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About Distinctive Systems - Software vendor specializing in the development of products for motorcoach 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 30 over years we have supplied systems to operators throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, 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 transportation, 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 Single Source Enterprise-wide Solution
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 have been developed entirely in-house by us. We don't outsource any of our development, nor do we resell anyone else's line-of-business applications. This ensures our clients always enjoy the benefits of a direct line of communication with us, the publishers. It also ensures future development and support are under our direct control and will always measure up to our own exacting standards. All essential prerequisites for client peace of mind and long term satisfaction.

A Flexible Product Range Available via Purchase or Annual Subscription
Our software is 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.

North American Office
North American sales, training and support are handled by our Florida based subsidiary Distinctive Systems Inc.

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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