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Calypso Soft Drinks Ltd refreshes EDI with Inovis solution

Leading soft drinks brand improves speed and reliability of electronic orders with
trading partners


LONDON (November 29, 2007) – Inovis, a leading provider of on-demand Business Community Management solutions, has supplied its Inovisworks value added network (VAN) to Calypso Soft Drinks Ltd. Over 80% of customer orders are now sent electronically to Calypso’s system for processing, taking seconds instead of minutes to receive. Since using the new Inovis system, Calypso has made substantial savings both on subscription costs and those associated with exchanging data.

Calypso selected the Inovisworks platform to replace its previous EDI VAN that used an unreliable and slow dial up modem. Orders are now taken directly via a secure Internet connection into Calypso’s System 21 iSeries Based ERP system from Infor, where they are processed.

“EDI is a business critical system for Calypso. Over 80% of our orders by volume are received by EDI, with next day or day after delivery,” said James Holmes, IT/CRM Director. “For us Inovis’ solution just works – it gives us the speed and reliability that we need without even having to think about it.”

Inovis is able to provide Calypso with a comprehensive, integrated communication solution consisting of Inovis BizManager™ and Inovisworks. The combined solution enables both the secure transport of electronic data and documents, including EDI, XML and flat files (such as spreadsheets and CAD drawings). Interoperability with third-party solutions and standards-based data transport further simplify the management of diverse trading partner communities.

John Redfern, Managing Director of Inovis EMEA said: “With large trading communities that require fast turnaround of orders, companies like Calypso require reliable, fast and secure systems to enable the exchange of electronic documents.

“Inovisworks has been designed to provide flexible, resilient communications that enable trading partners with different data formats to connect seamlessly and removes the need for paper or fax transactions, reducing errors and lost orders. Managing the flow of information also ensures reliable delivery, critical where turnaround times are short.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About Calypso Soft Drinks Ltd
Calypso Soft Drinks Limited has been established for over 120 years. The business, based in Tattenhall, Cheshire was founded in 1886 as a dairy by two farming brothers George and John Cooke and became incorporated in 1929.

During the 1950’s considerable packaging expertise was acquired and the first diversification into soft drinks took place. Calypso was the first to develop milk cartons with Tetra Pak, developed Milk Flavoured drinks and soft drinks in 1/3 pint bottles. In 1958 the brand name Calypso was registered as a trade mark in the UK. In the same year, the first Tetra Pak machine in the UK was installed.

Today, Calypso Soft Drinks are available in cups (185ml), cuplets (85ml), bottles (200ml, 250ml, 330ml, 350ml and 500ml PET) and cartons (150ml, 200ml & 250ml). CALYPSO is the UK market leader with Calypso cup drinks and Jubbly ice lollies and produces over 500 million units per year.

CALYPSO is also a major European producer of freezedrinks available in various sizes, packages and flavours and these products are a great success amongst young consumers. Brands include world famous TV characters, for example Scooby Doo and The Simpsons. This range has been strengthened by the relaunch of the popular Jubbly brand. In addition Calypso is the only company in Europe to produce natural mineral water ice cubes.
CALYPSO Soft Drinks is ISO9002 and EFSIS accredited.
For more information please visit: www.calypso.co.uk

About Inovis
Inovis is a leading provider of on-demand Business Community Management solutions that empower companies to transact, collaborate and optimize communications with their entire trading community. By standardizing and automating mission-critical business interactions, companies can dramatically reduce the complexity and cost of supply chain communication. This foundation of high-quality, reliable and secure connectivity provides real-time visibility across the order-to-payment lifecycle. The resulting actionable intelligence enables users to proactively address supply chain issues before they impact profitability, shortening cycle times, improving productivity and increasing customer satisfaction.

With more than 20 years of expertise, Inovis delivers its products and services to more than 20,000 companies over a wide range of industries and markets across the globe. For more information, visit www.inovis.com.

About Inovisworks
Built on the latest J2EE technology, Inovisworks is more than just a Value-Added-Network. Inovisworks allows the rapid and secure exchange of documents between trading partners with unparalleled network connectivity options such as AS2, regardless of data format or standards. The service also includes leading edge web based management and monitoring facilities providing reporting and visibility that enable end users to proactively manage their business relationships.



Inovis is a trademark of Inovis, Inc.

Media Contacts:
Andreina West
PR Artistry
+44 (0)1491 639500
andreina@pra-ltd.com

John Redfern
Inovis
+44 (0)1483 547912
john.redfern@inovis.com

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