We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,796 News Articles

SAP acquires EDI specialist Crossgate

Business-to-Business Networking Provider will strengthen ERP giant's rach

SAP is buying business-to-business e-commerce services provider Crossgate for an undisclosed amount.

Crossgate is a long term partner of SAP, and boasts 40,000 business partners, with customers including BASF, Olivetti and mobile telco 3.

Its technology enables companies to fully network with trading partners via electronic data exchange (EDI).

SAP says the acquisition will allow it to deliver rapid value to customers looking to collaborate, share data and automate processes that link customers and.

Crossgate also boasts e-invoicing services which cover signatures, compliance monitoring, integrated with customers' backend systems and finance processes.

In 2008 SAP invested in Crossgate, which then entered a global reseller agreement that allowed SAP to offer its customers Crossgate's B2B Content Engine as an SAP solution extension.

SAP has also been reselling SAP E-Invoicing for Compliance application by Crossgate, which allows companies to send and receive digitally signed, compliant PDFs or EDI invoices electronically.

Peter Maier, general manager, head of Line of Business Solutions, SAP said, "By acquiring Crossgate's highly differentiated solution, we help our customers extend their end-to-end business processes running on SAP to their customers and partners."

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to complete by 1 November.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs iPhone 5S comparison review: Metal smartphones fight

IDG UK Sites

Gateway to your kingdom: why everybody should check and update their broadband router

IDG UK Sites

Fonts review

IDG UK Sites

Best Mac? Complete Apple Mac buyers guide for 2014