START-IT Names GXS One of 2008’s Hottest Companies

Sunbury, United Kingdom — May 23, 2008 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that GXS has been named one of START-IT magazine’s Hottest Companies. The Hottest Companies Awards honor software and technology providers who target the manufacturing industry and have developed innovative applications or products. Judging is based on a variety of criteria, including revenue growth, important client wins and significant events and accomplishments during the past year.

“The companies that have been named ‘hot’ this year are among the leading-edge technology providers within manufacturing. These innovative companies are driving manufacturing solutions into the next generation,” said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. “As the manufacturing industry evolves, so must the technology companies that provide solutions to advanced manufacturers. The 25 winning companies this year are having a great impact on the manufacturing space as they strive to provide the most complete, innovative technology possible to their customers.”

GXS’ entry for the Hottest Companies Awards was based on the merits of GXS Trading Grid® , GXS’ unique, global B2B e-commerce and integration services platform that supports the creation and adoption of on-demand supply chain management solutions for companies of any size. GXS Trading Grid is the world’s largest electronic business community and is used by more than 35,000 customers to exchange goods and services, gain visibility into global supply chain and logistics operations and to synchronise product data. In 2007, GXS launched a new upgraded network infrastructure called Trading Grid Ultra that provides higher levels of reliability and dual-continent failover between data centres in case of service disruption.

“Perhaps more than any other industry, manufacturers are facing serious demands from trading partners around the world to achieve total electronic B2B integration,” said Mark Morley, director of Automotive and Manufacturing Industry Marketing at GXS. “This is no small task and manufacturers need service providers like GXS to help them meet their needs. GXS has decades of experience in the manufacturing industry and knows the B2B challenges faced by manufacturers inside and out. Being named one of START-IT’s Hottest Companies demonstrates we have the services and solutions to meet those challenges.”

GXS insulates discrete manufacturing and high technology companies from the technology churn and the expense of supporting multiple B2B e-commerce standards by translating documents into the recipient’s preferred format. This allows companies to focus on core business operations, while giving them the ability to trade seamlessly with any supplier or customer.

START-IT magazine helps manufacturers take full advantage of the power of partnerships by emphasising the importance of IT partnerships and how these partners are working together to reach their goals through the use of technology. Emphasising the power of partnerships, START-IT is read by decision makers across all manufacturing segments as a primary source of business strategies to best take advantage of today’s technologies.

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


For further information please contact:

Denise Oakley, Director, Marketing Programmes International GXS
Tel – +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481 Email: