Thursday, September 25, 2008
Mitchell Grocery Corporation Selects Edict Systems as Outsourced Electronic Data interchange Provider
Mitchell's utilizes suite of services to achieve major cost savings and
increase supplier connectivity

DAYTON, Ohio, September 24, 2008 -- Advant-e Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ADVC), through its wholly owned operating subsidiary Edict Systems, Inc. announced today that Mitchell Grocery Corporation has chosen Edict Systems’ as their outsourced Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) provider.  Mitchell’s, located in Albertville Alabama, serves more than 250 independent supermarkets in the Southeastern USA.

Doug Masters, Director of IT for Mitchell’s stated, “Our partnership with Edict Systems has enabled us to expand our trading partner community by providing cost-effective and easy to use solutions to Mitchell’s and our suppliers.”  Masters continued, “With Edict Systems’ excellent service, Mitchell’s has experienced reduced costs and significantly expanded the number of trading partners we communicate with electronically. This has had a positive impact on how we do business and on our bottom line. “

Edict Systems is a recognized leader of Internet-based EDI solutions, enabling companies to connect, integrate, manage, validate, and expand supply chain trading communities.

Mitchell Grocery chose to move all EDI related processes to Edict’s Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings.  These processes include:

  • Data Translation – Hosted Data Translation (HDT) services enables Mitchell’s to eliminate the need to procure and manage software-based integration.
  • Trading Partner Connectivity - EnterpriseEC® provides a single point of connectivity to Mitchell’s trading partners via AS2, Secure FTP, or traditional Value Added Networks.
  • Supplier Onboarding – Hub & Spoke ramping services which include Testing & Certification services for EDI-capable suppliers combined with, Edict’s industry leading web-based solution for small and medium-size suppliers provides for optimal supplier participation.

These combined services and solutions improve Mitchell’s business practices by reducing paper-based transactions and the number of errors associated with manual document processing.  It also enables Mitchell Grocery to use valuable internal resources for other value-added IT related projects.

“Many distributors, wholesalers and retailers, in order to increase efficiencies and reduce costs, require suppliers to communicate with them electronically,” explains Edict’s Vice President of Sales, Dave Rike.  “Edict helps these buying organizations by providing a full line of outsourced supply chain solutions and services.  Additionally, we provide solutions to Mitchell’s suppliers, which allow them to support their customers without costly software and hardware investments.  This is a win for both Mitchell’s and their suppliers.”

“We are excited to welcome Mitchell’s as a valued partner,” continued Rike.  “Both of our organizations share a dedication to customer service, and Edict is committed to providing new and innovative solutions to help Mitchell’s serve their customers better.”

About Advant-e
Advant-e, via its wholly owned and sole operating subsidiary Edict Systems, Inc., is a provider of Business-to-Business electronic commerce software and Internet-based applications specializing in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and XML-based solutions for recurring transactions. Advant-e specializes in horizontal transaction services via EnterpriseEC®, an Internet-based Electronic Business Transaction Network, and within specific vertical industries via web-based "vortals" including,,,, and

The information in this news release includes certain forward looking statements that are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including statements to the future financial performance of the company. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected on its forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or any or its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, product development and acceptance, the impact of competitive services and pricing, or general economic risks and uncertainties.