GXS and Texas Instruments to Co-Host EDIFICE 100th Plenary

Sunbury, United Kingdom — February 28, 2007 — GXS™, a leading provider of global business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, will be co-hosting the 100th EDIFICE plenary with customer, Texas Instruments, addressing the question “100% Trading Partner Automation: Is it Realistic?”. Ryan Kraudel, GXS’ high technology and B2B outsourcing expert, will speak on this topic as will Theo Klaassen, B2B programs manager at Texas Instruments, a GXS customer. In a follow-up presentation, Kraudel will address strategies for extending B2B e-commerce networks entitled “The Other 20%: Reaching non-technical Trading Partners.”

“The ever increasing global nature of the high tech industry brings both exciting opportunities and increasing complexity,” said Kraudel. “Companies must effectively integrate a combination of suppliers, customers, languages, standards, regulations and technologies in order to simply operate in this competitive marketplace. In correlation with our customer, Texas Instruments, we will describe and demonstrate methods to overcome these complexities and to increase automation and efficiency on a global scale.”
The details of GXS’ presentations are as follows:

Who Ryan Kraudel, global product and industry marketing manager
What 100% Trading Partner Automation: Is it Realistic?
When Wednesday, February 28 – 11.00 – 11.45am

 

Who Ryan Kraudel
What The Other 20%: Reaching Non-Technical Trading Partners
When Thursday March 1 – 10.00 – 10.45am

“From our own experience, we know the impact successful B2B integration initiatives can have on a business’ effectiveness and efficiency. By utilising GXS Trading Grid® as our primary platform for B2B, we have opened up our global customer gateway,” said Klaassen. “Teaming together at EDIFICE to host the 100th plenary makes perfect sense as we can provide delegates with different yet complementary insights into how to manage expansion into global markets in a way that makes sense for their businesses.”
Robert Fournier of Alcatel-Lucent, also is presenting at the conference on the company’s Web-EDI roll-out in China which is supported by GXS.

“Our objectives are to ensure our members are well informed and prepared to make the necessary decisions required to operate in a global market,” said Dave Gray, forecast and inventory management task group chairman at EDIFICE. “We believe this will be achieved through clear best practice guidelines and a standardisation framework. Both GXS and Texas Instruments have the experience and vision to provide our members with the knowledge and practical experience for success.”

With 40 years’ experience, GXS delivers standards-based supply chain solutions and services that enable a company – regardless of its size, location or technical sophistication – to become ‘demand-driven’. Emerging markets, global sourcing and environmental regulations are driving significant changes in the high tech sector. From conducting RosettaNet-based transactions or improving visibility of contract manufacturing operations to becoming compliant with new legislation or outsourcing B2B e-commerce programs, GXS enables customers to take advantage of B2B e-commerce opportunities and to maximise the performance of their supply chains.

About EDIFICE
EDIFICE represents the majority of the European electronics industry and is recognised as such by other organisations. It is a forum to be educated in B2B processes and technologies and also avail of the knowledge and experiences of other member companies. EDIFICE provides an opportunity to contribute to the direction and evolution of B2B Standards and processes that will benefit the industry. Visit the EDIFICE home page at www.edifice.org.

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: http://gxs@harvard.co.uk

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