EBE Technologies celebrates 40 years with record 2012 growth

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EBE Technologies, a developer of enterprise business process management applications for the transportation industry, announced record revenue results for fiscal year 2012. EBE has achieved more than 30 percent growth during past four years, the company said, and 57 percent of its revenue in 2012 was derived from applications that were created less than four years ago. 

In 2012 EBE added over 30 new clients with eleven new team members filling roles in project management, operations and implementation.

EBE, originally named Electronic Business Equipment, was founded by Joe Kerr in 1973. During the initial years, the company evolved from selling word processing systems and calculators, to a provider of Novell networks. In the 90’s, EBE developed competencies in document imaging and workflow solutions which led to a large client base throughout the Midwest, including several Fortune 500 companies such as John Deere and Company and Bandag/Bridgestone.

The demand to automate repetitive tasks associated with accounts receivable and payable, human resources and customer service led to EBE’s expertise in business process content management.

In the late 90’s, EBE embarked on its first endeavor in the transportation industry as it developed a billing workflow, remote scanning and rendition printing solution for an LTL client. This was the foundation for the launch and continued development of EBE’s SHIPS enterprise business process management solution. SHIPS combined document and content management, workflow and business process automation to improve operational efficiencies across the enterprise.

As EBE’s back office solutions matured and its expertise in the transportation industry grew, EBE expanded its product portfolio.  In 2004, EBE launched applications for brokers and logistics providers to improve the processes surrounding carrier and contract management.  In 2006 EBE developed a comprehensive suite of driver management applications including recruiting, safety, CSA and driver performance.

“EBE has reinvented itself, on average, about every five years in order to keep our offerings current.  We believe listening to our customers and keeping an eye out for “outside the box solutions” is the secret to our continued success.  The transportation industry has been very good to us and we thank our customers for helping us reach this tremendous milestone”, said Larry Kerr, President of EBE.

Today, over 500 transportation companies utilize EBE’s flagship products, in some capacity. 

EBE’s systems integrate with carriers’ legacy imaging and operation systems.

EBE will be kicking off its 40th year, with a celebration at its upcoming Efficiency Summit, October 22nd-24th in Chicago, IL.  The Summit will be showcasing case studies presented by carriers as they highlight how EBE solutions have positively impacted their organizations. To register or for more information about the Summit, visit http://www.ebeships.com/efficiencysummit2012_highlights.