Wednesday, September 17, 2008

GXS and Verizon Business Tackle Supply Chain Automation

GXS, which provides B2B e-commerce solutions, is working with Verizon Business on solutions that can help supply chain management. These solutions would enable businesses to securely convert manual, paper-based processes into automated electronic transactions among vendors, partners and customers, reducing the use of paper and making business transactions more efficient.

The companies cite a number of ecological benefits to supply chain automation. Each electronic document sent via GXS Trading Grid, the company's global B2B integration services platform powered by Verizon Business' Managed Network Services, represents a paper document that no longer has to be printed, enveloped or delivered. The process of making paper uses wood as well as energy, fresh water and chemicals. GXS processes more than four billion electronic transactions per year on behalf of its customers.

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