SOURCE: GT Nexus, Inc.

September 12, 2006 07:26 ET

GT Nexus and Multicom.net Partner to Deliver On-Demand Global Logistics Management Technology In Brazil

Brazilian Data Services Leader and Industry Portal to Roll Out Advanced Web-Based Logistics Services to Industrial Leaders in World's 5th Largest Country

RIO DE JANERO, BRAZIL and ALAMEDA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- Multicom.net and GT Nexus today announced a strategic alliance that will help expand adoption of the GT Nexus global logistics portal by major importers, exporters and service providers in Brazil.

Multicom.net is a leading EDI and network solutions provider and today manages data, networks and infrastructure for several major importers, exporters, ports, transportation carriers and the Brazilian government. The GT Nexus portal is an industry-backed hub with a range of logistics management capabilities such as inventory management, document automation and transportation spend control.

At the heart of all GT Nexus capabilities is data -- how it is captured, standardized and made useful by Web-based software solutions. Multicom.net augments that with local market expertise and technical experience in connecting systems and managing projects for large multinational corporations.

"We have been delivering electronic integration to the Brazilian foreign trade community for 11 years," noted Jose Tadeu Bijos, CEO of Multicom.net. "But networks only solve part of the problem. GT Nexus is the first company I have seen that has taken an industry data hub, combined it with live software applications and delivered the whole thing as a single solution. Their track record for landing big customers speaks for itself."

Many customers in Brazil are already using the free GT Nexus transaction services with their ocean carriers. While Multicom.net will help manage those customers, it will also offer and support GT Nexus' strategic, advanced services to major existing Multicom.net customers.

Multicom's customers include Santos Brasil, Portobello, Libra Terminals, Maersk, Multi-Rio, MSC, Hamburg Süd and the Government of Brazil.

"Not only is Brazil a huge country, with a diverse and sophisticated economy," said GT Nexus president, John Urban. "It also has a very advanced technology infrastructure that has been widely adopted by the business community. We think Multicom.net is an ideal partner to help us make the Internet, with its capacity to deliver on-demand services, become the standard for how global logistics is managed."

Unlike traditional software that requires huge up-front license fees, expensive hardware and ongoing maintenance, the on-demand delivery model shifts the risk away from the customer. With the on-demand GT Nexus portal, customers use just the capabilities they need through a standard Web browser, paying as they go, only for what they use.

About GT Nexus

GT Nexus runs the world's only industry-backed, on-demand global logistics portal. Today, more than 40,000 registered users, from over 15,000 organizations use a range of capabilities on the portal to control and optimize the flow of goods and information from order to delivery, worldwide. GT Nexus also is backed by several leading ocean carriers who transact over the portal with thousands of their importer, exporter and 3PL customers. For more about GT Nexus, visit www.gtnexus.com.

About Multicom.net

Founded in 1995, Multicom.net is a pioneer company on developing EDI solutions with the government as well as the private sector. The company specializes in the management of large scale EDI projects, including projects for Santos Brazil and the Brazilian airport Authority -- Infraero. Through a partnership with EMBRATEL, Multicom.net holds an eighty percent market share of EDI transmissions to the Brazilian government, including Brazilian National Foreign Trade Systems Siscomex, Mercante and Mantra (air cargo), the Brazilian National tax system, Legal Process distribution and the National Registration of Motor Vehicles. For more information, visit www.multicomnet.com.br

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