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Sterling Commerce Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant for "Magic Quadrant For Warehouse Management Systems, 2007" Report

  • 21 April, 2008 08:39

<p>Melbourne – April 21, 2008 – Sterling Commerce, an AT&amp;T Inc. (NYSE:T) subsidiary, today announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the visionaries quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, 2007” report.*</p>
<p>Sterling Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) brings operational discipline to complex warehouse operations by giving managers robust planning, execution and measurement tools. With its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and strong integration capabilities, the solution helps companies improve perfect order fulfillment by efficiently using inventory available across the extended enterprise.</p>
<p>Sterling WMS improves operational productivity through business process modeling capabilities that provide rapid adaptability for new and complex requirements and market changes. It also provides support for value added services that provides efficient management of light assembly and unique customer bundling needs.</p>
<p>The report states: “The most aggressive supply chain practitioners are beginning to shift their focus from lean- and demand-driven supply chain principles to what some have called ‘post-lean’ supply chain principles, or what Gartner calls ‘chaos-tolerant’ processes. Gartner believes this represents the frontier for supply chain excellence, and WMS vendors will begin to support these strategy and process requirements with functionality.”</p>
<p>“We’re pleased with placement in this report in the visionaries quadrant. I believe this reflects the work we’ve done to deliver a robust solution for solving complex warehousing challenges. Sterling WMS offers a strong technology architecture, with a market-leading SOA and integrated business process modeling capabilities, that will enable our customers to move toward post-lean supply chain principles,” said Scott Pulsipher, senior vice president of Product Management and Marketing for Sterling Commerce.</p>
<p>The report also noted, “Gartner is seeing increased momentum for application modernisation across the entire enterprise application landscape, and WMS applications are not exempt from this trend.”</p>
<p>“Sterling WMS remains a technology leader while other WMS vendors are struggling to consolidate and upgrade technology platforms,” adds Pulsipher.</p>
<p>Sterling WMS is part of the Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite, a unique set of applications for managing the entire process of inquiry to cash that removes the barriers to successful customer and supplier interactions by providing a single end-to-end view of multi-channel selling and fulfillment operations. The Suite allows companies to present a unique buying experience for their prospects, customers, and partners in all the ways they sell - Web, call centre, store, and field sales. In addition, it provides companies with control over the entire fulfillment lifecycle - from order management, to warehouse operations, to transportation and delivery, to supply management, to returns and settlement.</p>
<p>About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, 2007" by Jeff Woods is copyrighted January 11, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>About Sterling Commerce
Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&amp;T Inc. (NYSE:T), helps customers thrive in a global economy by connecting their business communities, processes, people and technology. More than 30,000 customers worldwide – including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 – use Sterling Commerce solutions for business process integration, multi-channel selling, and supply chain fulfillment to improve profitability inside and outside their company walls. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Sterling Commerce has offices in 19 countries and most major cities around the world. More information on the company can be found at www.sterlingcommerce.com.</p>
<p>* Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, 2007” by J. Woods. January 11, 2008.</p>

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