Intuit Eclipse, Shelton, Conn., recently increased its commitment to the electrical industry be becoming an IMARK Group member service provider.

As an IMARK member service provider, the software vendor will play an active role in helping IMARK's distributor members learn about the benefits of financial software in managing everything from general ledger and warehouse logistics to customer relationship management and business intelligence.

Intuit Eclipse will contribute to IMARK in several ways: authoring articles on financial management for the organization's Web site and MarketFocus magazine, participating in panels and speaking opportunities before IMARK members, and staffing an Intuit Eclipse booth at the annual IMARK Showcase, held each spring. Intuit Eclipse will also offer IMARK members a discount on products, as well as discounts on many of its services and training programs.

Currently, nearly one quarter of IMARK's distributor members use Eclipse software, including OneSource Distributors Inc., Oceanside, Calif.; Codale Electric Supply Inc., Salt Lake City; Roden Electric, Knoxville, Tenn.; Western Extralite Co. Inc., Kansas City, Mo.; and Granite City Electric Supply Co., Quincy, Mass.

“We are proud that some of IMARK's best known wholesalers are managing their core business processes with Intuit Eclipse,” said Jeff Goodman, president of Intuit Eclipse. “In our new role as a member service provider, we look forward to broadening this relationship to the entire IMARK membership. Our ambitious long-term goal is to become the business application partner of choice for the electrical industry.”

IMARK Group, Oxon Hill, Md., is made up of 184 independently owned electrical distributors with a combined $6 billion in annual sales.