Sunbury, United Kingdom — May 16, 2012 — GXS™, a leading provider of B2B integration services, today announced that more than 150,000 businesses are now using the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) portfolio, GXS Active℠ Applications. The Active Applications suite of SaaS products provides better visibility and collaboration between customers, suppliers and business partners.
GXS Active Applications portfolio products include Active Orders to track the status of orders as they traverse the supply chain, Active Logistics to provide real time visibility into the location of international container shipments and Active Invoices to ensure compliance with country-specific tax regulations. The Active Applications portfolio also includes the Intelligent Web Forms service, which automates procure-to-pay and order-to-cash processes for large enterprises. RollStream, the latest addition to the Active Applications suite, automates complex, multi-stage processes such as supplier information management and client on-boarding.
“As companies continue to shift from traditional licensed, enterprise software towards the SaaS model, we are seeing a growing adoption rate among the manufacturing, retail and finance industries,” said Steve Scala, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development. “Many of our Trading Grid and Managed Services customers are choosing to leverage GXS not only for integration and connectivity, but for applications as well. Adding Active Applications offers these organisations insight into their financial and physical supply chain activity and access with greater speed and lower cost than comparable software models.”
Traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications were designed to integrate the activities of a single organisation. However, more and more large corporations today are outsourcing everything from manufacturing and logistics to sales and support. Increasingly dependent upon their network of business partners, these organisations need cloud-based applications that sit between enterprises. These unique challenges inherent within the supply chain make it perfectly suited to the SaaS model. Designed to scale to allow for more trading partners and equitably distribute costs, GXS’s SaaS suite offers an advantage over traditional supply chain software by supporting multiple business communities rather than that of a single enterprise.
The 150,000 businesses using GXS suite of Active Applications represent a subset of the 400,000 companies connected to GXS Trading Grid and a few thousand of GXS’s 40,000 direct customers.
GXS is a leading B2B integration services provider and operates the world’s largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®. Our software and services help more than 400,000 businesses, including 72 percent of the Fortune 500 and 23 of the top 25 supply chains, 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 2,400 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. You can also access our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.
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