Apax Partners’ ECi Software acquires Print Audit

CPE Media News (12/5/2018) – ECi Software Solutions, a portfolio company of Apax Partners and The Carlyle Group, has acquired PJLM Software Inc., o/a Print Audit, a Calgary based provider of device and print management solutions. The acquisition closed on November 30 2018 with terms undisclosed.

Print Audit will become part of ECi’s Field Service Division, and the team will report to ECi’s Field Service President, Laryssa Alexander.

Founded by CEO John MacInnes, Print Audit helps dealers remotely manage their printer fleets, also provides a variety of tools that enable organizations to monitor and control user printing behavior.

With this acquisition, ECi adds strong print rule and document management capabilities to its own software offerings, creating one of the most comprehensive suites of services for the office equipment industry.

Fort Worth, Texa based ECi Software Solution provides industry-specific business management software and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies.

Apax Partners acquired ECi in 2017 from The Carlyle Group and Level Equity with The Carlyle Group retaining a minority stake in the new Eci.

Print Audit is the second Canadian acquisition by ECi Software Solutions. In October 2018, it acquired Office Document Consulting Inc. (ODC), an Oakville, Ontario based provider of sales automation software for the office equipment, managed print and IT channels.

photo credit: Print Audit

News Release

ECi Software Solutions Acquires Print Audit

Fort Worth, Tex. —Wednesday, December 5, 2018 ECi Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, today announced that it has acquired Print Audit, one of the most comprehensive providers of device and print management solutions worldwide. Print Audit’s product suite includes tools for managed print services (MPS), device data collection and document management for both dealers and users. Print Audit will become part of ECi’s Field Service Division, and the team will report to ECi’s Field Service President, Laryssa Alexander.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Print Audit not only helps dealers remotely manage their printer fleets, but has also developed a variety of tools that enable organizations to monitor and control user printing behavior. Print Audit is the first provider of remote monitoring and management services (RMM) to provide a seat-based billing (SBB) model for managed print. With this acquisition, ECi adds strong print rule and document management capabilities to its own software offerings, creating one of the most comprehensive suites of services for the office equipment industry.

“ECi is committed to offering world-class software solutions for our office equipment and managed print services customers, and we’re always looking for opportunities to improve those offerings,” said Ron Books, CEO of ECi. “Print Audit is the perfect addition to our suite, giving us the opportunity to add valuable capabilities to our offerings for the benefit of our customers.”

“Office equipment dealers are facing a changing landscape, and they need new tools and business models to help them adapt to the current landscape,” said John MacInnes, CEO and founder of Print Audit. “Combining forces with ECi will give our products the reach and our customers the increased resources they need to reach their full potential for success.”

The deal closed on November 30 and terms were not disclosed. To learn more about ECi’s complete suite of solutions, visit www.ECiSolutions.com.

About ECi
ECi Software Solutions provides end-to-end business management software and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands, and Australia. For information, email info@ecisolutions.com, visit www.ECiSolutions.com or call (800) 959-3367.

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