Xylem Goes Live with Export On-Demand Solution
Speedy Deployment Exceeds Expectations and Drives Immediate Compliance Benefits for Global Water Technology Provider
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, October 23, 2013 -- Amber Road, a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, announced today that Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, implemented its Export On-Demand solution to automate all aspects of export compliance for 300 worldwide users across 150 countries.
Xylem implemented Export On-Demand, a cloud based system, with five separate ERP systems across its global business units in fewer than three weeks. The flexible, on-demand solution covers all key export compliance capabilities, including maintaining reference data, screening trade parties, producing documentation and providing audit trails.
"We needed a user friendly, automated solution that could connect to multiple systems, expand as we grow our business and allow us to continuously screen entities," said Charles Mooney, director of trade compliance, Xylem, Inc. "With Export On-Demand, we have removed redundancies in our compliance process because we no longer have to screen individual customers. We are thrilled with the speed of implementation and look forward to exploring added functionality in the future."
Before implementing Export On-Demand, Xylem relied on a semi-automated process for screening customers, vendors and partners against the various government-issued restricted party lists. However, with its diverse business groups, Xylem needed a simple to use, flexible, fully automated screening solution that also managed its export and import data and could be deployed quickly without costly software or hardware.
Export On-Demand's flexibility allows Xylem to manage, add or delete users as needed; create a more comprehensive screening process; and provide global 24x7 export compliance support to users, including trade compliance professionals, shipping, customer service, IT, and human resources.
"We applaud Xylem's commitment to improving its export compliance program and anticipate its expanded use of automation technology to lead to further company successes," said John Preuninger, president and COO of Amber Road. "With its turn-key implementation, Export On-Demand is a perfect solution for exporters that want to make an immediate impact to their export operations with a fast return on their compliance technology investment."
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world's most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,900 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit www.xyleminc.com.