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ECi Integrates Private Supply Network with Ghent® Products

27 Mar, 2015

Direct-purchasing work flow will help independent office supply dealers using ECi DDMS® software boost productivity -

Fort Worth, TX—Friday, March 27, 2015  - ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com) today announced a new integration of its Private Supply Network (PSN) with Ghent®, a GMi company. Ghent is a manufacturer of top-quality visual communication solutions: whiteboards, dry erase boards, bulletin boards as well as signage and display items. This integration provides a new work flow for independent dealers who use ECi DDMS® software to purchase directly from Ghent and furthers ECi’s mission of supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and profitable growth of small to medium sized businesses worldwide.

“We're all moving to a 'one-click' world to make things easier,” said Janet Collins, President of GMi Companies. “The ECi PSN integration is one way we're removing barriers and getting incredible products to our customers more quickly. At the end of the day, we’re excited to provide quality American-made products to dealers and the customers at a much more competitive price than the wholesale alternatives. Providing better prices for customers means more margin for dealers everywhere."

Now, resellers using ECi DDMS software can download the Ghent master catalog, automatically update pricing, view stock availability in real time when a customer submits an order, and transmit purchase orders directly to Ghent. 

“We design all ECi software with efficiency, automation, and convenience in mind,” said Tom Kapp, Executive Vice President of ECi Software Solutions. “As a platform for vendor communications, the ECi PSN enables the independent dealer to strengthen supply chain capabilities and offer a wider range of products with leading manufacturers like Ghent. This PSN integration is tightly woven into the leading software solution for the office product industry, ECi’s DDMS. Our joint programming effort provides our mutual customers with a powerful tool to improve productivity and enhance profitability.”

About ECi

The ECi Software Solutions family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi’s companies have served small to medium sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and services organizations. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, England and the Netherlands. For information, email info@ecisolutions.com , visit www.ECiSolutions.com, or call (800) 959-3367.

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About Ghent

The flagship brand of GMi Companies, Ghent visual communication products has been helping people communicate, collaborate and learn since 1976. Located in Lebanon, Ohio, Ghent manufactures a wide variety of products including whiteboards, tackboards, easels, enclosed message centers and signage. Ghent prides itself on an excellent reputation for quality, service and delivery at a reasonable cost. Ghent products are sold through dealers that specialize in office and educational products throughout North America.

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