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September 22, 2009 08:00 ET

GXS Included Among the "Relentless Innovators" in InformationWeek 500

GXS Named One of the Top 250 Most Innovative Business Technology Organizations

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - GXS, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced it has been included in the Top 250 companies in the InformationWeek 500. The InformationWeek 500 is a listing of the most innovative business technology organizations of which only the top 250 companies are ranked. GXS was named the 151st company in the ranking. The companies included in this year's InformationWeek 500 listing were recognized for their "relentless innovation" and "for keeping the pressure on for new ideas that drive business results." The 2009 InformationWeek 500 companies were revealed on September 14, 2009 at an awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Dana Point, California.

The InformationWeek 500 is a mix of companies from 21 different industries including manufacturing, automotive, consumer goods, media and entertainment and IT. InformationWeek cites different trends and goals among vertical industries. For example, InformationWeek references the importance of collaboration for manufacturers internally and throughout the supply chain and the prevalence of alternative delivery methods, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS). In fact, sixty-six percent of manufacturers deployed new collaboration tools in the past year. In addition, 62 percent use SaaS. Increasing the ease of collaboration among customers and their trading partners using SaaS-based tools is a top priority for GXS and the primary foundation of GXS' strategic partnership with RollStream. RollStream and GXS have come together to enable buyers and suppliers to improve and automate B2B collaboration.

"For over 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief, Rob Preston. "Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year's winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation."

GXS was one of 31 Information technology (IT) companies included in this year's listing and the only company focused exclusively on B2B e-commerce. Other IT companies in the InformationWeek 500 include IBM, CA, Google and Salesforce.com.

"Innovation is an essential trait of any successful company and the only way in which we can help our customers successfully improve their supply chain efficiency," said George Puddington, vice president of strategic planning and architecture at GXS. "This award from InformationWeek is a testament to our efforts to building and innovating upon a widely-deployed technology like EDI to save our customers time, money and effort. This has been the cornerstone of our company for many years and will ensure our company's future growth."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Top winners have included: Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

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 www.gxs.com, http://blogs.gxs.com/ and http://twitter.com/gxs.

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