catalyst team, who set off at 5:30am on Wednesday morning, in order to get set up and ready to go for the start of the show on Thursday morning.

Thankfully the sun was shining, which led to a buzzing and excitable atmosphere around the site, and as the first day got underway the team were ready to go and were looking forward to meeting lots of new people over coming weekend.

Throughout the course of the weekend, the Catalyst team held demonstrations of our dealer management software to a number of new faces, as well as catching up with existing customers and answering any questions they had. The Catalyst team also attended celebratory drinks on Thursday evening in the BAGMA tent, where the BAGMA presidency was handed over to Peter Arrand, as Brian Sangster stepped down after four years in the role.

Catalyst would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit us during the show, with a special thanks to the BAGMA team for inviting us along for a second year to exhibit in their tent.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020!

Royal Highland Show 2019 - Day 1

Come and visit Catalyst at this years Royal Highland Show, from 20th-23rd June. Stand 216, Avenue Q.

The sun is out and the Royal Highland Show Day 1 is up and running in full swing. The Catalyst exhibition team have had a busy day meeting new people, and catching up with existing customers. As well as exploring all the wonderful things the Royal Highland Show has to offer.

Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2019

At 5pm in the afternoon the tent filled with BAGMA members and friends for a drinks reception to celebrate BAGMA president Brian Sangster handing over his presidency to Peter Arrand after four years in the position.

The Catalyst team would like to thank everyone who has visited the stand today, and we are looking forward to making more new friends as the weekend goes on!

Royal Highland Show 2019 - Build Day

Come and visit Catalyst at this years Royal Highland Show, from 20th-23rd June. Stand 216, Avenue Q.

At 5:30am Wednesday morning the Catalyst exhibition team set off northbound on a 7 hour drive to Scotland, where they will spend 4 days exhibiting at the annual Royal Highland Show, from to 20th-23rd June.

Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2019

With the stand set up and ready to go the team are looking forward to a weekend of meeting people, and showing them just how Catalyst can help their business succeed. Regular demonstrations of aspects of our software will be taking place at the Catalyst stand, and any questions you have will be welcomed.

The Catalyst team be can found on Stand 216 in Avenue Q, so whether it’s for a friendly chat or if you have a question about our software, come along and say hi!

Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2019

Come and visit Catalyst at this years Royal Highland Show, from 20th-23rd June. Stand 216, Avenue Q.

With British Summer Time now well and truly in full swing, along with it comes a season of outdoor shows and exhibitions. The first of these being the Royal Highland Show, based at the Royal Highland Centre just outside of Edinburgh City Centre, Scotland. This year the show is being held from the 20th to the 23rd of June.

Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2019

The annual show aims to showcase the very best of farming food and rural life in Scotland.

Catalyst are pleased to announce that this year we will be back at the Royal Highland Show, attending for our second year, after successfully exhibiting in 2018.

BAGMA

BAGMA

We will be exhibiting on the BAGMA stand, which can be found in the agricultural avenue (Stand 216, Avenue Q) of the site. If you're attending the Royal Highland Show then come and say hello and have a chat with the Catalyst team, we can't wait to see you there!

Royal Highland Show takes place at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB.

Nevis Marketing

New Parts & Prices file subscription available - Nevis Marketing

Catalyst helps dealers save time by keeping your system up-to-date with the latest Parts & Prices data from key Manufacturers & Distributors.

We offer dealers a wide range of Manufacturer and Distributor Parts & prices file subscriptions and update your system as and when data is released to us by the provider.

The latest addition to this service is Nevis Marketing who distribute a number of key brands including TCX, Richa, Furygan, Garmin, Shark Drift, VR46, Milenco, Vulcannet, Auritech and Spring.

  • To find out more about currently available Parts & Prices files please visit our parts announcement page.

Suzuki Dealers Win With Catalyst

Suzuki’s annual dealer conference took place in February, aiming to highlight the success of the previous year within the Motorcycle dealer industry.

Throughout the night awards were presented to dealerships from around the country to mark their achievements in the industry throughout the previous year. Some of the award winners on the night included;

  • Streetbike - Sales Dealer of the Year
  • Orwell Motorcycles Ltd - Aftersales Dealer of the Year
  • J&S Motorcycle Accessories - 10 Year Service Award
  • Wheels Motorcycles - 10 Year Service Award
  • Greater London Motorcycle - Suzuki Finance Dealer of the Year.
Suzuki UK

One thing all of these companies have in common is that they are all notable users of Catalyst’s Dealer Management System.

Catalyst is proud to be delivering these companies with a DMS that is helping them succeed, and become the industry leading dealers. Proving that once again that ‘Your Success is our Priority’...

Curling in Stirling with BAGMA

Last month the Catalyst team headed north-bound to Stirling for the annual BAGMA Curling event, held at The Peak ice rink. The curling event followed the annual BAGMA members meeting, held at Stirling Albion Football Club.

After two hours of fiercely competitive curling, only one team could be crowned the overall winner. That winning team included Catalyst’s own Marc Nolan, plus Steve Gibbs, editor of Service Dealer Magazine.

All of the Catalyst team attending the event thoroughly enjoyed the event and would like to thank BAGMA for organising such a fantastic event, and bringing everyone in the industry together.

Curling in Stirling with BAGMA

Platinum Online v2

Platinum Online version 2 has been rewritten from the ground up to combine the best features of Platinum Online and Platinum Mobile into a single progressive web app.

The old Platinum Online and Platinum Online v2 currently live side-by-side but eventually v2 will take over.

You can try Platinum Online v2 by following the links and "v2" menu options in the old Platinum Online or by adding a bookmark or favourite direct to https://online.catalyst-uk.com/app

  • Platinum Online v2 has a refreshed look and feel although we have tried hard to keep things familiar for existing users.
  • The Workshop and Logistics activity managers have incorporated extra features from Platinum Mobile including the ability to work without a permanent Wi-Fi or mobile data signal.
  • You can now move around and/or collapse sections of the page to suit your requirements.
  • Various places now allow you to scan barcodes using your device's camera.
  • Windows 7 End of Life +

    As of 14th January 2020, Microsoft will no longer be supporting any devices running their Windows 7 operating system. What Read More
  • 30 Years +

    June 2019 marked a significant milestone for Catalyst Computer Systems, as we celebrated 30 years since the company began trading. Read More
  • Royal Highland Show 2019 +

    Since Catalyst’s success exhibiting at the Royal Highland Show in 2018, it was a show we couldn’t wait to return Read More
  • Royal Highland Show 2019 - Day 1 +

    Come and visit Catalyst at this years Royal Highland Show, from 20th-23rd June. Stand 216, Avenue Q. The sun is Read More
  • Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2019 +

    Come and visit Catalyst at this years Royal Highland Show, from 20th-23rd June. Stand 216, Avenue Q. With British Summer Read More
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  • Platinum Online Technician Activity +

    The "Workshop" -> "Technician Activity" option in Platinum Online v2 has been enhanced with the following: Invoice labour lines are Read More
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    Platinum "Sales Order Processing", "Order Dispatch" now has the ability to submit orders to Intelligent Shipper from Intersoft. This service Read More
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