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 Mileage Change Logged

The date a vehicle's mileage is changed is now recorded in the vehicle general notes in the same way that a vehicle location is recorded.

When a vehicle's location or mileage are changed by the data import the changes are automatically logged in the vehicle general notes exactly as they would be if a manual change was made to the vehicle information.

Creating Reports on the fly

It is now possible to use the $REPORT function with a report code of spaces. Specifying what should should be the range and column of the report, the function will create the report as it is needed.

Email and SMS Messaging Text Created by Report Generator

It is now possible to create and use a report generator report to fill out the text for the "From", "Subject" and main body of a message. You may also use a report to gather the list of contacts to send the message to.

New Token for Ticket Document

There is now a token for printing your company address on the ticket document. The token requires a parameter for the line of the address you want to print.

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  • Company Address Line
  • See the configurable document format documentation for the full details of the above token(s).

Stock Search Improvement

The stock search has been improved with the addition to the existing search by word or words from the stock description a full or partial stock code may also be included.

  • 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.

Vehicle Models

Finding the correct model to apply to a vehicle has been made easier by implementing an "aggressive" search, and by the addition of a quick reference file to speed searches up.

If the correct model is on your system, all you should need to type in at the "Model" prompt is as much of the code as you can remember, and/or part of the description, and/or the manufacturer, and the system will quickly locate all the models on file matching what you've entered, allowing you to choose the correct code. If only one code matches, that will be chosen automatically, allowing you to get on with your job.

  • 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.

Turnover Charts

It is now possible to view turnover broken down by cost centre on graphs. These graphs, as well as the account turnover graphs have been given extra functionality.

  • You can view all cost centres or accounts together, and choosing some to be highlit, you can change the period of time over which to view the graph and change how you want to group the data together.

Larsson "Mike" EPC Support

Platinum can now integrate with Larsson's online EPC program "Mike". Once a basket of items has been created in the "Mike" program these can be downloaded into your invoicing programs with the Alt+F7 key.

  • You will need to set-up your Larsson "Mike" user name and password in "Stock Control" -> "Maintenance Options" -> "Stock Parameters" -> "Third Party Software" to enable this feature.

Platinum O+ Site Maintenance

Changes to Platinum O+ Site Maintenance to enhance your ability to manage your web shop, including:

  • Search for stock items by stock group.
  • See preview of stock items before adding them to a page.
  • Stock item sales text preview now displays embedded HTML if present.

Run Payroll

The "Run Payroll Period" option has been given the Windows "look-and-feel".

  • 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.

Transferring Purchase Order Items

When transferring multiple items in one go, the system could fail to select the latest open order created today, and instead add the items to a new order.

FREE MCN Small Bikes Adverts

There is a new vehicle feed to advertise 125cc and below bikes with MCN.

  • Platinum users will be able to advertise small bikes for free on MCN until the end of December 2013.
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