Sunbury, United Kingdom — September 18, 2007 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced the winners of its 2007 Global Customer Awards Program. The program, which recognises companies making innovative use of the on-demand solutions available via GXS Trading Grid®, highlights global winners across four separate categories. These categories include Best Use of GXS Trading Grid to Increase B2B e-Commerce Automation, Best Use of B2B Outsourcing to Accelerate Competitive Differentiation, Best Use of GXS Trading Grid to Enhance Global Supply Chain Visibility and Best Use of GXS Trading Grid to Accelerate Supply Chain Globalisation. The award recipients are the International Post Corporation, Panasonic, PepsiAmericas and Tesco.
Nominees for 2007 GXS Customer Awards were evaluated by a distinguished panel of analysts from AMR Research. Representing a variety of industrial verticals and geographic markets, the winners have demonstrated best practices in their B2B programs utilising GXS Trading Grid to advance and streamline their global supply chains. “These companies exemplify the significant value that B2B communications, along with close collabourative relationships with trading partners, can bring to the supply chain,” said John Fontanella, vice president of research and part of the AMR Research review committee.
The winners by category were:
“Our customers continue to raise the bar for achieving outstanding B2B integration with their trading partners. We created this program to highlight companies that have gone above and beyond traditional B2B e-commerce strategies and executed a truly innovative approach to supply chain management,” said Bobby Patrick, senior vice president of marketing at GXS. “Specifically, these awards honour companies that have stood out in their efforts to leverage GXS Trading Grid to maximise the performance of their B2B networks via GXS’ on-demand e-commerce solutions. We are proud of the impactful role GXS has played in enabling the success of these projects and hope they will serve as strong examples for other businesses around the world.”
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.
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