Sunbury, United Kingdom — April 13, 2010 — GXSTM, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that B2Boost, which specialises in providing supply chain services to the video games and entertainment industry, has signed a five-year agreement to adopt GXS Managed Services. GXS Managed Services is a comprehensive portfolio of outsourced B2B e-commerce services that includes mapping, trading partner on-boarding, community management and technical support.
Based in Belgium, B2Boost is an integration service provider that helps companies optimise collabouration with trading partners by automating their data exchanges. Rapid growth led B2Boost to outsource their B2B transactions to GXS. GXS extends B2Boost’s ability to support customers worldwide via a multilingual helpdesk along with global technical support. Games suppliers and retailers across Europe now will be able to collabourate more easily and efficiently, thus improving product availability. The companies may use a range of different enterprise resource planning (ERP), procurement and ordering systems, but via the GXS solution from B2Boost, they will be able to easily integrate these systems with their B2B transactions. B2Boost provides transaction services to vendors such as Electronic Arts, Namco Bandai, Ubisoft, Bigben Interactive, Codemasters and Sega, as well as more than 150 major retail chains across Europe, including Amazon, Carrefour and Media Market.
“This agreement puts us in a position to offer an unmatched combination of services to professional users in Europe,” said Gilles Collet, chief customer officer at B2Boost. “Through collabouration with GXS, we can offer European retailers and suppliers of any size access to state-of-the-art B2B e-commerce integration services.”
GXS and B2Boost now are collabourating on managing the day-to-day operations of B2Boost’s B2B e-commerce program including mapping, on-boarding and technical support. B2Boost intends to deliver value-added services such as pan-European e-invoicing solutions, industry dedicated B2B e-commerce portals and field inventory management tools. During the initial stage, B2Boost will migrate its existing internal infrastructure to GXS Managed Services and also will exchange transactions with customers via GXS Trading Grid® Messaging Service, GXS Intelligent Web Forms and GXS Trading Grid® for Excel with customers and partners throughout Europe.
“B2B outsourcing is the strategic core of our business and GXS is the market leader in this fastest-growing segment of the B2B integration market,” commented Jon Keating, GXS vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We have invested heavily in our outsourcing services, based on the conviction that we can deliver new levels of flexibility, scalability and reliability to existing and new customers throughout Europe and beyond. This deployment by B2Boost is a perfect example of the scale of our services and the value and efficiencies they can provide.”
GXS Managed Services is a comprehensive B2B outsourcing solution that provides companies with the people, processes and technologies necessary to maintain complex B2B e-commerce programs. With B2B outsourcing from GXS, companies can build and grow B2B networks without making additional investment in hardware, software or human resources. More than 240 companies currently use GXS Managed Services around the world, including Accenture, Avid Technologies, BB&T, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi and Verizon. GXS provides customers with world-class B2B program management including trading community management, global supply chain visibility, transaction management, data translation, systems administration and supplier performance reporting.
B2Boost is the leading provider of Business Transaction Management services in the videogame industry and also offers e-invoicing solutions used by major operators throughout Europe. B2Boost’s network includes over 150 of the largest European retailers. The company’s mission is to develop a fully secured, easy to implement web based platform that can serve as a universal translator for all the various electronic languages used by clients.
B2Boost can be found on the Web at www.b2boost.com.
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 http://www.gxs.co.uk, http://blogs.gxs.com and http://twitter.com/GXS.
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