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New Direct-Purchasing Work Flow Helps Independent Office Supply Dealers Boost Productivity

ECi Software Solutions, a leader in industry-specific ERP solutions, today announced a new integration of the ECi Private Supply Network (PSN) with leading office supply manufacturer TOPS Products. This integration provides a new work flow for independent dealers to purchase directly from TOPS Products.

“We wanted to make it easier and more efficient for independent dealers to do business directly with TOPS Products,” said Matt Gresge, President of TOPS Products. “TOPS Products is committed to continued investment in technology to streamline the distribution process for the independent dealer channel.”

Now, resellers can download the TOPS Products master catalog, automatically update pricing, view stock availability in real time when a customer submits an order, and transmit purchase orders directly to TOPS Products. This integration makes it easier for independent supply stores to sell more than 2,000 forms, binders, and products for filing and note-taking from TOPS Products’ brands: TOPS, Adams, Cardinal and Globe-Weis. It is being made available first for independent office supply shops that use the ECi’s DDMS business system software. ECi Britannia software is undergoing a similar integration.

“We design all ECi software with efficiency, automation, and convenience in mind,” said Tom Kapp, Executive Vice President of ECi Software Solutions. “As a platform for vendor communications, the ECi PSN enables the independent dealer to strengthen supply chain capabilities and offer a wider range of products with leading manufacturers like TOPS Products. This PSN integration is tightly woven into the leading ERP software solution for the office product industry, ECi’s DDMS. Our joint programming effort provides our mutual customers with a powerful tool to improve productivity and enhance profitability.”

About TOPS Products

TOPS Products is a leading manufacturer of ring binders, note taking materials, business forms and filing products, which are sold under the brands TOPS, Cardinal, Globe-Weis and Adams. Used in offices, schools and homes, the TOPS Products family of brands are available through leading independent dealers, wholesalers, contract stationers and retailers across North America. TOPS Products is headquartered in Warrenville, IL and is a wholly owned subsidiary of RR Donnelley.