GXS Expands European Partner Programme with the Addition of Mach Progrator in Denmark

Sunbury, United Kingdom — December 06, 2006 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that Mach Progrator (previously known as DAN NET) has been appointed a GXS Trading Grid® reseller in Denmark. This appointment continues the expansion of the GXS Partner Programme, which now includes more than 100 partners worldwide. Mach Progrator will resell the GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service and will manage the deployment of GXS AS2 services and software to preferred suppliers of Metro, the German supermarket chain, in Denmark.

Together, GXS and Mach Progrator can offer the Danish market on-demand B2B e-commerce solutions to help customers address key business processes and improve trading partner collabouration on a global scale. The GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service enables customers to exchange business documents, such as forecasts, purchase orders, invoices and payments, in a real-time, secure and reliable fashion. It also will mediate the technology and process differences between trading partners, shielding the user from complexity and delivering value to 100 percent of the trading community.

“As the first Trading Grid reseller in Denmark, our strategic partnership with Mach Progrator is a significant milestone to boost the penetration of GXS’ services in the Nordic region, benefiting both GXS and Mach Progrator,” said Rory O’Neill, GXS’ director of alliances in EMEA. “Businesses in Denmark and other regions of Europe need affordable, viable solutions to increase their integration with global trading partners. Mach Progrator will be a major catalyst in ensuring that Danish businesses are on equal footing with their foreign counterparts in B2B e-commerce capabilities.”

Benefits of GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service include intelligence tools that enable a business to react immediately to unforeseen challenges, reduced personnel time spent tracking and troubleshooting orders, invoices and other B2B transactions and lower costs and higher revenues resulting from more efficient, automated B2B processes. The AS2 messaging standard that GXS provides within its Trading Grid Messaging Service offers a seamless and cost effective communications portal. GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service enables businesses to use their standard of choice and to have their information flow converted to AS2 (or other preferred format) to then be viewed by the receiver.

“This partnership will enable us to provide our customers with competitive e-commerce solutions for effective trading partner collabouration which meet today’s industry practices and standards,” said Flemming Christensen, senior product manager of Mach Progrator. “GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service is a perfect complement to Mach Progrator’s capabilities and will have significant benefits for Danish companies seeking to capitalise on emerging, but critical industry drivers and technologies. We are pleased to form this alliance with GXS and are eager to explore additional collabourative opportunities in the future.”

The GXS Trading Grid is a global B2B e-commerce and integration platform that supports the creation and adoption of on-demand supply chain management solutions for companies of any size. As the world’s largest electronic business community, the GXS Trading Grid is used by more than 40,000 customers to exchange goods and services, gain visibility into global logistics operations and to synchronise product data. Trading Grid helps customers automate global trading communities by shielding complexity from rapidly changing standards, eliminating manual and duplicative processes and enabling the highest levels of B2B integration and collabouration.


About Progrator
Progrator is the biggest EDI service provider in Denmark. With more than 18 years’ experience, Progrator has unique competence within EDI – EDIFACT and XML. Progrator rationalises business processes between customers, suppliers and other trading partners such as banks, transport companies and public authorities through in-house or outsourced solutions. Their customer base consists of more than 3.500 active installations.

Progrator participates actively in committees for the further development of new standards, such as OIOXML, transport standards and ebXML.

About GXS

GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration, synchronisation and collabouration among trading partners. Organisations worldwide, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply networks, optimise product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. With an unmatched global presence, proven trading partner management and B2B outsourcing services, GXS’ on-demand solutions maximise the benefits of integration for businesses.

Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS’ extensive global network serves customers throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at www.gxs.co.uk.

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For further information please contact:

Alistair Kent, Harvard Public Relations Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8759 0005 Email: gxs@harvard.co.uk

Denise Oakley, Director, Marketing Programmes International GXS
Tel – +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481 Email: denise.oakley@gxs.com