Sterling Commerce, ADX Partner

Add ADX's EDI and XML services to Sterling's existing business integration solutions

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Columbus, OH — April 24, 2003 — Business integration solutions provider Sterling Commerce and Advanced Data Exchange (ADX), a provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) and XML translation services for mid-size and small suppliers, have announced a partnership to supplement the Sterling Commerce community building services. Sterling Commerce said it has added the ADX services to its existing offerings to help its customers reach their suppliers regardless of size or technical capabilities.

Based on their requirements, customers select from a variety of business transaction management tools including Sterling Web Forms, Sterling eTransaction Manager, other partner solutions and now ADX services, according to the providers. As a result, enterprise customers can leverage their existing EDI systems and the Sterling Information Broker network to extend electronic trading relationships to their suppliers.

"The partnership with ADX extends our community building services to continue to meet our customers' demands for stable solutions and increased options when connecting with their smaller trading partners," said Jim Hendrickson, vice president, Integrated Network Services for Sterling Commerce.

"Combining the market leadership of Sterling Commerce and the ADX platform lets large enterprise companies extend their financial and EDI/XML systems to enable all of their trading partners to be electronically connected," said Andrew Duncan, president and CEO of Advanced Data Exchange. "This partnership will provide large companies achieve complete supply chain connectivity."