GXS Receives Book Industry Communication Supply Chain Excellence Award for the Second Consecutive Year

SUNBURY, United Kingdom — June 7, 2013 — GXS™, a leading provider of B2B integration services, today announced that has received accreditation by the Book Industry Communication (BIC) Supply Chain Excellence Award scheme for the second consecutive year. The award recognises GXS’s commitment to providing innovative B2B integration solutions that support companies of all size within the publishing industry in solving their supply chain challenges.

Companies who receive BIC accreditation have demonstrated their ability to offer companies efficient supply chain solutions and enable those companies to be recognised by trading partners and the book industry at large as the best in their class for business efficiency, customer service, environmental concern and innovation. Among GXS’s publishing customers are Elsevier, Harper Collins, Haynes Publishing, Macmillan Publishers, Odyssey Publisher Services and Pearson Publishing. Accreditation is granted on self-assessment, supported by evidence of trading partners and systems suppliers and is judged by an independent BIC review group.

“GXS continues to deliver supply chain excellence year on year to the book industry and so BIC is delighted to see GXS continuing to earn its well-deserved place amongst the industry’s Supply Chain Excellence Accredited organisations,” said Karina Luke, executive director of Book Industry Communication.

“Managing the supply chain for books grows more challenging every year as more purchasing shifts from the store to online and more titles shift from hard copy to ebooks,” said Denise Oakley, director of international marketing at GXS. “We are pleased to be recognised for our contributions with the BIC accreditation. We continue to help advance the publishing value chain by establishing faster connections with business partners and simplifying the exchange of information.”

GXS Trading Grid® enables customers in various industries including publishing, automotive, retail, high tech and consumer products to exchange information electronically with their customers and suppliers. Companies use Trading Grid to share information such as electronic product catalogues, inventory reports, purchase orders, shipment notices, invoices and remittance advices using popular standards such as EDI and XML. GXS works with many of the leading publishers, distributors and retailers, offering SaaS and cloud-based B2B integration solutions that reduce many of the traditional barriers to electronic trading.

About GXS
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 550,000 businesses, including 22 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 2,800 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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Media Relations
Kirsty Stead
EMEA PR & Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 776358 / +44 (0) 7887 825 515
kirsty.stead@gxs.com