EBE releases Ships Version 5.0 for financial, logistics applications

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Updated Nov 19, 2010

EBE Technologies announced the release of Ships Version 5.0 for its financial and logistics applications. The applications join EBE Driver Services applications in running in both a 32- and 64-bit operating systems environment and Microsoft.Net application framework.

In addition to providing a single platform to the Ships enterprise suite, the new version is based on an Inter-Tier architecture designed to allow users to use EBE’s workflow, content management and transportation applications through any device that provides access through an Internet or TCP/IP connection. Access to specific applications and content is controlled through Microsoft’s active directories or EBE’s security authentication.

EBE says this design allows it to configure its solutions to be used in a cloud or within a client’s data center through simple configurations. The new Ships 5.0 client uses plug-in applications designed to give the user the capability to access multiple applications from a single interface based on security. The client also contains an automatic update feature designed to synchronize the client and Web user interfaces, minimizing system administration functions.

EBE says more functionality also has been added to the Ships workflow builder; workflows now can be built through drag-and-drop icons to trigger events to accounting and dispatch systems based on workflow packet content as front-end interface functions rather than backend scripting.

“We have leveraged the combination of our last 22 years of experience as a workflow process solution provider with the collaborative relationships we maintain with our clients to create an enterprise solution that will drive down cost, improve accuracy and minimize administration efforts,” says Larry Kerr, president of EBE. “Given that the 5.0 solution was developed using the latest Microsoft technology, our clients’ investment is protected for an extended period of time.”

EBE says all of its existing workflow applications will run on the new 5.0 version, and that Ships 5.0 Beta is currently installed at several clients with full release scheduled for January 2011.