Fort Worth, TX

eCommerce Industries, Inc. (ECi), a leader in industry-specific business-management software, today announced the release of version 8.0 of ECi M1, their premier ERP solution for discrete manufacturing.

"We are excited about the ERP innovations we are providing to small-to-medium discrete manufacturers," says Daniel Noonan, Managing Director of ECi M1. "With new dashboards and business intelligence tools, ECi M1 equips managers to make more informed business decisions. Overall, these enhancements are meant to help manufacturers reduce operating costs and delivery cycles in realizing maximum profitability."

In ECi M1 v8.0, the dashboards are now even more intuitive. The integration of business intelligence tools gives users more insight into internal performance as well as customer buying habits. The addition of Google Maps, in particular, will allow users to see the distribution of sales by location. Meanwhile, ECi M1 v8.0's new Design Studio wizards make it easier to design and deliver customized products in response to demand. Additionally, improved functionality has been added to ECi M1's already robust admin console and security suite.

ECi M1 is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, providing total integration and automation from quoting through invoicing. Designed for growing discrete manufacturers, it helps to improve processes that save time, resources and money. ECi M1 is installed in more than 800 businesses across the globe. To learn more, please visit