GXS Expands Customer Reach in Eastern Europe with Addition of Panteon Group as Trading Grid Reseller

Sunbury, United Kingdom — March 19, 2007 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that Panteon Group has been appointed a GXS Trading Grid® reseller, further expanding GXS’ European Partner Program and its reach in Eastern Europe. Panteon Group, headquartered in Slovenia, will resell GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service to major international consumer packaged goods companies, retailers and manufacturers throughout Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Panteon Group offer a deep understanding of e-commerce combined with local market, language and support capabilities in the countries where they operate. Together, GXS and Panteon Group can offer the Eastern European 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 mediates the technology and process differences between trading partners, shielding the user from complexity and delivering value to 100 percent of the trading community. “Eastern Europe represents a growth opportunity for many GXS customers in other regions of the world, many of whom have manufacturing partners and other supply chain operations in the region,” said Rory O’Neill, GXS’ director of alliances in EMEA. “Panteon Group chose the GXS Trading Grid for its global reach, the quality of our on-demand solutions and our robust partner program which offers in-depth product support and has a firm commitment to helping partners expand their businesses. GXS ensures that partners are provided with the expertise to help local and international companies benefit from e-commerce quickly and efficiently.”

The 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. It enables businesses to use their standard or protocol of choice, including AS2, XML or electronic data interchange (EDI), and to have their information flow converted to their trading partners’ preferred formats to then be viewed by the recipients.

“We are excited about our partnership with GXS as it will enable us to offer a far greater range of solutions in Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania and provide customers greater integration with trading partners around the globe,” said Božidar Bajsič, general manager from Panteon Group. “GXS’ knowledge and support of B2B e-commerce standards and technologies will enable us to increase our sales and provide superior support to our customers. The GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service complements Panteon Group’s Panteon.net® services and other existing offerings and this will have significant benefits for Eastern European companies seeking to capitalise on emerging, but critical industry drivers.”

The GXS Partner Program seeks to establish relationships with leading independent software vendors (ISVs), value added resellers (VARs), consultants, system integrators and standards organisations. The GXS Partner Program has three primary models for partnering relationships – Technology Partners, Channel Partners and Global Alliances. Within these, there are a range of services available including support for marketing programs and co-branded collateral.

About Panteon Group

Panteon Group is leading local provider of B2B e-business services in trade, logistics and health insurance offering all the necessary support for companies establishing e-commerce with partners. Panteon Group services include consulting, engineering and e-services such as network services with Panteon.net®, and internet services for secure and reliable message transfer with Panteon.biz®. In Slovenia and Croatia Panteon Group owns more than 95% of the market share in trade and logistics with over 1000 companies and users using Panteon.net® services.
Panteon Group is located in Kranj, Slovenia and can be found at www.panteongroup.com

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