- Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:00
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.
Changes to Platinum's "Payroll" module that allow you to start processing the year 2016/17, including:
Updated Class 1 National Insurance Contributions rates, including:
Operating PAYE in real time, aka Real Time Information - or RTI:
Changes to Platinum's "Payroll" module that allow you to process your end-of-year 2015/16, including:
"Monthly Procedures/Reports" -> "Internet Filing of Returns" is ready to support the final EPS for the 2015/16 year.
You can now print selected lines from the Order's general notes on your Sales Order Invoices, using new configuration token '~52'.
We have introduced support for icons in enabled lists.
Icons in lists are currently implemented in "Tasks Outstanding", "Personnel Planning Diary", "Order Processing" and the "Stock Search". We will be adding support to other lists going forward.
The facility to read items saved as a quotation in the "Stock Control" module, "Invoicing and Customer Orders" option, into the extras section of a "Vehicle Sales" document has been added.
This will allow your sales people to pull in lists of items set up by your parts department without having to look up all the part numbers involved.
It is now possible to add, edit and remove custom buttons that can be shown on the button bars. The "Add or Edit Custon Buttons" option can be found on the "Maintenance Options" within "Reports & Parameters".
Alternatively you can create a custom button from the location within Platinum where you want the button to appear. From the location, press "F12" to pop up the "Functions Available" screen. From there, press the new "Custom" button to pop up the "Custon Buttons Properties" and from there select the function you would like the custom button for.
You are now also prompted to create a custom button whenever you record a new macro.
Extra information has been added to the stock sales price information. The date of the last change and the previous value are now stored.
Reporting of the this extra information held is possible using the "Stock Control" "Report Generator". Additional parameters have been added to the relevant variables to access the new information.
Platinum now integrates with the Microsoft Print to PDF printer built-in to Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and above and avoids the need to install a third-party PDF printer driver.
After updating Platinum you will find three new standard print records for use on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and above PCs:
Existing links to PDF995 and other third-party PDF printers continue to work as before, of course, but this adds another option now for those who wish to avoid installing third-party drivers.
For more information please see How do I Setup Printing to PDF in Platinum?
A new option designed to show information in simple graphical form. The focus is to display the ongoing performance of the technicians in the workshop for the current month and year.
In order to get information from this feature, your workshop must make use of the "Real Time Labour Recording" option.
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. You can choose whether or not you want to include work from jobs raised internally and you can drill down to view the performance of a particular technician.
A new "View:" type, 'Gross Profit %' has been added to the "Stock", "Vehicle" and "Workshop" dashboards.
A new range option, "Vehicle type:" has been added to the "Vehicle" and "Workshop" dashboards. This allows you to filter results so you only see information on the particular vehicle type you are interested in i.e. 'Motorcycles'.