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April 17, 2013 10:00 ET

DHL Makes TRADESHIFT Its Preferred Global Platform

Organization Manages Over 25M Billings and Invoices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) -  DP DHL has selected TRADESHIFT's platform for business interactions as its preferred solution for working with suppliers. The first phase of the project will see DHL Global Business Services (GBS), the internal DHL services division, rolling out e-invoicing across its European suppliers, connecting with them electronically to save time and money.

DHL joins global enterprises such as MITIE, DSM and Vestas Wind Systems, who work with tens of thousands of suppliers and are looking for a better way to manage core business interactions. TRADESHIFT is different because it provides free accounts to all those suppliers, resulting in much higher adoption levels than the alternatives -- and therefore providing the ROI these enterprises have sought for years.

The news extends TRADESHIFT's growing momentum in the logistics industry, with customers like Kuehne+Nagel and an interoperability alliance with INTTRA, the industry standard system that provides the platform for over 500,000 shipping orders a week. This is made possible by TRADESHIFT's commitment to interoperability and open standards.

DHL GBS project leader Steven Verhasselt explains: "TRADESHIFT represents a different way of thinking about integrating supplier and DP DHL processes. It understands that uptake comes from providing benefits to both sides of the relationship -- and that making suppliers pay achieves the opposite effect.

"Instead, its industry-leading onboarding tools appeal to the suppliers with free TRADESHIFT accounts and TRADESHIFT Apps that provide new functions. And we end up with a platform for doing business with all our suppliers."

In a post on the TRADESHIFT blog, Christian Lanng, CEO and co-founder of TRADESHIFT, explains what's driving adoption: "The TRADESHIFT platform provides a different way for businesses to work together. Features like TRADESHIFT e-invoicing forge the connections between companies but once they're on the platform, anyone can build apps that use those links for other business processes.

"Most software companies are just trying to develop a healthy market share. For us, we're connecting businesses like this because we believe that will create a whole new kind of market."

About DP DHL
Deutsche Post DHL
is the world's leading mail and logistics services group. The Deutsche Post and DHL corporate brands represent a one-of-a-kind portfolio of logistics (DHL) and communications (Deutsche Post) services. The Group provides its customers with both easy to use standardized products as well as innovative and tailored solutions ranging from dialog marketing to industrial supply chains.

About 475,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories form a global network focused on service, quality and sustainability. With programs in the areas of environmental protection, disaster management and education, the Group is committed to social responsibility. In 2012, Deutsche Post DHL generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros.

The postal service for Germany. The logistics company for the world.

TRADESHIFT is platform for all your business interactions. It helps companies run more efficiently by harnessing the power of their network to create new value from old processes like invoicing, payments and workflow.

Launched in 2010, TRADESHIFT is used by over 160,000 companies across 190 countries, with over ten thousands more joining every month. Businesses on the platform include the National Health Service (NHS), French Government, Kuehne+Nagel, MITIE and Vestas Wind Systems.

TRADESHIFT was awarded Best Enterprise at The TechCrunch Europa awards and Most Innovative Solution by Financial-I. TechCrunch also recognized it for "Kicking Ass Globally."

TRADESHIFT is a global business, headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Copenhagen, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

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