Sterling Commerce

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Sterling Commerce was a software company providing order management, B2B and managed file transfer ("MFT") products[1] such as Connect:Direct (originally named Network Data Mover). Sterling Commerce was headquartered near Columbus, Ohio in Dublin, OH. SBC Communications acquired Sterling Commerce (see "Ownership" below), then SBC merged with AT&T, who sold Sterling Commerce to IBM. Sterling Commerce's Ohio campus is now a major IBM facility.

Previous acquisitions[edit]

  • In 2005, Sterling Commerce acquired Yantra Corporation, a provider of distributed order management and supply chain fulfillment products.[2]
  • In 2006, Sterling Commerce acquired Nistevo, a provider of on-demand transportation management products.[3]


SBC Communications purchased Sterling Commerce in 2000.[4] With the merger of AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications in November 2005, Sterling Commerce became an AT&T company.[5] In May 2010 IBM acquired Sterling Commerce from AT&T.[6]


  1. ^ IBM - Sterling Commerce. Retrieved on 2013-07-28.
  2. ^ Sterling Commerce Buys Yantra for $170 Million. (2004-12-20). Retrieved on 2013-07-28.
  3. ^ Sterling Commerce to Acquire Nistevo | Manufacturing & Logistics IT Magazine. Retrieved on 2013-07-28.
  4. ^ SBC to buy Sterling Commerce for $3.9 billion - CNET News. (2000-02-22). Retrieved on 2013-07-28.
  5. ^ SBC and AT&T to Become Nation's Largest Telecom Firm | PBS NewsHour | Jan. 31, 2005. PBS. Retrieved on 2013-07-28.
  6. ^ IBM News room - 2010-05-24 IBM Agrees to Acquire Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4 Billion - United States. (2010-05-24). Retrieved on 2013-07-28.

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