ASI And Facilisgroup Announce Long-Term Renewal Agreement

Facilisgroup re-commits to fully integrated version of ASI’s ESP for its partners

TREVOSE, PA – January 14, 2020 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced
Facilisgroup, a software-as-a-service business for the promotional products industry, has extended its long-term relationship with ASI, recommitting to offering a seamless, fully integrated version of ASI’s ESP® to its Facilisgroup partners, with direct search now available through its flagship proprietary software, @ease V2.

ASI’s ESP data powers search, presentations and digital order flow, allowing Facilisgroup users to generate ideas, create presentations and offer quotes from within a single platform, simplifying workflows and reducing administrative tasks.

“We’re thrilled to continue to partner with ASI,” said Facilisgroup President Ashley McCune. “We’re confident that the integration of ASI into our system delivers a seamless experience and impeccable industry data to our partners and that our preferred suppliers also greatly benefit from this partnership.”

Said Bob DeFord, ASI’s senior vice president of distributor sales and marketing: “This renewal extends the long relationship ASI has enjoyed with Facilisgroup and reaffirms our strong commitment to providing the best possible technology and ESP data to our technology colleagues.”

Facilisgroup, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with additional offices in Ottawa, Canada, provides services that range from CRM and order management to consolidated buying power for promotional products distributors in North America. Facilisgroup promo distributor members now represent more than $800 million in annual sales.

ASI’s ESP is the number-one business platform in the industry, allowing distributors access to over 1 million products from 3,000 ASI suppliers, along with live inventory, live order status updates, live product feed (which delivers up-to-the-minute pricing), guided navigation/search filters, visual search, virtual samples and presentations.

To date, 36 of the Counselor Top 40 distributors rely on ESP. Over the past year, tens of thousands of distributor users have performed nearly 97 million searches across ASI platforms, including ESP, ESP Distributor Websites, Company Stores and ESP Supplier Websites. Over 9,000 distributor companies used the ESP Orders platform in the past 12 months, with purchase orders submitted increasing 46% over the previous year.

For more information on ASI, please contact Mike D’Ottaviano, ASI’s executive director of corporate accounts, at [email protected].

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®) serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $24.7 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital and print content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 53 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s Counselor® magazine provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 500+ live and online education courses for over 40,000 professionals. The company, family owned and operated since 1962, is proud to have been consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. For more info:

About Facilisgroup
Facilisgroup is dedicated to delivering business growth for our supplier and distributor partners. By focusing on three distinct principles – Community, Technology, and Supply Chain, our company has become the market-leading business platform and technology services provider. We leverage our industry expertise and technology to deliver significantly increased sales, and reduced operating expenses all under our Partner’s own brand identity. Facilisgroup is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with offices in Ottawa, Canada.