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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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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Vehicle Hire

Vehicle Hire

This module is the perfect tool for helping to reduce this administration work and acts as an organisational tool for all booking and hire activities made within the business.

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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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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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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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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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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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Car Sales

Car Sales

Catalyst Platinum offers you the opportunity to easily administer your vehicle sales, and compile extensive managerial databases.

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

Looking after all aspects of your vehicle stock, this module will produce invoices in different formats for new and used vehicle, allow rapid retrieval of stock to match a clients requirements and calculate V.A.T appropriately for used and imported unit. It also has a customer retention centre along with full mailing facilities for recalls and sales purposes as well as an integrated finance optimiser and extensive reporting facilities.

  • We directly market motor vehicles 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 customers with a valid maintenance or rental agreement (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 information to eBay, Auto trader, Exchange and Mart, Tradeouts, customers own web sites meaning that information is entered once and automatically appears on many web sites. 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.

Prospecting and Marketing

Our prospecting CRM module carries out all the administration involved in regularly contacting potential customers, also known as ‘prospects.’ The system acts as an organisational tool, and provides sales staff with the information required to ensure vehicle prospects are being contacted on a regular basis, with material that is of interest to them. It also enables the sales team to be more effective by providing information at their fingertips about the prospect, their requirements and past conversations or contacts.

The urgency of the contact is made clear using a colour code, you can then view the full prospect of each contact made to the customer to gather any important information you may require about the prospect.

Each vehicle prospect can be segmented into a series of interest categories, allowing you to generate reports and target marketing material towards certain trades or interests, meaning your campaigns have greater impact and you're not wasting resources on 'blanket marketing'.

GDPR is supported allowing the level of marketing material to be controlled.

Key Points

  • Looks after all aspects of your vehicle stock.
  • Calculates V.A.T. appropriately for new and used vehicle units.
  • Sales documentation, including quotations and invoices.
  • Has full mail-shot facilities.
  • Customer retention centre.
  • It can connect to fax software and will send text messages.
  • Integrated finance optimiser to work out the best deal for you and your client.
  • Unit Stock can be linked to various websites.
  • View comprehensive 'contacts due' list, showing who you need to contact and when.
  • Categorise your prospects, making it easier to search and generate category specific report and mailings.
  • HPI Link for vehicle provenance check.

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).