March 13, 2012 08:30 ET

GXS Recognised in Book Industry Communication Supply Chain Excellence Awards

GXS Trading Grid® Gains Accreditation Within Publishing Industry

SUNBURY, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Mar 13, 2012) - GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce, today announced it has been accredited in the Book Industry Communication (BIC) Supply Chain Excellence Award scheme. This accolade recognises GXS's long standing involvement in B2B commerce, supporting companies of all size within the publishing industry, sharing best practices and enabling electronic trading through a range of affordable solutions that reflect the different degrees of IT sophistication and complexity within the publishing industry.

For several decades, GXS' cloud-based B2B e-commerce platform, Trading Grid, has facilitated the exchange of supply chain information, ranging from stock positions and product catalogs to purchase orders and shipment notices, between participants in the publishing value chain. 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.

Karina Luke, Book Industry Communications, added, "GXS has earned Supply Chain Excellence Award accreditation after having clearly demonstrated the ability to support publishers, booksellers and distributors for a significant period of time. GXS Trading Grid makes B2B integration simple and affordable for everyone involved in our industry." In recent years, the introduction of e-book technologies and self-publishing models created new competitive dynamics into the publishing value chain. As more publishers, distributors and retailers adopt a demand driven supply chain, the need for real-time information sharing between business partners only increases importance.

"The use of SaaS and cloud-based services for B2B e-commerce enables publishers to establish connections faster with business partners and to share a more diverse range of data," comments Denise Oakley, director of international marketing, GXS. "We are delighted to be recognised for our role in the supply chain and look forward to helping the publishing industry turn to the next chapter in its evolution."

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 400,000 businesses, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500 and 23 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 2,300 professionals. To learn more, see, read our blog at, follow us on Twitter at and join us on LinkedIn at You can also access our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Denise Oakley
    Marketing Programmes International
    Tel: +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481