Adobe and Tradocs announce further momentum in automating the Global Supply Chain

Sibos, Sydney – 11 October 2006

Companies are working with HSBC through initial phases to roll out the SWIFT TSU commercially

Adobe Systems Inc and Tradocs today announced that they are working with HSBC to commercialise the SWIFT TSU. HSBC are using Tradocs Trade Services Utility Connector (TSU) Suite that leverages Adobe® LiveCycle Engagement Platform and the SWIFT Trade Services Utility enabling the delivery of a common messaging format and increased levels of automation to the global supply chain.

Alan Beattie, Global Head of Supply Chain at HSBC said: “We have successfully piloted Tradocs connectivity to the SWIFT TSU on a fully integrated basis. The development work undertaken by Adobe and Tradocs have enabled HSBC to be ready for live TSU operations in partnership with the SWIFT roll out.”

Tony Duggan, CEO of Tradocs said: “We are proud to have proved that the Tradocs platform as a safe, robust, and internationally accepted service that brings real cost savings to business. The extension of the White Label Solution to the SWIFT TSU is the logical next step.”

The Tradocs TSU Connector suite is enhanced through the integration of Adobe LiveCycleâ„¢ Forms, Adobe LiveCycle Workflow, Adobe Reader Extensions, Adobe LiveCycle Barcoded Forms and Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server.

“We all recognise that the physical supply chain and the financial supply chain need to come together in order to reduce costs. PDF and the control offered by Adobe LiveCycle offer the supply chain a reliable and accepted method to communicate effectively.” commented Anthony Giagnacovo, EMEA Finance Practice Director, Adobe Systems, Incorporated. “The solution is accessible through the ubiquitous Adobe Reader® an interface that is so familiar to all that it speeds up adoption and reduces barriers to change.”

A boxed pilot solution is available to Sibos attendees at the Adobe booth A27. This is upgradeable to live operations in line with the full launch of the TSU service by SWIFT.

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