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SimplyPats Version 4 OEM Software

What is the SimplyPats Version 4 OEM Software?

The SimplyPats Version 4 OEM Software was supplied to a well known PAT manufacturer on the understanding that the software would only be supplied to the End User as part of a bundle which included a PAT Tester. I.E Not sold separately by itself.

We would also like to point out that the PAT Tester manufacturer or the distributors may not be to blame if you have been sold the SimplyPats Version 4 OEM software out of bundle, genuine mistakes are made by distributors when sending the software out. This is often due to lack of communication or information given to the distributors regarding the SimplyPats software.

We have no control over this, as we have no contact with the distributors in question. Our Website and Forum do however contain the latest information regarding the SimplyPats software, this should give both Distributors and End Users alike all the information needed before supplying or purchasing the SimplyPats software.

I have been sold the SimplyPats Version 4 OEM Software “Out of Bundle” Can I still Licence and use it?

Yes, is the short answer, however you may want to consider the following:

As mentioned above, the software should only be supplied as part of a PAT Tester bundle. You should not have been charged for the software as it is has no market value, and should not have been available for purchase in the first place.

We officially discontinued the Simplypats Version 4 software when we released Simplypats Version 5 in 2006, however one company in particular insisted we supply them with one last shipment of the Simplypats Version 4 OEM software due to a marketing campaign they had in place at that time.

The company were aware that we had discontinued SimplyPats Version 4 when they ordered, they also understood that SimplyPats Version 5 was the latest Version at that time.

The reason for insisting that we supply the SimplyPats Version 4 software in OEM form was purely a cost issue, they wanted to offer end users a value added incentive to purchase their PAT Testers in the form of bundled software as they had no software of their own at that time.

We no longer offer support for the SimplyPats V4 software, however if you do have a Licenced copy, you do qualify for an upgrade to a later version, please contact us for current heavily discounted upgrade costs.

Finally, the company who we originally supplied the software to have been presented with the offer of swapping out all current Version 4 OEM software for the SimplyPats Version 5 software on many occasions, they have so far refused our offer.

I have received the Simplypats Version 4 OEM software as part of a PAT Tester bundle, can I still Licence use it?

As mentioned above, Yes you can still Licence and use the software, however we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest Version of SimplyPats in order to receive continued support, better functionality, improved hardware and software support and more importantly to insure that the integrity of your Test Data is correct.


The PAT Tester manufacturer in question has since developed and released their own software. We assume that they will be trying to push users into using that instead of SimplyPats, which may explain why they have refused our offer mentioned above.

Due to the amount of copies that were ordered and the amount of time since they took delivery there may still be a number of SimplyPats Version 4 OEM software packages available in the marketplace. If you are at all unsure of what you are ordering or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Note to Distributors that still hold stock of SimplyPats Version 4 OEM Software

If you are a Distributor and you currently still have stock of SimplyPats Version 4 OEM’s or older versions of SimplyPats, please contact us to discuss your options to Swap the software out for the latest Version of SimplyPats.

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