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ECI² Automates Transactions between Dealers and Arlington Industries

17 Aug, 2005

ECI² Automates Transactions between Dealers and Arlington Industries

eCommerce Industries Inc. (ECI²) announced the development of an Internet-based private supply network (PSN) service for Arlington Industries. The service provides new operational efficiencies for the Chicago-based imaging supply wholesaler.

The PSN service enables fast, reliable Internet-based transactions between Arlington Industries and dealers using compatible business system software from ECI², helping dealers automate order entry, purchasing, and accounts payable.

Dealers can use the PSN to perform real-time price and stock checks with Arlington Industries during the order entry process, verifying both product cost and availability. They can also transmit orders to the wholesaler and receive order acknowledgments and electronic invoices.

Received acknowledgments can automatically update the original purchase orders in the dealer's ECI² business system. Electronic invoices can also be processed automatically, eliminating manual steps in accounts payable. For security, invoices that fall outside of pre-set variances are flagged for management review.

“The ease of gathering product information and placing orders is an efficiency that is important to our customers,” said Sarah Green, VP sales and marketing for Arlington. “By partnering with ECI² we are allowing our customers to focus on the areas within their business that are most important to them.”

The Arlington Industries PSN service is available to dealers using Version 7.10.30 or later of ECI²’s Ensite Pro business system software. Current ECI² customers can implement Internet purchasing with Arlington Industries by setting up an account with the wholesaler and loading the Arlington Industries item file, which is available for electronic download.

There are no charges or additional fees for the PSN service from either Arlington Industries or ECI². However, dealers will need to obtain a contact ID and password from Arlington Industries. Contact the wholesaler at 800-887-3040, ext. 305 for more information.

About ECI2

eCommerce Industries, Inc. (ECI²) is a developer of industry-specific business operations software and integrated supply chain automation, with an emphasis on e-commerce capability and supplier connectivity. ECI² is a leading provider of information technology solutions for office products and other reseller-intense industries, including janitorial/sanitary products and industrial paper. For more information, visit www.eci2.com, call 888-499-ECI2, or send email to info@eci2.com.

About Arlington Industries

Arlington Industries has been in the business of selling imaging supplies for over 30 years. Arlington offers a broad line of toner and inkjet cartridges as well as other supplies for printers, photocopiers and fax machines. The company markets and sells OEM and compatible supplies for Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Xerox, Canon, Brother, and Epson in addition to many other manufacturers. For more info call 800-887-3040.

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