General Commerce

Retail Point of Sale

Catalyst have specialised point of sale software designed for shop sales. Combined with our powerful head office stock control, replenishment and management reporting systems the result is an incredibly powerful and fully integrated system from warehouse to shop.

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Caravans and Motorhomes

Caravan and Motorhome business software from Catalyst

We cover all main areas of Caravan and Motorhome Dealership administration. Everything from Caravan Sales, Motorhome Sales (with free web advertising) and Awnings, through to Shop Sales, via Point of Sale, for spare parts and accessories, Stock Management and Order Processing to a fully integrated Accounts suite.

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Marine Trade

Catalyst provide the Marine Trade with our specialist dealer management system

Everything from mooring management, through to boat sales, parts accessories and clothing sales, and and general company administration. We have gained over 30 years’ experience of writing and supplying dealer management systems.

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General Commerce

Trade Counter and Order Distribution

Whether you sell via the internet (eBay or your own eShop), parts counter, telephone sales or by stocked vans, or most likely by a combination of the aforementioned, we have systems to suite all sizes of company.

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Catalyst has for many years been a specialist in the Motorcycle business

We cover all main areas of motorcycle dealership administration. Everything from parts, through workshop and motorcycle sales (with free web advertising, exclusive offers with MCN) to company administration. It's all in one fully integrated product. We are a dedicated long term specialist in this market offering an unrivalled product.

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Agricultural Machinery

Software for your Agricultural Machinery sales business

Catalyst can provide you with a very simple and cost-effective solution to run your business. Incorporating many new ideas and solutions - we take business management to new levels. We can even advertise your machinery on the web for FREE.

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Road Haulage and Logistics

Road Haulage and Logistics Software

Our Logistics module is designed to specifically meet the requirements of the Road Haulage and Logistics sector, whatever size company, number of vehicles and whatever type of haulage.

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Motor Trade

Catalyst and the Motor Trade

We cover all main areas of Car dealership administration. Everything from prospecting, car sales (with free web advertising), parts, workshop through to company back office administration. Platinum modules are fully integrated allowing for an efficient flow of information though your business.

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Platinum Software from Catalyst Computer Systems

Platinum Software from Catalyst Computer Systems

Catalyst´s Platinum Software is highly flexible and is available in forms to suit various trades. Platinum Software has a long proven track record over many years and is constantly evolving. It is extremely rich in features to aid ease of use whilst retaining great analytical power. Whether you are looking for software to administer your entire business or merely a small area of administration Platinum probably has the answer.

The system is fully modular; meaning you only buy what you need. It will allow you to incorporate all of your business necessities into one, easy to use, package. The software is consistently designed, sharing a common core of features.

Our core modules provide you with all the tools required to help run your business more efficiency. Areas we cover are :- Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledgers (Our own fully integrated accounts package), Vehicle Sales, Workshop Management, Stock Control, Order Processing, Payroll, Sales Prospecting.

Some significant features

  • A Microsoft windows application tried and tested on all Microsoft Operating Systems from Windows Vista through to Windows 10 (Windows Vista, Windows 7 [32 & 64 bit versions] Windows 8 & 10 [32 & 64 bit versions, excluding any Windows RT versions]).
  • Modular design so you only pay for what you need.
  • Software can be bought or rented on a monthly basis.
  • Highly secured by user with configurable user access to only authorised software areas.
  • Highly configurable document formatting for all external documents.
  • Report generators throughout allow the user to report the information they need (There are over 550 pre-configured standard reports, each can be configured to meet the specific needs of a client).
  • Pre-Installed trade specific procedure and management reports.
  • Multi currency capability & Euro ready.
  • Easy text search for stock codes, accounts codes, in fact any code used within the software. This completely alleviates the need for a user to remember codes of any kind.
  • On Line help sensitive to location in the software.
  • We maintain a free to use, constantly updated and comprehensive "on-line" knowledge base with over 1500 articles and 1000's of reference pages to make finding the answer to those everyday problems simple.
  • Flexible user interface by mouse, touch screen, keyboard and barcode where appropriate.
  • Fully customisable customer retention centre, keep in touch automatically via mail, eMail and SMS.
  • Windows pull down menus & function keys, whichever the user chooses to use.
  • Ultra powerful & secure client-server data storage for speed & reliability.
  • Fully multi-site operation in real time via VPN (Internet) or fixed wire connection.
  • User level security with individual menu structure for each user.
  • Touch Screen data entry for point of sale.
  • Access key features, KPI's and charts via a mobile device with Platinum Online.
  • Have a rolling display your unit stock on a large TV or projector in your Showroom.

Linked to many other software products and systems

  • Full third party E-Commerce support.
  • E-mail (Bulk Mailing).
  • Fax.
  • SMS Messages (Bulk Mailing).
  • Online ordering (EDI).
  • Electronic parts catalogues (EPC).
  • Manufacturer Composites (COM).
  • Manufacturer Collaborative Inventory Management (CIM).
  • Customer Satisfaction Programs (CSP).
  • Post code quick addressing.
  • Credit card authorisation.
  • Web based advertising, sales & ordering.
  • Automatic HPI lookup for Motor vehicles.
  • Document scanning.
  • External Accounting and Payroll Systems.

Works with a huge array of hardware

  • PC´s & PC based networks running Microsoft Operating Systems.
  • Platinum Online runs any mobile devivce with a modern browser.
  • Barcode scanners.
  • Document scanners.
  • Touch screens.
  • Cash drawers.
  • Specialist labelling & receipt equipment.
  • Remote capture devices.
  • Media Categories +

    It is now possible to categorise media attached to property records. Read More
  • Changes to MTD VAT return +

    Updates to the Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT return to comply with changes brought about by Brexit and Postponed VAT Read More
  • Default Attribute For Foreign Customers +

    It is now possible to have a default attribute that is automatically set on foreign customers that are outside any Read More
  • EORI Number and Incoterms +

    It is now possible to store an EORI number in "Customer Properties" and "Supplier Properties". It is now possible to Read More
  • Payroll Year-Start 2021/22 +

    Changes to Platinum's "Payroll" module that allow you to start processing the year 2021/22, including: New: Student Loans Plan Type 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).