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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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Vehicle Sales

Vehicle Sales

The Vehicle Sales Module is an essential part of every dealer’s armoury. It is a purpose designed program for administering vehicle 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 vehicle 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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Parts

Keep track of your shop sales

The Shop 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 parts and accessories.

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Accounts

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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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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Electronic Parts and Prices

Parts and Prices

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

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Vehicle Workshop

Managing your Workshop

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

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Software for Car Dealerships

Catalyst have been suppliers to the Motor Trade for many years and our business management software is used in both franchised and independent car dealerships.

We cover all main areas of car dealership administration. Everything from parts and accessories, through workshop and car sales to company administration. Everything in one fully integrated product that can link to manufacturer ordering and parts identification systems. We are a dedicated long term specialist in the motor trade offering an unrivalled cost effect product.

What is a dealer management system?

A dealer management system is essentially a kit of tools which enables you and your staff to administer the business with the minimum of time and effort. This means vastly less effort than a paperwork system whilst providing vastly more information with which to plan and run the organisation. In short the better the DMS the lower the overhead in wages combined with a far greater insight into the business's strengths, and direction which in course enables timely and decisive management.

What makes ours different?

Short answer

As dedicated long term suppliers to the motor trade we can offer a very cost affective package that is easily scalable to help you run your organisation and maximise your profits.

Longer answer

Powerful Software Solutions

We care deeply that our product is the very best possible. Our success depends on our customers success, we thus constantly work very hard to develop and improve it.

  • We cover all of the key areas of dealership management in one fully integrated product including professional accounts which are of course at the core of understanding your business.
  • Our software and systems are incredibly stable and reliable. You can rely on them to be there working reliably when you need them. The value of this cannot be understated. Dealer management systems lie at the core of the "day to day" running and administration of a business. In order to provide fast and crisp service to clients it is essential that the system in use runs quickly and consistently. In order to make business strategy decisions it is essential that data collected is consistent and accurate. Catalyst's proven track record in these areas is impressive and we make strenuous efforts to ensure that this will remain the case.
  • We offer unrivaled levels of help and advice in the forms of ongoing telephone and web based support. Comprehensive training is available in a classroom environment, and on site "one to one" and even on a "one to one" hourly basis via the Internet.
  • We maintain a free to use, constantly updated and comprehensive "on-line" knowledge base with over 1000 articles and 1000's of reference pages'to make finding the answer to those everyday problems simple.
  • We directly market cars on the web on behalf of our customers. The site gets millions of hits and thousands of visitors per month, this service is free for the first year (Note: Third parties which you give us permission to have your data from FindIt may make a charge -check your agreement with these third parties). See www.catalyst-findit.com.
  • We export vehicle information to eBay, Auto trader, Exchange and Mart, AutoKingdom, Tradeouts, customers own web sites, manufacturers approved used stock and others meaning that information is entered once and automatically appears on many web sites. Some of the above sites are free to advertise on with our DMS, see here for more information.
  • We actively help you promote your business to previous car customers by keeping them informed. Our customer retention centre produces a wide range of reminders and messages automatically by your own or individual customers preferred method, letter, SMS text or e-mail. Everything from service reminders, MOT's, '“Thanks for using us” to “Happy birthday”. It's automated, incredibly simple to use, incredibly powerful, giving the personal touch and has incredibly low running costs.
  • Post Code lookup for quick and accurate identification of addresses from a Royal Mail PAF solutions provider.
  • The software is fully secure by user as you, of course, need to limit access to sensitive information.
  • The software is incredibly flexible with user configurable reporting, document designs and menus.
  • We provide seamless car e-commerce (eShop/eTrade/eRetail) solutions which include upload of stock details and pictures, download of customer and order information, real-time stock level enquiries and customer specific pricing.
  • Our products are always at the cutting edge taking advantage of new technology as it becomes available. Recent examples being our integrated e-commerce and automated web facilities.
  • We keep you fully informed of any relevant changes to our software solutions via our website, Facebook and Twitter news feeds.
  • KPI's, charts, general reporting and specific data entry can be achieved on mobile devices (Phones, Tablets and Pads) by using Platinum Online.

Rental

As our software can be rented on a month by month basis (it can of course also be purchased) with no long term contract and low up front costs the software is ideal for new start up motor trade business's as well as those larger more established motor trade business's with a tight hold on their capital outlay.

What can Platinum offer your business?

Software for Car Dealerships

Testimonials

  • Brenwood Motors

    We have used Platinum as our DMS for a number of years and have found it to be efficient, reliable, Read More
  • DLS

    We use eBay heavily for our business and are ranked 3rd in number of items sold in the Motor Parts Read More
  • Jayray Vehicle Solutions Ltd

    I would like to express my thanks in relation to the service provided by the Support Department at Catalyst.Having recently 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).