Granite House: Head Office

 Head Office


Catalyst Computer Systems Ltd.
Granite House,
58 Loughborough Road,
LE12 7AT.
 Telephone +44(0)116 230 1500
 Fax +44(0)116 230 1522
 FAQ's, Guides, Hints, Tips, Advice and more Knowledge Base
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
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LAMMA 2019 - Day 1

Day 1 of our first year exhibiting at LAMMA has started off very well.

Our Sales team have had a busy morning meeting new prospects interested in Platinum and also catching up with our existing customers.

We are delighted to have our friends from BAGMA on our stand throughout the 2 days of the show.

Catalyst at LAMMA 2019.

Come and see us on Day 2 on Stand 19.118 - Opening Times: 08:30 - 16:30

LAMMA 2019 - Set up day

The team has had a busy day setting up our stand for this years LAMMA Agricultural & Machinery Show.

You can find us in Hall 19, stand 118.

Located next to the organisers offices and opposite our customer Krone, we will be joined on our stand by representatives from industry body BAGMA and are looking forward to meeting with customers, prospects and key parts suppliers/distributors.

Catalyst at LAMMA 2019.

LAMMA 2019 takes place at the NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE, Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Our sales team were in attendance last week to a very busy and highly successful Service Dealer Conference and Awards ceremony, held at The Oxford Belfry Hotel on 15th November.

The Conference theme was based around the most commonly expressed concerns and issues identified by dealers and continues to grow in popularity. It gives an opportunity to network, share stories, discuss business challenges and most of all share experience and knowledge.

Our team were busy from the outset. Dealers, manufacturers/distributors, industry experts and trade bodies were all keen to meet with us and discuss how Catalyst Platinum DMS is rapidly becoming the solution of choice for the Agricultural, Groundscare & Forestry sectors.

We were delighted to hear one consultant commenting “Any dealer is mad if they don’t use Catalyst”, whilst a leading web / SEO specialist told dealers, “Catalyst is the only DMS that works every time, anytime”.

Catalyst at 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards Catalyst at 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

The evening awards ceremony recognised and celebrated the achievements of dealers. As a ‘Gold sponsor’ of the event Mike Cameron, Systems Sales Manager, took to the stage discussing the “Aftersales Powerhouse” before presenting the “Star of the dealership” award to Jess Parks of A F Wiltshire, who has made tremendous efforts in learning about and helping to grow the Aftersales business at Wiltshire’s. Well done Jess!

Catalyst at 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

SALTEX - 2018

Catalyst at SALTEX 2018

The Catalyst team have been at the NEC Birmingham today preparing our stand for the opening day of SALTEX 2018.

SALTEX is the UK’s national event for grounds care, sports, amenities, estates and green space management.

From turf care and specialist machinery to landscaping and playgrounds, over 300 exhibitors visit the show bring the latest products, equipment and expertise to the NEC Birmingham for 2 days.

Register in advance for your free visitors pass by clicking here.

Come and visit us on Stand H102 to see the many new & exciting features in Platinum.

  • Wednesday, 31st October 2018 – 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday, 1st November 2018 – 9.00am – 4.00pm

Visit for further details.

Catalyst at SALTEX 2018 Catalyst at SALTEX 2018 Catalyst at SALTEX 2018

Multi-brand agricultural parts platform support - agroparts

agroparts - World’s largest multi-brand agricultural parts platform

Catalyst Platinum DMS now links with the world’s largest multi-brand agricultural parts platform, 'agroparts'.

  • Dealers using Catalyst Platinum DMS can now upload and download their parts basket / orders directly into 'agroparts'.

The agroparts basket upload / download tool is a new feature of Catalyst’s powerful and flexible DMS, helping dealers save time, become even more efficient and drive success.

The news of this new feature has generated much interest amongst dealers and the brands represented on the agroparts site. All parties can see the benefits of using Catalyst’s Platinum DMS.

More and more agricultural dealers are using Catalyst Platinum DMS to move their business operations forward. Dealers are reassured by Catalyst’s proven solution, continuous development program and the back-up provided by full-time, dedicated and experienced support teams.

Platinum and Windows XP

Along with today's release of the 'Media Preview' update, Platinum will no longer run on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 machines. We haven't supported Windows XP since January 2017 but Platinum did still function (albeit without support) on this platform.

All other machines running Windows Vista or later (Win7, Win8 and Win10) are unaffected.

Microsoft themselves long ago abandoned support for this version of Windows.

Windows XP is very vunerable to attack!

Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2018

It was an early start for two members of the sales team yesterday morning as they made their way North, to man our exhibit at the 178th Royal Highland Show.

Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2018

As guests of trade body BAGMA we are delighted to join our industry friends and colleagues on Avenue Q Stand No.216. for the duration of this important and prestigious event.

Open to both public and trade, Royal Highland Show is always a lively event.

By 09:30 this morning the “trade only” area was already buzzing with our team very busy meeting new prospects, existing customers, manufacturers, distributors and key industry individuals.

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

Trade stands opening times for the Royal Highland Show are;

Catalyst at Royal Highland Show 2018

Triumph Dealer of the Year

Long standing users of Catalyst Platinum software, hardware and services, Total Triumph have been named Triumph Dealer of the Year 2017.

The Taunton based dealer, who actively uses every aspect of our modular Catalyst Platinum Software, were delighted to receive the award which was presented by Paul Lilly, Triumph General Manager for UK & Ireland.

The award was given based on a number of factors including the high standards of sales, servicing and customer satisfaction, all aspects of dealership operations where the many features of Catalyst Platinum software can help dealers to get ahead.

Many congratulations to Total Triumph from all of the team at Catalyst!

Free vehicle advertising for Catalyst dealers on “The Bike Market”!

Advertising your vehicle stock on “The Bike Market” is free of charge for dealers using Catalyst

Free vehicle advertising for Catalyst dealers on “The Bike Market”!

Ian Sidney at The Bike Market tells us...

“The Bike Market aims to be an independent bike buying guide, featuring a free used price guide, bikes for sale and all manner of other useful bits. We are super excited to be working with Catalyst to offer you a chance to showcase your bikes on completely free of charge.

Growth has been strong through 2017 and 2018 looks to be even more exciting so tick the box and send us your bikes for sale today. We also love to hear feedback on the site and are happy to answer any questions you might have:”

To setup the service we will require a signed data permission form from each Dealer that wishes to advertise with “The Bike Market”

Motorcycle Expo 2018 Day Three

Day three at Motorcycle Trade Expo 2018 was another busy day for our team.

Catalyst at the Motorcycle Trade Expo 2018 on stand B28.

Whilst some exhibitors reported “slow days” we enjoyed meeting a steady stream of new prospects. Predominantly these were progressive dealers looking to leverage the many features and flexibility of Platinum to help them manage and grow their business. It was great to be able to hear of their success, plans for the future and discuss how Catalyst Platinum can help them drive their dealerships forward and achieve their goals.

Traditionally day three at Expo is an opportunity to get together with the manufacturers. It is always a very satisfying and flattering when the major brands are willing and eager to share their tactical plans and strategies with us. As the proven and established solution for dealers, the customer engagement and reporting tools within Platinum help dealers and the manufacturers introduce and enhance customer experience, dealership and brand performance.

Catalyst at the Motorcycle Trade Expo 2018 on stand B28.

The press were very interested in our recent emphasis on after sales elements of dealership operations. Still an area of huge potential for any dealer, this is an aspect of the industry that is of huge interest to dealers and manufacturers. Our customer retention tools, workshop advisories, real-time activity logging, electronic check sheets are all key tools that help dealers build, customer satisfaction, aftersales performance and of course profitability.

By the close of the show at 4pm, we were still meeting dealers who were blissfully unaware of the artic conditions sweeping norther and western parts of the UK. We hope you all had a safe journey home.

Farewells said to our many friends and partners, we did as always take the time to thank British Dealer News, the event organisers, and their support staff for another great Expo.

Catalyst at the Motorcycle Trade Expo 2018 on stand B28.

Many thanks to our team (Charles, Jeff, Matthew, Mike, Nigel and Sarah) for all their hard work in making the show the success it was.

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