Sterling Commerce recognised for delivering innovation to the manufacturing industry

Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc. subsidiary, has been named to the 2007 Manufacturing Business Technologys Global 100 List. The annual list recognises the worlds top information technology providers to the manufacturing industry in several key application categories including enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management (PLM) and plant management.

The Manufacturing Business Technology Global 100 honours the companies that are leading the manufacturing technology revolution, said Kevin Parker, editorial director for Manufacturing Business Technology. Sterling Commerce, with its heritage in innovation around multi-channel selling and distributed order fulfillment, has earned a place on the list by helping manufacturers and suppliers simplify and automate complex business processes in order to compete effectively and boost profitability.

Sterling Commerce is one of the worlds largest providers of business process solutions.  The companys sales, fulfillment and integration solutions enable manufacturers to adapt and execute complex order processes faster, more reliably and more profitably than their competitors.  The Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite drives order profitability and incremental revenue opportunities for manufacturers who not only produce products but also for those who bundle services such as warranty, installation, maintenance, and disposal with products.  It also minimises supply chain disruptions and reduces supply chain costs and inventory requirements through perfect order execution.  Sterling Commerce integration solutions help manufacturers execute the perfect order through electronic data interchange (EDI), B2B communications and data synchronisation that deliver clear and long-range supply chain visibility.  Regardless of protocol, format or process, Sterling Commerce provides thousands of manufacturers worldwide the ability to connect with partners, suppliers and customers seamlessly and reliably delivering differentiation in the global marketplace.

Sterling Commerce empowers manufacturing businesses to innovate in achieving the perfect order, said Richard Douglass, manufacturing industry executive at Sterling Commerce.  The idea of the perfect order is complicated by the sheer complexity and risk inherent in todays global, multi-channel selling and multi-sourced, multi-tiered supply chains, and Sterling Commerce is uniquely positioned to enable manufacturers to break through that complexity to boost growth and profits.  Were honoured to be a part of the MBT 100 and recognised for our leadership in manufacturing technology innovation and execution.

About Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), helps 80 percent of the FORTUNE? 500 thrive in a global economy by solving complex business process challenges. The companys innovative software and services integrate customers systems ? inside and outside the four walls of the enterprise ? so companies can conduct business without borders. Sterling Commerce solutions help customers adopt best practices in e-sales, supply chain execution, payment processing and business-to-business integration.  The solutions also give executives and front-line managers greater visibility inside and outside the enterprise in order to improve profitability, reduce costs and minimise risk. Sterling Commerce enables businesses to innovate key processes in real time, while continuing to deploy ERP or transaction system infrastructures. With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, Sterling Commerce has unparalleled experience in retail, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, financial services, supply chain, logistics, and telecommunications.

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