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GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary
GXS, a business to business e-commerce pioneer, announced its acquisition of channel management specialist HAHT Commerce. However, despite a good complementary

format for an acknowledgement  systems, and various data formats; and entire order life cycle management, which should expedite document turnaround and allow for self-service status inquiries and the ability to manage by exception. The above products' delivery came after the prior acquisition of the business of Celarix, Inc. , a privately held multi-modal supply chain visibility, collaboration, and event management provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (US). The former Celarix' logistics provider, integration, and data

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