ECi Software Solutions has announced that it has acquired Print Audit, one of the principal 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.