ECI Software Solutions recently announced that it has acquired BuildTools, a web-based construction management platform for custom builders and remodelers. With this acquisition, ECI will reach a new customer market: smaller custom builders and home remodelers. To help accelerate BuildTools’ global growth, ECI plans on making investments in the platform’s development, go-to-market, and customer success strategies.
ECi Software Solutions provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For more than 20 years, ECi Software has served the manufacturing, office supplies, service technology, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. With small and medium sized organizations in mind, ECi offers: Macola ERP for manufacturers and distributors, JobBOSS for shop management, MAX ERP for discrete manufacturers, and M1, a powerful all-in-one ERP for manufacturers.
The BuildTools platform is a business management system that meets the unique requirements of small volume custom home builders and their clients — from project management, scheduling, document storage, and budget tracking, to customer service and management capabilities. BuildTools will become part of ECI’s Residential Hoem Construction Group.
“When it comes to running a business, custom builders and remodelers have unique needs—a fact that drove me to found BuildTools in the first place,” says J. Sven Gustafson, CEO of BuildTools. “ECI’s suite of purpose-built solutions for the residential construction market completely supports that understanding, and it makes them the right partner for us as we look to grow BuildTools further. We’re excited to see what we will accomplish together.”
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