IBS has announced the availability of its award-winning IBS Enterprise applications products for the Windows platform, a major milestone in the company’s new strategic direction announced at the end of 2008.
Over the last few months IBS has started a number of transformation initiatives, under the umbrella of the new company strategy announced in September 2008. These transformation initiatives include a refined focus on core wholesale and distribution industry verticals and a broader technology-platform product line.
After several successful pilots and a recent early contract win for a full suite of the system, IBS has announced full availability of its IBS Enterprise for Windows software. Traditionally only available on the IBM Power i platform, IBS Enterprise for Windows introduces a new service-based architecture for IBS Enterprise, based on Java and other open-standard technologies.
"Nine months ago we set ourselves some big challenges, not least broadening the availability of our products to include Windows servers, to complement our existing support of IBM Power i", said Mike Shinya, CEO and president of IBS. "I am pleased to report that we have done that and much more. We have managed not only to complete testing and packaging of this new version, but have also already sold the full suite to a company that is market-leading in its industry".
IBS Enterprise for Windows brings all the rich functionality of IBS Enterprise, the business application suite for wholesale and distribution functions and businesses, to the Windows platform. It is based on IBS’s own software framework called XT Cross Technology, which has already been used in the award-winning IBS Integrator product as well as in IBS’s cross-platform user interface XT UI. Furthermore, by utilising modern service-based architectures and open standards, IBS Enterprise for Windows now provides an increased choice of deployment environments for IBS customers.