Connecting Networks

Sterling Commerce, Clearbridge partner to offer solutions to small, midsize businesses

San Francisco, CA  October 7, 2002  Clearbridge, Inc. today announced that Sterling Commerce will market its managed supply chain integration solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses. The two companies also connected their networks to exchange data in a private and secure manner.

The Clearbridge Prospero Commerce Appliance and Document Exchange Network (DxN) will be marketed by Sterling Commerce to small- and medium-sized (SMB) customers that require a completely managed solution for electronic data interchange (EDI) and eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based trade partner integration.

Sterling Commerce and Clearbridge said it will also provide customers with access to Sterling Commerce's enterprise-class products and services, such as Sterling Information Broker network services and Gentran:Server.

Patrick Beyer, vice president, Americas Channel Sales, Sterling Commerce, said "The Clearbridge solutions will help us meet the needs of our SMB customers that require a fully-managed and cost-effective solution to their trading partner integration needs."

The Clearbridge DxN and the Sterling Information Broker network are now interoperable. "By connecting the Clearbridge and Sterling Commerce networks, customers of both companies will benefit from greater trade partner opportunities, faster account interconnections, and a better quality of service," said Carl Wilson, president of Clearbridge Inc.