With countries frequently increasing and revising border security protocols, participating in global trade has become more complex than ever. Compliance and Supply Chain Managers can no longer solely rely on personal knowledge and paper-based processes to effectively plan and manage global trade. Global Corporations must have real time access to critical trade information and automation of GTM processes. Companies that can plan and act on their imports and exports proactively despite the dynamic landscape will deliver more on-time goods at a reduced cost. Therefore, with an increasing reliance on the global economy, companies need a more efficient, proactive way to manage trade.

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Clay Perry is senior vice president, global markets, at Integration Point, a provider of Web-based software for global classification, C-TPAT, denied-party screening, qualification under free-trade agreements, and participation in duty deferral programs.

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Integration Point Featured as a Model of Trade Management.

Integration Point is the first to provide Real Time GTM. Traditional GTM systems are designed to stop non-compliant goods upon reaching a border causing potential delays and even spoilage of goods. “Alternatively, Real Time GTM is architected to proactively provide the necessary compliance information ahead of time so that goods keep moving efficiently. Further, with traditional GTM systems, excessive taxes and unplanned expenses can be incurred because companies aren't able to forecast relevant compliance requirements.

Integration Point’s Melissa Irmen Recognized as 2008 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

This is a listing of individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy, or analyst or research firm who have a vision for the 21st century supply chain and have personally helped clients apply technology or processes to modernize their supply chains. Melissa Irmen, VP of Products & Strategy for Integration Point, was one of these recognized individuals.

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Integration Point, a provider of real-time global trade management solutions, announced that release 5.0 of its Global Trade Management (GTM) Solution is now available.

By providing consistent, secure, and real-time global trade capabilities over the Internet, Integration Point said customers can avoid compliance problems and reduce inventory that is often required by less-integrated GTM processes. With this new release Integration Point customers can also better access compliance content that has been more tightly integrated throughout the product suite.

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