An Affinity for VMI

NONSTOP Solutions joins Sterling Commerce Affinity Alliance Program

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SAN FRANCISCO  November 27, 2001 NONSTOP Solutions today announced an agreement with SBC Communications Inc. subsidiary Sterling Commerce to become a new member of its Affinity Alliance Program.  As part of the program, Sterling Commerce will offer its customers the NONSTOP Demand Network Software Suite, a leading vendor managed inventory (VMI) and collaborative replenishment solution for manufacturers, wholesale distributors and retailers.

Using the Demand Network Software Suite, Sterling Commerce customers can gain greater insight into consumer demand, deliver optimal in-stock performance and minimize inventory investment in their customer's warehouses and stores.  In turn, NONSTOP Solutions will work with Sterling Commerce to provide its customers with more complete solutions for connectivity and electronic commerce.

"We are excited to announce our partnership with Sterling Commerce, a trusted provider of e-business solutions to more than 50,000 companies across many industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, and retail," said Maureen Stratton, AVP of Business Development for NONSTOP Solutions.  "Together we can deliver dramatic business results to the Sterling Commerce customer base."

"We are proud to add NONSTOP to our Affinity Alliance Program.  Our combined offerings can help companies with a need for demand forecasting and vendor-managed inventory, and we'll work with NONSTOP to deliver quantifiable results," said Sharon Hodges, Sterling Commerce Affinity Partner program manager. "NONSTOP's software is a perfect complement to our e-business solutions across several industries."