4/3/2013 - Media Release
April 3, 2013
Wizard Shortens Implementation Cycle for Client/Server and New
Web-Based Recruiting & Driver Management Solutions
EAST MOLINE, IL – EBE announced today it has created a new fast track Configuration Wizard that shortens the implementation cycle for its complete suite of Driver Lifecycle Solutions. This wizard, combined with EBE’s Implementation Methodology will streamline, simplify and shorten the configuration and deployment time, enhancing the user experience. The tools have been created to support all of SHIPS client/server and new Web-based Recruiting, Safety and Driver Performance software.
The Configuration Wizard is a critical toolset within the implementation cycle that fast tracks the configuration of EBE software to align with carriers’ specific business processes and integration requirements. The use of this tool shortens the project lifecycle from kick-off to go-live.
Carriers will be guided through a collaborative process of completing discovery questionnaires that are used as the foundation to create the requirements definition. The Configuration Wizard uses this blueprint to build the conference room pilot at a much more rapid pace. Client acceptance testing and training are then the final steps prior go-live.
Depending on the size of the carrier and the specific requirements defined, the Configuration Wizard is expected to reduce the project lifecycle from 20-40 percent. “With the driver shortage impacting carriers’ ability to recruit and retain drivers, it is more imperative than ever that our clients are able to implement solutions as quickly as possible to help identify, process, on-board and retain drivers. We are confident this approach will allow the carriers to implement an integrated and strategic solution in a timely manner”, states Linda Keag, EBE’s Director of Professional Services.
The fast track Configuration Wizard and implementation methodology was inspired by the launch of EBE’s newest additions to its suite of Driver Services applications. SHIPS Driver Recruiting and Driver Management systems are now being offered as Web-based solutions. These solutions may be implemented as either Cloud-based, hosted by EBE, or within a carriers own network behind its firewall. Offering a Cloud Solution provides carriers with the ability to benefit from EBE’s comprehensive solutions with minimal initial investment in company resources. Those carriers which prefer a Web user interface experience, but also have a desire for the solutions to reside within its infrastructure, may install the software locally. Both options offer virtually all of the integration, data and document ownership rights available through EBE’s client/server solutions.
“The maturity of Web applications over the last several years has grown exponentially. We are excited to be able to offer new platforms, expand our reach in the market and provide the ability to help a broader range of carriers,” stated Cindy Nelson, VP, Marketing & Business Development, EBE Technologies.
About EBE Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1973, EBE is the leading provider of integrated document and content management, workflow and business process automation solutions designed specifically for the transportation and logistics industry. The development of EBE's enterprise solution, SHIPS, evolved from EBE's expertise in imaging and transportation specific workflow applications. Utilizing a unique intelligent database and autoflow technology, SHIPS automates labor intensive operational tasks to deliver improved operational efficiencies, reduced labor costs, unparalleled customer service and increased profitability. SHIPS modules include: financials, logistics, recruiting, safety and compliance and driver performance management. SHIPS integration capabilities provide for access to information from company dispatch, accounting, mobile communication, log scanning and other transportation related applications. EBE's blue-chip customer list includes nearly 500 leading transportation and logistics companies in North America. Headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, EBE Technologies is a privately held company and has experienced consistent growth and profitability allowing it to reinvest in its people, products and integration partners. For additional information, visit www.ebeships.com or call 1-800-447-0612.