For 45 years, EBE has provided business and technology systems to the commercial market. Joe Kerr founded the company as Electronic Business Equipment (EBE) 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 many Fortune 1000 companies. 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 management. In the late 90’s, EBE embarked on 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.
Today, more than 600 transportation companies utilize SHIPS to improve operational efficiencies, deliver superior customer service and increase profitability. Clients range from the American Trucking Association’s “Top 100” to carriers and logistics providers with fleets less than 30 trucks. Through conservative business practices, EBE has remained profitable throughout the course of its history while continuing to reinvest in its people, products, and business partners.