CAT-5  Interconnect Operating and Accounting Software

CAT-5 Data 
Repository and Data Integrity

CAT-5 Live!Update 

CAT-5 Free Demo

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CAT-5 Interconnect Operating and Accounting Software

CAT-5 Interconnect Operating and Accounting software is the most user friendly, service oriented, CPA-compliant, double entry, integrated accounting system designed specifically for the telecommunications industry! 

CAT-5 was conceived, designed and written for the sole purpose of helping you run your interconnect sales and service company.  Time is your company’s precious commodity that relentlessly evaporates and is otherwise exhausted by many non-productive activities. Our purpose is to help you make the most out of your time, your employee’s time and your company’s time.  We want to make sure that our software provides you with all of the functionality you require in order to manage your business, maintain excellent customer relationships, support your employees, please your vendors and impress your prospects.  Additionally, we want to make sure you have all of the information you need for your banker, your accountant and your board of directors.

Our mission is to ensure that CAT-5 incorporates all of the tools, features, functions and benefits you require to run your business the way that YOU want to run your business.   If CAT-5 does not have a feature that you need, then let us know!

Although feature rich and intricately designed, CAT-5 incorporates a simple user interface, similar to Microsoft Outlook, which immediately enables you to maximize your company resources to improve your bottom line.  

CAT-5 is available in multiple versions, depending on what specific modules you require.  All versions allow you to:

  • Track profitability by Customer
  • Decrease technician downtime
  • Produce corporate management reports quickly
  • Increase corporate bottom line

Canadian version available for tracking GST and PST.

Don't forget to ask about our Monthly Subscription Plans that are available for all three version of CAT-5!.  The Monthly Subscription Plans enable you to utilize CAT-5, have access to complete technical support and Live!Update for a low monthly fee and no initial cash outlay.

CAT-5 Enterprise Interconnect Accounting Software includes:

Customer Inventory and Resource Management

  • Automatically track multiple installed systems including telephone, voice mail, computer or network, including serial numbers & service contract dates 
  • Automatically track KSU resource availability and restrictions on all types of  inventoried slots, cards, and ports
  • Automatically track EXACTLY how your customer's system is configured, without a site inspection, by utilizing an easy to navigate, drag & drop interface similar to Device Manager in Windows.

Customer Service Management Tools

  • Customer Inventory integrated with inventory resource (ports, slots, cards, telephone numbers, etc) management for telephone systems, networks, voice mail, computers 
  • Calendar, Appointment Book and To Do List with Reminders
  • E-mail service orders, invoices, account statements, etc. in PDF format
  • Word Processor with mail merge
  • Bulk e-mail
  • Label printing
  • Prospecting, Quotes & Proposals, contact activity log
  • Inventory price level
  • Unlimited additional contacts for each customer

Work Orders, Service Orders, Sales Orders 

  • Scheduling
  • Work requested and performed
  • Service Contracts
  • E-mail orders to Customers, Vendors and Prospects and Technicians
  • Integrated with Customer inventory and resource management
  • Integrated with Inventory
  • Integrated with Accounts Receivable
  • Integrated with General Ledger

Purchase Orders

  • Integrated with Work Orders
  • Integrated with Accounts Payable
  • Integrated with Inventory

Inventory Management

  • Inventory Item Resource Management 
  • Unlimited Inventory Locations
  • Serial Numbers
  • Average or Standard Cost methods
  • Popup Inventory Price Book
  • Packing Slips (hooked directly to Purchase Order, RMA)
  • Disbursements (hooked directly to Work, Service and Sales Orders)
  • Returned Merchandise Authorizations (RMA)
  • Integrated with Customer Inventory and Resource Management
  • Integrated with Purchase Order
  • Integrated with Return Merchandise Authorizations
  • Integrated with Work, Service and Sales Orders
  • Integrated with General Ledger

Accounts Receivable

  • Customer Service Management Tools (see above)
  • Account Activity
  • Open Item (not balance forward)
  • Aging Customer accounts
  • Payments, adjustments, credit memos
  • E-mail Statements, Invoices
  • Periodic recurring entries
  • Finance Charges
  • Integrated with Work, Service and Sales Orders
  • Integrated with Banking
  • Integrated with General Ledger

Accounts Payable

  • Vendor management
  • Account Activity, payments, adjustments, debit memos
  • E-mail 
  • Periodic recurring entries
  • Vendor Invoice entry
  • Payment scheduling for split payments
  • Standard Accounts Payable reports
  • Integrated with Purchase Orders
  • Integrated with General Ledger


  • Employee management
  • Standard Payroll reports
  • Payroll check creation and print
  • IRS Form W-2, 941, 940
  • Integrated with Work and Service Orders
  • Integrated with Banking
  • Integrated with General Ledger


  • Checkbook reconciliation
  • Manual check writing
  • Standard Banking reports
  • Integrated with Accounts Payable
  • Integrated with Accounts Receivable
  • Integrated with Payroll
  • Integrated with General Ledger

General Ledger

  • Financial Statement Report tools
  • Standard General Ledger accounting reports
  • Post to any period in current or prior year
  • Detailed transaction history for each G/L Account number
  • Journal Entries posting
  • Print/View any G/L account number, for selected periods
  • Automatic closeout of income/expense accounts to selected Retained Earnings accounts
  • G/L Account budget fields
  • User Audit Trail report
  • Integrated with ALL CAT-5 modules

CAT-5 Data Repository and Data Integrity

We know the accuracy and integrity of your company accounting data is paramount to stable financial reporting. As a result, CAT-5 utilizes Microsoft MSDE/SQL Server for data storage. Microsoft MSDE/SQL Server is unparalleled in its ability to maintain a fault tolerant, robust, error free database. If you have been around computers for any length of time, or if you have used an accounting system or database that was subject to data corruption, you KNOW that there are few things worse than trying to "fix" corrupted database tables. With CAT-5's transaction rollback feature on all posting functions, you can work with confidence knowing that if the network goes down during a posting routine, your data is secure. You don't have to worry about losing 1/2 of a transaction. If the posting routine is interrupted for any reason, all database updates and transactions are automatically rolled back to the point before the posting routine started, effectively maintaining data integrity, as if the posting never occurred.

CAT-5 Live!Update

Many database programs, especially accounting systems that are used by small to mid-sized companies, do not implement a reliable update process and have no ability to distribute and install program and database updates throughout a network installation. CAT-5 implements a "Live!Update" feature that automatically checks for, and downloads, updates to the program. The CAT-5 Live!Update feature not only ensures that you receive timely updates to your program, but it also distributes and installs those updates to each CAT-5 workstation on the network. All you have to do is designate (in CAT-5 preferences) a specific workstation with an internet connection, to be the CAT-5 Live!Update computer. An internet connection is NOT required for every computer on the network, only the CAT-5 Live!Update computer. This feature alone is worth its weight in gold. You and your IT staff no longer have to worry about receiving, distributing and installing system updates. CAT-5 takes care of it seamlessly.

CAT-5 DEMO Available!

If you are interested in previewing the CAT-5 software please contact us to receive a free DEMO version. The CAT-5 DEMO is not merely a "slide show" of smoke and mirrors, it is the release version of CAT-5 with all of the functionality enabled except the ability to change the DEMO company information. The demo comes setup with demo data for customers, vendors, employees, inventory, users, bank accounts and general ledger, so you will not have to spend very much time getting it setup just to give it a test run. Also, it is network ready, so if you really want to give it a good test run, you are welcomed to install the CAT-5 database on a server and install the client software on the workstations. We have not inhibited the installation in any way, so you will be able to get a good feel for the performance of the software.

CAT-5 Interconnect Operating and Accounting Software is currently available for Windows 98SE, Windows NT, Windows 2000 SP2 and Windows XP. 

Click here to contact us about a FREE, FULLY FUNCTIONAL demo CD for CAT-5 Enterprise Accounting Software.


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Last updated on February 1, 2015