- Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013 09:14
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.
Click here for instructions on how to install your program update.
A prospecting parameter has been added to make the automatic creation of prospects as customers are added optional.
This setting may be found in :
The "Goods Received" option in "Purchase Order Processing" now supports BMW's combined Stock Code / Quantity barcodes, saving further time booking in orders.
A suite of secure Internet browser applications which compliment mainstream Platinum Software. Designed as a browser application this software runs anywhere that internet access is wirelessly available. Internet on mobile phones and wireless networks are both commonplace. Access information from Platinum anywhere where the internet is available which means populated areas of the planet.
The extra functionality added by Platinum Online takes advantage of the special features specific to mobile devices. Modern mobile devices have excellent cameras and displays and provide a platform for mobile computing. We use this functionality to gather images and information where it's either impossible or inconvenient to use conventional computers.
Platinum Online communicates in real time with mainstream Platinum Software providing information and updating Platinum Software in seconds.
In common with other browser applications access is via industry standard encryption and is limited by password and users have to identify themselves and their organisation.
All of the software necessary for Platinum Online is available free of charge for currently maintained or rented systems on the first device. Use on multiple concurrent devices is simple but extra licences will be required. It is essential that mainstream Platinum Software is updated to the latest version in order to access the latest features of Platinum Online.
A new option designed to show information in simple graphical form. Focus is on display of the ongoing vehicle sales progress for the current month and year. In order to provide perspective for the current information comparison graphs for average and best periods are also displayed.
A range screen is provided for users requiring historic or more specific information by site; new, used or all vehicles; and manufacturer. You can also choose how to view the results: by turnover, profit or units sold.
Stock deposit entry and maintenance has been given given the windows look and feel.
The "Vehicle Search" facility has been extended with options to search by vehicle location and to limit results to "current" vehicles only - referring to vehicles with any status having "In-stock": 'Yes'. Previously it was only possible to search for vehicles with a specific status, but there can be many different statuses that indicate a vehicle which is in stock.
If you commonly search for vehicles using the last few characters of the Chassis or VIN number, you can now speed up your search times by including that information in what we term the "Vehicle Cross Reference File".
Before rebuilding your vehicle cross reference to include this information, you should check the setting in "Vehicle Sales" -> "Maintenance Options" -> "Parameters" -> "General Parameters" -> "Chassis/VIN Search Digits" which defaults to '6'.
In response to user feedback, the system will now only check the customer's "Date of birth" at invoice time, where the sale vehicle has a registration number filled in, and the system is UK based (using 'GBP' base currency).
If you run a multi site operation, you may now specify a site code for each order. This can be used to print a different logo on order processing documents, and in the range for "Add/Edit/Process Orders" and "Order Invoicing".
The site is also available in the "Report Generator" and the "Data Import".
When amending an order and a modification to an item causes it to fall outside the range you specified, it will no longer be removed from the list straight away, thereby enabling you to make any further changes you need. The order items list will be refreshed only when you exit from the current order.