About Distinctive Systems - Software vendor specialising in the development of products for coach and bus companies

The Leading Software for Coach, Bus & Tour Operators

Distinctive Systems is the leading supplier of software for coach, bus and tour companies. Established for over 30 years we have supplied systems to operators throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, North America, South Africa and beyond. 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.

A Fully Integrated Software Solution
Our range of software is comprehensive and includes systems for managing charter work, regular contract work, community transport operations, gross payroll, workshop management, vehicle maintenance and both back office and online reservations for tours, sightseeing trips and express services.

Microsoft SQL Server Platform
All our systems are Windows based and have been developed using Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft SQL Server database engine. SQL Server is part of the Microsoft .NET Platform and is an industrial strength database engine designed to handle hundreds of simultaneous users. It delivers stunning performance with unparalleled reliability and security. It is designed for systems that are in constant use under the most demanding circumstances.

Our systems are designed to be used with Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition. Alternatively, all but the largest operators can use them with the royalty free Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition. Our systems run on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 or 2008.

A Flexible Product Range Available via Purchase or Annual Subscription
Our Coach Manager charter and contract booking system, our Tour Booking System and our Vehicle Maintenance System can each be used as a standalone solution, or can be combined to create the most comprehensive fully integrated enterprise solution currently on the market.

All three systems are available in Express and Full versions and in different capacities to suit the requirements and budgets of a wide variety of operators.

Our Express versions are aimed at operators with smaller fleet sizes, or alternatively with relatively straightforward requirements. Although their overall functionality is the same as our Full versions, they have fewer features in some areas. Our limited capacity versions allow smaller operators to benefit further by not having to pay for a larger booking or vehicle capacity than they actually need. Express versions can be upgraded to Full versions and capacities can be increased at any time for the original price difference.

As an alternative to outright purchase, our software is available via annual subscription with an initial minimum term of one year. Full details and a price calculator are available on the Pricing page for each product.

Australian Office
Australian and New Zealand sales, training and support are handled by our Melbourne based subsidiary Distinctive Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Latest News

DS Wins TasBus Supplier of the Year Award

Distinctive Systems is delighted to have won the Supplier of the Year award at the Tasmanian Bus Association's Annual Conference and Dinner.…

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Online Portal Wins at UK Coach Awards

Distinctive Systems is delighted to have won the Innovation Gold Award for our new 

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VMS Electronic Job Card

Distinctive Systems has released an electronic job card for our Vehicle Maintenance System. This not only allows your workshop to become paperless,…

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Driver Online Portal

Distinctive Systems has released a free of charge Driver Online Portal for our Coach Manager charter and contract booking system.

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