Boat Sales

Boat Sales

The Boat Sales Module is an essential part of every dealer’s armoury. It is a purpose designed program for administering boat sales, including a sales aid, a managerial database and an accounting system.

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Free Web Advertising

Free Web Advertising

Free advertising of your boat stock and a free add on to an existing web site, completely free, simple and quick to implement. Information can be exported to various third party advertising web sites and clients own web sites.

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Electronic Parts and Prices

Parts and Prices

Parts files are available to franchised dealers for Marine manufacturers. With our powerful Data Import module you can import your suppliers parts and price files.

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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 branches is then always available.

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Boat Hire and Mooring Management

Boat Hire and Mooring Management

Boats can be hired and Mooring spaces can be managed, you can see at a glance the availability of mooring spaces in both the past, present and future.

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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 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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Keep track of your chandlery sales

The Chandlery Sales module allows you to keep details of your products such as stock levels, locations, prices, and suppliers. With a full history of every stock movement it's an invaluable tool to stay on top of all your sales of your chandlery sales.

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Marine Workshop

Managing your Workshop

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

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Accounts Module

marine trade 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 marine trade 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, boats 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 marine trade 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.

The Nominal Ledger integrates with the Stock Control, Workshop and Unit Sales modules to handle all stock movements. When items are booked into stock, the stock value on the balance sheet is increased with a contra entry to an appropriate accrual code. The accrual is then cleared when the purchase invoice is posted. When items are sold, the stock value code is decreased with a contra entry to the appropriate cost of sale code. This allows you to keep a tight rein on your stock values and give you confidence in your profit margins. The detail that is stored for the Review option means that you can track all the transactions that take place under this regime in a straightforward manner.

Other features of the Nominal Ledger include bank reconciliation, budgeting and comprehensive marine trade 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.


marine trade 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.


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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).