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GXS Releases Software Package for RosettaNet XML Transactions

Global eXchange Services Offers Entry-Level Internet Trading Package for Suppliers to the High-Tech Industry

GXS's Solution for RosettaNet Basics Enables Mid-Tier Companies to Integrate RosettaNet XML Transactions Affordably with Their Back-Office Systems and Key Customers

Gaithersburg, MD, USA. January 29, 2003.

Global eXchange Services, Inc. (GXS) today announced that it has introduced an entry-level business-to-business integration software solution for suppliers to the high-tech industry. The package is designed to enable companies to comply affordably with the RosettaNet trading requirements of high-tech manufacturers and other industry trading partners.

GXS's package for RosettaNet Basics provides mid-tier companies with the software and services needed to affordably exchange eXtensible markup language (XML) documents such as purchase orders and invoices with manufacturers and other high-tech companies that require transactions to adhere to the RosettaNet XML format. The package is created around GXS's Application Integrator data transformation software, and facilitates RosettaNet-based document exchange with up to three trading partners.

Features include: -- Support for RosettaNet Implementation Framework (RNIF) versions 1.1 and 2.0 -- 5 RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes (PIP), including purchase orders and advanced shipment notification -- Automatic RosettaNet trading partner set-up -- Global help desk with local language support -- Double-byte character support (Asian languages)

"The RosettaNet Basics Program was designed to speed the development of affordable, turnkey solutions by software providers," said Jennifer Hamilton, CEO of RosettaNet. "Product and service offerings aligned with the RosettaNet Basics initiative are intended to simplify the implementation process for mid-tier trading partners. We are pleased that members of the RosettaNet Solution Provider Community, including GXS, are committed to building upon the strong momentum in the industry by continuing to deliver low cost solutions to the marketplace."

Available options for GXS solution for RosettaNet Basics includes on-site consulting and a variety of software adapters for the integration of documents into back-office systems such as accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Additional information about the package can be found at

"Our solution for RosettaNet Basics is designed with the cost and ease-of-use requirements of the mid-tier supplier in mind," said Jim Rogers, general manager of integration solutions for GXS. "We have successfully implemented RosettaNet solutions worldwide, including in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.K.

About RosettaNet

RosettaNet is an independent, non-profit consortium dedicated to the collaborative development and rapid deployment of open Internet-based business standards that align processes within the global high-technology trading network. More than 450 companies representing over $1 trillion in annual information technology, electronic components and semiconductor manufacturing revenues currently participate in RosettaNet's standards development, strategy and implementation activities. A complete list of member companies and more information on RosettaNet is available at RosettaNet is a subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC).

About Global eXchange Services

Global eXchange Services, Inc. (GXS) operates one of the largest B2B e-commerce networks in the world, with more than 100,000 trading partners. The network's 1 billion annual transactions account for $1 trillion in goods and services. With more than 35 years experience, GXS provides supply chain services and software to 60% of Fortune 500 companies. GXS is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md. Call 800/560-4347 or visit our Web site at


Global eXchange Services, Inc.
Eric McErlain
Tel: +1 301/340-4644

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. General references in "RosettaNet."

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