LATHAM, NY -- U.S.-based Spruce Computer Systems, Inc. and Canada-based OGC Inc. have signed a comprehensive agreement to enter into a long-term strategic partnership. The new agreement gives St-Laurent, Quebec - based OGC exclusive Canadian rights to market, implement and support Spruce's highly successful SpruceWare.NET business management software.
"We're very excited to be working with OGC to expand the reach of SpruceWare.NET," said Spruce President Rob Fitzpatrick. "The benefits of the new partnership to our current customers will be significant, as they will have a stronger software provider with more customers to share the company's fixed costs," he continued. "They will also benefit from the added functionality the software will gain over time as ideas from the Canadian market add to the already feature-rich SpruceWare.NET package."
"The big immediate benefit to Canadian dealers is they will have a modern and feature-rich business management software alternative," added John LaFave, Spruce's Marketing Director. "Like Spruce, OGC has built a great reputation by bringing true productivity to its customers at a reasonable price and by supporting its software well, and this is a continuation of that philosophy for both companies."
A Comprehensive Partnership
The partnership between the two well-respected software companies is a deep and comprehensive one. While Spruce retains primary development responsibilities for SpruceWare.NET, OGC will be responsible for marketing the software to the entire Canadian market and for working with prospective users throughout the sales process. They will train new users and guide them through the process of going live on their new software, and they will provide front-line software support for their customers.
About Spruce Computer Systems
Founded in 1985, Spruce Computer Systems, Inc. is a provider of retail business management software to lumber and building material dealers, home centers, and hardware stores. The company has its corporate headquarters in Latham, NY, with an additional support center in Waukesha, WI and satellite offices in Derby, KS; Larkspur, CA; Pensacola, FL; and Newark On Trent, England.
OGC is a Canadian supplier of information management solutions in the retail and distribution industries, particularly for the hardware and building material sectors.
SpruceWare.NET is a full featured business system that harnesses the latest Microsoft Visual Studio.NET development environment and robust SQL Server database architecture to bring highly stable and intuitive Windows-based software to retail Lumber, Building Material and Hardware Dealers.