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Global eXchange Services Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in 2004 Integration Service Provider Magic Quadrant

Report Outlines Trends in the Future of Business Process Outsourcing; Evaluates GXS on Vision and Execution 
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — November 15, 2004 – Underscoring its ability to drive the next generation of integration solutions, Global eXchange Services (GXS) today announced it has been recognized in a recently released research report published by Gartner, Inc., a leading worldwide research and advisory firm. Based on the company’s vision and ability to execute, GXS is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Integration Service Provider Magic Quadrant1.

“We feel by positioning GXS in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant, Gartner has confirmed our performance, our vision for the future, and our overall capabilities,” said Bobby Patrick, senior vice president of marketing at GXS. “GXS’ position in the leaders quadrant is testament to our proven ability to deliver innovative solutions that provide customers new strategic benefits from integration. The recent launch of GXS Trading GridSM and our significant investments in data synchronization and product information management, demonstrate a long-term commitment to business-to-business e-commerce. Francisco Partners’ recently announced intention to merge G International (formerly IBM EDI Services) with GXS would significantly boost our global presence and the electronic business community we serve directly. And our strategic partnership with webMethods represents our determination to provide customers with the industry’s most powerful end-to-end integration solutions.”

The Gartner, Inc. report, entitled: “Magic Quadrant for Integration Service Providers, 4Q04”, summarized evaluation of more than 12 vendors in the hosted integration services market based on the following criteria: communications, integration, application and trading partner management vision; financial commitment; product capabilities; distribution and support; and market position and mind share.

1Lheureux, Benoit, “Magic Quadrant for Integration Service Providers, 4Q04,” Gartner, Inc., 11 November 2004.

About Global eXchange Services
Global eXchange Services (GXS) is a leading provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collaboration. Organizations worldwide, including over half of the Fortune 500, leverage GXS’ global interoperability and supply chain execution solutions to achieve the perfect balance of supply and demand. Active in the global standards arena, GXS solutions, powered by the Trading GridSM, enable customers both large and small, to connect with global partners, synchronize product information and optimize the execution of supply chains.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS provides sales and support to businesses and their partners worldwide. For more information about GXS visit

Note 1 – The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted November 2004 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This document includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors. These factors include technological developments, customer demand, trading partner participation and network availability. 

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