March Newsletter


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March Newsletter

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Welcome to the March Newsletter, 

It's hard to believe that we are 3 months into the year. We would like to welcome all our customers in Western Australia to the Planit Newsletter. See our story below on some exciting changes happening in the west. 

In this month's newsletter, we feature some important information about Microsoft Windows XP, celebrate John Hayter's retirement and feature our latest solution. 

Important information on Windows XP

Microsoft, the developers of Windows XP have officially announced that as of April 8th, they will no longer be supporting and releasing updates for Windows XP. If you are currently using Windows XP, it is important that you contact your IT company, as this change may affect multiple aspects of your business. 

windows-xp-end.pngOur software follows Microsoft's product road map, which means with this announcement, any further product releases will no longer be supported on Windows XP. So it will be important for you to have updated your computers before the next release. 

It is important that all our customers begin to think about the different aspects involved with your operating system. If you need any assistance, please contact our Help Desk on 1300 716 932 or you can view our minimum computer specs by clicking here for Cabinet Vision & Cabnetware or Alphacam

For more information on Windows product road map or what they are doing with Windows XP, please click here


The End of an Era

Datapro Pty Ltd was established in 1985 by John Hayter, who was determined to find a leading edge computer system that would enhance the operations of the cabinet making industry. Since their humble beginnings Datapro, now known as waPlanit, has lead the way in providing solutions to businesses as the distributor for Cabnetware, Cabinet Vision and Alphacam in Western Australia. John's hard work and passion has certainly made a significant contribution to the cabinet making industry in Western Australia. 

However, John has made the decision that after many years in the industry, that now is the right time for him to retire. John, supported by his wife Wendy, have been loyal advocates of Planit and our software brands. As John enters this next chapter of his life, on behalf of the whole Planit Community, we would like to wish John and Wendy all the best in the next phase of his life. 


Changes for Western Australia

With John's retirement, Western Australia will be incorporated into the Planit Cutting Edge Solutions business and existing national framework. Continuing his role with a new title as Territory Manager for Western Australia, Alan Gibson has joined our Planit Team. Feel free to contact Alan at any time to discuss your current or future software needs. 

By being incorporated into our existing national support service, you can be reassured that support is available, giving you peace of mind. This will include incorporating all current customer care contracts and ensuring all training is fulfilled. Alan will also be strongly backed by the resources available from head office, giving him greater capacity to care for all our customers. 

For any questions, please contact Alan Gibson on 0458 469 636 or his new email address, or you can contact our Head Office on (02) 9544 8815 or by emailing


Essential Tools of the Trade

Solid Essential with Panel Optimiser is our latest entry-level solution designed for cabinet manufacturers looking to develop their business and take it to the next level. Solid Essential provides you the detail and drawing capabilities and Panel Optimiser helps maximise your material usage, and reduce waste & labour times. 
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The benefits of this entry-level solution focuses on giving businesses the ability to produce their drawings and renderings whilst generating information for the factory and improving cutting efficiencies at the same time. 

This complete package has been designed to smoothly integrate into your business and is a great entry point for businesses looking to have greater control over their manufacturing. Panel Optimiser can be added to all cutlists levels of Cabinet Vision and Cabnetware. 

For more information, or to watch an introductive video, please check out or contact your local Planit representative


Tell us what you think & go into the draw for an IPad Mini


Cabinet Vision developers are conducting a global survey, and are keen to hear your feedback on how the product has performed over the last 3 years. Getting your feedback has great value in product planning, and will ensure that users have an input in terms of how we can serve you better moving forward. 

The survey has been designed to be quick and easy to answer, and it shouldn't take more than 2 or 3 minutes for you to complete the 10 short questions. 

The survey can be completed anonymously, although if you wish to be included in the prize draw to win 1 of 3 IPad Mini's, or have any other suggestions or comments, please provide your email address and we will ensure you are contacted appropriately. 

The Survey can be accessed by clicking the following URL:

Terms and Conditions - prize draw is for Australia only. 


Training Dates


Mon 31/3/2014 - 
Wed 2/4/2014


Mon 17/3/2014 - 
Wed 19/3/2014

Mon 14/4/2014 - 
Wed 16/4/2014

Click here to register for one of our training classes.

Tech Days


Friday 4th April 2014 


Thursday 20th March 2014

Thursday 17th April 2014

Click here to register for one of tech days

Contact Us

1300 855 411



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