A spruce lumber and building materials software

About ECi Spruce

Spruce® software provides advanced point-of-sale and business management solutions for lumberyards, hardware stores, and building materials suppliers. This industry-specific software has helped operations improve productivity, control costs, increase profitability, and remain competitive for nearly 35 years.

Spruce is cloud-based with an intuitive interface that is easy to use. Built with comprehensive document management functionality, all transactions are automatically linked. Plus, using a document scanner, you can attach packing lists, notes, tax forms, or virtually any Windows® file.

Stay informed on operations and make appropriate business decisions with integrated business intelligence and tailored analytic views. All reports have drill-down capability to see the details behind the data and you can export them to a Microsoft® Excel® or PDF file. Plus, optional alerts can proactively notify you of events that could impact your business.

Spruce helps you manage your business and stay productive from anywhere. With the Spruce AnyWare"/mobile app, employees can capture proof-of-delivery, submit orders, receive inventory and more. Spruce ProLink"/is available in a browser or mobile app, and allows customers to access their account information, make payments, and place orders online. Both products will make your business more efficient and customer focused.

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Features

  • Industry specific software, led by a team with real-world experience, will make LBM dealers more productive and profitable.
  • Easy-to-use, end-to-end solution (no need for multiple systems)
  • Superior document management capabilities
  • Mobility solutions improve efficiency
  • Cloud benefits offer better data protection and reduce strain on IT resources

Target Market

  • Mid-size lumberyards
  • Building materials dealers
  • Hardware stores.
  • LBM dealers (8-50 users) with significant hardware inventory and multiple brand locations

Other Industries Served by Spruce

  • Kitchen, bath, and cabinetry showrooms
  • Lawn and garden supply
  • Masonry, brick and concrete supply
  • Plumbing, electrical and HVAC supply
  • Window, door and mill work showrooms
  • Tile and flooring supply

Pricing

  • Subscription-based
  • Priced per user per month
  • No free trial available

Product Overview

User Reviews of ECi Spruce

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Submitted on August 22nd, 2020 by Karl

I was a RockSolid Classic customer and thought that I was purchasing the newest generation of RockSolid. It lacks much of the functionality of Classic and is actually based on SPRUCE.

The Good…

I can email PO’s to my vendors directly from the software.

The Bad…

The UI (User Interface) makes little or no sense. The workflow doesn’t follow the basic flow of whatever process you are attempting to do. It is mouse heavy and dependent on too many folders/subfolders.

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Submitted on June 13th, 2019 by Chris Knegt from Mitchell's Supply

With Spruce, I can click on any invoice and see the entire paper and activity trail before and after—the purchase orders and vendor invoices for the products on that invoice, who did the quote, who received the inventory and so on—it’s all easily accessible any time I want to see it.