Spruce Review - why 3.7 stars?

Spruce Review
ITQlick Score: 69/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.7/5)
Pricing: 8/10 - high cost
Category: Retail Management POS -> Spruce
Ranking:Ranked 20 out of 27 Retail Management POS systems
Company: ECi Software Solutions
Pricing: starts at $24 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Spruce pricing, Spruce alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 17, 2021

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What is Spruce?

Spruce is a retail POS system designed as an end-to-end business solution to streamline processes and improve growth. This software helps automate busywork and shut out redundancy. With full access to data on a cloud repository, users can eliminate costly errors and use the workflow metrics provided on the cloud repository to make quick decisions that drive performance.

Some key features of Spruce are document management, accounts receivable, general ledger, and accounts payable. Spruce is a product of ECi Software Solutions, a computer software company with a national workforce of over 700 employees, and it is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

What is Spruce rating? ()

The rating of Spruce is 3.7 stars out of 5 and the total score is 69 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Spruce's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is Spruce the best Retail Management POS?

Spruce is ranked 20 out of 27 software in their category (Retail Management POS systems).

What are Spruce's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Spruce provides a quick and easy way to get customers invoiced
  • The setup and implementation processes are fast and stress-free
  • Spruce is backed by a great support team who are very responsive and helpful

What are Spruce's cons? (2 cons)

  • It has a steep learning curve
  • The reporting tool needs improving

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Spruce: Rent it Biz software, NOVA Point of Sale, Profit Premier by Edge Technologies, COMCASH Retail ERP, LimeLight, WinRetail, iVend Retail, CORESense, Tylernet, Omni Retailer. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Spruce?

The cost of license starts at $24 per user/month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Spruce

What should you ask ECi Software Solutions during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Spruce and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Spruce in action.

Is it the right software for you?

Spruce is ideal for small, medium, and large-sized business enterprises. The software is designed to serve general managers, accounting managers, and salesforce across companies that specialize in lumber & building materials supplies, lawn & garden supplies, flooring supplies, etc. Some notable users of Spruce are Dick N Sons Lumber, JM Building Supply, and Falvey Lumber & Hardware.

Spruce's list of categories:

iPad POS
Retail
Retail CRM POS
Retail Inventory POS
Restaurant POS
Touch Screen POS

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.