COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) company, today announced it has been named among the top 100 largest software companies on Software Magazine's annual listing of the world's largest software and service providers. Sterling Commerce was ranked 87 in the revenue-based ranking with reported earnings of $633 million in 2008.

"Being named to the Software 500 again is a testament to our company's continued leadership in providing innovative software to top global businesses, especially in the downturned economy," said Joel Reed, senior vice president of marketing for Sterling Commerce. "Sterling Commerce is helping today's companies generate maximum productivity and create differentiation where businesses intersect. Through our solutions for enabling seamless and secure integration of key business processes and streamlining the selling and fulfillment processes, we are helping enterprises in a variety of industries completely transform the way they do business."

"The 2009 Software 500 results show that revenue growth in the software and services industry was healthy, with total Software 500 revenue of $491.3 billion worldwide for 2008 representing 8.8% growth from the previous year," said John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and

With over 80 percent of the Fortune 500 as customers, the Sterling Commerce customer base includes more than 30,000 companies who use Sterling Commerce solutions to optimize and transform their Business Collaboration Network, the ecosystem of customers, partners and suppliers with whom they do business. Specifically, Sterling Commerce helps enterprises connect, communicate and collaborate within their Business Collaboration Network quickly, easily, and securely so they can accelerate revenues and reduce costs.

The Software 500 ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2008. This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services, and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. The financial information was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at as well as from public documents.

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Digital Software Magazine, the Software Decision Journal, has been a brand name in the high-tech industry for 30 years., its Web counterpart, is the online catalog to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and services companies. Software Magazine and are owned and operated by King Content Co.

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 30,000 customers worldwide applications and integration solutions to connect, communicate and collaborate inside and outside their enterprise. More information can be found at

Contact Information: For more information, contact: Julie Redard Sterling Commerce (978) 513-6386 Jamie Leicht Fleishman-Hillard (619) 237-7711