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Retail Sales

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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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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Internet Sales

Internet Sales

Our software interfaces with many web ordering systems allowing for real time order processing - as the client places an order for an item on-line it arrives in your order processing system allowing for fast efficient customer service.

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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. Shop sales are recorded in real-time over this secure internet connection.

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Retail Case Study

60 Retail Stores

This customer is a high street retailer with 60 stores across the UK. We were involved from day one and have supplied a complete IT solution for their business including tills in the stores, head office backup and administration including payroll, hardware and ongoing support and maintenance.

Head Office

At head office, they have a complete back office system covering accounts, payroll, stock control and ordering. The stock control and ordering cover both the warehouse at head office and all the stores. They control all aspects of their product range from their Platinum software including barcoding, pricing and the offers that they want to provide in the stores, such as “buy one, get one free”, “buy two, get one free” and other variations of retail promotion that they require. This information is sent to the stores on an overnight automated routine which compiles the information to be transferred and uploads it to a central server on the internet. The information is then downloaded automatically by the individual stores and updates the store information with the products, prices and offers.

Retail Stores

Retail Sales

The tills in the stores are touch-screen terminals where items can be sold using barcode scanners or using the touch screens which show product category areas and then product item buttons within those categories. The sales are processed through the tills and provided that there is an internet connection available, the details of the sale are communicated back to head office in real time. This allows footfall, sales and takings to be analysed with up to the minute data and the managing director reviews this information using our Platinum Online system on any mobile device that he has available at that time anywhere in the world. If the internet is not available for any reason, the sales information is queued up at the store and once communication is re-established with head office, the queued sales are sent to update head office. This allows the stores to continue to trade without interruption even if the internet is not available.

Stock taking in the stores and the warehouse is done using our Platinum Online system that updates the head office system in real time provided that there is an internet connection. Stock levels are synchronised with head office as part of the overnight data transfer routine.

The information from the stores updates the live accounts system on a daily basis in summary form to keep the volume of data to a manageable level. This can then be validated against the takings for each store to reconcile the figures and to flag up any anomalies such as shorts/overs on the takings. The stock control integrates with the accounting system so that stock and cost of sales information is generated automatically. The accounts system can produce a profit & loss for the whole business or by store if required. The accounting information can be extracted to file for further analysis specific to the customer.

Scalable

The customer has an integrated system to control his whole business that can be scaled up easily as new stores are added and at very reasonable cost.

Testimonials

  • Grape Tree

    Catalyst have provided us with a fully integrated accounts and Point of Sale system that enables us to manage our 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).