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GS1 Global Registry™ Certifies GXS Data Pools

 GXS Operates More Certified Data Pools than any other Service Provider
Gaithersburg, Md. — January 19, 2005 – Global eXchange Services (GXS), a leading provider of B2B e-commerce solutions, announced today that its Data Pools passed the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) Interoperability Certification. As a result, GXS now powers more GDSN-certified data pools than any other service provider worldwide.

In an earlier announcement, GS1 announced that three data pools powered by GXS successfully completed GDSN Interoperability Certification, including Electronic Commerce Council of Canada’s ECCnet Data Pool, e.centre’s GS1 UK Data Pool and GXS’ Managed Data Pool service. GXS currently powers the data pools for seven GS1 organizations. The Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), a leading interoperability and conformance testing company, conducted the certification.

“Global data pools play a critical role in the broad enablement of retailers and suppliers to exchange product catalog information electronically,” says Ross Curtis, senior vice president at GXS. “This certification represents a significant milestone for the industry and brings us one step closer to realizing the tremendous benefits that clean product data can bring to our customers’ businesses. By operating more GDSN-certified data pools, it is GXS’ intention to accelerate the adoption of data synchronization services between businesses around the world.”

“Global data synchronization allows wide coverage for customers without the need to support multiple standards,” said Gene Alvarez, META Group vice president. “The deployment of these certified data pools, support an effective global data synchronization strategy allowing organizations to speed new technology adoption while improving supply chain efficiencies.”

The GDSN is an Internet-based initiative that facilitates the efficient exchange among global trading partners of supply chain information that is accurate, up-to-date and compliant with universally supported EAN.UCC System standards.
About Global eXchange Services
GXS (Global eXchange Services) is a leading worldwide 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 the GXS Trading GridSM to achieve the perfect balance of supply and demand. Active in the global standards arena, GXS solutions enable customers both large and small, to connect with global partners, synchronize product information, optimize inventory levels and demand forecasts, and accelerate the execution of supply chains.

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

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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