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Granite House: Head Office

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Catalyst Computer Systems Ltd.
Granite House,
58 Loughborough Road,
Mountsorrel,
Leicestershire,
LE12 7AT.
 Telephone +44(0)116 230 1500
 Fax +44(0)116 230 1522
 Sales sales@catalyst-uk.com
 Software support@catalyst-uk.com
 Hardware ITServices@catalyst-uk.com
 FAQ's, Guides, Hints, Tips, Advice and more Knowledge Base
Office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday (for emergency out of hours support see 'Out of Hours' below).

Out of Hours See here for details.
Urgent Weekend Hotline:  +44(0)781 804 4086
Emergency Out of Hours:  emergency@catalyst-uk.com

Catalyst Master Classes

Dedicated Training Facilities

In order to get the most from any computer system it is essential to gain skills in the use of the software. "Catalyst Master Classes" are the most cost-effective method of learning these skills.

Our comfortable, spacious and fully equipped in house training room forms an ideal learning environment. It is fitted out with state of the art computer and display equipment. Adequate on site parking is available. The training day is split into various formats for different training courses. Typically there are two sessions of three hours each. Morning sessions start at 10 A.M. and afternoon sessions at 2 P.M, these may vary, please enquire for more details. The training courses are scheduled to a recurring regular monthly pattern & the number of candidates per course is limited to six. Demand for the courses is high so early booking is advisable.

  • Half Day Courses from £80
  • Full Day Courses from £140

Dedicated Training Facilities

The format of training varies according to course requirements but will in all cases include computer presentations with worked through examples displayed using a large format projector. Trainees will each have a computer on which to work and perfect newly acquired skills.

In order to enroll simply phone, on 0116 230 1500; fax on 0116 230 1522; or contact us for a booking.

Refreshments, in the form of tea, coffee and biscuits will be served at intervals in the mornings and afternoons. A variety of local facilities for lunch exist, and include Pub Meals, Cafes, Fish & Chips, and a number of delicacies from the local Supermarket, all within easy walking distance.

If you are traveling a significant distance and require overnight accommodation, we have details of local hostelries which we can forward to you.

 


November 2017

  • Tuesday, 7th - 
    The Customer Retention Centre
  • Tuesday, 14th - 
    A Guide to Workshop Control
  • Tuesday, 28th - 
    Vehicle Sales in a Day

December 2017

  • Tuesday, 5th - 
    Stock Control in a Day
  • Tuesday, 12th - 
    The Joy of Accounts 

January 2018

  • Tuesday, 9th -
    Report Generator - So Simple
  • Tuesday, 16th - 
    A Guide to Workshop Control
  • Tuesday, 30th - 
    Vehicle Sales in a Day

Training from Catalyst

Control your Company Administration with Platinum

This Catalyst training course is intended for system administrators or controllers, covering many aspects of your day to day usage of the system.

  • Adding New Users
  • Creating Custom Menus
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • System Parameters
  • Setting up Printers
  • Configuring Document Layouts
  • Maintenance Tasks

The course is designed to show you how to configure and manage everything within Platinum, whether it’s setting up new users and custom menus, configuring document formats or implementing regular routines for keeping your Platinum data clean. This course will help you to understand your Platinum system and help you to get the best information out of it. Our courses focus on key areas of the software, of great use but not used to the full. We want you to get the maximum benefit from your Platinum Software.

Training from Catalyst

Customers Care with the Customer Retention Centre

Customer Retention is a critical area we have identified where our customers can obtain very significant advantage with little extra effort. This course is designed to help you gain extra business by using the features you already have, more efficiently.

  • Drive up your returning customers
  • Generate more sales
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Learn how to configure, style and automate Platinum, plus much more!

Once you have completed this course, you will be ready to send workshop reminders, booking confirmations, warranty reminders, happy birthday messages, service & MOT reminders and much more.

Training from Catalyst

Report Generator - So Simple

The report generator is a highly flexible tool which enables reports to be designed and configured specifically for individual requirements (Platinum comes configured with over 400 standard reports, each one can be configured further).

  • Writing a Basic Report
  • Copying a Report
  • Renaming a Report
  • Adding Extra Filters
  • Changing the Output

The report generator exists because all companies are unique, each having their own specialities and requirements. Once you have mastered the basics, if will enable information to be found and presented in unique ways customised by you for your personal needs.

Training from Catalyst

The Joy of Accounts

This Catalyst training course is intended for those of you that use the Accounts Module and also anyone who would like to understand more about the accounts Module, covering many aspects of your day to day usage of the system.

  • Sales Ledger
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Basic Nominal Ledger
  • Reconcilliation - VAT, Debtors, Creditors, Stock etc.
  • Regular Journals
  • Complicated Journals

This course is designed to help you to understand and take control of the accounts system within Platinum. The course will cover your daily accounting routines such as dealing with purchase invoices and banking journals, as well as the regular reconciliation processes for your stock, debtors and creditors. Our courses focus on key areas of the software, of great use but not used to the full. We aim to enable users of Platinum to gain the most possible benefit from their use of the software.

Training from Catalyst

A Guide to Workshop Control

This Catalyst training course is intended for people that use the Workshop Management Module often and also any of our customers who would like to see the Workshop Management Module in action, covering many aspects of your day to day usage of the system.

  • Creating Technicians
  • Creating and Booking In Jobs
  • Handling Different Job Types - Retail, Internal, Warranty
  • Parts Allocation
  • Labour - Real Time or Item Booking
  • Invoicing
  • Estimates
  • Reports, Using the Report Generator

This course is designed to help you to get the most out of the Workshop module of Platinum. The course will cover everything from managing your technicians and job scheduling to parts allocation, real time labour logging and getting valuable information out on the efficiency of your workshop. Our courses focus on key areas of the software, of great use but not used to the full. We aim to enable users of Platinum to gain the most possible benefit from their use of the software.

Training from Catalyst

Essential Vehicle Sales Skills

This Catalyst training course is intended for those of you that use the Vehicle Sales Module and also anyone who would like to understand more about the Vehicle Sales module, covering many aspects of your day to day usage of the system.

  • Creating Vehicles
  • Selling Vehicles
  • Marketing Your Vehicles
  • Reports, Using the Report Generator

This course is designed to help you to get the most out of the Vehicle Sales module of Platinum. The course will cover everything from best practices for creating and selling vehicles to reporting out your profits. Getting the most out of your vehicle advertising and customer retention will also be included in this training. Our courses focus on key areas of the software, of great use but not used to the full. We want you to get the maximum benefit from your Platinum Software.

Training from Catalyst

Get The Most Out of your Stock Control

This course is designed to help you to get the most out of your Stock Control module and focuses on the key areas of the software to help you to get the maximum benefit from your system.

  • Creating Stock
  • Receiving Stock
  • Selling Stock
  • Reordering Stock
  • Stock Taking
  • Stock Reports

The powerful features and tools within the Catalyst Platinum Stock Control module can help you get your stock control, stocking levels and reordering right, understand what’s selling, when it’s selling and more importantly what’s not selling. You can even stock take with mobile devices.

Why is good control of stock essential? Basically because stock is for many businesses a valuable asset. Missing stock and overly aged stock can be a business nightmare.

  • Take Control
  • Rentention
  • Reporting
  • Accounts
  • Workshop
  • Vehicle Sales
  • Simply Stock