November 14, 2011 13:09 ET

Retail POS Leader Joins GXS GridConnect Partner Program

Accelerated Analytics Offers Immediate Access to Sales Data by Connecting SaaS Offering to B2B Integration Cloud Platform

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - GXS today announced that Accelerated Analytics, a provider of retail point-of-sale (POS) analytic services, has joined the GXS GridConnect Partner Program. Accelerated Analytics has integrated its SaaS-based service with GXS Trading Grid, giving their customers pre-connected access to some of the world's largest retailers. Tweet this.

Launched earlier this year, GXS GridConnect enables independent software vendors (ISVs), software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors and cloud services providers to embed the GXS Trading Grid into their applications, using the integration cloud platform to accelerate customer enablement, on-boarding and time-to-revenue.

Accelerated Analytics is an outsourced software-as-a-service (SaaS) that gives retail vendors visibility to their sales and inventory across multiple retailers by aggregating and simplifying the daily stream of POS data. By using the pre-built views in the cloud-based service, vendors can quickly identify problem stores and avoid out-of-stocks.

"GXS is already a trusted partner at our customers, who kept asking us 'Are you on the GXS Trading Grid?'" said Chad Symens, President, Accelerated Analytics. "By offering pre-connected access to thousands of retailers, we can help our customers spend more time on analyzing sales and less time setting up connections and formatting data."

For suppliers of consumer goods and apparel, gaining reliable access to POS data is like gold, telling them when and where an item was sold. But for vendors who work with dozens or hundreds of retailers, making sense of a stream of POS data is often cumbersome, taking up to 20 hours to digest a week's worth of spreadsheets or EDI 852 documents from thousands of stores. By having pre-connected access to the GXS Trading Grid, vendors can reduce retailer setup times from weeks to days, eliminating the sign-offs from operations, technology and legal.

"It's great to see the positive feedback that these types of cloud integration examples provide to retailers and vendors," said Andrea Brody, Vice President, Business Development, GXS. "We're happy that a partnership with Accelerated Analytics can give suppliers a simple, stable and secure way to connect to the retailer ecosystem."

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GXS provides B2B integration services to global brands and operates the world's largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®. Our software and services help more than 400,000 companies, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500 and 23 of the top 25 supply chains, extend their partner networks, automate supply chain processes and manage electronic payments. GXS Managed Services, our outsourcing service, combines the GXS Trading Grid with process orchestration services and global teams 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

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