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Completely Integrated ERP

End-to-end business management software
streamlines operations and drives growth.

Eliminate redundancy. Automate busywork.

Spruce® business management software is an easy-to-use ERP that transforms the way you work so you can focus on growing your business. The software is cloud-based and completely integrated, which reduces costly errors and improves communication across your organisation. With access to your data from anywhere, you can make decisions based on facts, positively impacting your bottom line.

Features

Core Features8

Advanced Features7

Add-on Products6

  • Document Management

  • Point of Sale

  • Purchasing and Inventory

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Accounts Payable

  • General Ledger

  • Reporting

  • Graphical Analytics

  • Mobility

  • Delivery

  • Installed Sales

  • Marketing and Customer Loyalty Tools

  • Manufacturing & Millwork

  • Fixed Asset Tracking & Depreciation

  • Rentals

  • ProLink Customer Portal

  • AnyWare Mobile App

  • POS Assured

  • Easy Signage

  • Rent To Own

  • RewardsPlus

Spruce Features

Core Features8

  • Document Management

  • Point of Sale

  • Purchasing and Inventory

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Accounts Payable

  • General Ledger

  • Reporting

  • Graphical Analytics

Advanced Features7

  • Mobility

  • Delivery

  • Installed Sales

  • Marketing and Customer Loyalty Tools

  • Manufacturing & Millwork

  • Fixed Asset Tracking & Depreciation

  • Rentals

Add-on Products6

  • ProLink Customer Portal

  • AnyWare Mobile App

  • POS Assured

  • Easy Signage

  • Rent To Own

  • RewardsPlus

Built Around Core Document Management Functionality

All transactions are automatically linked, including handwritten or faxed records, so you have access to everything you need electronically.

Quickly access your customers’ quotes, orders, POs, receiving documents, and sales invoices in one centralised, easy-to-use system. Save time and money by emailing customers their statements and invoices.

Satisfy Customers and Improve Productivity

Spruce is designed to get customers through the check-out process quickly, creating a positive experience that promotes repeat business.

Your cashiers can quickly scan items, enter SKUs, or look them up in the system. Return processing is painless, customer lookup is easy, and transactions can be sent by email or fax—providing flexibility and saving paper.

You can even import data from external software like window manufacturers or design tools, eliminating the need to rekey these items into POS or purchasing—which saves time and prevents mistakes.

Simplify Purchasing with Vendor Integration

Stocking the wrong items or too much inventory ties up cash that can be invested in other areas.

Spruce offers many purchasing options including automated ordering and the ability to order stock based on past POs. Special orders are easy and vendor catalogs are integrated into the system so you know you’re ordering the right items.

Consolidated purchasing allows multi-location customers to assess the needs of the entire enterprise, improving efficiency and maximising volume discounts.

Improve Cash Flow and Customer Satisfaction

In Spruce, you can process payments through Point of Sale or Accounts Receivable. Billing cycles close automatically (based on your schedule), and you can print/fax/email statements and invoices at any time.

A/R Status shows current and last statement or listings of charges and credits. Easily review activity for any period, by job or for all jobs, so you can understand what is at risk of being late.

Fully Integrated A/P Provides a Complete Document Trail

Spruce's document management allows you to attach packing slips, vendor invoices, or any other Windows® compatible file or web link to any related document.

You can schedule automatic payments on invoice entry, discount, or due date, and the software has complete history retention, including inactive and disabled vendors.

With comprehensive direct and indirect purchase tracking, you will have access to all the A/P data you need. Plus, Spruce has complete EDI tie-in options for major vendors, including default bill-to settings for co-ops to save time and eliminate errors.

Simplify Financial Reporting

Spruce provides informative summaries of GL activity and allows you to easily drill down into the details.

Review journal inquiries showing the credit and debit amounts associated with the account. View every document including invoices, payments, check runs, and receipts.

Spruce can handle flexible account numbering, a thirteenth adjustment cycle, unlimited open cycles, built-in and custom reporting, custom period setup, recurring journals, budgeting, automatic branch mapping—and more!

Generate All Reports from Within the System

Access to important information about your business is key to making good decisions. Permission-based reports allow you to decide which employees in your organisation have access, without specialised software or training required.

Reports are linked to key documents with details. Spruce doesn’t consolidate data, you get all the data without purchasing any add-ons.

Make Better Business Decisions

Spruce includes a predefined series of charts and queries so you can select those that are most useful for your business, customize them, and save to your analytics panel for easy access.

Quickly retrieve the data you need to make fast, appropriate business decisions and stay informed on day-to-day operations. No need to wait on reports! Optional Alerts can be configured to proactively notify you of events that could impact your business.

Improve Productivity and Communication

Spruce helps you manage your business on the go, whether on the shop floor or a remote location. Spruce AnyWare mobile app is for your employees and ProLink mobile app is for your customers. Both apps improve efficiency and communication within your business and help position you as a customer-focused organization.

Automate Busywork and Save Time

The Spruce load scheduler (dispatch control panel) helps organize deliveries easily using drag and drop capabilities.

Drivers can obtain a signature as proof of delivery and take pictures of the material drop that automatically ties to the sale. You can also send notifications to customers via email or text to let them know their delivery status.

GPS tracks your trucks, giving feedback on its location. Receive overweight truck alerts and improve efficiency with printed, bar-coded manifest documents for delivery drivers.

Manage All Aspects of Your Installed Sales

All the aspects of an installed sale are integrated in Spruce, eliminating manual tracking. You can ticket items on departure or return and extra materials can be added to the original order, or a separate order can be placed and linked to the original sale.

Estimated vs. actual values (materials, labor, tax, billing, collection) are collected and analysed to show profit, so you can accurately measure the profitability of this important department.

Spruce | Loyalty Rewards Setup

Retain Customers and Attract New Business

Smaller, independent organisations have a fraction of the marketing budget of their big box competitors, so customer satisfaction and loyalty have an even greater impact.

Spruce has many ways to help you retain customers and capture a greater share of wallet without busting your marketing budget. Features include the ability to create your own promotional signage, offer customers flexible installment payments, and create your own loyalty program.

Track Profitability of Your Manufacturing Process

Whether you hang doors, mull windows, fabricate trusses, stairs, wall panels, or just assemble a few odds and ends, Spruce’s manufacturing module has you covered. Use it to automate your process and properly track costs so your shop isn’t the excuse for adjusting entries and low margins.

With Spruce, you can maintain consistent manufacturing practices and determine whether specific manufactured items are helping or hurting your bottom line.

Track, Depreciate, and Create Ledger Entries

Properly account for your trucks, machinery, buildings, or other assets without using spreadsheets or a separate, specialised software. You can even attach each asset's related documents including insurance, registration, inspections, maintenance, taxes, and more!

Efficiently Manage Your Rental Business

Manage this branch of your business more efficiently within the confines of your Spruce system, without expensive add-on solutions. It's easy to create reservations and set the rates on your terms.

You can seamlessly sell add-on items and collect deposits. Plus, you can account for late returns or items that are returned damaged. The integrated calendar ensures everyone has accurate rental availability.

On-Demand Customer Portal

ProLink on-demand customer portal is a solution for home and building supply retailers that want to strengthen their relationship with contract accounts, while improving efficiency by reducing incoming calls related to common inquiries.

ProLink gives your key accounts direct access to account information, delivery scheduling and online shopping. Showcase your inventory and enable your customers to place orders, submit quotes, and receive confirmation, saving time for them—and you. And by providing self-serve account information, you can differentiate your business, increase sales, and build customer loyalty.

Take Your Business Anywhere!

The AnyWare mobile app is an extension of your Spruce system. Use it to create customer orders, access business information, compile purchase orders, view documents, and track deliveries.

Your delivery drivers can get digital signatures on orders or take a photo to show proof of delivery. Plus, your customers can track their deliveries if they have the ProLink mobile app.

Process Front Counter Sales in an Emergency

POS Assured is an offline option that allows you to process emergency front counter sale transactions and print receipts when access to your cloud-based system is unavailable due to store internet connectivity, power outages, or other temporary connection issues.

Rest easy knowing that your sales data will synchronize with your business system once back online, with no missed transactions or duplicates!

Spruce | Signage Designer

Create In-House Promotional Signage

Easy Signage automatically pulls sale prices from your system making it easy to create promotional signs that you print in-house.

In-store signage helps you promote sales on special items and communicate other important information with retail customers. You can create signs in a variety of sizes and orientations, and seamlessly print from any connected laser printer.

Spruce | Rent to Own Contract

Set Up and Bill Installment Accounts Within the System

The Spruce Rent to Own feature will help you gain new long-term customers by giving them the freedom to “pay as they go” on more expensive purchases.

Rent to Own can help you grow sales and widen your customer base by providing flexible buying options. You can easily manage installment payments using amortized or flat-rate interest, which help you increase customer share of wallet.

Spruce | RewardsPlus

Loyal Customers Improve Your Bottom Line!

RewardsPlus allows you to enhance customer loyalty and grow sales by rewarding purchases with points! These points can then be used as a payment method in Spruce or exported to a spreadsheet for complete reward flexibility. Options to reward customers are only limited by your imagination.

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Spruce software improves your entire operation

Owners and Managing Directors

With Spruce, order fulfillment, sales, delivery, inventory, and accounting are seamless. Plus, detailed reports and graphical analytics help you make better business decisions, fast.

Spruce makes your business more efficient because:

  • It's easy to use so employees are more productive and seasonal staff can immediately start helping customers
  • Mobile apps offer 24/7/365 access to data so you can work from anywhere
  • Information on customers and orders is at your fingertips, so employees can spend more time with customers and less time searching or asking other departments

Everything you need is included with Spruce and since it’s cloud-based, you don’t need expensive servers or extra IT people to run the system!

Accounting Managers

With Spruce, you don’t need to manually input data into separate systems. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, rebate tracking, and the general ledger are included so all your data is connected and visible.

Document management can save you hours every month because:

  • All transactions link to accounts which means you’re not on the phone or looking through emails and paper files to find the documents you need
  • You can email statements and invoices, saving time and money on paper and postage
  • Data is in real-time, so you always have accurate information on accounts

Save time, money, and get paid faster with Spruce’s comprehensive accounting features.

Purchasing and Inventory Managers

Placing orders and managing inventory can be incredibly time-consuming. Spruce makes the procurement process easy with insight into stock and seamless vendor communications (EDI) with co-ops and suppliers.

Improve your purchasing, receiving, and inventory processes through:

  • Automated ordering which saves you time
  • Establishing minimum/maximum stock levels to automatically determine order quantities and reduce shelf space
  • A better special order process with integrated tracking to ensure item are delivered

Stock the right inventory to drastically improve cash flow and your bottom line.

Customer Service and Sales

Using Spruce point of sale, you can give customers a positive experience that will keep them coming back. And, because all account and product information is available for any location, your staff can answer customer questions and process orders in your store, in the field, or even from their homes.

Create satisfied, loyal customers by:

  • Providing an omnichannel shopping experience with options for ordering, pickup, and delivery
  • Quickly answering questions and placing orders based on previous purchases
  • Printing, emailing, or faxing invoices right from the POS as part of the transaction
  • Easily creating special orders to help customers while growing sales

Spruce point of sale provides the tools you need to exceed customer expectations.

Owners and Managing Directors

INCREASE BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY

Owners and Managing Directors

With Spruce, order fulfillment, sales, delivery, inventory, and accounting are seamless. Plus, detailed reports and graphical analytics help you make better business decisions, fast.

Spruce makes your business more efficient because:

  • It's easy to use so employees are more productive and seasonal staff can immediately start helping customers
  • Mobile apps offer 24/7/365 access to data so you can work from anywhere
  • Information on customers and orders is at your fingertips, so employees can spend more time with customers and less time searching or asking other departments

Everything you need is included with Spruce and since it’s cloud-based, you don’t need expensive servers or extra IT people to run the system!

Accounting Managers

ACCESS ACCURATE DATA

Accounting Managers

With Spruce, you don’t need to manually input data into separate systems. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, rebate tracking, and the general ledger are included so all your data is connected and visible.

Document management can save you hours every month because:

  • All transactions link to accounts which means you’re not on the phone or looking through emails and paper files to find the documents you need
  • You can email statements and invoices, saving time and money on paper and postage
  • Data is in real-time, so you always have accurate information on accounts

Save time, money, and get paid faster with Spruce’s comprehensive accounting features.

Purchasing and Inventory Managers

STOCK THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

Purchasing and Inventory Managers

Placing orders and managing inventory can be incredibly time-consuming. Spruce makes the procurement process easy with insight into stock and seamless vendor communications (EDI) with co-ops and suppliers.

Improve your purchasing, receiving, and inventory processes through:

  • Automated ordering which saves you time
  • Establishing minimum/maximum stock levels to automatically determine order quantities and reduce shelf space
  • A better special order process with integrated tracking to ensure item are delivered

Stock the right inventory to drastically improve cash flow and your bottom line.

Customer Service and Sales

ENHANCE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Customer Service and Sales

Using Spruce point of sale, you can give customers a positive experience that will keep them coming back. And, because all account and product information is available for any location, your staff can answer customer questions and process orders in your store, in the field, or even from their homes.

Create satisfied, loyal customers by:

  • Providing an omnichannel shopping experience with options for ordering, pickup, and delivery
  • Quickly answering questions and placing orders based on previous purchases
  • Printing, emailing, or faxing invoices right from the POS as part of the transaction
  • Easily creating special orders to help customers while growing sales

Spruce point of sale provides the tools you need to exceed customer expectations.

Designed specifically for building supply retailers, Spruce software is also ideal for:

Spruce About Us Industry Leader

Since 1985, Spruce software has been an engine of growth for building supply businesses.

Read about Spruce's legacy of industry-leading technology

Since 1985, Spruce® software has been an engine of growth for building supply businesses. Nineteen retailers launched the company when they realised how technology could streamline their operations. They developed the original full-featured UNIX-based SprucePlus, and as market leaders continually enhanced the software until the acquisition of Anasys Windows® based software in 2000. This was the catalyst for developing SpruceWare.NET, the industry’s most advanced and easy-to-use software, based on the Microsoft®.NET framework.

Years of consistent client growth prompted Spruce’s acquisition in 2015 by ECI Software Solutions. With their resources, Spruce added cloud-based access, state-of-the-art features, mobility applications, and cross-platform functionality.

Today, Spruce empowers more than 16,000 users and is managed by a team of industry experts that remain dedicated to supporting the profitable growth of lumber and building materials businesses through superior technology and customer service.

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Industry Resources

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Spruce Overview Video Resource Tile

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Spruce 2-Minute Overview

Find out why timber and building supply businesses have trusted Spruce point-of-sale and ERP to run their businesses for over 30 years.

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Spruce Analytics Demo Video

Watch this 5-minute video to learn how Spruce Graphical Analytics can help you spot trends and gain insight to make better decisions.

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Spruce General Ledger Demo

See how Spruce’s integrated general ledger helps you easily manage GL accounts and journal entries, quickly run financial reports, and see what impacts your bottom line.

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Spruce Reporting Demo Video

Watch this short demo video to see a few customisable reports that are easy-to-run and highlight key metrics for your business.

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Spruce Accounts Payable Demo Video

In this short video you will see how Spruce's integrated Accounts Payable makes it easy to send payments, with related documents automatically linked in the system, and payment history accessible in seconds.

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Document Management Demo Video

View this 5-minute video to see how Spruce links all transactions, even handwritten or faxed records, giving you access to everything.

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Spruce Accounts Receivable Demo Video

Watch this 5-minute video to see how Spruce can simply your invoice process, improve cash flow, and help satisfy customers.

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Leveraging Electronic Catalogs in Spruce

Spruce helps you compete with the "big guys" by providing instant access to items from your wholesalers, co-op, or other vendors.

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Streamline Month-end Statements with Spruce

Simplify your statement and invoicing processes to save you time and money every month.

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Spruce Simplifies Inventory Management

Watch this 60-second video to see how Spruce helps you better manage inventory.

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How eDocument Management Can Streamline Your Business

Ditch your filing cabinets, reduce paper documents, and improve the accessibility of business information.

Protect Your Business From Ransomware Resource Tile

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Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Learn about ransomware, who holds businesses’ data for ransom, why they do it, and steps to help protect your business.

Recession Proof Your LBM Business Resource Tile

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Recession-Proof Your Business

Discover how successful building supply businesses can seize market share following shifts in the economy.

5 Inventory Management Pitfalls To Avoid Resource Tile

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5 Inventory Management Pitfalls to Avoid

Read how to streamline purchasing and inventory processes to drive efficiency, eliminate errors, and reduce costs.

7 Benefits Of Cloud Computing Resource Tile

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7 Benefits of Cloud Computing

Learn why the cloud is the way of the future and how it could be the best and most secure solution for businesses of all sizes.

How To Better Protect Your Business Data Resource Tile

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How to Better Protect Your Business Data

Disaster can strike at any time. Learn about data protection best practices and recovery plans that work!

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Cash Is King: Tips to Get Paid Faster

Examine best practices to manage accounts receivable, automate processes, and simplify your accounting routines.

Software Deal Breakers7 Elements Every System Needs Resource Tile

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Software Deal Breakers: 7 Elements Every System Needs

As you evaluate technology for your business, make sure to ask questions that highlight the capabilities in these seven areas.

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Customer Satisfaction: Does Your Software Help or Hinder?

Investing in technology that is fast, accurate, and customer focused has become a necessity for the building supply retailers.

10 Steps To Ensure You Select The Right ER Pfor Your Business Resource Tile

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10 Steps to Ensure You Select the Right Software for Your Business

Your software impacts employees, customers, vendors, and business processes. Don't make the wrong investment!

7 Myths Cloud Computing Debunked Resource Tile

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7 Myths of Cloud-Computing Debunked!

Understand the myths holding businesses back from moving to the cloud. and see if cloud is a fit for your business.

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Is Your Data Protected? Take the Quiz

The consequences of a data breach to a business are numerous and overwhelming. Find out if your business is safe.

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Succession Planning: How to Seamlessly Transition Your Building Supply Business

Get a high-level guide on creating a succession plan to help your business thrive when passed to future generations.

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5 Benefits of Mobile Technology

Learn how mobility empowers employee engagement, enhances productivity, and streamlines work processes.

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Top 10 Signs Your Business Has Outgrown QuickBooks

As your organisation expands, you need to add new technology that is specific for your business and your industry.

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Tech Trends: What Are You Missing?

Learn three technology trends that are driving better decision making, operational efficiencies, and cost savings for building supply businesses.

12 Ways To Compete Against Big Boxes Resource Tile

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12 Ways to Compete Against the Big Boxes

Explore your strengths and limitations as an independent retailer and develop a plan to compete and win.

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Experiencing a Sales Slump? It Could Be Your Technology

Explore four software advances that are essential to remain competitive and grow.

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