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Now available

New Version of Pacts for Windows!

  • Bigger screen size.
  • Revised and simpler colour scheme.
  • Ability to drag and park the program across multiple screens.
  • Works in smaller (100%) or medium (125%) font sizes.
  • Classic ‘App’ like button-based interface.
  • New data export options.
  • New print preview options.
  • Improvements to many other options.
  • For use with Windows 7, 8 and 10.

The new version will automatically be supplied free of charge to all existing clients. There are revised pricing options for new clients who operate the smallest salerooms. Our software is available in both sale-based or full stock control forms for larger salerooms.

March 2015

Downloading Bidders Information made easy!

We are pleased to announce that the three main live bidding platforms:

have introduced “Pacts Format” downloads to allow the import of bidders directly into your sale without the need to manipulate the output from their systems.

June 2014

Internet Live Bidding with

We have been in discussions with LiveAuctioneers and can now announce the ability to import bidders directly into your sale without the need to manipulate the output from their system. We are also excited to reveal a special introductory offer we have negotiated for Pacts users with as follows:

6 Months Free Catalogue Listing & Free Clerking at the First Auction

To take up this offer please call us for details on 01264 772698.

October 2014

E-mailing Pdf files

We are pleased to announce the availability of pdf files for e-mailing documents to vendors, buyers and commission bidders replacing the plain text e-mails previously used. This is currently being rolled out to all of our customers along with a number of other new features introduced within this version.

May 2014

CatMaker Internet Auction Catalogues given a Facelift

We have released a new version of our popular CatMaker internet catalogue production software. It has been re-designed from the ground up to be configurable to match the style of each client’s website. It features state of the art imagery:

Enhanced thumbnails
Zoom and pan
Full sized images at 2048 x 1536 pixels

As well as displaying 50 lots per page with up to ten images and one video clip per lot, it produces a text-only catalogue for printing and can optionally include a pdf catalogue and a flip page pdf catalogue.

The catalogues produced look great not just on a PC but also on iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets. The catalogues can include sale results and condition reports.

CatMaker is available to run yourselves or we can do it for you. It’s never been easier to produce state of the art internet catalogues for your own website.

December 2012


Following a series of stringent trials, our BACS software – part of our suite of auction management software products – had been approved by HSBC. This facility allows auctioneers to pay vendors by BACS rather than by cheque.

BACSTEL-IP is a standard used by all the clearing banks. It allows banks’ internet-based on line banking services to upload BACS direct credit and direct debits generated by our software. It just takes a few seconds to make payments to hundreds of vendors.

The savings to be made by using BACS are very considerable. Payment by cheque now costs about £2 per vendor (including security cheque printing, postage, vendor account stationery and bank charges) – compared with about 30 pence by BACS.

August 2012

Just a few of our Customers


May 2011

Pacts have moved

1-5 The Stud Offices, Redenham Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 9AQ

We had been in Stanley House, Andover, for over 16 years and in that time had moved all over the building. In the days when we built and maintained computers for customers we needed far more space than in recent times. Nevertheless, in spite of just concentrating on auction management software in all its guises, we have eventually run out of room.

So now we have moved to a wonderful location in Redenham Park, between Weyhill and Ludgershall, still near Andover and the A303. We have more space, better light, a self-contained ground floor building of some character, better training and hospitality facilities, a truly delightful location and a long lease. We can undertake developments that we could not contemplate before and that is what we will be doing.

April 2011

Pacts’ Software works with any Internet Live Bidding Platform

There are many internet live bidding suppliers, our software lets you choose who to work with.

Our software lets you import registered bidder’s details.

Our software is also able to export vendor and buyer information in a wide range of formats, including several special file types for those customers who want to feed sale information into their own websites.