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IBM completes acquisition of Sterling Commerce

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Armonk, N.Y. IBM on Friday announced the closing of its acquisition of Sterling Commerce. The company expands IBM's ability to help clients accelerate their interactions with customers, partners and suppliers through dynamic business networks using either on-premise or cloud delivery models.

“We now offer a complete platform for multi-enterprise business transactions," said Craig Hayman, general manager, IBM Industry Solutions. “In combination with IBM’s existing offerings, Sterling Commerce, Coremetrics and Unica are expanding IBM's ability to help companies automate, manage and accelerate core business processes across marketing, selling, order management and fulfillment.”

With the acquisition of Sterling Commerce, IBM advances its ability to help clients integrate and automate business processes, resulting in improved demand generation, customer experience and fulfillment. Using the combined technologies of IBM and Sterling Commerce, clients have the flexibility to manage these processes -- and their networks of business partners -- through public or private cloud computing environments.

With the closing of this acquisition approximately 2,500 Sterling Commerce employees join IBM. Consistent with IBM's software strategy, IBM will continue to support Sterling Commerce’s clients while allowing them to take advantage of the broader IBM portfolio.

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