Gartner, Forrester and other industry analyst have been closely following the recent changes that cloud computing and globalization have had on B2B integration end-users.
Who’s Who in Cloud Services Brokerage
Benoit J. Lheureux, Daryl C. Plummer, Tiffani Bova, Michele Cantara, Eric Knipp, Paolo Malinverno, November 21 2011
As cloud services and SaaS applications proliferate, end-users are turning to service providers like GXS to aggregate these cloud services rather than integrate on their own.
GXS remains the leading provider of integration services, in terms of integration service revenue, international reach and customer base. Its core flagship offerings are B2B messaging (EDI value-added network) and integration managed services (integration brokerage in the CSB integration role). Companies worldwide use these to conduct their e-commerce transactions on its Trading Grid cloud platform. GXS has been innovative and enjoys a sustained incumbent position as the largest B2B provider with a large international footprint, hundreds of B2B projects and more than 400,000 companies worldwide that transact on its network.
Gartner: GXS Gets Social With RollStream Acquisition
Benoit J. Lheureux, Paolo Malinverno, Deborah R Wilson, Dennis Gaughan, April 22, 2011
GXS has acquired RollStream to add its social-networking-style approach to community management to its offerings. We believe community management is a high-value capability for users and a key differentiator for providers.
Gartner: PaaS Road Map: A Continent Emerging
Gartner, Inc., by Yefim V. Natis, Benoit J. Lheureux, Massimo Pezzini, David W. Cearley, Eric Knipp, Daryl C. Plummer, January 14, 2011
Cloud middleware services, also known as platform as a service, is a new battlefield in which the leading software vendors compete for industry influence and market leadership. Users will benefit from rapid innovation and will pay to transition to a new IT model.
Gartner: Cloud Service Brokerages Create a New Role for Integration Service Providers
Gartner, Inc., by Benoit J. Lheureux, Daryl C. Plummer, Paolo Malinverno, November 1, 2010
“For over a decade, integration service providers have played an important role in the IT industry as intermediaries for the integration of B2B e-commerce processes like order to cash among dozens and sometimes thousands of trading partners. The adoption of cloud computing is creating demand for a new type of B2B intermediary — the cloud service brokerage (CSB) — to aggregate and add value to cloud services. By leveraging their well-established role as B2B intermediaries for e-commerce, many integration service providers are well-positioned to expand their capabilities to include cloud computing and evolve into CSBs.”
Magic Quadrant for Integration Service Providers
Benoit J. Lheureux, Paolo Malinverno, November 20, 2009
GXS is still by far the leading provider of integration services, as measured by integration service revenue, international reach and customer base.
2011 Integration Survey, Part Two: The Calm Before The Storm
Ken Vollmer, October 6, 2011
The only B2B service provider among the top 10 [integration] vendors was GXS/Inovis, the leading provider of B2B services including managed B2B services, B2B network operations for supporting the exchange of EDI and XML documents, and a hosted integration capability.
GXS and Inovis: Implications for the Retail Industry
Maureen Fleming, May 01, 2010
[GXS] is the largest player in the fast-growing managed services segment… a highly credible play in one of the hottest areas of IT.