Covast Joins RosettaNet and EDIFICE Communities to Promote B2B Standardization Across the Globe
ATLANTA - June 6, 2007 - Covast, a leading provider of business-to-business
(B2B) integration solutions, today announced that it has joined two of the world's
most influential B2B standardization bodies to help drive standard adoption across
the globe. These communities include RosettaNet, the world's foremost governing
body for B2B standardization, and EDIFICE, a RosettaNet-affiliated community providing
B2B standardization for the European electronics industry.
Covast's decision to join these communities stems from its commitment to helping
large supply chain hubs, like electronics manufacturers, and small and mid-sized
suppliers conduct business more efficiently through B2B integration. RosettaNet's
standards, which are widely deployed by OEMs across the globe, have become increasingly
difficult for small and mid-size suppliers. As a result, many hubs are unable
to fully onboard small and mid-sized suppliers because their complex supply chain
systems are unable to integrate with their suppliers' less complex systems.
Through RosettaNet and EDIFICE, Covast will have the opportunity to influence
and promote global B2B standards and implementation frameworks for manufacturers
across the world. Covast has already begun promoting RosettaNet standards through
its latest innovation, the Covast BBot.
BBot, the world's first supply chain integration appliance, automatically integrates
B2B systems of large supply chain hubs with their smaller suppliers using simple,
plug-and-play technology. BBot has been equipped with full RosettaNet functionalities,
as well as many other B2B standards and protocols, so that small and mid-sized
suppliers can easily comply with RosettaNet standards and best practices.
"RosettaNet and EDIFICE give us the forum to help ease the integration challenges
of OEMs and suppliers everywhere. We are eager to help shape and promote B2B standards
that will make supply chains more efficient than ever before," said Daan
Scheer, CEO, Covast.
To learn more about the Covast BBot supply chain integration appliance or
Covast's suite of B2B industry solutions, please visit www.covast.com.
About Covast and BBot
Covast, a leading provider of business-to-business integration solutions,
is revolutionizing supply chain integration through the world's first B2B integration
appliance - the Covast BBot. Requiring only a local area network with internet
connection, BBot automatically enables integration between the complex B2B systems
of large supply chain hubs and their smaller customers and suppliers. The result
is improved visibility, compliance, efficiency and accuracy for every supply
chain. Covast is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an IBM Business Partner.
Covast maintains its European headquarters in the Netherlands and its U.S. headquarters
in Atlanta. For more information, visit http://www.covast.com.
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