Generix Group is well known for its performance capability and its vision as a provider of collaborative solutions in the rapidly expanding B2B Gateway market.
Generix Group, a European provider of inter- and intra-company collaborative solutions, has announced that it is now part of the group of selected companies that constitute the Magic Quadrant 2008 covering B2B Gateway software providers, as featured in a report published by Gartner, one of the leading specialist information-technology consulting and analysis firms. (The full “Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers, 2008” report is available on Gartner’s website).
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant offers a visual snapshot of the players in a specific market, ranked according to Gartner’s view as to how the market will evolve, and those players’ ability to implement this view. In its 2008 analysis of the B2B Gateway independent software vendor market, Gartner selected 14 world-class publishers on the basis of a number of criteria, including the positions of the independent software vendors in their respective markets, their views of their markets, and their abilities to act in response to these. The selected vendors must have a turnover above US$10 million and an international presence.
As a historic player for EDI/EAI solutions with its Influe brand, Generix Group has been selected because of its position in the market, the functional coverage of its TradeXpress solution, and its European customer portfolio. TradeXpress is a B2B integration platform for handling large volumes, designed to reduce administration costs and to speed up business processes by automating exchanges all along the value chain. TradeXpress, by applying web technologies, can integrate 100% of inter-company commercial applications and partners, regardless of the acquisition or publication means.
Paolo Malinverno and Benoît Lheureux, Gartner analysts and the authors of the Magic Quadrant 2008 report, explain: “The B2B Gateway market is booming, reflecting the quantitative and qualitative changes in users’ expectations for optimised inter-company exchange applications, for the management of greater numbers of, and increasingly complex, B2B projects”.
Michel Jardat, Alliances & Strategy Director for Generix Group, adds: “The Generix Group inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant B2B Gateway survey is a true acknowledgement of the comprehensiveness and the quality of our TradeXpress solution, and also of our ability to implement it. Companies are faced with increasing expectations regarding compliance, with the globalisation of trade, and with competitive pressures, so that – more than ever – they need reliable, efficient and cost-effective solutions for their inter-company management. From now on, our objective is to consolidate our positions worldwide.”
Belron Carglass, DHL and Dachser are among the clients most recently added to the list of companies that successfully use the solutions developed by Generix Group.
About Gartner’s Magic Quadrant
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About Generix Group
Generix Group is headquartered in Paris (France). With eight subsidiaries around the world, 550 employees and a pro-forma turnover of €70 million, Generix Group is the leading independent software vendor, on a European scale, of commerce and supply-chain software.
The company offers a comprehensive range of collaborative solutions enabling data exchanges, the managing of flows, and the optimising of the value chain. This product offer is aimed at companies in a range of sectors, including food processing, consumer goods, food and specialised distribution, automotive, healthcare and transport.
Carrefour, Gefco, Leclerc, Leroy Merlin, Nestlé, Unilever, DHL Exel Supply Chain, Louis Vuitton, Sodiaal, Metro, Sara Lee, Kuehne + Nagel, and Cdiscount are among the 1,500 international manufacturers, retailers and software service providers that have opted for Generix Group’s collaborative solutions.