Thursday, July 21, 2009
Edict Systems and Merkur Group Announce Joint EDI Integration and Supply Chain Connectivity Solution for PeopleSoft Enterprise
PeopleSoft Enterprise integrated suite of software and EDI services
achieves major cost savings and increases supply chain connectivity
with nominal internal resource investment by customers

DAYTON, Ohio, July 21, 2009 -- Advant-e Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ADVC), through its wholly owned operating subsidiaries Edict Systems, Inc. and Merkur Group, Inc. announced today the availability of a jointly developed Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) integration and trading partner connectivity solution for Oracle Corporation’s PeopleSoft Enterprise software.

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

Merkur Group is a provider of the most widely installed PeopleSoft integrated fax and e-mail solution which allows customers to seamlessly send and receive documents from within PeopleSoft.

Merkur's PeopleSoft connector provides secure delivery of purchase order data to Edict’s EnterpriseEC® for translation into EDI data and delivery via AS2, Secure FTP, or via traditional Value Added Networks.  The connector also provides visibility of delivered transactions within PeopleSoft and insertion of received transactions into PeopleSoft via Integration Broker.

In addition to providing data translation and delivery via EnterpriseEC®, Edict’s Software as a Service (SaaS) EDI solutions include:

  • Supplier On-boarding – 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 maximum supplier participation
  • Real-time Data Validation – ValidateEC is a hosted solution that provides an external business rule engine to assure that data integrity is maintained and that only data that meets specific business and technical criteria is passed to internal systems for integration

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

“Many businesses who use PeopleSoft Enterprise need to communicate electronically with their suppliers,” explains Advant-e’s President and CEO, Jason Wadzinski.  “The Merkur PeopleSoft connector with Edict’s services helps these buying organizations by providing a full line of outsourced supply chain solutions and services that is fully integrated with PeopleSoft Enterprise.  Our services eliminate the need to invest in costly software and hardware investments in EDI translators and VAN charges while minimizing the internal resources expended by our customers to implement a large-scale EDI implementation.”


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.