FORTUNE 500 IT LEADERS TO ADDRESS BUSINESS VISIBILITY AT STERLING COMMERCE 2005 CUSTOMER CONNECTION CONFERENCE

May 16-18

InterContinental Miami in Miami, Florida

Sterling Commerce, one of the world's largest providers of multi-enterprise collaboration software and services, will be hosting a three-day business

and educational event for Sterling Commerce customers, bringing together business and IT leaders from four continents to exchange best practices in global multi-enterprise collaboration.

More than a dozen leading IT professionals will lead an agenda focused on business visibility, with keynote addresses from:

MAY 17 - Don Tapscott, CEO of New Paradigm and internationally acclaimed and best-selling author; “The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency will revolutionise Business”

MAY 18 - David Guzman, Chief research officer of Yankee Group and recognised multi-enterprise collaboration visionary; “The Borderless Enterprise: The role of technology in the globalisation of Business Processes”

Sterling Commerce CEO Sam Starr also will discuss how the company’s record year, fueled by two strategic acquisitions with TR2 and Yantra Corp., will give it a greater platform to support customers’ multi-enterprise collaboration vision.

New at this year’s Sterling Commerce Customer Connection conference will be the MESA Awards for customer innovation. The MESA Awards recognise customers who have successfully implemented multi-enterprise collaboration initiatives in three categories, which include:

§ Community - recognising best practices in building sizable trading partner communities and managing the related volume of transactions

§ Supply Chain Management - recognising companies using application services for specific aspects of supply chain management such as real-time order management, inventory management and point-of-sale transaction management
§ Collaboration - recognising companies who are leveraging the business value contained within business transactions to drive competitive edge or other demonstrable business value

Awards will be made on an individual and organisational level and will be announced by Sterling Commerce CEO Sam Starr on May 18, 2005.

The 2005 Customer Connection conference will feature several sessions led by Sterling Commerce customers that are industry leaders in financial services, manufacturing, retail/consumer packaged goods, telecommunications and transportation.

These customers will present sessions on topics such as real-time processing, secure data transmission, data integration, and electronically enabling trading partners with multi-enterprise collaboration solutions.

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