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.

  • Keep up to date with the latest software changes with our news.

Stock Search - Full Descriptions

The description column can now be expanded to show all three lines of stock description.

Payroll Year-End 2019/20

Changes to Platinum's "Payroll" module that allow you to process your end-of-year 2019/20, including:

  • Printed report P60 has been updated for this year's stationary.
  • "Monthly Procedures/Reports" -> "Internet Filing of Returns" is ready to support the final EPS for the 2019/20 year.

  • Look out for the 2020/21 Year-Start update coming soon! This will allow you to move on to start processing the new payroll year, including updates to the system of operating PAYE in real time, aka Real Time Information - or RTI.

Asset Register

Asset register features have been added to the regular postings option of the nominal ledger. It is now possible to depreciate assets by a percentage of either start or current value.

Current functionality remains unaffected so the option to depreciate assets by a fixed amount is unaffected.

Platinum Online - Removing Workshop Job Parts

The Platinum Online "Workshop Technician Activity" option has been enhanced to allow technicians to remove parts from jobs.

Technicians will be allowed to remove parts that they earlier added themselves. They will also be allowed to remove other parts, subject to their Platinum security settings.

For more information see How do I add parts to a workshop job using Platinum Online? on the Knowledge Base.

Long Term Bookings

It is now possible to create "Long Term Bookings"; bookings that last for an extended period of time, with or without a specified end date.

Long term bookings are invoiced periodically throughout their lifetime. It is possible to consolidate all due invoices for a customer onto a single document.

For more information see How do I create a long term booking? on the Knowledge Base.

Document Formats - Country Code

You may now print the applicable country code or description on configurable documents. If the customer or supplier has a country code attached this will be used, otherwise the system default country code will apply.

~292,0
  • Returns the Country Code.
~292,1
  • Returns the Country Description.

Bulk Payments

The "Bulk Payments" option now includes a payment review. This entirely new option allows the user to have an overview of all outstanding purchase documents across all accounts and the pay as required.

This sophisticated option allows cheque printing, remittance printing and an automated report of all payments made which can be used to automate bank transfers to items paid.

The new concept of payment authorisation has been introduced. A high security user can mark items as payment authorised so that a lower security user can then pay them later.

  • 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.

Customer Booking Security

Two new security settings have been added. One that can be used to prevent certain users from deleting customer bookings and another that prevents certain users from changing the status of customer bookings.

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