Fort Worth, Texas

ECi Software Solutions ( today announced the release of version 8.7 of its e-automate® software for businesses that sell and service technology. More than 1,500 companies trust e-automate to manage their daily business processes like accounting, contracts, inventory, purchasing, sales, service and more, helping them save time, money and manpower. This latest version of ECi’s market-leading software provides enhanced features and tools designed to further help dealers providing managed services—a rapidly growing facet of the service technology industry.

Version 8.7 of e-automate includes updates to many areas of daily business management including inventory, accounts payable, contract management, vendor integration for purchase orders, and service dispatch. Many of the new features and functionality were included based on feedback and input from the e-automate user group. Some of the new features include:

·         Reduced dependence on equipment records within contracts and service calls

·         Tax calculation updates to support Avalara™ AvaTax software integration

·         Re-architecture of e-agent™ as a service

·         Integration with Private Supply Network vendors, providing the ability to check stock prices and easily export batched POs

“We are excited and proud to present this latest version of e-automate,” said Laryssa Alexander, President of ECi’s Service Technology Group. “It includes features that directly benefit dealers who are expanding their offerings through managed services. It is our goal to keep e-automate on the cutting edge of this very important component of the service industry as we continue our focus on helping customers to grow their businesses and prosper. We’ll feature sessions on version 8.7 at the upcoming ITEX Conference in March 2016 so that users can learn to get the most out of the latest features.”