GXS and GS1 UK Announce Separate GDSN Data Pools in UK


Sunbury and London, United Kingdom — October 13, 2011 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions and GS1 UK, the independent supply chain standards and solutions organisation, today announce that they will no longer jointly provide data pool services in the UK and will instead provide separate GDSN compliant data pools.

GS1 UK and GXS have worked together to minimise any customer impact as a result of this announcement and are jointly coordinating any required customer transitions. All supplier data published on either the GXS or the GS1 UK service will be accessible to their participating customer subscribers on an ongoing basis.

About GS1 UK
GS1 UK has driven innovation in the supply chain for over thirty years. It is part of the global GS1 organisation, dedicated to the development and implementation of global data standards and solutions for the supply chain.  The GS1 System is member owned and the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.  GS1 UK helps industry to implement these data standards through the use of bar codes, RFID, Global Data Synchronisation (GDS) and electronic business messaging. www.gs1uk.org

About GXS
GXS is a leading integration services provider and operates the world’s largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®. Our software and services help more than 40,000 companies, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500, 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 2,000 professionals. To learn more, see http://www.gxs.co.uk, read our blog at http://blogs.gxs.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gxs and join us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/gxs.

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