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ECi Acquires Spruce Computer Systems

Combined resources will broaden ability to better serve independent LBMH dealers

Fort Worth, TX ECi Software Solutions (, a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced it has acquired Spruce Computer Systems Inc., an Albany, NY-based provider of software solutions for lumberyards, building materials suppliers and home centers. Rob Fitzpatrick, the current President of Spruce, will take over as President of ECi’s Lumber, Building Materials and Hardlines (LBMH) Division, combining the Spruce, Advantage and RockSolid platforms under one business unit. These solutions serve more than 3,000 customers around the world.

“We are very excited to become part of the ECi family,” said Fitzpatrick. “While we have competed with each other in the LBMH market over the years, Spruce has always held ECi in the highest regard. We felt that by joining forces we could better serve businesses in the LBMH sector. Our combined resources and industry expertise will translate to an even higher level of innovation, support and service.”

“Spruce is a very well-run company, exceptionally customer-focused, and passionate about providing world-class products and services to its customers,” said Ron Books, President and CEO of ECi. “This is exactly the type of company we look for as we strive to deliver high-value software solutions and services to our customers. We are thrilled, and honored, to have the Spruce team as part of the ECi family of companies.”

About ECi

provides industry-specific business management software and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi has served small to medium sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field and IT services organizations. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., England, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. For information, email, visit or call (800) 959-3367. 

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