Friday, November 18th, 2011
Retailer Owned Food Distributors and Associates (ROFDA) endorses Edict Systems as Preferred Electronic Data Interchange Provider
Edict Contract provides savings that affects over 9000 Independent Grocer locations
DAYTON, Ohio, November 18, 2011 -- Advant-e Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ADVC), through its wholly owned operating subsidiary Edict Systems, Inc. announced today that the Retailer Owned Food Distributors and Associates (ROFDA) organization has endorsed Edict Systems as their preferred Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) provider.

Edict Systems is offering a full suite of solutions to ROFDA Members and their Associate Members under special group terms.  Thirteen of the fourteen Member companies have signed on and moved some or all of their EDI processes to an Edict solution.

Edict’s Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings being provided to ROFDA members include:

Data Translation – Hosted Data Translation (HDT) services enable each ROFDA Member to eliminate the need to procure and manage software-based data translation and integration.

Trading Partner Connectivity - EnterpriseEC® provides a single point of connectivity to the ROFDA Member for their supplier transactions.  Suppliers connect via AS2, Secure FTP, or traditional Value Added Networks.

Supplier On-boarding – Hub & Spoke on-boarding services which include Testing & Certification services for EDI-capable suppliers.  These combined services and solutions improve business practices by reducing paper-based transactions and the number of errors associated with manual document processing while dramatically increasing the number of suppliers that are connected electronically for business transactions. (web-based EDI) - Edict’s industry leading web-based solution for small and medium-size suppliers provides for optimum supplier participation.

“In today’s economy many distributors, wholesalers and retailers are looking for ways to reduce costs and become more efficient,” explains Edict’s Vice President of Sales, Dave Rike. “Edict helps these organizations by providing a complete outsourced supply chain solution for them and their suppliers. Outsourcing EDI enables each ROFDA member to rapidly expand their supply chain connectivity without adding resources.”

“We are excited to partner with the ROFDA organization,” continued Rike. “We share a passion in supporting the Independent Grocery Retailer and in helping them find new ways to be more competitive in today’s retail environment.”

”Edict’s proven commitment to the Independent Grocery Retailer provides the basis for ROFDA’s endorsement,” says Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Francis Cameron.  “Our partnership has solidified through the collaborative efforts of not only Edict and ROFDA, but also that of our Members and Morley Marshall at Western Family Foods.   It’s a great example of passionate people recognizing an opportunity, coming together and finding solutions that align interests.”

About Edict Systems
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.

ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors and Associates Incorporated) is a trade association established in 1962 to promote and support the retailer-owned distribution segment of the food industry.  ROFDA’s fourteen members represent thousands of Independent Grocery Retailers across America.

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,, and, 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.