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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Electronic Parts and Prices

Parts files are available to franchised dealers for many car manufacturers. Subscribe to our news feed for notification when new parts and prices are available.

Pre-converted parts files for use with Platinum systems are available for the manufacturers below to give you the most accurate parts and price information as it becomes available. These can be pre-installed on your Platinum System so you can be up and running with the latest prices at your fingertips.

Both manufacturer and third party price files are free of charge when installed with a new system although you must be a registered dealer/franchise for the products concerned.

  • Terms governing our supply of motor trade data (authorised dealers, restrictions, confidentiality agreements etc) can be found in the Parts & Price Files Supplied section of our trading terms.

Manufacturers Parts/Prices

  • Once subscribed to a parts file your copy of Platinum Software will download and install the update from our updates server automatically keeping your parts and prices up to date.

  • Citroen
  • Daihatsu
  • Hyundia
  • Isuzu
  • Toyota
  • MG Rover
  • Morgan Cars
  • Ssangyong
  • Subaru

After Market Motor Trade Parts/Prices updates

  • Once subscribed to a parts file your copy of Platinum Software will download and install the update from our updates server automatically keeping your parts and prices up to date.
  • Some of the distributors parts files below only provide cost or retail prices. A [r] indicates that only retail prices are supplied and [c] indicates that only cost pricing are supplied.

  • Hycote

Not Listed Above?

It's a constantly changing world, new companies start, new ranges enter the market. If the motor trade manufacturer or distributor you would like a parts and price file for is not listed, we can approach them on your behalf. Simply contact Catalyst, provide us with the contact details and we will attempt to obtain the file on your behalf. We cannot of course guarantee success, it's hard to believe but even now not all suppliers are capable of providing this information in a standard electronic format.


  • 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).