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Sterling Commerce Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant in The Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers

  • 19 June, 2008 08:39

<p>Melbourne – June 19, 2008 – Sterling Commerce, an AT&amp;T Inc. (NYSE:T) subsidiary, today announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leader’s quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers” report.</p>
<p>“We’re pleased to be in the leader’s quadrant,” said Chris Johnson, vice president, B2B Collaboration Solutions for Sterling Commerce. “Sterling Commerce is focused on helping our customers streamline their internal and external processes and our B2B solutions are making this happen. In my opinion, this recognition validates the work we’ve done in this area and shows that our solutions are helping enterprises to extend processes to customers, partners and suppliers.”</p>
<p>“The B2B gateway software market is growing and dynamic, which reflects IT users’ changing (and increasingly challenging) requirements for more capable B2B gateway solutions to support more (and increasingly sophisticated) B2B projects,” the report stated.</p>
<p>Gentran Integration Suite capabilities include multi-enterprise business process management (BPM) for moving information flows across the most complex enterprises, with support for messages and files of all sizes, and more than 200 technology and application adapters. Multi-enterprise business process management (BPM) capabilities also are incorporated for extending internal processes to customers, suppliers, financial institutions, distributors, logistics providers, and other key partners. The suite is built on a multi-enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) that orchestrates processes and services across multiple domains and enterprises.</p>
<p>The Sterling Commerce B2B solutions also include Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway, which drives operational efficiency by enabling banks and financial communities to optimise financial sector process integration - internally and externally - for secure end-to-end management of financial data exchange, across business processes on a single platform. It also includes Sterling Integrator Retail Edition to solve a retailer’s toughest integration problems from connecting external partners that enhance their customers’ experience, to enabling secure store communications, providing advanced supplier community management and integrating a retailer’s applications into a single business platform.</p>
<p>More information on Sterling B2B solutions can be found online: http://www.sterlingcommerce.com/Products/Integration/
About the Magic Quadrant</p>
<p>“Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers" by Benoit J. Lheureux and Paolo Malinverno is copyrighted June 3, 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</p>
<p>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 82 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.au</p>

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