Entry-level Integration with RosettaNet

GXS offers solution to help mid-tier high-tech suppliers comply affordably with industry trading requirements

Gaithersburg, MD  January 30, 2003  Global eXchange Services (GXS) this week debuted an entry-level B2B integration software solution designed to help suppliers to the high-tech industry comply affordably with the RosettaNet trading requirements of manufacturers and other trading partners in this sector.

GXS said its package for RosettaNet Basic will provide mid-tier companies with the software and services needed to affordably exchange such XML documents as purchase orders and invoices with manufacturers and other high-tech companies that require transactions to adhere to the RosettaNet XML format.

"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."

The package, created around GXS's Application Integrator data transformation software, facilitates RosettaNet-based document exchange with up to three trading partners.

The solution provides support for RosettaNet Implementation Framework (RNIF) versions 1.1 and 2.0; five 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; and double-byte character support for Asian languages.

GXS also offers onsite consulting and a variety of software adapters for the integration of documents into such back-office systems as accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

"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. Rogers noted that GXS has implemented RosettaNet solutions worldwide, including in North America, Europe and Asia.