Sale, Cheshire, United Kingdom and Gaithersburg, Md. – June 4, 2007 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that Kewill Systems Plc. has selected GXS as its preferred global B2B network partner. Kewill will resell the GXS Trading Grid® Messaging Service to its European customer base, helping to extend the reach of its own B2B solution set.
Kewill provides supply chain and business integration solutions to manage order-to-delivery and international trade management processes, enabling its customers to maintain a leadership position in their markets based on an efficient and profitable supply chain. Kewill will work with GXS to enable its customers to take advantage of the broad functionality of GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service, which includes greater visibility into supply chain transactions, enhanced analytics and performance metrics and higher service availability levels.
“Creating quality relationships with high calibre supply chain management companies such as Kewill reinforces the vision of GXS to serve large and small customers jointly and distinctly and ensure no trading partner is left behind,” said Rory O’Neill, director of global alliances at GXS. “GXS and Kewill will work together to offer customers solutions that support supply chain integration, automation and optimisation, delivering increased value to Kewill’s customers. Kewill will offer value to GXS by extending the reach of our on-demand solution set.”
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 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.
“We are confident that the renewed relationship with GXS and the extended capabilities we have through GXS Trading Grid Messaging Service will enable us to bring significant incremental value to our customers,” said Jacquie Boast, chief marketing officer of Kewill. “In conjunction with Kewill’s own solution set, we can provide our customers with a unique platform that offers increased supply chain integration, control and visibility. As a result, customers will be able to improve their supply chain performance locally and globally, reducing their costs and improving the underlying profitability of their businesses.”
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, GXS Trading Grid is used by more than 35,000 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.
Kewill Systems Plc. is a leading international company dedicated to the development and provision of software and services to manage complex business to business supply chains. With over 35 years’ experience in the supply chain space, Kewill Systems is a long-time innovator of Supply Chain Execution software focusing on order management, transportation management, international trade logistics and visibility solutions for global trading communities. Over 55,000 customers have trusted Kewill Systems Plc for the management of their supply chain information including household names such as UPS, FedEx, TNT, DHL, Frans Maas, Panalpina, A.N. Deringer, General Motors, Mazda, General Electric, Philips, Pratt & Whitney, Mitsubishi, Texas Instruments, Littlewoods, Sainsbury’s, JD Williams, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us and Legal & General.
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 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 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:
Denise Oakley, Director, Marketing Programmes International GXS
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