ECI Software Solutions acquires Merchant Systems Group

Merchant Systems provides eCommerce and product data management solutions for LBM and hardware dealers.
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ECI Software Solutions, the provider of cloud-based business management solutions, announced that it has acquired Merchant Systems Group Limited.

Merchant Systems is the U.K.-based developer of the eCommonSense platform, an eCommerce and product data management solution specifically designed for lumber and building materials, hardware, home center, and related home supply dealers. 

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Designed by a tradesman specifically for the building materials supply sector, eCommonSense integrates with business management systems so that building suppliers can improve efficiency, grow profitably, and increase customer satisfaction, ECI said.

eCommonSense will join ECI’s LBM and Hardlines Group, which will leverage eCommonSense as both an integration to its cloud-based ERP solutions as well as a standalone global eCommerce solution.

“ECI’s vision is to be the world leader in vertically specific cloud software solutions while always delivering new value to our customers and the markets we serve,” said Trevor Gruenewald, CEO of ECI. “Adding eCommonSense to ECI’s portfolio and investing to grow it into a true global solution will allow us to give our customers—and the LBM industry—the eCommerce capabilities they need to stay competitive in today’s market.”

“When I first entered into a partnership with ECI, I was struck by how similar our missions were: to provide building suppliers and merchants with the technology they need to create the strongest businesses possible,” said Andy Scothern, CEO and founder, eCommonSense. “As I’ve gotten to know ECI better, I’ve grown in my conviction that they are the right partner to help us scale, and I am looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together.”

Privately held, ECI is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands, and Australia.