GXS Hosts EDIFICE B2B Technology Interest Group

Sunbury, United Kingdom — December 15, 2009 GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, is hosting the EDIFICE B2B Technology Interest Group meeting on Tuesday 15th December at GXS’ offices in Cologne, Germany.

EDIFICE is the European User Group for the Electronics Industry, and supports and promotes those industry standards which are of  relevance to the membership. The B2B Technology Interest Group brings together companies interested in sharing ideas and best practice specifically within the technology arena, including B2B standards, governance and legislation, ROI and business modelling. The agenda for the meeting includes a detailed discussion of the Technology Interest Group’s vision and charter. The meeting will also elect a Chairman for the Group.

Confirmed attendees at this week’s meeting include representatives from Fairchild, Freescale, DHL, Intel, Motorola, SAP, Texas Instruments and others.

Details of the event are as follows:

Who: EDIFICE members
What: EDIFICE B2B Technology Interest Group
When: December 15, 2009
Where: GXS, Cologne, Germany
Why: To discuss the charter and vision for the B2B Technology Interest Group, including the election of a Chairman.

“Dramatic technology changes are re-defining the B2B landscape,” said Boudewijn Janssen, Chairman of EDIFICE. “Notable changes include cloud computing, the rapid adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS), and the increasing ability to build and develop solutions from services. The B2B Technology Interest Group looks to develop and share insights into how these technology changes can be harnessed to deliver a beneficial impact on the supply chains of electronics companies.”

“We already have commitments to attend this Technology Interest Group meeting from many leading companies in the sector,” commented Denise Oakley, EDIFICE board member and International marketing director for GXS. “This reflects awareness that emerging technology architectures and platforms are maturing rapidly and is driving a desire to share best practice and understand how best to leverage investment in technology.”

About GXS
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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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