Accounts and Administration

Platinum accounts is a conventional, double entry book keeping system, with Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledgers, it can be integrated with all other Platinum modules. Our fully featured payroll package allows the simple calculation of national insurance, tax, pensions and other payroll details.

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Logistics Planning and Invoicing

Logistics Planning and Invoicing

Job Planning is a key tool in any busy Logistics and Road Haulage company allowing an overview of all jobs, pending and completed. Simple status amendment, POD scanning, drop sequence setting, driver and trailer allocation are all possible from one central point.

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Logistics and Road Haulage

Logistics and Road Haulage Costings

Our costings module allows you to generate reports showing driver revenue, vehicle usage by period along with any costs incurred.

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POD Scanning

Simple Proof of Delivery Scanning

With our mobile device app there is no need for expensive special devices to get your proof of delivery, simply take a photo of the signed delivery sheet, the app will do the rest – uploading to your Platinum Software as and when the internet is available.

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Managing your Workshop

The Workshop Management module is a purpose designed package for use in administering heavy haulage workshops. It allows you to keep your job tasks organised with a fully featured workshop diary.

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Multi-Site and Multi-User

Multi-Site and Multi-User

By using a combination of conventional PC hardware and state of the art software we can provide a very fast secure operation using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on the Internet via a broadband connection. Up to the minute access to stock information for depots is then always available.

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Management Reporting

Management Reporting

Our Platinum modules have report generators built in giving you full freedom and flexibility. There are many standard reports built into the system, when you need a more specific report you can design your own in minutes.

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Accounts Module

road haulage and logistics industry Accounts

Platinum accounts have been designed to allow you to produce comprehensive management accounts, whilst retaining the simplicity and ease of use for which the software is renowned.

Comprising Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledgers, Platinum Accounts integrates with the other Platinum packages so that you can run your road haulage and logistics industry business in a seamless fashion on one system.

Sales Ledger

Customer invoices and payments from all the modules update the Sales Ledger without any rekeying or duplication of effort, and the "Aged Debt List", "Debt Chasing" and "Statement" facilities allow you to control your debtors simply and easily in-house

Purchase Ledger

Purchase invoices and credit notes can be validated against purchase orders, tying the invoice back to the relevant orders to give a secure and auditable system for purchasing. Self billing purchase invoices can be printed for units, vehicles or wholegoods taken in part exchange or purchased outright.

Documents can be scanned and attached to the ledger entry so that you can view the documents without having to go hunting in your files. If you have a strict purchase invoice approval system, the documents can be put on hold at point of entry so that they cannot be paid until authorisation is given.

Nominal Ledger

The Nominal Ledger comes configured for your road haulage and logistics industry business and has the functions that you need to be able to produce management accounts. Pulling together all the information from the other areas of the system, you can produce a "Trial Balance", "Profit & Loss" and "Balance Sheet" from the system.

Any information that has not come via other areas of the system is entered using the "Journal Entries" option, or where appropriate the "Regular Journals" option. With options for multiple sided journals, reversing journals and a cashbook entry mode, the "Journal Entries" option is flexible, powerful and easy to use.

The "Nominal Review" option allows you to see what has been posted and to where, with comprehensive searching and sorting options including drilling down into the transactions for more detail. Viewing documents and items associated with the entries and being able to understand their provenance thanks to the plentiful information available at your fingertips means that you can reconcile your nominal codes efficiently and deal with queries promptly.

Other features of the Nominal Ledger include bank reconciliation, budgeting and comprehensive road haulage and logistics industry report generation. The bank reconciliation is a vital part of any accounting package and budgeting can help you with setting targets for sales and limits on spending. The report generation function will allow you to produce your management accounts in the format to suit your needs. If you want to see the profitability by department or by site, or compare actuals versus budgets, or this year versus last year, you can prepare a report for it and use it going forward.

Comprehensive document history is held by the system, and filing V.A.T. returns on line is a built-in feature.


road haulage and logistics industry Payroll Calculations

The Payroll handles all aspects of the calculation of income tax, national insurance, statutory sickness pay, statutory maternity and paternity pay, and pension contributions.

Full documentation as required by HM Revenue and Customs and other interested parties is printed, as are pay slips, bank giro credits etc.

Input for each pay period (weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly and monthly) is quick and simple and with HMRC on-line filing (RTI), it allows for the quick and efficient filing of your payroll information.

Key Points

  • Fully Audit trailed.
  • Sales Dashboard and other KPI's accessable via internet enabled mobile devices using Platinum Online.
  • Produces reporting expected by accountants and the V.A.T. authorities.
  • Easy to use yet comprehensive report generators.
  • Limited only by the disc capacity.
  • Electronic uploading to the HMRC website.
  • Time saving tax, N.I., pension and stoppage calculations.

Logistics Gallery


  • All About Bulk Ltd

    As a new business, started in June 2012, we installed the Catalyst Platinum system from day one upon recommendation by Read More
  • Amalgamated Bulk Hauliers Ltd

    We installed the Catalyst system over eighteen months ago on the recommendation of another haulier and are absolutely delighted with Read More
  • Ardens

    We installed the Catalyst system three years ago when a new employee recommended it.The system makes daily administration easier and Read More
  • Barrett Computer Logistics

    As a company that has been in business for 30 years, the transition from Sage to Platinum was exciting and Read More
  • C&C Horse Transport

    It is simple, uncomplicated and it has transformed our business. We transport horses around the UK, Ireland and Europe. We Read More
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Software Demonstrations

Purchasing the correct software to run your business is vitally important. Getting the correct software will minimise time spent by staff in administration and maximise the effectiveness of your business.

In order to help you make this crucial choice we are very happy to provide free demonstrations of our products to ensure that it performs as you need and expect. This can be done in any one of three ways.

  • We can visit you at your premises, this provides us with an excellent opportunity to assess your requirements.
  • We would be delighted for you to come here to Catalyst, we would love the opportunity to show you our company, it's support facilities and introduce our support team.
  • We can provide, usually at very short notice, an on-line remote demonstration of our software via the Internet.

Which ever way you choose, our aim is to explain how the power of Platinum Software can help your business grow.

For remote demonstrations, we will call you by telephone at the appointed time, simply click on the button below to start the demonstration, we will provide a session ID and password (no software will be installed on your machine and the demonstration is secure and safe).