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ECi Acsellerate Releases New Profitability Manager™ Software

New product automates process of analyzing usage and recommending more profitable substitutes

Fort Worth, TX—Monday, February 3, 2014  ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced the release of the Profitability Manager™ software from ECi Acsellerate.  The Profitability Manager helps independent dealers improve profitability and save time by automating the process of analyzing end-user purchase history and recommending more profitable substitute products.  By streamlining a previously manual and time consuming process, the Profitability Manager will help dealers consult with more customers and recommend products that immediately impact their bottom lines.

The Profitability Manager references a proprietary cross-reference database to identify available substitute items, and also allows dealers to include their own custom SKUs in the analysis.  This product is the first on the market to communicate with dealers’ ERP systems in real time, pulling current costs and customer price plans, and calculating dealer margin increase and customer savings. In addition, this powerful new tool will send desired substitute products to Acsellerate’s Customer Business Review, making it easy for dealers to close the loop on their margin enhancement strategy.

“Acsellerate is proud to bring our new Profitability Manager to market,” said Steve Sabatini, President of ECi Acsellerate.  “We recognize that our customers have margin challenges, and also realize how difficult and time consuming it can be for them to research more profitable product alternatives for end users.  For that reason, we’ve been determined to develop a product that would automate this process, saving our customers valuable time as they improve their profitability.”

Acsellerate partnered with a group of dealers throughout the development process to ensure that the Profitability Manager would perform as promised.  “We could not wait to start using the Profitability Manager,” said John Hauptstueck, CEO of Rosa’s Office Plus.  “Now our annual and quarterly reviews will not only be informative, but will also show our clients how we can save them money in the coming quarter.  The Profitability Manager will also help us ensure that our online solution offers the proper sub choices that make sense for both the client and for our company’s bottom line.”

“The office products industry is incredibly competitive and independent business owners need innovative technology to help their companies thrive,” said Ron Books, President and CEO of ECi.  “ECi’s goal is to provide solutions that help entrepreneurs build profitable and efficient businesses.  Acsellerate’s new Profitability Manager will help our customers accomplish both of these goals.”

About ECi Acsellerate

Acsellerate is the market leader in on-demand sales and business intelligence, providing web-based analytic, advanced reporting and integrated CRM solutions.  The interactive information empowers executives, managers and sales professionals to easily understand the effectiveness of their customer relationships and turn that insight into bottom-line results.  As a business unit of ECi Software Solutions, Acsellerate is able to arm distributors in a variety of industries, with an effective, affordable suite of services designed to help them compete successfully in today’s market without requiring a significant technology or financial investment.  For more information visit www.acsellerate.net, sales@acsellerate.net or call (571) 266-6420.

About ECi Software Solutions

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 the manufacturing, office equipment, office supplies, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. 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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