Shannon Systems/B2BGateway Partners with Inovis for Global Supply Chain Communications Based on Inovisworks™


Inovis, a leading provider of supply chain communication solutions, and Shannon Systems/B2BGateway, a global leader in integrated EDI solutions, today announced a new partnership through which B2BGateway will use Inovisworksâ„¢, the company's Value-Added Network (VAN), to service its growing base of global retailers and suppliers.

For Inovis, the B2BGateway relationship enables the company to expand the reach of its Inovisworks VAN within the global small and medium sized business (SMB) market. With the relationship, B2BGateway will be able to offer its rapidly growing base of SMB customers access to a state-of-the-art, high-quality VAN as a strategic backbone for global supply chain communications.

Inovis focuses on delivering supply chain communication solutions that expedite the order-to-payment lifecycle. With the option of Inovisworks integration, B2BGateway customers can potentially gain greater value from other investments they have made in automating processes before the order, throughout the supply chain and after the fulfillment of the order.

"The capabilities and reliability of the Inovisworks network ensure our global customer base will be able to exchange documents securely regardless of size or technical complexity," said Kevin Hoyle, CEO, B2BGateway. "The Inovisworks platform allows B2BGateway to offer the most advanced VAN to our customers to support their critical supply chain activity."

"The support of key supplier communities is core to our strategy of expanding the reach of our supply chain communication solutions," said Jeff Schroeder, senior vice president of marketing at Inovis. "B2BGateway brings years of experience in meeting the EDI needs of small and midsized businesses that will enable streamlined communications for their retail and manufacturing partners."

"The B2BGateway partnership will advance Inovis' position in key European markets with a specific focus on the growing SMB market," said John Redfern, managing director for Inovis in the United Kingdom. "We look forward to making the partnership with B2BGateway a success for both companies."

As a leading VAN, Inovisworks is built on a state-of-the-art J2EE platform to strategically drive towards the service oriented architecture framework. Inovisworks provides companies with transaction delivery services, data management capabilities and end-to-end visibility into high volumes of transactions across complex trading partner relationships. With Inovis solutions as part of their overall supply chain application suite, B2BGateway's customers will be able to increase speed-to-cash cycle for their suppliers, reduce supply chain interruptions and increase order to payment lifecycle and increase the percentage of perfect orders.

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