GXS Highlights B2B to SAP Integration at UK & Ireland SAP User Group Conference

Sunbury, United Kingdom — November 21st, 2010 — GXS™, the world’s leading provider of B2B e-commerce solutions, will be exhibiting at the UK & Ireland SAP User Group Conference 2010, which takes place in Manchester from November 21st to 23rd.

The conference has more than 70 speakers and will deliver insight into solutions, industry roadmaps and provide supporting case studies. GXS will be exhibiting a range of B2B to SAP integration solutions and services and demonstrating the substantial benefits they deliver for SAP customers, including:

  • Ensuring SAP systems are fed with accurate information;
  • Improving visibility of cross-enterprise information;
  • Increasing standardisation of business processes;
  • Boosting supply chain efficiencies.

GXS B2B to SAP Integration services range from complex document mapping, incorporating the SAP IDoc format, managing global trading partner relationships and monitoring data quality. GXS services help to solve a number of common issues that affect the ROI from ERP investments including lack of trading partner participation, poor data quality and the resulting project delays. Changes to ERP applications such as version upgrades and consolidation often necessitate significant changes to B2B integration infrastructures and B2B managers need to redevelop maps and perform end-to-end testing of integration functionality to support ERP projects, but many B2B groups are not staffed adequately to support the intensive workloads required from such ERP projects, causing delays in deployment.

“The symbiotic nature of B2B and SAP ERP is often overlooked,” noted Denise Oakley, GXS International Marketing Director. “Project leaders sometimes forget the critical supply chain links and external data flows needed to power SAP ERP applications. Too many companies get half-way through a new SAP ERP roll-out to discover that they are not staffed to support the massive mapping, testing and trading partner management activities necessary for SAP ERP upgrades. Our goal is to keep ERP projects on-schedule and under budget with a best-in-class approach to B2B integration.”

Details of the event are as follows:

What: GXS stand at UK & Ireland SAP User Group Conference 2010
Where: Booth 24 at Manchester Central (GMEX/MICC)
When: 21st, 22nd & 23rd of November, 2010

About GXS
GXS is the world’s leading provider of B2B e-commerce solutions. The company’s software and services simplify and enhance how networks of businesses integrate business processes and collabourate among trading partners. Organisations worldwide, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, use GXS solutions to extend their supply chain networks, optimise product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, GXS has operations and offices around the world. For more information, see http://www.gxs.co.uk, http://blogs.gxs.com and http://twitter.com/gxs.

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Media Contact:
Denise Oakley
Marketing Programmes International, GXS
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481
denise.oakley@gxs.com