ECi acquires Spruce Computer Systems

ECi acquires Spruce Computer Systems

ECi Software Solutions has announced it has acquired Spruce Computer Systems Limited, a UK-based reseller of ECi’s Spruce software.

The software is used for managing timber, hardware and building materials businesses in the United Kingdom and Spruce Computer Systems will become part of ECi’s LBM and Hardlines (LBMH) division, led by John Maiuri.

ECi has been selling its merchant software solutions in the United Kingdom for nearly 20 years through its partnership with Spruce Computer Systems. The acquisition is said to not only cement that strong relationship, but also creates an official UK presence for ECI’s LBMH division and continues ECi’s global expansion.

The deal also marks the company’s second international acquisition this month, following that of Pacsoft, a provider of inventory management and point of sale software solutions for hardware retail and trade businesses in Australia, which joined ECi on 1 July.

Ron Books, CEO of ECi, said: “ECi’s acquisition of Spruce Computer Systems symbolises not only our continued focus on and investment in our LBMH division, but also our dedication to serving the UK market.

“We have worked collaboratively with the Spruce Computer Systems team for quite some time and know that they will be invaluable assets to our team as we look to help lumber and building materials dealers using Spruce to grow profitably and sustainably.”

Chris Fisher, Director of Spruce Computer Systems, added: “We have long respected ECi for its commitment to both understanding and supporting the issues that building, timber and plumbing merchants face running their businesses.

“As a testament to that, the very first customer we brought on over two decades ago is still with us. That kind of established trust and relationship is so rare today and makes us extremely proud to officially join the ECi family.”

The deal closed on 8 July, and the terms were not disclosed. To learn more about ECi’s complete suite of solutions, visit

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