Imperial Trading Company Extends Relationship with Inovis to Provide Business Community Management Communication Services

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Inovis today announced that Imperial Trading Company has renewed its relationship to have Inovis continue to support mission-critical communication and connectivity with the Inovisworks™ Value Added Network (VAN) for business community management communication and visibility between the wholesale grocer and its convenience store and grocery customers.

Imperial has a strong track record of stellar customer service, a corporate attribute that Inovis is happy to share with their company.

Imperial was established as a wholesale grocer for independent retail grocers in New Orleans. With pioneering insight, strategic acquisitions and a controlled growth, Imperial focused on the new C-Store segment of distribution and grew its market to become a regional wholesaler. Currently ranking as a top 20 convenience store distributor, Imperial carries over 10,000 items including candy, full-line groceries, deli, frozen foods, HBC and beverages.

"We are excited to renew an important regional grocery and perishable goods distributor," said Steve Cochran, chief marketing officer, Inovis. "Imperial has a strong track record of stellar customer service, a corporate attribute that Inovis is happy to share with their company."

With Inovis' business community management communications and visibility, companies and their partners have a single platform to manage the movement of transactions across oftentimes complex and diverse communities, technology and support requirements. This highly reliable connectivity is supported by the Inovis Multienterprise Expert Service Hub (MESH) platform and Inovis Business Process Protection Services, four services that provide 99.995% availability by protecting data traffic quality, governance and security. The platform supports a wide range of data formats as well as connectivity, access, transport and security options, including:

Data formats: EDI, XML, RosettaNet and EDI-INT Connectivity: Internet, dial-up, frame relay and leased lines Access: Event-driven and store-and-forward mailbox capabilities Transport: HTTP, FTP and SMTP Security: SSL, S/MIME, IPSEC, VPN and PGP Inovis' Business Community Management (BCM) creates a comprehensive view of a supply chain by integrating the technology, business processes and communication of the entire business community. By standardizing the technology and business community communication, Inovis helps companies better manage the supply chains and create sustainable value through three key avenues: increasing end-to-end visibility, reducing business-to-business complexity and automating entire trading communities.

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Inovis provides the most reliable software and services platform for managing business communities. We help buyers and sellers transact, synchronize data and manage exceptions with their business partners, reducing the complexity and cost of doing business electronically. Each day, over 20,000 companies across the globe rely on Inovis to reliably send and receive orders, lower supply chain costs and get products to customers faster. Founded in 1983, Inovis is based in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit

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