Blinco Systems Joins GXS GridConnect Partner Program

Sunbury, United Kingdom — November 1, 2011 —GXS™ today announced that Blinco Systems Inc., maker of 3rdwave, a global commerce management (GCM) software application , has joined the GXS GridConnect Partner Program. 

Launched earlier this year, GXS GridConnect enables independent software vendors (ISVs), software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors and cloud services providers to embed the GXS Trading Grid into their applications, using the integration cloud platform to accelerate customer enablement, on-boarding and time-to-revenue.

3rdwave helps organisations source globally and manage non-asset-based manufacturing operations, bridging the gap between internally-focused enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and supply chain applications. Since many companies source up to 20% of their products globally, it’s critical to manage both owned and non-owned plants and service providers with equal capability and speed.

3rdwave is now seamlessly integrated into GXS Trading Grid’s ecosystem of ocean carriers and data translation capabilities, helping Blinco Systems attract and retain customers.

“We selected GXS because they provide a ready-made, global network of companies, logistics providers and transactions flows. This gives our customers a seamless way to gain end-to-end visibility across very complex and tricky supply chains while increasing operational efficiency, reducing costs, and dramatically improving product providence,” said David Blinick, President, Blinco Systems.  

“By embedding GXS Trading Grid into a SaaS or software application, GridConnect partners instantly gain access to a broad portfolio of cloud-based integration options.  This strengthens their ability to setup and serve their customers, helps differentiate their product offerings and speeds their time-to-value,” said Andrea Brody, Vice President, Business Development, GXS.  “We are thrilled to have Blinco Systems as a GridConnect partner. From the very beginning, they saw the value in integrating their application with the largest e-commerce ecosystem in the world, bringing new sources of value to customers.”

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About Blinco Systems
Blinco Systems Inc. (BSI) helps companies that source and manufacture globally to command and control their global supply chain networks and deliver orders that meet or exceed their customers’ expectations. Based in Toronto, Canada, BSI is the maker of 3rdwave, a fully-integrated global commerce management software solution that helps organisations who source globally and outsource manufacturing operations improve quote management, logistics, inventory and order fulfillment. To learn more, visit www.blinco.com.

About GXS:
GXS provides B2B integration services to global brands and operates the world’s largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®.  Our software and services help more than 400,000 companies, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500 and 23 of the top 25 supply chains, extend their partner networks, automate supply chain processes and manage electronic payments.  GXS Managed Services, our outsourcing service, combines the GXS Trading Grid with process orchestration services and global teams to manage a company’s multi-enterprise processes.  Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, GXS has direct operations in 20 countries, employing more than 2,300 professionals.  To learn more, see www.gxs.co.uk, read our blog at blogs.gxs.co.uk, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gxs and join us on LinkedIn at 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
denise.oakley@gxs.com