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EXTOL Selected by Global Data Integrators for EDI-based Tax Reporting for the Petroleum Industry

Global Data Integrators, Inc. selects EXTOL to EDI enable Petroleum Industry clients.

POTTSVILLE, PA, (November 8, 2001) – EXTOL, the leading provider of EDI solutions for mid-market enterprises, today announced Global Data Integrators, Inc. has joined their Business Partner Program. Global Data Integrators, an enterprise, e-solutions and services provider to the petroleum, manufacturing, and shipping industry, has undertaken a major EC initiative to deliver EXTOL’s comprehensive EDI application to their customer base.

Global Data Integrators (GDI) has focused their EDI initiative on petroleum industry clients to meet requirements for their Excise Tax and Royalty Reporting for state and federal agencies, like the Minerals Management Service (MMS), IRS, and others. To cut time and costs, and to comply with agency requirements, GDI introduced EXTOL’s comprehensive EDI solution. Their EC initiative is leveraging EXTOL’s rapid implementation, automated integration features, and support for most data formats, including traditional EDI and the newer XML initiatives.

“One of our clients had a team of six people working overtime in order to get the reporting and remittance of state tax liabilities done,” said James M. Kelly, President of GDI. “Within three months they had cut out the overtime, and now need only a team of four people, freeing the others for different responsibilities.”

“Our experience with all major EDI translators has allowed us to compare the products to find the best options for our clients. We looked for a solution that was flexible and offered the best return on investment in EC. That solution is EXTOL.”

Kelly continued, “GDI has demonstrated EXTOL’s value in meeting government tax reporting requirements for our petroleum industry clients. We plan to implement the product for our manufacturing and shipping clients wherever feasible. EXTOL has proven to be an efficient, easy to use, and cost effective package.”

“GDI’s track record in implementing EDI solutions was a natural fit with EXTOL’s expertise with mid-sized enterprises. Their attention to customer needs and service was key,” said Charles Scasserra, VP of Sales for EXTOL. “Our focus on the need to rapidly deliver solutions that offer extensive user enablement, and represent the lowest possible cost to IT, makes bringing GDI clients this solution easy.”

About Global Data Integrators, Inc.
GDI (Global Data Integrators, Inc.) was founded in 1995 and is a leading provider of integrated Electronic Commerce solutions for large to mid-sized companies offering software and services to leverage their client’s investment in EC to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Their comprehensive team of “hand picked” IT professionals provide consulting services for project management, design, programming and support for the manufacturing, distribution, shipping, and petroleum industry markets. GDI’s knowledge base covers the IBM midrange and Microsoft Windows platforms, with an emphasis on EDI, XML and complete automated solutions. The company is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia. For more information on GDI please visit or

About EXTOL International Inc.
EXTOL International Inc. has become the market leader in electronic commerce software for the mid-market enterprise by delivering solutions that are rapidly deployable with a low cost of ongoing ownership. EXTOL products have established a reputation as comprehensive B2Bi software applications for the AS/400, NT, and UNIX platforms due to superior integration, communications, commerce management, and end user access features.

EXTOL Integrator is a high performance EC system able to execute the critical partnership management, processing, and integration requirements necessary for a competitive advantage in a wide array of industry and business settings, including traditional EDI (X12, proprietary industry standards, EDIFACT), the new open frameworks of the XML initiatives and web transaction management. EXTOL Portal utilizes IP technology to deliver partner connectivity and management at less than half the cost of traditional VANs. EXTOL Secure provides for internet communications supporting most popular security standards, including AS1, AS2, Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and digital certificates.

With over 600 customers, EXTOL has been named to the Inc. 500 for two consecutive years, ranked in the Software 500, and recognized by Deloitte and Touche for three years in a row as a member of the nation's Fast 500. EXTOL is also an IBM Business Partner. Additional information about the company can be found at

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Global Data Integrators, Got EDI? Group
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Tel: 770-919-9933
FAX: 770-919-0580


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