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December 16, 2009 09:00 ET

Sterling Commerce Named a Leading Solutions Provider to the Food Industry

Food Logistics Magazine Recognizes Company for Optimizing Value Chains to Create Competitive Advantage

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc company, today announced that Food Logistics magazine has named the company a top provider of solutions and services for the food, beverage, and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industries. The company was included in the annual Food Logistics 100 listing for helping food companies optimize their logistics operations with its collaborative applications and integration solutions: Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite and Sterling Business Integration Suite.

Each year, the editors of Food Logistics recognize 100 technology and solutions providers that help grocery and foodservice distributors and manufacturers reach their business goals. This year, the magazine focused on managing change through hard economic times with technology.

"The FL100 listing provides a guide for decision-making grocery and foodservice distribution and manufacturing executives," said Katherine Doherty, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics magazine. "These companies rely on technology to better manage their supply chains and help weather the financial storm. The FL100 recipients have demonstrated that they can meet our readers' specific needs."

"To compete in today's challenging economic times, food companies must optimize their business collaboration network -- the ecosystem of their customers, suppliers and other partners -- to turn what used to be called the 'supply chain' into a differentiating 'value chain,'" said Richard Douglass, global industry executive, Manufacturing and Logistics, at Sterling Commerce. "Our collaborative applications and integration solutions enable food companies to gain the benefits from their value chain by optimizing connectivity with their trading partners, enhancing network-wide inventory and supply chain visibility, streamlining complex order processes, and reducing transportation costs."

Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite is a collaborative supply chain solution for managing the entire order-to-cash process. It provides capabilities to present a unique buying experience for a food company's customers and partners through personalized merchandising, marketing, and retention programs. It also provides complex order fulfillment orchestration and a single view of demand, inventory, and supply across complex global supply chain networks. The Suite offers the world's largest on-demand transportation management solution, with a collaborative logistics network of more than 7,000 carriers transacting over 6 million shipments per year.

The Sterling Business Integration Suite is a comprehensive suite of industry-leading integration solutions that provides a holistic approach to integrating business processes inside and outside the enterprise. Addressing the critical challenges of business-to-business integration and managed file transfer, the suite enables the seamless and secure integration of key business processes both within the enterprise and between enterprises and their partners. The Suite's hosted value-added network service provides integration and secure connectivity to more than 19,000 companies and more than 90 network interconnects.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The magazine serves the information needs of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods executives involved in warehousing, transportation and information technology, as well as third-party and refrigerated service providers. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends and best practices that help more than 24,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors and retailers make better business decisions. On the web at www.foodlogistics.com.

About Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) company, helps companies optimize and transform their Business Collaboration Network to accelerate revenues and reduce costs. Sterling Commerce provides more than 30,000 customers worldwide applications and integration solutions to connect, communicate and collaborate inside and outside their enterprise. More information can be found at www.sterlingcommerce.com.

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