May 04, 2010 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: GXS and Gander Mountain to Jointly Address IBM's Impact 2010 on the How-to of Business Process Automation via Lotus Forms

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) -   Tom Varghese of GXS and Robert Specht of Gander Mountain, the nation's largest retail network of stores for outdoor equipment and apparel, will be speaking today at IBM's Impact 2010 Conference in Las Vegas. GXS and Gander Mountain will be part of the Smart SOA and BPM Technology Program at Impact 2010, which offers a wide array of implementation success stories, education, lectures, workshops, hands-on labs, and networking opportunities, all designed to maximize the skills of IT executives and professionals.

GXS, the world's leading provider of B2B e-commerce services, leverages IBM Lotus Forms as a critical component of its Intelligent Web Forms (IWF) service. IWF enables thousands of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to easily participate in B2B programs without having to purchase, manage and maintain additional desktop software. Gander Mountain is using GXS IWF to obtain significant cost savings and productivity improvements by exchanging electronic business documents with hundreds of suppliers and enabling critical automation within the product-procurement process.

Further details are as follows:

Who:   Robert Specht, vice president and controller of Gander Mountain and Tom Varghese, senior product manager of GXS
What:   Presentation at IBM's Impact 2010, Automating Business Processes with Lotus Forms - a Case Study
When:   Tuesday, May 4, 2010 3:15 p.m. PDT
Where:   The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
Why:   To demonstrate how Gander Mountain, the nation's largest retail network of stores for outdoor equipment and apparel, is using GXS Intelligent Web Forms to automate the product-procurement process.

GXS IWF is designed for large companies seeking to automate business transactions, such as purchase orders and invoices, with their smaller trading partners. This service enables SMBs to receive, turn around, create and manage electronic documents using a web browser. With web forms, buyers can quickly on-board hundreds or thousands of suppliers to a B2B e-commerce program. IWF is designed for SMBs that often lack the budget, resources or experience to participate in EDI or XML-based B2B e-commerce programs.

About GXS

GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collaboration among trading partners. Organizations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimize product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, GXS' B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally. 

Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at, and

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