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. ^ "Sterling Commerce is now part of IBM". IBM. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  2. ^ Ferguson, Renee Boucher (2004-12-20). "Sterling Commerce Buys Yantra for $170 Million". EWeek. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Sterling Commerce to Acquire Nistevo". Manufacturing & Logistics IT Magazine. 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  4. ^ "SBC to buy Sterling Commerce for $3.9 billion". CNET. 2002-01-02. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  5. ^ "SBC and AT&T to Become Nation's Largest Telecom Firm". PBS Newshour. 2005-01-30. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  6. ^ "IBM Agrees to Acquire Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4 Billion". IBM. 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 

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