Going Hi-Tec with Adinga

Hi Tech


“Working with the Adinga team was a wonderful experience. Their personal approach,  one on one training, and constant reassurance really helped quell our nerves. Their willingness to listen and understand our needs was truly appreciated.”

Hi-Tec specializes in quality outdoor clothing and accessories. A global, London-born heritage brand, dedicated to producing high-quality clothing so you enjoy the vast natural wonders South Africa has to offer. Hi-Tec as a brand is synonymous with comfort, durability, and quality. They aim to enrich lives by inspiring people to experience the freedom of the active outdoors.

The Hi-Tec brand lives by four principles: to be PROUD of what has been achieved, while being HUNGRY for future success. Being a family business, HONEST products at honest prices are important to them, and throughout our exciting journey, they believe that having some FUN along the way is very important!

Today Hi-Tec is present in 86 countries, providing quality footwear and apparel to many millions of people every year.

As an organization Hi-Tec was looking for a system and service provider to match their ambition and growth. Having used a legacy system for many years, a change was needed. Hi-Tec required a system to help streamline their processes and sought out a service provider to meet their business needs which also understood their organizational values.

After the initial selection process, Adinga was selected as the partner of choice to see this transition through. Adinga had a seamless and successful deployment of the Sage 300 software, with the setup of the core financial modules with Peresoft Cashbook and Orchid EFT for the uploading of payments.

Adinga was able to identify a key area of improvement in terms of receipting of client payments. Based on their previous processes, Hi-Tec would often have to process up to 5 transactions when clearing one customer’s balance. Adinga was able to design, develop and implement a custom receipting screen that would allow users to complete this function in one process.

Our customization of the Sage coding allowed the finance team to reconcile their accounts by simply exporting their client aging reports to excel and matching them with any outstanding invoices and receipts. This significantly reduced the time required to allocating payments for large volume customers.

Adinga was also able to successfully customize and integrate Hi-Tec’s POS system (Vend POS) to the Sage 300 system. Vend POS is a cloud-based POS solution that does not natively integrate with Sage 300. Adinga’s development team was asked to write a code that allowed for real-time integration of sales and stock transactions to Sage 300 via the Vend web API.

The team designed the integration to SAGE 300 Accounts Receivable (Invoices, Credit Notes, Receipts, and Refunds), Accounts Payable (Invoices and Credit Notes) as well as General Ledger (Stock and Sales Journals).

The integration was written to allocate sales to applicable stores (cost centers) for both lay-bye transactions (AR) and General Ledger (Sales). The accounting entries were taken into account to ensure that correct Sales, VAT, and COS accounts were affected by each transaction.

The intake and return of stock between stores and head office were integrated to Accounts Payable using cost centers. Stocktake transactions are integrated into the General Ledger. In addition, the Adinga integration is set to automatically post both subledger and General Ledger entries, allowing Hi-Tec to review sales and stock transactions in real-time.

This story is an ideal example of Adinga’s ability to go above and beyond the expectations of our clients. Our expertise and experience allow us to not only identify and understand the challenges our clients face but also provide unique and customizable solutions to meet their specifics needs.

Hi-Tec is an organization at the forefront of the sports apparel industry and we at Adinga are proud to service their needs and assist them on their continued journey towards success.


Natasha Henry

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