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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Add or Edit Sites

The "Add or Edit Sites" 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.

Local Currency Values

It is now possible to store and amend local currency values for sales, purchase and nominal transactions. The local currency of the account needs to be stored on the account and the feature is available anywhere that the account has been selected throughout the software. As well as the individual transaction values an ongoing rolling balance is stored. The transaction and balance can be marked to reflect that it has been reconciled against third party information.

The feature is accessed from within the existing "Currency Exchange" option accessed either from the "Options" pull down or the quick key Alt+E.

Vehicle Replicator

It is now incredibly easy to replicate vehicles by copying a vehicle multiple times. You can enter the unique chassis, VIN and engine numbers for each of the vehicles to be created in a simple tabular form.

This handy tool is intended to aid users dealing in high volumes of similar vehicles and can be accessed from the "Vehicle Search" within the "Vehicle Sales" -> "Add or Edit Vehicles" option.

Stock Location Delete Check

Platinum now protects against deleting Stock Locations that are currently in use. If you attempt to delete a Location that is in use, you will be presented with the list of places that the Stock Location is currently used.

Pensions Automatic Re-Enrolment

The pension Automatic Enrolment system in Platinum's "Payroll" module has been updated to deal with three-yearly re-enrolment.

This update will help you to re-assess your workforce on your re-enrolment date and auto-enrol any eligible jobholders that previously opted out.

A new payroll report has been added "Pension Re-declaration Info" to help you fill in your online re-declaration of compliance.

Export To Selling Manager Pro

With the impending retirement of eBay's Turbo Lister, you can now choose to export items from your shop to Selling Manager Pro.

Selling Manager Pro requires more information so you must enter details about the eBay category, item shipping and item returns on the "O+ Site Maintenance" pages in order to use this export option.

Stock Item Search

Extra options have been added to the "Advanced search range" allowing you to search using "Stock from" and "Stock to" and to search by "Sales price". You can also enter a "Depot" to see the quantity and location of stock items at that depot in the search.

Reordering Supplier Choice

When choosing a supplier the quantity and total price of the order required if placed with the supplier is displayed taking into account the pack quantity.

When choosing a supplier it is now possible to select the supplier price range by choosing the price column required with a mouse double click.

Adding a Contact from Contacts Due Simplified

Direct single keystroke or mouse click access to the addition of a prospect contact has been added and the screen enriched by the addition of buttons for common actions.

Extra Information in the Contacts Due List

The list of prospects requiring contact has been enhanced by the addition of telephone number, mobile number and e-mail address.

Point of Sale Quantity Warning

It is now possible to warn at point of sale if an excessively large quantity of an item is being sold.

  • This feature is configurable and the warning quantity can be individually set for your company in "Reports & Settings" -> "Maintenance Options" -> "System Administrator" -> "Platinum Settings".

Reordering Superseded Items

It is now possible to calculate and order stock items that have been superseded using the stock reordering option.

  • As this feature is only of use to a few clients with specialist reordering requirements, the feature has enabled in "Reports & Settings" -> "Maintenance Options" -> "System Administrator" -> "Platinum Settings".
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