February 14, 2012 - Chelmsford, MA. - Kewill (LSE: KWL), a leading provider of solutions that accelerate global trade and logistics, and Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Kewill Flagship with the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.

Kewill Flagship provides a robust, Oracle Validated, enterprise parcel shipping solution to Oracle E-Business Suite users. This validated integration enables easier implementations, lower implementation costs and improved customer satisfaction. Kewill Flagship supports high performance and high volume shipping, serving both domestic and international shipping requirements with the broadest carrier compliance in the industry.

News Facts:

• To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of Oracle E-Business Suite customers. 

• Kewill Flagship is an enterprise, multi-carrier shipping management system that can support high-volume, multiple-location, international and domestic shipping to meet the needs of both moderate and high-volume shipping operations and complex distribution environments. Kewill Flagship can manage thousands of shipping stations and is capable of supporting hundreds of thousands of shipments per day on a single deployment. 

• With more than 12,000 deployments of shipping solutions, Kewill customers are some of the highest volume parcel and LTL shippers across the globe. 

• Kewill Inc. has a Cooperative Marketing Agreement with Oracle to augment Oracle Transportation Management small parcel functionality. Oracle developed a standard integration between Oracle Transportation Management and Kewill Flagship, offering best-in-breed solutions to meet the demands of some of the most sophisticated and complex enterprise organizations worldwide. 

• The Kewill Flagship Adapter is a PL/SQL package that allows for a standard integration between Kewill Flagship 5.0 and the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. 

Supporting Quotes:

• “Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process,” said Kevin O’Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “Achieving Oracle Validated Integration through Oracle PartnerNetwork gives our customers confidence that the integration between Kewill Flagship and the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 has been validated and that the products work together as designed. This helps reduce risk and improves the implementation cycles for our joint customers.” 

• “This is a significant milestone for Kewill and we are very pleased to have achieved Oracle Validated Integration,” said Alan Gold, vice president of marketing and business development for Kewill Inc. “Together with the relationship we already have with Oracle and its Oracle Transportation Management product, this validation underscores our commitment to our relationship with Oracle and allows us to leverage this relationship to deliver the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 users one of the most fully integrated solution the market has to offer today.” 

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration through the Oracle PartnerNetwork gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and Oracle Technology (including Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Content Management, and Oracle Identity Management) have been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review the integrations of third-party software to Oracle Applications and Technology products, including productized repeatable integrations from system integrators. Oracle provides access to Oracle Applications and Technology software, tools, technical resources and training to assist partners in developing integrations based on Oracle standards and best practices. Partners who have successfully validated their integrations are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com athttp://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.  

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://ww.oracle.com/partners.

About Kewill Plc
Kewill is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable Logistics Service Providers and Shippers to move goods domestically and across international and global borders. Our products empower companies to connect and optimise the performance of their local, international and global transport and logistics operations. Kewill delivers world-class software in the areas of freight forwarding, customs and export compliance, parcel shipping, transportation & warehousing, eCommerce and B2B integration. Our customers rely on our innovative software and extensive domain knowledge to improve their business processes, information exchange and management visibility to drive revenue growth, deliver cost savings, improve profitability and meet the changing needs of their customers. 
Established in 1972, Kewill has over 7,000 customers around the world including FedEx, Ford, Mazda, Nestlé, Nike, Palm, Procter & Gamble, Parker Hannifin, Overstock.com, GE Healthcare. Bayer, Black & Decker, Damco, DHL, Hankyu Hanshin, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, Mothercare, UPS, Scott’s & Co., TNT and WaverleyTBS.