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
“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
“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 http://www.gotEDI.com
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
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 www.extol.com.