Monday April 19thth, 2010
Advant-e Corporation Announces Oracle Certification for On-Demand PeopleSoft EDI Solution
Suite of services provides seamless integration with PeopleSoft
and increased supplier participation

DAYTON, Ohio, April 19, 2010 -- Advant-e Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ADVC), through its wholly owned operating subsidiaries Edict Systems, Inc. and Merkur Group, Inc. announced today that Oracle Corporation has certified the on-demand Electronic Data Interchange solution jointly developed by Merkur and Edict. 

Through its Integration Validation Program, Oracle certifies select applications in order to provide its customers with standards-based product integrations tested and validated by Oracle. Oracle and PeopleSoft customers benefit from improved risk management and smoother upgrade capability, leading to lower cost of ownership and greater overall satisfaction.

Merkur Group provides the most  widely installed PeopleSoft-integrated fax and e-mail solution which allows customers to seamlessly send and receive documents from within PeopleSoft.  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's PeopleSoft connector provides secure delivery of PeopleSoft Purchase Order data to Edict’s EnterpriseEC® service 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, such as Purchase Order Acknowledgements and Invoices, into PeopleSoft via the PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

In addition to providing hosted data translation and delivery of EDI documents via EnterpriseEC®, Edict’s solutions also include:

  • 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 providing optimal supplier  participation.
  • Real-time Data Validation – ValidateEC is a hosted business rule engine that assures data integrity by providing remote document exception handling based on user-defined business rules.  Only data that has been validated is passed to PeopleSoft for integration.

These services and solutions improve business practices by reducing paper-based transactions and the number of errors associated with manual document processing and by dramatically increasing the number of suppliers who can conduct business electronically.  It also allows companies to focus on their core business and high priority IT projects by reducing the internal resources needed to successfully maximize the value of a fully connected and integrated supply chain.

“Having a certified solution for PeopleSoft Enterprise is a good step to increasing our presence in on-demand EDI solutions for large ERP implementations,” stated Advant-e’s President and CEO, Jason Wadzinski.  “We continue to work on additional ERP implementations and will attain certification where appropriate to assure our customers that our solutions have been rigorously tested by their ERP providers.”

“We are working on several other integrations that leverage both Edict’s and Merkur’s experience and capabilities,” continued Mr. Wadzinski.  “By providing on-demand services to large companies as an alternative to costly software-based solutions, we aim to gain additional traction in the industries we currently serve as well as increase activity in new industries that we are targeting.”

 

About Advant-e
Advant-e, via its wholly owned subsidiaries Edict Systems, Inc. and Merkur Group, Inc. is a provider of internet-based hosted Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and electronic document management software and services. The Company helps businesses automate manual, paper-intensive processes via expanded use of EDI or by integrating directly with ERP/MRP systems.

Additional information about Advant-e Corporation can be found at www.Advant-e.com, www.EdictSystems.com, and www.MerkurGroup.com, or by contacting investor relations at (937) 429-4288. The company's email is [email protected].

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.