Distinctive

Distinctive Systems

Industry Leading Software for Coach, Bus and Tour Operators

Welcome to Distinctive Systems Australia

Distinctive Systems has been established for more than 35 years and is the world’s leading supplier of management software for coach, bus and tour operators. From our head office in the UK and national offices in the USA and Australia, we support our clients in the daily use of over 1,750 of our latest Microsoft SQL Server based systems.

POWERFUL • AFFORDABLE • INTEGRATED

Coach Manager

Coach Manager is a start to finish solution for the management of charter and contract work specially designed for coach, school bus, minibus, limousine and community transport operators.

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Tour Booking System

Our Tour Booking System is a complete management solution for individual passenger reservations on tours, sightseeing trips and express services.

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Vehicle Maintenance System

Our Vehicle Maintenance System is a purpose designed workshop management and maintenance planning package.

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Coach Manager is a start to finish solution for the management of charter and contract work specially designed for coach, school bus, minibus, limousine and community transport operators.

Our Tour Booking System is a complete management solution for individual passenger reservations on tours, sightseeing trips and express services.

Our Vehicle Maintenance System is a purpose designed workshop management and maintenance planning package.

Software from Only $137.50 a Month

Why Choose Distinctive Systems?

Over the last 35 years Distinctive Systems has established a reputation for providing the absolute ultimate in software for coach operators. The depth of our industry knowledge combined with our dedication to working to the very highest of standards has resulted in a range of software that offers the best possible solution for any operator.

We provide: -

  • By far the most comprehensive systems on the market with tens of thousands of development hours behind each one
  • Simplified Express and limited capacity versions of our systems to ensure they are cost effective for even the smallest of operators
  • A pay monthly subscription pricing option covering the use of our software and ongoing support
  • An expert sales team with years of industry experience gained using our systems while working for respected coach operators
  • In-depth demonstrations to ensure you fully understand our systems before deciding whether to go ahead
  • A highly skilled training and support team with years of experience gained using our systems while working for respected coach operators
  • Comprehensive training at your own offices tailored to the type of work you do and to the needs of your staff
  • Unlimited email and telephone support covering every aspect of your ongoing use of our systems provided by the same skilled team
  • A highly professional technical team to provide support on the use of our software on your hardware and network infrastructure
  • The chance to meet our sales, training and support teams at industry events such as shows, awards dinners and operator meetings
  • A rock solid financial standing that ensures we will always be here to help when you need us

And last but not least... all our systems are designed and built by our own in-house development team based at our offices in York. To ensure the highest possible level of quality control, our software development is never outsourced to external developers.

Recent News

The latest news from Distinctive Systems - product launches, show reports, awards, press coverage and other company news.

Latest Software at Euro Bus 2018

18/10/2018

Distinctive Systems will be showcasing our new Coach Manager Operations Portal, the latest enhancements to VMS and our forthcoming Driver App at Euro Bus Expo 2018 on 30 Oct - 1 Nov.

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DS Wins TasBus Supplier of the Year Award

7/06/2018

Distinctive Systems has 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

14/05/2018

Distinctive Systems has won the Innovation Gold Award for our new Coach Manager Online Portal at this year's UK Coach Awards.

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DS at UK's CoachMarque Conference 2018

7/02/2018

Distinctive Systems was invited to deliver a presentation on some of our latest software enhancements at the UK's annual CoachMarque Conference.

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Forthcoming Events

Distinctive Systems will be exhibiting at the following events.

UMA Motorcoach Expo 2019

6th - 10th Jan 2019

Each year nearly 2,000 industry professionals and vendors gather at UMA’s EXPO for all-inclusive access to top-of-mind education sessions, the latest products, services and valuable networking opportunities with industry peers and colleagues.

ABA Marketplace 2019

26th - 29th Jan 2019

The American Bus Marketplace is the premier business event for the group travel industry. The appointments are the core of the show; which allow Buyers and Sellers to meet face-to-face.

British Tourism & Travel Show 2019

20th - 21st Mar 2019

The British Tourism & Travel Show 2019, which will feature many of the UK's most popular coaching destinations, returns to the NEC on 20th March for two days,

BusVic Maintenance Conference & Bus Expo 2019

1st - 2nd Oct 2019

BusVic is hosting South East Asia's premier bus industry conference and exhibition in October 2019 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Free Walk-around Check Mobile App

Our Walk-around Check Mobile App is available completely free of charge† to any operator using our Coach Manager charter and contract booking system, Tour Booking System or Vehicle Maintenance System.

The app makes it easier than ever to ensure drivers are complying with their statutory duty to carry out a daily walk-around check and report any defects found. It guides the driver through the complete process for performing the walk-around check.

† A current subscription or software maintenance agreement is required for one of our three main systems (Coach Manager, TBS or VMS).

 

 

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Coach Hire Exchange is a free of charge cloud-based passenger recovery and job exchange service for coach and minibus operators.

It is designed to help operators find immediate assistance in the event of a breakdown, or any other situation where passengers need to be picked up and transported as soon as possible.  It also makes it easy for operators to find another operator to cover a planned job they need to contract out.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • Stephen Millar

    Managing Director, Dorgan’s Group (Dublin & Newry)

    The Coach Manager software by Distinctive Systems is essential to run Dorgan’s Group Vehicles. We also use VMS to manage our own current fleet of 30 vehicles as well as 164 other vehicles which we look after for our Maintenance Management customers. Distinctive Systems software is probably the best available to the coach industry worldwide.

  • Doug Nyman

    Sunbury Coaches

    We have been using TBS to manage the tours and client base for our Travel Club. We have found the system to be invaluable in terms of productivity improvements, particularly in relation to the inbuilt reports. TBS has allowed our sales staff to spend more time selling our product, rather than spending valuable time on administrative tasks such as invoicing, receipting and preparing tour departure reports. The comprehensive client database and sales ledger have also proven to be a very useful marketing tool, allowing us to actively target specific segments of our client base.

  • Dennis Lyons

    Vice President, DATTCO, Inc.

    When DATTCO set out to replace our legacy system we knew we needed two things; a software solution that offered us the versatility to do things the way our business dictates and a partner that understood our needs. We found both in Distinctive Systems.

  • Phil Stonestreet

    Stonestreet’s Coaches

    We have been using Distinctive Systems VMS for 3 years and have found a dramatic improvement in our ability to capture parts and labour costs. The system further provides us with an accurate prediction of when scheduled maintenance is required and ensures compliance to our regulatory authority.

  • Matt Baird

    Organ’s Coaches

    Coach Manager has totally changed the way our operation runs and has made it much easier for us to manage our resources more efficiently and effectively by combining rostering, quoting, fleet & staff management and invoicing all into the one system.

Contact Us

For further details, or to arrange a no obligation demonstration at your own offices please call us on 03 8676 0670 or email sales@distinctive-systems.com