Distinctive Systems - Software for Coach, Bus, Tour & Truck Operators

Distinctive Systems is the leading supplier of software for coach, bus and tour companies. Established for over 30 years, more than 1,500 operators rely on one or more of our latest Microsoft SQL Server based systems for the efficient management of their companies. Our main systems are our Coach Manager private hire and contract booking system, our Tour Booking System and our Vehicle Maintenance System.

Coach Manager is a start to finish solution for the management of private hire and contract work specially designed for coach, minibus and chauffeur operators. The software offers secure handling of bookings, easy and efficient allocation of vehicles and drivers, client confirmations, driver work tickets, invoicing and a built-in sales ledger with extensive financial reporting facilities.

Our Tour Booking System is a complete management solution for individual passenger reservations on extended tours, day excursions and express services. In addition to being a powerful back office system, TBS incorporates a fully automated data driven website for handling online reservations from travel agents and direct clients, with real-time payment processing and automatic emailing of confirmations.

Our Vehicle Maintenance System is a workshop management package specially designed for coach, bus and truck operators. The software provides defect reporting, statutory inspection planning, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities, job cards and history recording. VMS streamlines the whole process and will help ensure records always meet the required standard.

Distinctive Systems

  • Industry leading software supplier
  • Established for over 30 years
  • More than 1,500 clients worldwide
  • Offices in UK, USA and Australia

Coach Manager

  • Private hires and contracts
  • Client confirmations and invoices
  • Vehicle and driver scheduling
  • Driver work tickets

Tour Booking System

  • Extended tours and day excursions
  • Back office and online bookings
  • Desktop and mobile client websites
  • Automatic emailing of confirmations

Vehicle Maintenance System

  • Workshop management
  • Statutory inspection planning
  • Defect reporting
  • Maintenance activity management

Distinctive Systems Launches Client Online Portal

Distinctive Systems has released a free of charge Client Online Portal for our Coach Manager private hire and contract booking system.

The portal lets an operator’s clients request and accept quotations, list and check bookings, view a statement of account and make secure online payments via an intuitive desktop and mobile friendly browser interface.

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VMS Free Driver Walk-around Check App for Android Devices

Distinctive Systems Launches Free Driver Walk-around Check App

Distinctive Systems is pleased to announce the release of a free Walk-around Check Mobile App for users of our Coach Manager private hire and contract booking system, Tour Booking System and Vehicle Maintenance System.

The mobile app works either in conjunction with new core functionality incorporated into VMS, or, for users who don’t have VMS, in conjunction with a new standalone application called the VMS Walk-around Check Edition.

Users of Coach Manager and TBS can download a free copy of the VMS Walk-around Check Edition. Just like the new functionality incorporated into VMS itself, the standalone version complies with all statutory walk-around check and defect reporting requirements. It also includes everything necessary for the setup and ongoing management of all associated vehicles and drivers.

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