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ECi Connects OMD to Private Supply Network

21 May, 2008

ECi Connects OMD to Private Supply Network

FORT WORTH, TX (May 14, 2008) – eCommerce Industries, Inc. (“ECi”), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, will be integrating its OMD business system software to the ECi Private Supply Network (PSN). Office equipment dealers will benefit from an expanded range of IT consumables and supply vendors, as well as the lower operational costs that will result from faster, more accurate purchasing.

The PSN will enable dealers using ECi’s OMD software to exchange data and conduct electronic transactions with suppliers and other trading partners via the company’s private, Internet-based network. The pilot phase of the project will offer Internet-based purchasing with business products wholesaler S.P. Richards Co. (SPR), with other suppliers to follow. Currently, more than 30 business and IT product manufacturers, wholesalers and buying groups are connected to the PSN.

“The PSN will be huge time-saver for OMD customers, dramatically improving the efficiency of purchasing consumables and other business products from wholesalers like S.P. Richards and Supplies Network,” said Don Weary, CEO of ECi’s Business Technology division. “We see the benefits every day with customers of other ECi divisions. Over one billion dollars of dealer purchases moved through the system last year, and the volume continues to grow.”

Using the PSN, dealers will be able to transmit purchase orders and receive electronic acknowledgements directly from their OMD software, without the need to upload or download files manually. The purchase orders will be updated automatically based on the received acknowledgements.

Support for the PSN is included in the current version of the OMD software, release 2706.0. Dealers interested in finding out more about OMD, or other ECi products, should contact the company at 866-374-3221 or info@eci2.com.

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