DMC now active with ECi

Horizon® business system users can now trade electronically and access full catalogue data

ECi Software Solutions Ltd ( today announced that it has completed a series of opXML links for DMC Business Machines Plc, giving users of the Horizon business management system a further choice of trading partners.
This latest integration with DMC allows dealers to expand their product offerings to suit their changing needs. By utilising opXML for stock enquiries, purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgments, invoices and credits, dealers can further streamline their order processing routines and take additional costs out of their business.
As well as the new opXML electronic trading element, all ECi customers already have access to DMC’s catalogue data, all fully cross-referenced, so they can be confident they are always quoting their customers from the latest price files.


Damian Kelly, DMC’s Distribution Sales Director, comments, “We are very excited about working closely with the ECi customers, in a market that is already saturated with suppliers you have to bring something else to it to make a difference. The difference DMC will add is the personal touch by offering ECi customers a dedicated account manager in David Owen, who is one of our more experienced members of staff. We can also add extra value in our expertise in the sale and service of the full range of Canon® copiers with a professional services team that can fully scope out and support all the software applications that go with such installs these days.”


Paola White, VP Sales and Marketing for ECi, comments, “It’s a well-known fact that electronic trading streamlines the order processing cycle and takes costs out of both the supplier’s and dealer’s business. We have links with many key industry suppliers and distributors, DMC have been supplying their catalogue data via Atomic for some time, but it was the natural next step for them to implement the whole suite of opXML options. ECi customers represent a huge proportion of the office products dealer market and ECi’s opXML trading and Atomic Data services are an essential combination for suppliers wanting a successful route into that marketplace. From our experience, those distributors who embrace both Atomic Data solutions and opXML trading links are the ones who fully maximise the potential benefits.”


Resellers using ECI Software can contact David Owen for details on how to activate DMC as a trading partner

£10,000 raised for charity

We are proud to announce that we have raised over £10,000 for Starlight

In March 2016, the business’ own remanufactured toner brand, planitgreen celebrated its 4th year of business by setting a target to raise £10,000 for Starlight. DMC hit its first and second quarterly micro targets of £2,500 and £5,000 each with a month to spare and by October had already raised £7,000 for the charity.

Thanks to an incredible 3rd Quarter full of fundraising events, donations and great sales figures, the DMC team were able to raise the necessary £3,000 to hit the total target of £10k before Christmas. This achievement was seen as the ‘perfect way to end 2016’ and leaves the business with 3 months to exceed the target by as much as possible. Since planitgreen launched in 2013, the brand has raised an unbelievable £33,000 for Starlight Children’s Foundation. This amount has granted numerous once-in-a-lifetime wishes and since March; 20 Distraction Boxes, 167 places at Starlight Parties and 400 tickets to Christmas Pantomimes.


We have now been working towards our £10,000 target for nine months, the 3rd Quarter mark in our year-long initiative. I am extremely proud to announce that together with our customers, corporate partners, staff, friends and family, the planitgreen fund-raisers have now exceeded our target.

Through numerous sporting events, our on-the-box donations and a whole range of other activities since March, we have now raised £11,500 for Starlight Children’s Foundation. With this said, we do not want to lose momentum and we will be looking to continue our fundraising with an aim of beating our £10,000 target by as much as we can. We would like to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude to all that have participated, donated and supported our initiative so far and would encourage anyone who wishes to be involved to get in touch with our team. Thank you once again and congratulations to all involved.

Toby Pedder Marketing & CSR

The team has so far taken part in; Swim Serpentine, Windsor Half Marathon, The Purbeck Plod, Spartan Race, Color Vibe, Summer Parties, Cake Bakes, Tuck Shop Sales, Dress Down Days and Boot Fairs to name a few. Starlight Children’s Foundation grants once in a life time wishes and entertainment for seriously and terminally ill children within the UK.

Supporters can make donations to Starlight Children’s Foundation via the planitgreen team’s Virgin Money Giving account at