ECi Acquires Acsellerate

Business intelligence service helps distributors analyze end consumers' buying patterns to identify the best opportunities to increase sales and margin

Fort Worth, TX - September 22, 2010: eCommerce Industries, Inc. (ECi), the leading provider of industry-specific business and e-commerce software solutions, announced today that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Acsellerate, a subscription-based sales intelligence service. Acsellerate's suite of web-based analytics, advanced reporting and integrated CRM applications provides interactive information that empowers organizations to easily understand the effectiveness of their customer relationships and turn that insight into bottom-line results.

"We are excited to include Acsellerate's powerful solutions and talented team in the ECi portfolio of companies," said Ron Books, President and CEO of ECi. "Adding Acsellerate to the suite of solutions available for our customers fits perfectly within our business strategy of providing our existing and prospective customers a 'one-stop shop' service. Customers using Acsellerate have experienced tremendous results by enabling a more proactive, customer-focused approach. I think it's clear that access to the data Acsellerate is providing dealers and distributors is imperative for success."

"We believe this is a great opportunity for Acsellerate and we're excited to become part of the ECi family," said Steve Sabatini, President and Founder of Acsellerate. "From the beginning, our mission has been to help our customers build stronger businesses by uncovering clear opportunities to increase customer retention, maximize margin and grow product category sales. This transaction will enable Acsellerate to significantly enhance our customer offerings by helping us deliver high value solutions to the market faster and with more seamless integration. We're now able to move to the next stage of growth, further penetrating a variety of vertical markets in North America and expanding our reach globally.

"We are confident that the transition will be smooth and prove to benefit our customers, employees and the independent dealer community. Our company's core values remain unchanged, and ECi's shared vision, experience and resources will help us achieve our ongoing mission to support the growth of independent business."

"ECi is committed to finding companies that offer software or services that help our dealers grow their businesses," said Books. "We feel it is our responsibility to provide solutions that make their day-to-day operation more efficient in terms of time and money. This investment takes another step in that direction."

About Acsellerate

Acsellerate is the market and technology leader in on-demand sales and business intelligence services. The company's suite of web-based analytic, advanced reporting, and CRM solutions provides interactive information, empowering executives, managers and sales professionals to easily understand the effectiveness of their customer relationships and turn that insight into bottom-line results. Acsellerate arms distributors in highly competitive 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 call (571) 266-6420 or visit

About ECi

ECi Software Solutions provides best-in-industry business and e-commerce software solutions for growing companies. For more than 30 years, ECi has 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 throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K. and the Netherlands. For more information, email, visit, or call (800) 959-3367.


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