EBE Technologies, a provider of business process management solutions for the transportation and logistics industry, announced the decoupling of its dynamic workflow applications from its document imaging solution. Transportation and logistics companies now can gain the advantages of an enterprise process management solution without replacing their legacy document imaging systems, the company says.
The co-existing workflow functionality provides an opportunity for companies to both extend the value of their existing imaging investments and, at the same time, provide a disaster recovery system by storing images in both the legacy imaging system and EBE’s disaster recovery server (DRS), according to EBE. A requirement for EBE’s software to co-exist with a legacy imaging system is that the legacy system must have a file import function built into its solution.
“Most imaging systems are utilized in the billing and settlement departments,” says Larry Kerr, president of EBE. “Our workflows stretch beyond financials to include recruiting, logistics, safety, driver performance, maintenance and data entry. Through this co-existing workflow strategy, EBE applications can now extend throughout the enterprise, to reduce labor and operating costs, enhance customer service and improve the decision-making process while protecting its legacy imaging solution investment.”
The disaster recovery offering complements the co-existing workflow strategy, Kerr says. The DRS application backfills index data from the dispatch system and archives the documents according to application requirements and retention schedules, according to EBE; should the legacy imaging system fail, the company simply needs to reconfigure the licensing, and the DRS application becomes the primary production system. This process may be accomplished in a matter of hours, ensuring minimal disruption to cashflow and driver compensation, the company says.