Sterling Commerce Named a Top 100 Technology Provider by Food Logistics Magazine

Global Leader in Business Integration and Supply Chain Solutions Provides Competitive Logistical Advantage to Food, Beverage and CPG Industries

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) company, today announced the company was named by Food Logistics magazine as a top provider of solutions and services for the food, beverage and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industries. The Food Logistics 100 is an annual listing that honors solution providers who are delivering solutions that help companies gain a competitive logistical advantage.

"In today's difficult economy, food companies realize they can't be successful alone -- they need to connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners and suppliers to streamline operations and reduce costs," said Richard Douglass, Global Industry Executive, Manufacturing and Logistics, at Sterling Commerce. "With our 30-plus year heritage in helping companies solve their most complex collaboration challenges, Sterling Commerce is uniquely able to help these companies to transform their supply chain networks."

Sterling Commerce provides business integration solutions and multi-channel selling and fulfillment applications that enable manufacturers to optimize and transform their supply chain collaboration networks. The company's multi-enterprise business process platform and global value-added network provide end-to-end visibility to minimize risk of late deliveries, non-compliance and subsequent penalties or chargebacks, and help companies integrate the end-to-end procure-to-pay process to reduce delays and minimize risk of supplier failures. Its selling and fulfillment solutions streamline and optimize the procure-to-pay, order-to-cash and returns processes to enable companies to achieve the perfect order while minimizing costs and inventory. Its supply chain execution solutions, including the world's largest on-demand transportation management solution, optimize warehousing, transportation and supplier management processes.

About Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) company, helps customers thrive in a global economy by connecting their business communities, processes, people and technology. More than 30,000 customers worldwide use Sterling Commerce solutions for business process integration, multi-channel selling, and supply chain fulfillment, and payments management to optimize business performance inside and outside their enterprise. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Sterling Commerce has offices in 24 countries around the world. More information can be found at