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  • Brainspace Discovery

  • Brainspace Discovery

  • Communications Analysis | Brainspace Discovery

    A powerful tool for analyzing email communications


    This video will demonstrate Discovery’s Communications Analysis, a powerful tool for analyzing email communications. 


    Using state of the art visual and data analytics, Discovery quickly shows who communicated your search topics, and with whom. Set your concept filter to search for your target terms, and Discovery will display, graphically, the flow of communication for that subject matter. 


    Each node represents a sender or recipient email address, or a collection of email addresses.  The Communication Analysis module automatically collects different alias email addresses for the same person into a node we call a “Person.”  You can also manually select and merge multiple email addresses.  All of this information is preserved across all users.


    Discovery uses similar colors to indicate people, or groups of people, that are in frequent communication with each other. You may find two people of the same color never actually exchanged emails directly with one another, but were both in communication with many of the same people for your queried search topic.


    Clicking on a node provides detailed analytics about that email user’s communications on your search topic. You can also click on the edge or a node, or the line between nodes, to show details for the concepts being exchanged, including top concepts included in the documentation. Discovery shows you those users who communicated your search terms, including others they most frequently sent to, or received, those communications from.


    You can filter on “people” or “domain”; whether a specific email address was included in the “to” “cc” or “bcc” field; or if the communication was sent “IN or “OUT” of a particular domain. You can even specify a number of recipients to identify communications sent to small or large groups, or to just one person). 


    For a quick way to see who is talking to whom about what, use the Brainspace Discovery Communications Analysis panel.


    Download the Brainspace Discovery Data Sheet









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  • Discovery Cluster Wheel video | Brainspace

    This is an introduction to the Discovery Cluster Wheel.


    Imagine you’re in a warehouse with boxes of 2 million documents. Your task is to read each document, find relevant terms and concepts included in the documents, then sort each of those documents into ten piles, each representing the most important concepts found from your initial assessment. Now take those piles and break each of them into ten piles. Continue this until you’ve identified and removed Exact Duplicates and Near Duplicates, or until the pile has less than a hundred unique and original documents.


    Good news!  The Brainspace Discovery Cluster Wheeldoes this all for you, quickly and efficiently.


    At the center of the Cluster Wheelis your entire document population. As you move outward, you find more and more specific clusters of documents until you’re at the outer edges.  You can select a cluster to create a filtered search for that cluster, and review the documents in Search Results.


    Any search originating from the Dashboard is highlighted on the Cluster Wheel, providing a graphical sense of your search results relative to the overall document population.  If it’s fully highlighted, 100% of the documents are responding.  Greyed out clusters have no documents that match the specific search criteria. Documents that are duplicates or near duplicates are indicated with a ‘D’ or ‘ND’ watermark. 


    When a document is selected, a compass needle appears which can also be selected to drop you right into the neighborhood where that document lives.  Each document exists in only one place on the wheel.


    The Discovery Cluster Wheel allows you to see how your documents self-organize, so you can browse similar documents easily and quickly.


    Download the Brainspace Discovery Data Sheet









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  • Discovery Collections video | Brainspace Discovery

    After you’ve begun your analysis in Brainspace Discovery, you will want to save your work and share it with others. This video is about Collections and Saved Searches. 


    A breadcrumbs trail is visible along the top of the screen.  Breadcrumbs are added as you accumulate filter elements, and can be removed by clicking the trash can icon that displays when you hover over the entry, making it easy to drop one or more parts of a very complex search. You can clear away all search elements in the breadcrumbs trail by selecting the ‘x’ at the right side of the filter bar.


    Above the breadcrumb trail, you'll find a drop-down that lists your Recent and Saved Searches This allows you to quickly jump back to an earlier search, or even part of a search that you were constructing.  For each recent search, you also have the ability to show the exact Lucene syntax used for that search.


    A list of your Saved Searches will be found in the Recent and Saved Search dropdown list To save a search, select the Save Search icon at the upper-right, then provide a name for your Search criteria This saves the actual search query, so if you later add more documents, they will show up as results if they also respond to this search.


    If you'd like to save a subset of documents resulting from your search criteria, save your document results to a Collection A Collection is a list of the document IDs, not the query criteria. If you later add documents to a Dataset, those documents will not automatically be added to your Collection, unless an updated Collection is saved after applying your desired filter.


    Collections and Saved Searches are ways to save your work, and to share it with others.


    Download the Brainspace Discovery Data Sheet









    Find the story within your data.

  • Discovery Dashboard video | Brainspace

    This video will demonstrate the Dashboard feature in Brainspace Discovery 5.


    From a zero-state with no human interaction, the Dashboard presents the essence of your documents.  The Data Overviewpresents a donut graph showing a summary of your dataset, including documents that are Near Duplicates of another document, documents that are Exact Duplicates of another document, Original documents that are unique, and Excluded documents that we couldn’t process, usually because they contain no text.


    Discovery provides three columns of Faceted data.  The first column, by default, shows your Top Terms, the most important and relevant concept terms that Discovery has identified within your Dataset using our Brainspace technology. This Facet column highlights and dynamically updates relevant concepts, and not just common keywords found in your dataset. The Top Terms Facet is the only component that is not metadata driven. You can select from among any of your metadata fields in the other drop downs to display other desired results.


    Faceted search enables users to fine-tune their search with a progressive narrowing of choices in each dimension.  Think of 20 questions.  The first question is “animal, vegetable, or mineral?”  And this faceted question allows you to quickly trim away vast chunks of irrelevant records.


    Discovery gives users the utmost control over their dataset analysis. They can click on any entity within the Dashboard, and any items of interest, to update results and create complex searches without ever thinking about search.


    A Timeline is provided for any metadata fields that have dates, and is especially useful for analyzing emails.  Users can select a specific date, or range of dates, zoom in and provide a sharper focus on your selection.


    You’ll notice that as you execute a search, Discovery displays the updated search Document Resultsin the far right that match your query, and the various components within the Dashboard update as well to reflect the narrowed population. Each of the resulting documents can be selected for immediate viewing, or adding to a Collection


    The Discovery Dashboard makes it easy to quickly find meaning in your vast assortment of documents!


    Download the Brainspace Discovery Data Sheet









    Find the story within your data.

  • Discovery Search Drawer: Text filters find results

    This video describes the powerful search tools available in the Search Drawer, including the Brainspace Concept Search.


    The Search Drawerprovides controls for creating and managing text filters to find results. 

    Discovers allows users to build search by Concept, People, Keyword, Domain, or use the Advanced Query Builderto customize your search using the available metadata fields. These search tools can be combined to powerful effect.


    Sometimes, the search filters can be too powerful. Remember, you can always remove an element from the breadcrumb list if your filter becomes too restrictive.


    Brainspace Discovery Concept Search is:

    • Intuitive: Use a word, a sentence or an entire document, to retrieve conceptually related documents ranked by relevance or contextual distance. 

    • Transparent: You’re able to see all of the terms that comprise your search.

    • Configurable: By adjusting the resulting terms in the Search Drawer, you can finely tune your search criteria to find just what you’re looking for.

    • Multi-Concept-Capable: Other semantic searches provide an averaging of terms and highlight just a single concept. Brainspace Discovery automatically locates multiple concepts in the query and returns terms that best represent each concept. 

    • Word-Order-Aware: Discovery Concept Search accommodates not just single-word terms, but also multi-word phrases, and extracts meaning in the combination, and order, of the words used. The ability to extract context-specific phrases from a unique Dataset is one of the powerful differentiators that makes Discovery the most advanced solution for analyzing unstructured data.


    After entering a query, the term results sliders can be adjusted.  In their initial position, the sliders represent how closely related the terms are to your original query – using just the information in your document population, no previously-constructed indexes, Ontologies or Dictionaries. 


    You have full control over your search. You can require a particular term to be included in your search, exclude certain terms from your search, or increase or decrease the influence of certain terms to the overall search, all by manipulating the term result sliders.


    The Advanced Query Builderallows you to construct complex queries with metadata, including dates, and also allows you access to the powerful Lucene syntax with manual entry.  Lucene allows for proximity search, fuzzy searches and wildcard searches. 


    While Discovery is designed to be as intuitive and easy as possible, without having to think about Search, it also provides powerful Search tools at your fingertips.









    Find the story within your data.


  • ECi acsellerate | know. sell. profit.

    2011 ECi acsellerate Update

    A walk through of how Acsellerate works and what it does to help you make business decisions on a day to day basis.

    Mike Gibson, SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing

    Steve Sabatini, President, ECi Acsellerate

    What is sales intelligence?

    Who should consider ECi Acsellerate?

    What can I expect from Acsellerate?

    How can Acsellerate proactively help me grow?

    How can Business Reviews transform my relationships?

    ECi Acsellerate 2010 key accomplishments

    What you can look forward to with ECi Acsellerate

    Who can benefit from using Acsellerate




  • ECi Advantage™ Video

    ECi Advantage™ is the Business Management System

    ECi Advantage™ provides companies access to essential automation of finances and inventory, as well as being available for customer support 24/7.

    Whether a company is large or small, established over decades or just emerging into the industry, they all have the same problem of an excessive amount of time and labor into financial organization necessities. Accounting, inventory (warehouse and local), and e-commerce throughout the supply chain is an extensive process every company encounters. What if there was one solution for all of those needs, adapts to your business and is easily accessible?

    ECi Advantage is the one solution.

    ECi Advantage strives to be effective and efficient. Since 1999, they have continued to revolutionize the way businesses organize and access their immense files and data across multiple or one branch. One loyal customers states “Since we have 10 locations, it’s been important to oversee the inventory levels at all stores and Advantage has made it a lot easier.” ECi Advantage delivers financial integrity and extreme flexibility (1 to 100 stores, 5 to 5000 terminals).  They provide a fully integrated solution from point-of-sale, e-commerce, business intelligence & data analytics, and mobile dispatch & delivery. ECi Software Solutions has partnered with both large and small companies, such as: 3M, Mead Westvaco, United Stationers, Avery Dennison, brother, HP, Orgill, and True Value.

    This business system first and foremost adapts to your business, as well as preparing for future analysis, strategies, profit projections, and potential innovations within the company, as ECi Advantage adapts to form a stable foundation for the future. This system is adaptable to Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems, and supports multiple platforms for SQL platforms. The system also provides high security, yet easy navigation with its’ centralized security management, role-based security permissions and record-level database encryption. ECi Advantage is a multi-lingual system that is used in 20 countries and 20 different languages enabling global companies to collaborate branches around the world. This management software is for all companies looking to correlate their finances, data and products; such as: LBM, Hardlines and Farm Supply Businesses.

    ECi Advantage has another unparalleled service and that is the reliability and guaranteed 24/7 live customer support. As the most responsive team in the industry, ECi Software Solutions provides extensive support and guidance the first 90 days of each companies implementation schedule. They provide one-on-one on-site implementation, training classes, live webinars and tech support seven days a week. This allows companies the shortest implementation time possible so they are able to focus on their ROI.

    Connect your business to ECi Advantage today.

    ECi Software Solutions
    U.S. Offices:
    Corporate Headquarters (Ft. Worth)
    4400 Alliance Gateway Freeway, Suite 154
    Fort Worth, TX 76177

    Canadian Office
    4850 Tapscott Road Unit 54 Scarborough, ON M1X 1N4

    Phone: 416-646-2885

    Fax: 416-291-5436


  • ECi Britannia™ Video

    ECi Britannia™ provides growing companies the essential tools  to compete in the e-commerce business by presenting customers with a customized online storefront website.

    ECi Britannia strives to be effective, not just efficient. Since 1999, they have continued to revolutionize the way businesses organize and access their immense files and data across multiple or one branch. ECi Britannia software is scalable for start-up businesses to $5 million+ companies, providing a clear path for future growth any sized business. One loyal customers stated “I needed a system that could handle the commercial side of the business, deal with multiple inventories and get us out of the IT business through use of a hosted system.”  ECi Britannia provides a fully integrated solution from point-of-sale, e-commerce, accounting, to customized reporting. This back office system accesses and constantly updates order entries, purchasing, receiving, invoicing, and distributes supply chain automation.

    The purpose of Britannia is to diminish the time spent on routine tasks so that the business can focus on more valuable factors to generate growth in their business. This management software incorporates all of the necessary tools, documents and reports into one interactive graphic page. In addition, it allows businesses to navigate seamlessly from creating quotes, choosing whether to fill orders from stock or back order and finding billing accounts. Through this system users are also able to do a competitively cross-reference pricing and skews of superstores. One loyal Britannia customer was thrilled that “Instead of having to wait three or four days for a sales report, [he] could get what [he] needed from Britannia in just five minutes or less.”

    Britannia provides self-analysis reports to enhance business’ by providing them a custom reports generator that gives them summary statistics, top locations, most profitable customers, calculate current inventory, daily snapshots, direct purchasing and inventory checking. To improve our fleet route efficiency across the board, we integrated GPS tracking and proof of delivery on the program.

    ECi Britannia has another unparalleled service, it is their reliability and guaranteed 24/7 live customer support. As the most responsive team in the industry, ECi Software Solutions provides extensive support and guidance the first 90 days of each companies short implementation schedule. They provide one-on-one on-site implementation, training classes, live webinars and tech support seven days a week.

    Connect your business to ECi Britannia today.

    ECi Software Solutions

    U.S. Offices:
    Corporate Headquarters (Ft. Worth)
    4400 Alliance Gateway Freeway
    Suite 154
    Fort Worth, TX 76177

  • ECi Connect Conference 2011

    Educate, Collaborate, Inspire

    ECi Software Solutions National Connect Conference 2011

    Held in downtown Fort Worth, TX, November 1–3, 2011. More than 800 attendees from eight countries participated, as well as 43 vendor partners of ECi. Connect Conference 2011 was a new venture as sessions were provided for all the business sectors ECi serves, rather than focusing on a single industry.

    Theme: ‘Educate, Collaborate, Inspire'. The goal of this conference was to ensure customers left feeling inspired and energized to leverage new technology in their business.

    Attendees got to meet fellow users of their software solutions and educate each other on best practices and problem solving. Learning how a peer uses the software is one of the best training strategies.

    Connect Conference provided attendees in-depth training on their specific software and also a chance to learn about solutions that integrate with their software. Additionally, attendees got to meet, not only fellow users of their particular software, but also users of the other solutions ECi provides.

    One of the many highlights of the conference was keynote speaker Jim Morris. His real-life story of 'an ordinary guy who experienced something extraordinary' is the basis for the Disney® movie The Rookie.

    ECi is now planning its next national conference for 2013.  This successful collaborative approach proves that business of all sizes and industries can learn from each other.

    About ECi

    eCommerce Industries, Inc. (ECi), is a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions. 

    ECi Software Solutions provides best-in-industry business and e-commerce software solutions for growing companies. For more than 30 years, ECi has served the manufacturing, office equipment, managed print services, office supplies, contract office furniture, business intelligence, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and the Netherlands.

    For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit, or call (800) 959-3367.

  • ECi M1 Q1 2012 Update

    M1 Q1 2012 Update

    With technology constantly changing and ECi as a company changing, one of our key focuses is to make sure we are communicating with our customers on a regular basis.  The areas of focus are really the core tenants of ECi; innovation, customer satisfaction and ongoing education, to make sure they understand the changes that are happening within our company with both our customer base and the solutions we provide.

    This is fresh off the heels of our national conference which we held in November.  It was a tremendous success.  We had over 850 customers and M1 had a tremendous presence there. We had over a 120 users.  We had great feedback.  The dealers enjoyed the training and learned a lot about M1. It was a great opportunity for them to meet with other M1 users. And also a great time for them to learn more about the product and what we have planned for the coming year.  It was a good opportunity for the staff to meet the customers they are talking to on a regular basis on the phone. Every other year we are going to continue to have these national conferences and follow that up next year with regional conferences. We have conferences planned in Anaheim, Chicago, Orlando and Australia.

    The national conferences and the upcoming regional conferences are a good opportunity for us to showcase the new .net release of M1™. 2011 was a big year for M1™. A lot of work went into the .net release, the new version of M1™.  It gives us a new infrastructure, a solid base to bring new functionalities and features to market faster and a good robust structure for the software.  I think it just positions us long term for many things like that, as well as, just taking M1 to the cloud ultimately. We have over 40 customers who have already taken advantage of the .net application with several more in the queue.

    We have an aggressive road map for 2012 with the focus on mobile products, the user interface, some of the integrations that are out there and even scheduling.  Mobile is going to be a big thing for us this year. The first thing coming out is mobile shop floor entry which allows our customers to have shop floor entry on such devices such as tablets and smartphones for people out in the field and out in the factories. Beyond that we are moving in mobile CRM which allows people to enter their calls when they are out on site and dashboards from a management point of view so leaders of the companies can view information on the company no matter where they are.  I'm excited about mobile, its really happening throughout ECi.  The new user interface is critical because the advantage there of easy to use software goes a long way and actually creates further operational efficiencies.

    Another great enhancement we have planned for this year is our scheduling module that can schedule using additional constraints.  What that means is that they will be able to schedule by employees, staff and work centers on the shop floor and introduce greater efficiencies into the job and the shop floor and ultimately save more money.

    I love the whole aspect of the .net infrastructure and what it enables from a third party integration perspective.  Avalara from a sales tax perspective, Net1 for credit card processing done in Q4.  Any customer currently using version 8 of M1™1 can take advantage of Net1 credit cards.  For those of you who don't know what Net1 is, it is a credit card processing company.  What is done now is that it has direct integration into the M1™1 product so it saves you from an operational inefficiency, you don't have to jumping out of the system and go to a dumb terminal.  More importantly we have people who will partner with us, analyze your bill and see what kind of savings you can have from a credit card processing perspective.  We have 1100+ customers under the ECi portfolio that have already taken advantage of that software.

    Finally we are introducing our advanced financial reporting tool.  It gives our customers the ability to generate advanced reports from their M1™ data straight into exel.

    Overall the key areas of focus are mobile applications, the user interface, scheduling and overall third party integrations that open up a lot of opportunity.

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  • ECi Q1 2011 Europe Product Update

    ECi Software Solutions Q1 2011 Europe product update


    Paola White, Vice President Sales and Marketing

    Mike Gibson, SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing


    ECi's Mission: 

    ECi's mission is to provide small to large sized enterprises with the best industry-specific business solutions enabling them to maximize their success.

    Everything you need  

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    ECi NGV

    ECi Accelerate: for Executives, Sales Managers and Sales Reps


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    Mobile Application Solutions

    Investing in Customer 1st


    ECi Software Solutions   The Leader in Industry-Specific Software

    A global company able to meet your needs on a local level with a single source solution to maximise profit margins.




  • ECi Software Solutions

    The ECi Software Solutions family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi’s companies have served small to medium sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and services organizations. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, England and the Netherlands. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit, or call (800) 959-3367.

    Supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and profitable growth of independent businesses

  • technology

    Technology videos is a business video listing for software companies and publishers of software products and apps for mobile devices using online videos to present features and benefits, customer tutorial videos, online demo videos and more.

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