Allen-Edmonds Selects Inovis for Trading Partner Connectivity

Men's footwear manufacturer to migrate to Inovis' value-added network

Atlanta — July 15, 2005 — The premium men's footwear manufacturer Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp. has selected Inovis as its preferred electronic data interchange (EDI) provider and will migrate to Inovis' next-generation value-added network (VAN),

In addition, Allen-Edmonds will continue to use TrustedLink iSeries, Inovis' EDI translation software, to ensure seamless communication with its trading partner community.

A QRS Corp. customer, Allen-Edmonds previously used QRS' VAN services to manage the flow of e-commerce information and product information with its trading partners. After Inovis acquired QRS in Fall 2004, Allen-Edmonds conducted a thorough selection process and ultimately chose to migrate to the Inovis VAN in order to achieve compliance with customer requirements and grow its trading community.

"Over the company's 83-year history, Allen-Edmonds has built a reputation for providing exceptional quality and customer service," said Jason Charapata, an analyst and programmer for Allen-Edmonds. "Based on our longstanding relationship with Inovis, we're confident that the VAN migration process will be efficient, smooth and transparent for our trading partners, enabling us to continue to meet our high standards."

Allen-Edmonds will migrate to Inovis' next-generation VAN,, which offers an engine for end-to-end control and visibility of B2B transactions and trading partner relationships. Additionally, the new Inovis VAN provides a customer portal that serves as the single interface for all Inovis interactions, as well as around-the-clock customer support.

Allen-Edmonds will continue to use TrustedLink iSeries to support any-to-any communication translation with its trading community.