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​​Our HI Point system has been designed for the book publishing, distribution and wholesale industries. Our development is guided by our customers and key industry agencies. We will continue to anticipate your industry’s needs and develop solutions that take your business to a higher level of performance and profitability.

HI Point is a full functional book publishing, distribution and wholesale ERP system.  The flexibility of the software allows it to fit your business.  HI Point has the right solution for both large and small companies.  HI Point is powered by Progress and runs on your Windows network.

HI Point includes modules to handle every requirement of your business from product creation to order entry all the way through to finance. From publishing to distribution to financials... now you can get them all work together faster, smarter and more cost-effective.


HI Point is an advanced software solution designed to take your business to the next level of performance. Our complete suite of fully integrated modules can help your entire business, your way.

  • Accounts Payable

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Bibliographic - Booknet Canada

  • Comprehensive Master Files

  • Comprehensive Reporting & Inquiries

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Customer Returns

  • Discount Schedules

  • EDI - Booknet Canada

  • General Ledger

  • Inventory & Warehouse Management

  • Job Costing

  • Order Management

  • Pre & Post Invoicing

  • Purchasing

  • Receiving

  • Rights & Royalties

  • Trade Show Point of Sale

  • Work Order

  • Fully integrated modules

  • Runs locally or on the cloud 

  • BookNet Canada compliant Bibliographic and EDI

  • Display / Print / PDF / Excel on over 200 Reports & Inquiries

  • Exports ONIX / Excel bibliographic files, PubStock files for Book Manager, and Position files for Indigo

  • Web syncing

  • Multi-currency

  • Multi-warehouse

  • User and group security

  • Data maintenance, import and export utilities

  • Table and date driven

  • Wireless warehouse

  • ODBC connectivity

Accounts Payable

  • Quick and easy entry of vouchers 

  • Automatic and manual distribution to GL accounts 

  • Recurring entry capabilities

  • Detailed notes per line entry

  • Detailed notes transferred to GL

  • Comprehensive voucher selection for payment

  • Multiple banks for payment with multiple currencies

  • Unlimited terms

  • Clear and void cheques

  • Partial payments

Accounts Receivable

  • Inquiry, payments and adjustments all on one screen

  • View all invoice and payment historical detail

  • Variable terms with automatic discounts applied

  • Selectable customer statements

  • Unlimited bank accounts with multiple currencies

  • Writes off, debit notes, unpost errors

  • Segregated AR by master vendor

  • Interactive call list based on multiple selections

  • Interfaces with CRM module

Bibliographic - Booknet Canada

  • Easy to maintain title bibliographic data

  • Integrated into the HI Pont item master database

  • Import and export data by spreadsheet or ONIX XML format

  • Booknet Canada compliant

  • Indicates if Booknet Canada bronze, silver or gold standard is met


Comprehensive Master Files

  • Items

  • Customers

  • Vendors

  • Warehouses

  • Plus 50 other master files and tables that drive the system


Comprehensive Reporting & Inquiries

  • Over 200 standard reports and inquiries

  • Create unlimited other reports with the transaction inquiry

  • Most reports have a number of run time data selections

  • Many reports have sort and layout selections

  • Reports are date selective

  • Build your own reports with Progress Results, or with any ODBC compliant report writer

  • All Reports can be displayed, printed, PDF, delimited file or opened in Excel (or other compliant applications)


Customer Relationship Management

  • Manage customers, vendors, authors and contacts

  • Enter customer contact information

  • View historical account information

  • Manage outstanding issues

  • Create reminders


Customer Returns

  • Allows user to scan returned items

  • Ability to process high volumes of returns

  • Categorize and direct the returned items

  • Place undamaged returns back into inventory

  • Validation of items returned

  • Retrieval of proper prices and discounts

  • Generates credit notes


Discount Schedules

  • Set discounts based a combination of item and customer discount codes

  • Ability to set discounts and prices by volume splits

  • Ability to handle complex discount structures

  • Easy to set up simple discount structures

  • Easy to override discount schedules on orders


EDI - Booknet Canada

  • Customers: Import 850 Purchase Order and 860 Purchase Order Change. Exports 855 Order Acknowledgement, 856 Advanced Shipping Notification, 810 Invoice, 865 Purchase Order Acknowledgement and 997 Document Acknowledgement

  • Vendor: Exports 850 Purchase Order and 997 Document Acknowledgement. Imports 855 Order Acknowledgement, 856 Advanced Shipping Notification, 810 Invoice and 997 Document Acknowledgement

  • Creates and receives the true EDI X12 document (no additional translation software is required)

  • EDI Control Centre allows manual management of all EDI documents

  • EDI Control Panel automatically manages all EDI documents

  • Creates log files for all imported and exported documents

  • Seamless integration with Pubnet

  • Custom formats can be created and implemented into system


General Ledger

  • Fully integrated GL system with internal report writer

  • Recurring and reversing entries

  • Drill down capabilities to originating journal

  • Automated journal processes

  • Manual journal entry

  • Budgeting tool

  • Financial statements

  • Account comparison


Inventory & Warehouse Management

  • Receive and adjust inventory by warehouse and location

  • Receive, transfer and adjust inventory by keyboard or by the radio frequency (RF) barcode inventory management system

  • Pick orders by RF barcode device or by picking documents

  • Track where each item and cartons has traveled within each warehouse and location

  • Unlimited warehouses and locations

  • Manage inventory locations

  • Manage consignment inventory on your site and at your customers site

  • View your current inventory or what your inventory was at any point in time


Job Costing

  • Track planned and actual costs for jobs

  • Multiple items on one job

  • Unlimited operations

  • Integrated with AP and GL

  • Costs applied to inventory when received

  • Ability to open closed jobs, then apply additional transactions


Order Management

  • Create, save and recall unlimited order release templates

  • Selective releases by various parameters

  • Preview the release before committing it

  • Effective management of order/back-order consolidation, partial shipment, cancelled dates, future dates and alternate items

  • Do any number of releases at any time of the day

  • Export shipping information to Canpar, UPS and post systems

  • Creates paper and electronic picking documents

  • Pick orders by paper or wireless barcode


Pre & Post Invoicing

  • Post-invoice by picking from a picking or packing slip, make any adjustments to items that are to be shipped, then generate the invoice

  • Pre-invoice by generating the invoice when the orders are released

  • You can do a combination of pre and post invoicing

  • Shop for carriers

  • Apply freight charges

  • Track shipments

  • Scan items into cartons for shipment verification and to generate MH10 labels and packing slips



  • Powerful purchasing requirements capability

  • Create purchase orders or advanced shipping notifications 

  • Enter PO’s by item code or enter the quantities beside the interactive reorder report

  • Generate PO's by customer requirements, fixed or calculated min/max

  • Order by unit or carton quantity

  • Designate shipment to any warehouse

  • Management of PO’s previously sent

  • Cancel line item and change due/cancel dates

  • Fully integrated with the receiving module

  • Send purchase orders by EDI, e-mail, fax or printed document



  • Receive by PO, item and carton

  • Fully integrated with the PO module

  • Manage inventory locations

  • Receive manually or by the radio frequency barcode module

  • Receive to any warehouse

  • Hold receipts from releasing on orders until desired

  • Automatically update pricing and costing information

  • Update related product information in one place


Rights & Royalties

  • Access by item, author and work

  • Royalty factors by volume split, discount, market, and remainders

  • Royalties by net value, list price, and currency

  • Royalties based on minimums, payment caps, reserve for returns

  • Advances, rights and adjustment values

  • Management of worldwide rights

  • Ability to track and be alerted when rights have issues or are due for review

  • Integrated rights and royalties statements


Trade Show Point of Sale

  • Same powerful features as order management module

  • Quickly add items to an invoice using a handheld scanner or keyboard

  • See real-time value information

  • Produce and invoice directly from the point of sale window

  • Can run over the internet or on a standalone synchronized system


Work Order

  • Create estimates, billable, templates, and recurring work orders

  • Interfaces with billing system

  • Prints descriptions and note on invoices

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