GXS to Host Webinar on EDI and XML Adoption in the Supply Chain with Analyst Lora Cecere

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Cecere will present survey results on B2B technology usage in procurement, logistics and finance.



GXS, a leading provider of B2B integration services, today announced it will host a webinar on B2B connectivity benchmarks in the extended supply chain featuring Lora Cecere of industry analyst and founder of research firm Supply Chain Insights. The webinar titled, "EDI Hard Facts to Empower You in 2014," will be held twice on December 5, 2013. Register for the 5am EDT/10am BST webinar here or for the 3pm EDT/ 8pm BST here.

Automating the extended supply chain and improving the connectivity of your systems has become increasingly complicated as technology has evolved. With the great number of new technologies being used to exchange information in trade and business networks, many believe that EDI has grown obsolete. In a recent study, Supply Chain Insights recently conducted a study of individuals currently using EDI/XML and knowledgeable of B2B connectivity in the order-to-cash and/or procure-to-pay processes. The study benchmarked the use, cost, trends and performance of EDI/XML as a B2B solution at mid-to-large sized companies across various industries around the globe.

Join Lora Cecere for a review of the findings of the recent report including key metrics and analysis of the latest trends in supply chain automation. The webinar will examine what respondents considered the major benefits of EDI and XML, the relative associated cost compared to alternative options and the opportunities and barriers for greater adoption. Cecere will also offer best practices for using EDI and XML in B2B e-commerce and help evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s existing EDI programs.

About Supply Chain Insights

Supply Chain Insights LLC is focused on delivering independent, actionable and objective advice for supply chain leaders. If you need to know which practices and technologies make the biggest difference to corporate performance, turn to us. We are a company dedicated to this research. We help you understand supply chain trends, evolving technologies and which metrics matter.

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 550,000 businesses 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 2,800 professionals. To learn more, see http://www.gxs.com, read our blog at http://www.gxsblogs.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gxs and join us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/gxs. You can also access our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.

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