Global DocuGraphiX to Standardize on Four51 and TopForm; Four51 and TopForm Interoperability to Enhance GDX's Operational Efficiencies

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Four51

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Four51 announced today that Global
 DocuGraphiX (GDX) will standardize their operations on Four51's e-procurement
 service and TopForm's back-office accounting and inventory management
 software, and pursue systems interoperability between the two companies'
 systems.
     Leveraging Four51's WildFire(SM) XML transport module and TopForm's WebEC,
 which will also be XML-enabled, Global DocuGraphiX distributors will provide
 Four51's front-office capabilities to their entire customer base, while
 automatically passing customer transaction data into their own TopForm forms
 management systems.
     "This is a tremendous opportunity for our distributors, and a huge benefit
 for our customers," said Rita Brock, GDX's vice-president of supply
 management.  "Our customers want the benefits of custom catalogs, purchase
 authorizations, decentralized ordering and centralized control.  At the same
 time, our distributors want process automation, efficiency, and higher
 margins.  Working in tandem, Four51 and TopForm can meet both our customers'
 and our distributors' requirements."
     Four51 and TopForm announced their intentions to interoperate recently,
 and GDX is the first distributor organization to take advantage of the two
 companies' interoperability capabilities.
     "Global DocuGraphiX is one of our best customers," said Barry Brown,
 Four51's senior vice president of operations.  "We're very pleased that
 they're committed to pursuing systems interoperability between Four51 and
 TopForm.  We know there are significant process and productivity benefits to
 be gained for both Global DocuGraphiX and their customers."
 
     About Four51
     Four51 is a Minneapolis-based e-procurement provider serving the print
 materials market.  Four51 enables mid-market businesses with an e-procurement
 network linking print materials buyers with their distributors and suppliers.
 Delivered via subscription, Four51's e-procurement network standardizes the
 highly variable purchasing process and promotes efficiency and significant
 cost reduction for its subscribers.
 
     About GDX
     Global DocuGraphiX, Inc., is a private company engaged in the business of
 acquiring, consolidating and operating successful business-to-business
 distributor organizations.  Key elements of GDX's approach are to expand the
 revenues and market share of the acquired businesses, while improving
 operating efficiencies through consolidation, leveraged purchasing practices
 and state of the art electronic order management systems.  Through selective
 acquisition of strong regional companies GDX is a company with national scope
 and capability.  Printed products are the foundation but are heavily
 complimented with a service offering that includes electronic products,
 warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, pick and pack and records management.
 
 

SOURCE Four51
    MINNEAPOLIS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Four51 announced today that Global
 DocuGraphiX (GDX) will standardize their operations on Four51's e-procurement
 service and TopForm's back-office accounting and inventory management
 software, and pursue systems interoperability between the two companies'
 systems.
     Leveraging Four51's WildFire(SM) XML transport module and TopForm's WebEC,
 which will also be XML-enabled, Global DocuGraphiX distributors will provide
 Four51's front-office capabilities to their entire customer base, while
 automatically passing customer transaction data into their own TopForm forms
 management systems.
     "This is a tremendous opportunity for our distributors, and a huge benefit
 for our customers," said Rita Brock, GDX's vice-president of supply
 management.  "Our customers want the benefits of custom catalogs, purchase
 authorizations, decentralized ordering and centralized control.  At the same
 time, our distributors want process automation, efficiency, and higher
 margins.  Working in tandem, Four51 and TopForm can meet both our customers'
 and our distributors' requirements."
     Four51 and TopForm announced their intentions to interoperate recently,
 and GDX is the first distributor organization to take advantage of the two
 companies' interoperability capabilities.
     "Global DocuGraphiX is one of our best customers," said Barry Brown,
 Four51's senior vice president of operations.  "We're very pleased that
 they're committed to pursuing systems interoperability between Four51 and
 TopForm.  We know there are significant process and productivity benefits to
 be gained for both Global DocuGraphiX and their customers."
 
     About Four51
     Four51 is a Minneapolis-based e-procurement provider serving the print
 materials market.  Four51 enables mid-market businesses with an e-procurement
 network linking print materials buyers with their distributors and suppliers.
 Delivered via subscription, Four51's e-procurement network standardizes the
 highly variable purchasing process and promotes efficiency and significant
 cost reduction for its subscribers.
 
     About GDX
     Global DocuGraphiX, Inc., is a private company engaged in the business of
 acquiring, consolidating and operating successful business-to-business
 distributor organizations.  Key elements of GDX's approach are to expand the
 revenues and market share of the acquired businesses, while improving
 operating efficiencies through consolidation, leveraged purchasing practices
 and state of the art electronic order management systems.  Through selective
 acquisition of strong regional companies GDX is a company with national scope
 and capability.  Printed products are the foundation but are heavily
 complimented with a service offering that includes electronic products,
 warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, pick and pack and records management.
 
 SOURCE  Four51