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Sterling Commerce Expands Mobile App Portfolio with Industry’s First Mobile B2B Integration as-a-Service Visibility Application

Sterling InFlight Data Management Mobile Provides Business Users with Insights into the Health of Their Trading Community Transactions from a Mobile Device

7/20/2010

Columbus, Ohio – July 20, 2010 – Continuing its market leadership in collaborative integration solutions, Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) company, today announced Sterling InFlight Data Management Mobile, the industry’s first business-to-business (B2B) integration as-a-Service visibility offering for mobile devices.  The application broadens the company’s mobile application portfolio, which includes Sterling Integrator Mobile and Sterling Control Center Mobile, which were announced in February and extend the company’s market-leading business integration solutions to the mobile environment.

Sterling InFlight Data Management Mobile provides business users with up-to-the-minute visibility into their B2B transactions. It enables customers of Sterling B2B integration solutions delivered as-a-Service to better manage the electronic document exchange supporting business-critical processes such as purchase orders, remittances, and other supply chain operations. Specifically, the application enables customers to determine the status of a transaction; monitor and take action on errant transactions; and review the actions that trading partners have taken. In this way, these customers can improve employee productivity, business responsiveness to B2B document processing issues, and trading partner satisfaction.

According to a 2010 Vanson Bourne OmniBoss survey on strategies for B2B integration, 67 percent of U.S. companies say they predict effectiveness and productivity enhancements as a result of mobile devices increasing visibility of their B2B data. For companies that look to third-party support for management of their critical B2B data, such as Sterling B2B integration as-a-Service customers, Sterling InFlight Data Management Mobile provides the visibility to ensure smooth operations from anywhere, anytime.

“Our customers are exchanging time-sensitive and confidential business-critical documents with their trading partners 24 by 7 and need to be confident that the processes on which those documents rely are running securely and effectively,” said Ken Ramoutar, vice president, Product and Industry Marketing, at Sterling Commerce. “By delivering these capabilities on smartphones, Sterling Commerce extends visibility and ability to manage, govern and respond to critical B2B processes without being tethered to a desk. With increased use of mobile devices by business users, Sterling InFlight Data Management Mobile provides a more convenient choice in accessing critical B2B information.”

Additional information on Sterling Commerce mobile applications can be found at http://www.sterlingcommerce.com/products/mobility.htm.

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 18,000 customers worldwide with 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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