Includes Trading Partner Connectivity and Supply Chain Ramping Services
DAYTON, Ohio, April 25 -- Associated Wholesale Grocers, the nation`s second largest retailer-owned grocery wholesaler in the United States, recently announced the selection of Edict Systems, Inc. as their Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) supplier. AWG serves over 1500 stores in a 21-state distribution area.
Mike Hopkins, AWG Manager of EDI stated, "Our partnership with Edict Systems has enabled us to expand our trading partner community by providing cost-effective solutions to our suppliers." Hopkins continued, "With Edict Systems` over-the-top service, AWG has experienced reduced costs and expanded the number of trading partners we communicate with significantly. This has had a direct impact on how we do business and on our bottom line."
Edict Systems, the wholly-owned and sole operating subsidiary of Advant-e Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: AVEE) , is recognized as the leading provider of EDI solutions to the grocery industry, providing a suite of Internet-based services to distributors, retailers, wholesalers and suppliers that facilitate the expansion of electronic trading communities.
Included in the solutions being offered to AWG are Value Added Network (VAN) services provided through EnterpriseEC, a hosted solution which efficiently facilitates data transfers between EDI trading partners. Additionally, Edict Systems will assist AWG in expanding the number of suppliers and vendors they communicate with electronically. This improves ROI by reducing paper transactions and the number of errors associated with manual document processing. Edict Systems also validates that all trading partner data meets the data specifications required by AWG through GroceryEC, the company`s flagship solution for small and medium-size suppliers in the grocery industry.
"Many distributors, wholesalers and retailers, in order to increase efficiencies and reduce costs, require suppliers to transmit invoices and shipping documents electronically," explains Edict Vice President of Sales, Dave Rike. "Edict helps these buying organizations with a suite of trading community ramping services and tools. Additionally, we provide solutions to suppliers, which allow them to support their customers without costly software and hardware investments. This is a win for both AWG and their suppliers."
"We are most pleased to welcome AWG as a new customer," continued Rike. "We share a dedication to customer service, and we are committed to providing new and innovative efficiencies to help AWG serve their customers better."
About Advant-e Corporation
Advant-e, via its wholly owned and sole operating subsidiary Edict Systems, Inc., is a provider of Business-to-Business electronic commerce software and Internet-based applications specializing in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and XML-based solutions for recurring transactions. Advant-e specializes in horizontal transaction services via EnterpriseEC(R), an Internet-based Trading Community Connectivity and Management Solution, and within specific industries via web-based EDI services including http://www.groceryec.com/, http://www.retailec.com/, http://www.automotiveec.com/, http://www.mfgec.com/ and http://www.cpgsupplier.com/.
In addition to Internet and web-based e-commerce solutions, Edict Systems also provides e-commerce integration and bar coding applications. Additional information about Advant-e Corporation can be found at http://www.advant-e.com/ and http://www.edictsystems.com/ or by contacting investor relations at (937) 429-4288. The company`s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information in this news release includes certain forward looking statements that are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including statements to the future financial performance of the company. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected on its forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or any of its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, product development and acceptance, the impact of competitive services and pricing, or general economic risks and uncertainties.