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Sterling Commerce Licenses SpaceWorks Order Manager

Sterling Commerce Inc., a provider of business-to-business e-commerce software products and value-added services, signed an OEM agreement with SpaceWorks Inc., which markets extranet commerce software.

Under the agreement, Sterling Commerce has licensed SpaceWorks OrderManager V 3.0., a software application that manages order processing and fulfillment operations via the Web. Sterling Commerce has incorporated OrderManager into its COMMERCE:Interact service. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OrderManager enables COMMERCE:Interact to provide a secure Web-based catalog and customer order processing services for business-to-business transactions.

COMMERCE:Interact includes Sterling Commerce's Web community management, operations management and Web site hosting services to provide tailored Web- based catalogs and order processing systems that link to a customer's back- office business systems. The addition of OrderManager will accelerate the deployment of COMMERCE:Interact for Sterling Commerce's managed service customers, the company said.

OrderManager allows customers, distributors and resellers to access specific product, pricing and inventory information, in real-time, via a Web browser. In addition, OrderManager enables organizations to automatically fulfill orders, ship products and check order status.

As part of this new business relationship, Maryland-based SpaceWorks is offering its OrderManager customers the option to contract with Sterling Commerce for value-added services as an alternative to in-house hosting.