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ECi Acquires BlueSky

Continued investment in the European office products industry strengthens strategy to provide dealers with complete solutions

Fort Worth, TX, April 13, 2012 --( ECi Software Solutions (, a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced that it has acquired BlueSky Systems Solutions Ltd (BlueSky), a leading back office systems supplier for the European office products industry located in Derbyshire, England. BlueSky becomes part of ECi’s Office Products Division, which includes the Horizon, Horizon Web, Office2Net, Vision, NGV, EasyOrder, Progress and Prolink Web products. With the acquisition of BlueSky, ECi has further established its position as the most comprehensive office products software provider in Europe and will be able to offer customers an ever-expanding array of products and services to meet their needs.

“Both ECi and BlueSky have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the European office products industry,” says Ron Books, President and CEO of ECi. “At the core of both organizations is a strong desire to serve our customers and better enable their success. Bringing our companies together, we will be able to fulfil industry requirements and dealers’ needs at a faster pace than would have resulted operating independently. Uniting two successful companies will allow us to collaborate to provide rich functionality, superior customer service and an expanded solutions suite. This will allow BlueSky customers to take advantage of the complete ECi portfolio of products.”

“We are very excited to join the ECi family,” says Adrian Billingham, founder and Managing Director of BlueSky. “The quality products and services that ECi provides, along with its highly regarded position in office products software development, fit perfectly with BlueSky’s commitment to customer service and cutting-edge technology. By joining forces with ECi, we will be able to expand our product offerings to our customers and improve product implementations and conversions. We will also be able to increase investments in the resources we have developing for this market.” Billingham will remain in a leadership role with BlueSky and serve as Director of Development.

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About BlueSky Systems Solutions Ltd
BlueSky Systems Solutions is the fastest growing back office systems supplier exclusively developing software and IT services for UK Office Products Dealers. Launched in 2006 BlueSky attribute their strong growth to the exceptional customer service they provide and that listening to customers is what drives their development programme. With offices in Hilton, Derbyshire and a distribution office in Dublin, Ireland they are a highly experienced and forward thinking team with many years of experience in systems implementation in the Office Products Industry.

About ECi
ECi Software Solutions provides best-in-industry business and e-commerce software solutions for growing companies. For more than 30 years, ECi has served the manufacturing, office equipment, managed print services, office supplies, contract office furniture, business intelligence, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and the Netherlands. For more information, email, visit, or call (800) 959-3367.
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ECi Software Solutions Inc.
Lisa Wilson
800.959.3367 x23210
Traci Johnson
800.959.3367 x23276

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