Hong Kong and Gaithersburg, Md. – September 5, 2007 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS), has selected GXS Managed Services to conduct RosettaNet-based B2B e-commerce with its global customers. GXS Managed Services, GXS’ leading B2B outsourcing solution, eliminates the difficulty and expense of maintaining vast B2B expertise in-house. Fairchild Semiconductor chose GXS Managed Services because of its global support presence, particularly in Asia, its scalability and its excellent services infrastructure.
Fairchild, The Power Franchise®, is the global leader in supplying power analogue and power discrete technologies that deliver energy-efficient solutions for electronic applications. The company will use GXS Managed Services for a variety of RosettaNet-based business processes including forecasting, quoting, design registration and order management. RosettaNet is a globally-supported standards organisation that facilitates efficient ways to drive collabourative commerce throughout the supply chain and is used and endorsed by more than 500 companies worldwide. RosettaNet standards and services provide a common language for e-business transactions and the foundation for integrating critical processes among partners within a global supply chain.
“In our extremely competitive industry, world-class B2B programs are not a luxury; they are an absolute necessity. Superior customer service is a critical requirement, and robust B2B programs provide us with the ability to support customer requirements today and in the future, making it easy to business with Fairchild,” said Eric Pannekeet, senior manager, Corporate Sales and Marketing B2B Programs at Fairchild. “The adoption of GXS Managed Services streamlines our business practices, automates complex processes and eliminates manual order entry, allowing us to better serve our customers and increase our competitive position in the marketplace.”
Based on GXS’ on-demand, integration services platform, GXS Trading Grid®, GXS Managed Services empowers customers with the technical infrastructure to conduct global B2B programs. Additional features include hosted integration services, data translation, transaction visibility, systems administration and robust reporting capabilities. GXS Managed Services also provides the B2B expertise to deliver world-class B2B program management, trading community management and customer support. The solution provides companies like Fairchild Semiconductor the ability to transact using any B2B standard or protocol, enabling cost effective management flow of critical information across trading communities. GXS’ B2B outsourcing expertise stems from its nearly 20 years experience managing B2B outsourcing programs on behalf of clients all over the world. Customers of GXS Managed Services include Actaris, AMI Semiconductor, Avago Technologies, BB&T, Carlisle Companies, Inc., CNH Global N.V., National Instruments, Miller Brewing Company, Royal Bank of Canada and Thomson Consumer Electronics.
“Conducting B2B e-commerce in today’s global business environment requires a mastery of the alphabet soup of B2B standards and protocols. Our customers want to focus on their core business activities rather than trying to maintain B2B expertise, which can prove difficult and costly,” said Raymond Teh, vice president of Asia-Pacific at GXS. “GXS has a proven track record of providing tremendous value to businesses in the form of saved time and money through its B2B outsourcing services. GXS Managed Services allows customers to grow their business without making additional investments in infrastructure and personnel for RosettaNet processes.”
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.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is the global leader in power analogue and power discrete technologies delivering energy-efficient solutions for all electronic systems. Recognised as The Power Franchise®, Fairchild provides leading-edge silicon and packaging technologies, manufacturing strength and system expertise. In 2007, Fairchild celebrates its “50/10” anniversary, commemorating 10 years as a new company and 50 years in the industry. Known as the “Father of Silicon Valley,” Fairchild developed the planar transistor in 1958 –– and with it a new industry. Today, Fairchild is an application-driven, solution-based semiconductor supplier providing online design tools and design centres worldwide as part of its comprehensive Global Power ResourceSM. Please contact us on the web at www.fairchildsemi.com.
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.
For further information please contact:
Denise Oakley, Director, Marketing Programmes International GXS
Tel – +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481 Email: email@example.com