Electronic Program Updates

As a user of our software you are probably entitled to update it to the latest version at any time, the only proviso being that the software is covered by current software maintenance. To have current maintenance, the software should be within it’s original cover period from sale (usually a year), under maintenance contract or under a rental agreement.

  • We are continually refining and developing our software. Updates can be done on as much as a daily basis. We don't 'hold back' software for specific release dates - our software is released as and when it has been written and tested.

Click here for instructions on how to install your program update.

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Vehicle Models/Stock Applications

To make room for future improvements, including an expanded description, the vehicle manufacturer model file, and stock applications file, are being updated.

  • This update will involve a file conversion, which will run once only: the first time Platinum is used after this update. It may take some time, depending on how heavily the relevant area of the system is used, but will only be necessary the first time you use the software after this update.

Data Import XML Support

XML file support has been added the Data Import module.

Vehicle Purchase Ordering

This feature is only available to users of the software who have both "Vehicle Sales" and "Purchase Order Processing" modules installed.

It is now possible to produce a purchase order for vehicles and to log this purchase order in the "Purchase Order Processing" system automatically. This feature is available from the vehicle purchase tab within vehicle amendments.

Vehicle Sales Quotations for Prospects

Users of the Platinum "Vehicle Sales" module can now raise a vehicle sales quotation for a prospect, before they become an account customer. This can be done either from the "Vehicle Sales Documents" option, or the "Vehicle Interests" tab in "Add or Edit Prospects".

  • The prospect will need to be linked to a sales account in order to progress the deal to a sales order or invoice.

Employee Amendments

The "Employee Amendments" option in Platinum's "Payroll" module is now "Add or Edit Employees" and has been given the Windows "look-and-feel".

In additon, an "Images" tab has been added which can enable you to keep scans of important documents and letters attached your employee records.

  • As this part of Platinum has been given the Windows look-and-feel the Home (on-line help) and End (functions) keys now work the way Windows uses them (i.e. Home goes to the beginning of whatever you are accepting and End goes to the end) so you should use the alternative help keys listed below:
    • The F11 key should be used for the on-line help.
    • The F12 key or the "Functions" menu should be used to access the function keys available.
    • Buttons have been given a shortcut key (F?) for use in Macros and anyone not wanting to use the mouse.
    • Windows may be repositioned and changed in size - these changes will be remembered from one Platinum session to another.
    • The columns in lists can be moved or resized by dragging the heading for the column you wish to configure - these changes will be remembered from one Platinum session to another.
    • Any tabs can be moved by dragging the heading for the tab to the new position - this new position will be remembered from one Platinum session to another.

Pensions Automatic Enrolment

Changes to Platinum's "Payroll" module that affect you if your pensions Automatic Enrolment "staging date" is coming up this year.

This update will help you:

  • Assess your workforce.
  • Use postponement.
  • Calculate pension contributions.
  • Handle opt-in and joining.
  • Handle opt outs and refunds.
  • Generate letters to your staff.
  • Keep records and provide reports.

Logistics Customer Delivery Confirmation

It is now possible to automatically produce a report to confirm to the client that their goods have been delivered.

In order to use this feature is is necessary to set the status for delivered jobs in the logistics parameters option.

  • Delivery confirmations are pre-configured to be sent in e-mail format. It is possible to vary the information sent or even the method by which it is sent by report configuration.

Printing Lists

  • Every "list view" in Platinum can now be printed.

This means that whenever you find yourself at a list of information in columns with headings, such as the "CRM" or the new "Nominal Review" option, you can press "Ctrl+P", click the printer icon in the toolbar or select the "Print..." option in the "Options" menu on the main window. This allows you to provide a heading and then print the report.

Prospect Potential Part Exchanges

Users of the Platinum "Vehicle Sales" module can now store details of vehicles owned by prospects that they are considering offering in part exchange, and when the time comes to prepare the deal in "Vehicle Sales", load the relevant vehicle or vehicles without having to rekey already entered information.

Manually Added Vehicle Expenses

Expenses added manually from "Vehicle Properties" may now be designated as either 'Expected' or 'Actual', allowing you to account for anticipated expenses, adjust to the correct value when they arrive, or chase them up if they don't.

Goods Received Quantity Check

The "Goods Received" option will now warn you and ask for confirmation if the quantity you are receiving exceeds that on the original order.

Journal Review - Date Ordering

The journal review now lists all journals in date order giving a true chronological cululative balance.

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