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Sterling Commerce

June 24, 2009 09:00 ET

Sterling Commerce Recognized for Delivering Supply Chain Innovation That Helps Customers Face Today's Economic Challenges

Company Named to 2009 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for Third Consecutive Year Based on Innovative New Solution for Comprehensive Business Integration

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) company, today announced it has been named to the 2009 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. The annual listing by Supply & Demand Chain Executive honors companies that provide solutions and services that are assisting in the transformation of supply chain management. Sterling Commerce was recognized for its leading solutions that help companies optimize and transform their business collaboration network -- the ecosystem of customers, partners and suppliers with whom they do business.

"In today's economy, the transformation of a company's business collaboration network to optimize effective connection, communication and collaboration across the entire supply chain is paramount to survive the downturn and, more importantly, to emerge from it ahead of competitors," said Richard Douglass, manufacturing and logistics industry executive at Sterling Commerce. "We are excited to be named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for helping our customers overcome economic challenges today and moving forward."

"This year, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 recognizes supply chain solution and service providers that are helping their customers and clients both respond to the downturn and, more importantly, position themselves for growth ahead," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "We are pleased to acknowledge Sterling Commerce on the list for the third year in a row for its innovation and leadership role in assisting the transformation of the diverse mix of functions that make up the supply chain."

Sterling Commerce was named to the list this year for the introduction of Sterling Business Integration Suite, a comprehensive solution that provides seamless and secure business process integration inside and outside the enterprise. Sterling Business Integration Suite was announced at Sterling Commerce Customer Connection 2009, which was held April 27-29, 2009. The Suite enables companies to optimize key processes such as order-to-cash, procure-to-pay and returns across the entire supply chain, supporting the kind of agile, rapid response that is needed to drive out supply chain costs and delays that affect customer service and profitability.

In addition to Sterling Business Integration Suite, Sterling Commerce offers a comprehensive set of supply chain applications, the Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite. The Suite helps companies sell complex products and services to their customers and partners through every available touch-point. It also helps manage and control complex supply chains throughout the entire fulfillment lifecycle -- from order management and delivery, to returns and settlement. Only Sterling Commerce brings together the power of community, internal and external integration, and cross-channel applications necessary to effectively address the visibility and management gaps between manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers.

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. More than 30,000 customers worldwide use Sterling Commerce 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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