GXS Joins European E-Invoicing Solutions Providers Association

Sunbury, United Kingdom — December 15, 2011 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, has announced that it has joined the European E-Invoicing Solutions Providers Association (EESPA) which will enable GXS to influence European-led e-Invoicing policies and initiatives impacting the way customers transact invoice data electronically. Joining the association allows GXS to actively engage with public policy agenda on the ongoing roll-out of a number of European-led initiatives to foster e-Invoicing adoption, which – according to European research – could bring estimated savings of more than £1 billion to the UK public sector alone, and could reach as much as £3 billion.

The EESPA was formed to ensure that decisions made at the European level take into account industry opinion and preferences to ensure fully workable and fit-for-purpose processes. By working with the EESPA, GXS will be able to further its commitment to improving understanding and adoption of e-Invoicing. GXS recently launched a dedicated e-Invoicing resource site – e-Invoicing Basics – which aims to dispel the myths and vendor hype that surrounds e-Invoicing initiatives and instead allows companies to understand the opportunities and the challenges associated with moving from paper to electronic invoices. Membership to the EESPA allows GXS to take this industry-leading knowledge and expertise to the next level, providing a mouthpiece for GXS to contribute to dialogue around standards and guidelines in a meaningful way.

“GXS has significant experience in the adoption of e-Invoicing and we are keen to help our customers to understand the benefits that widespread adoption can provide and what steps to take to best integrate electronic invoicing and compliance into their business,” comments, Nigel Taylor, head of e-Invoicing at GXS.  “With a growing number of EU states compelling suppliers to use e-Invoicing, particularly in the public sector, e-Invoicing adoption is set to skyrocket, but complexities have long pre-empted the need for a coordinated body to take a lead on discussing issues such as standards, data privacy and upcoming legislation. GXS is excited to be part of this initiative which will help to shape a fully workable environment for e-Invoicing in Europe.”

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 400,000 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 www.gxs.co.uk, read our blog at www.gxsblogs.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gxs and join us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/gxs.

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Denise Oakley
Marketing Programmes International, GXS
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