GXS Operates More Certified Data Pools than any other Service Provider

Sunbury, United Kingdom — 19 January 2005 — GXS™, a leading provider of B2B e-commerce solutions, announced today that its Data Pools passed the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) Interoperability Certification. As a result, GXS now powers more GDSN-certified data pools than any other service provider worldwide.

In an earlier announcement, GS1 announced that three data pools powered by GXS successfully completed GDSN Interoperability Certification, including Electronic Commerce Council of Canada’s ECCnet Data Pool, e.centre’s GS1 UK Data Pool and GXS’ Managed Data Pool service. GXS currently powers the data pools for seven GS1 organisations. The Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), a leading interoperability and conformance testing company, conducted the certification.

“Global data pools play a critical role in the broad enablement of retailers and suppliers to exchange product catalogue information electronically,” says Ross Curtis, senior vice president at GXS. “This certification represents a significant milestone for the industry and brings us one step closer to realising the tremendous benefits that clean product data can bring to our customers’ businesses. By operating more GDSN-certified data pools, it is GXS’ intention to accelerate the adoption of data synchronisation services between businesses around the world.”

“Global data synchronisation allows wide coverage for customers without the need to support multiple standards,” said Gene Alvarez, META Group vice president. “The deployment of these certified data pools, support an effective global data synchronisation strategy allowing organisations to speed new technology adoption while improving supply chain efficiencies.”

The GDSN is an Internet-based initiative that facilitates the efficient exchange among global trading partners of supply chain information that is accurate, up-to-date and compliant with universally supported EAN.UCC System standards.

About GXS
GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collabouration. Organisations worldwide, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage GXS Trading Grid® to achieve balance between supply and demand. Active in the global standards arena, GXS solutions enable customers both large and small, to connect with global partners, synchronise product information, optimise inventory levels and demand forecasts, and accelerate the execution of supply chains.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS provides sales and support to businesses and their partners worldwide. For more information about GXS visit www.gxs.co.uk.