Basil is designed to fit your store’s purchasing process. Keep several purchase orders open at one time. Add items to those purchase orders daily or weekly. Use the purchase order workspace to view all sales for a given period and see what is ordered, what was sold, and what was returned for each item all on one screen. Once your minimum order has been met, send it electronically or print a copy and fax it.



Basil can send purchase orders electronically using the Pubnet system. EDI documents are linked to each purchase order and are available for review. Acknowledgements from suppliers are processed automatically and each purchase order line status is updated based on the response from the publisher or distributor. Choose to allow or prohibit backorders for each purchase order created. Send purchase orders directly to Baker and Taylor as well as Ingram. Basil is integrated with these major distributors, making ordering simple.



Receiving can be done with or without a purchase order for items purchased from a publisher or distributor. Set the appropriate costs and discounts based on the vendor configuration. Override these costs for the receipt or for each individual item. Create any number of vendors or carriers to use in your receipts. Quickly and easily create returns to send products back to the publisher or distributor.