Fort Worth, TX

ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced the latest vendor integration on the ECi Private Supply Network (PSN).

This PSN integration connects Printer Essentials, Inc., to independent dealers that use any of three ERP systems for the office technology sector offered by the ECI family of companies: DDMS, Britannia and e-automate.

"By connecting the business system software directly with vendor systems, ECi’s PSN eliminates data entry tasks and errors inherent to the manual B2B purchasing process,” said Tom Kapp, Executive Vice President at ECi Software Solutions. “Our technology partnership with Printer Essentials makes it easy for dealers to increase productivity while expanding product offerings to meet the changing technology needs of the end consumer."

The scope of these PSN integrations is to allow independent dealers to:
• Automate item and pricing data updates
• Check stock availability and pricing instantly when the end consumer submits an order
• Aggregate individual customer orders into the dealer’s purchase order
• Retrieve acknowledgement of vendor-allocated inventory

"To add value to our reseller community, Printer Essentials offers more than an expanded product line of our superior imaging products,” said Gregg Mader, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, of Printer Essentials. “It’s equally important to improve productivity in the back office process. Facilitating the lines of communication with our systems has enhanced our customers’ ability to make timely, informative decisions.”

Printer Essentials also has a long-standing relationship with FMAudit, ECI’s industry-leading print management solution provider. The FMAudit portfolio of managed print services software helps independent office equipment and office product dealers assess imaging supply and service needs by interfacing remotely with their customers’ network printers and copiers.

“Working with ECi to co-author seamless integrations with ECi’s best-in-class software has strengthened our relationship with our resellers,” Mader continued. “Ultimately, Printer Essentials is well positioned to ensure maximum success for our mutual clients."