iPoint Library vs. Portal: Which Product Database is Right for You?

iPoint Library and Portal are both product databases that can be used to find product information and receive pricing from all of their suppliers in one place.
However, there are some key differences between the two platforms, especially when it comes to saving time and controlling your pricing.

In Comparison

IP Library IP Library Portal
Item Data
Sync Manufacturer
Sync Hard Cost
Sync Description
Sync Picture
Sync Price
Sync MAP
Sync Category X
Sync Type X X
Sync Labor Phase X X
Sync Labor Time X X
UPCs to Barcodes X X
Sync Specifications X X
Sync Discontinued X X
Sync Master Pack Pricing
Approve Price Changes X
User Permissions (Full Access, Import Items, Manage Price Sheets) X
Import New Items Directly to Proposals X
Sync Pricing from Alternative Vendors X

In Conclusion

Get more done in less time. With features like automatic price updates and the ability to import new items directly to proposals, you can save valuable time on administrative tasks.

  • Take control of your pricing: With iPoint Library, you approve price changes on your terms and compare prices from different suppliers to ensure you’re getting the best deals. With Portal, they push the price change without your approval.
  • Sync pricing from alternative vendors: with iPoint Library you can compare prices from different suppliers to find the best deals.
  • Import new items directly to proposals: With iPoint Library, you can quickly add new products to your proposals without having to manually enter all the data.
  • Built-in labor phases: With iPoint Library, You get cohesive labor phases across all your jobs.
  • Average install times: With iPoint Library You can get this by category or type – there are 106 iPoint standard categories. Know where your labor costs should be.
  • UPCs to Barcode: With iPoint library, you can automate barcodes to streamline your inventory process.
Last modified: 14 Feb 2024

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