Sunbury, United Kingdom — September 24, 2009 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced it has been included in the Top 250 companies in the InformationWeek 500. The InformationWeek 500 is a listing of the most innovative business technology organisations of which only the top 250 companies are ranked. GXS was named the 151st company in the ranking. The companies included in this year’s InformationWeek 500 listing were recognised for their “relentless innovation” and “for keeping the pressure on for new ideas that drive business results.” The 2009 InformationWeek 500 companies were revealed on 14 September 2009 at an awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Dana Point, California, USA.
The InformationWeek 500 is a mix of companies from 21 different industries including manufacturing, automotive, consumer goods, media and entertainment and IT. InformationWeek cites different trends and goals among vertical industries. For example, InformationWeek references the importance of collaboration for manufacturers internally and throughout the supply chain and the prevalence of alternative delivery methods, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS). In fact, sixty-six percent of manufacturers deployed new collaboration tools in the past year. In addition, 62 percent use SaaS. Increasing the ease of collaboration among customers and their trading partners using SaaS-based tools is a top priority for GXS and the primary foundation of GXS’ strategic partnership with RollStream. RollStream and GXS have come together to enable buyers and suppliers to improve and automate B2B collaboration.
“For over 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honoured the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief, Rob Preston. “Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year’s winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the centre of business technology innovation.”
GXS was one of 31 Information technology (IT) companies included in this year’s listing and the only company focused exclusively on B2B e-commerce. Other IT companies in the InformationWeek 500 include IBM, CA, Google and Salesforce.com.
“Innovation is an essential trait of any successful company and the only way in which we can help our customers successfully improve their supply chain efficiency,” said George Puddington, vice president of strategic planning and architecture at GXS. “This award from InformationWeek is a testament to our efforts to building and innovating upon a widely-deployed technology like EDI to save our customers time, money and effort. This has been the cornerstone of our company for many years and will ensure our company’s future growth.”
InformationWeek identifies and honours the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Top winners have included: Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/ .
GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collabouration among trading partners. Organisations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimise product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, GXS’ B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally.
Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at www.gxs.co.uk, http://blogs.gxs.com/ and http://twitter.com/gxs.
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GXS is a leading B2B integration services provider and operates the world’s largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®. Our software and services help more than 550,000 businesses, including 22 of the top 25 supply chains, extend their partner networks, automate receiving processes, manage electronic payments, and improve supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, our unique approach to improving B2B integration operations, combines GXS Trading Grid® with our process orchestration services and global team to manage a company’s multi-enterprise processes. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, GXS has direct operations in 20 countries, employing more than 2,400 professionals. To learn more, see www.gxs.co.uk, read our blog at www.gxsblogs.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gxs .You can also access our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.
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