GXS to Address the Evolution of B2B Trading Environments with Senior Automotive Executives at Odette 2007

ODETTE 2007, Prague – November 20, 2007 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, will address more than 500 automotive industry executives at the Odette conference to be held from November 20th to 21st at the Hilton Hotel in Prague. GXS will provide insight into next generation B2B trading platforms, how Software as a Service (SaaS) based delivery models could help companies quickly deploy global supply chain strategies and how these will differ from today’s B2B environments.

Details of the GXS session are as follows:

Who Mark Morley, Director of Automotive and Industrial Marketing
What Where Next for B2B Trading Environments?
When Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 4:00 p.m. CET

Specifically, the presentation will cover:

The continuing trend for B2B outsourcing, not just from the large global corporations but from smaller companies looking to implement a company-wide B2B environment;
Outsourcing trends, looking at how mid-size companies will soon be able to utilise B2B platforms traditionally deployed by much larger companies; and
How automotive companies are looking to take advantage of new e-invoicing solutions which offer full regulatory compliance across European member countries.

With more than 40 years of automotive industry 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”. Leading global OEMs, suppliers and standards organisations have partnered with GXS to deploy its Trading Grid® solutions and services to improve materials management, logistics and financial performance of their global supply chains. GXS hosts one of the largest B2B networks in the world, supporting an unmatched automotive customer base that includes over 75 percent of the Fortune 500 and 90 percent of Global 2000 automotive companies as clients. An active member in automotive industry standards organisations including the Automotive Industry Action Group, Odette, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association and the Open Applications Group, GXS offers localised sales, consulting and technical support throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Automotive companies that rely on GXS to power their demand-driven supply chains include Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Renault, PSA, Mitsubishi and Penske.

Now in its 12th year, Odette is organised by Odette International, which sets the standards for e-business communication, engineering data exchange and logistics management and links more than 4000 business in the European motor industry and their global trading partners.

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 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: denise.oakley@gxs.com