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GXS Acquires RollStream: Accelerating the Social Supply Chain
On March 29, 2011, GXS announced that it acquired RollStream, the leading SaaS provider of enterprise community management services and one of the more innovative startups to enter the B2B e-commerce and supply chain management market in recent years.
Simplifying the Social Supply Chain:
The acquisition deepens GXS’s commitment to the Social Supply Chain, a vision that brings together information flows and information workers to radically break down long-terms barriers hampering supply chain efficiency. A recent Customer-Centric Supply Chains Study found that 89% of companies believe that the flexibility of their B2B e-commerce program enables them to differentiate from their competitors on service. Using RollStream, procurement teams and vendor managers at healthcare suppliers, large retailers and tech manufacturers have accelerated supplier setup by up to 60 percent, from months to weeks.
RollStream has been tagged as a “Cool Vendor” in the past by leading analysts, based on their unique approach to enterprise community management. RollStream’s products are developed using Ruby on Rails® and hosted in the cloud using a multi-tenant, elastic computing architecture. There is no on-premises software to license, install or maintain.
The GXS RollStream service is available today in North America and Europe and will be internationalized with available with local language support by first quarter 2012.
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.Access the report now »