Nulogx to Sell ACOM’s EZeDocs/400 with Hosted TMS
November 13, 2007 Alex Woodie
Nulogx, a developer of an i5/OS-based transportation management system (TMS), has inked an OEM deal with ACOM Solutions that will see Nulogx providing its customers with access to ACOM’s EZeDocs/400 document management software as part of its new hosted TMS offering.
Nulogx launched its new Transportation Control, Software as a Service (TC/SaaS) offering in August as a way to provide smaller third-party logistics (3PL) companies with access to sophisticated shipping software that can help run their businesses more effectively. The offering, which is based on software Nulogx acquired from i2 Technologies in 2004, runs exclusively on IBM System i hardware, which the company views as a superior platform for business applications.
The company sought an electronic forms package to go with TC/SaaS so its customers could create professional-looking documents from the data residing within their hosted System i applications. In addition to letting customers create their own electronic document templates in a drag-and-drop environment, use of a full-fledged forms package would cut down on the need for pre-printed forms.
Nulogx looked at several document output solutions for the System i, and settled on EZeDocs/400 for several reasons, says Travis-James Smith, vice president of solutions. “It provides the functionality and features that we and our customers require, it was easy to deploy, and operates seamlessly with our software at a relatively great price point,” he says. “It is a very clean implementation.”
Likewise, the folks at ACOM are keen on the deal. “This is an excellent vertical application of EZeDocs/400, since it runs native on System i computers and is fully compatible with virtually all software written for that environment,” says James Scott, a senior vice president for ACOM. “EZeDocs brings still more strength to their already powerful product suite.”