Sterling Commerce partners with itheca for Swiss distribution

Source: Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce, an AT&T (NYSE:T) subsidiary, today announced a partnership with itheca Solutions to distribute Sterling Commerce solutions to the financial services industry in Switzerland.

itheca Solutions is partnering with Sterling Commerce to offer the Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway™ solution to its new and existing customers. The complete communications solution for payments and other financial inter-enterprise communications has been awarded the SWIFT Ready Financial EAI Gold Label.

itheca Solutions selected Sterling Commerce as a partner based upon its reputation as an industry leader in business process integration solutions and for the advanced technical capabilities of Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway. Gregor von Lieven, Business Unit Manager, said: "itheca Solutions is acknowledged as a leading authority on Business Process Management and as such we required a partner that could offer a robust payments and communications solution. Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway will enable us to offer our customers a highly flexible and scalable solution for gaining a consolidated view of a company's global financial value chain."

Michele Carvalho, Head of Business Partners and Alliances, EMEA, for Sterling Commerce said:

"This partnership supports our growth strategy by driving new revenue opportunities for Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway and developing an industry-based focus within our business partner community. Sterling Commerce has observed growing interest in our solutions from the Central European market and we believe Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway answers a clear market need in these territories. By combining Sterling Commerce products with itheca's strategic expertise in Business Process Management, this agreement provides Sterling Commerce with a strong platform to deliver flexible and customer-focused solutions."

itheca Solutions is a division of the privately held itheca Group, which also provides management consultancy and personnel services. With offices across Vienna, Basel and Zurich, the group focuses on providing banking and financial services, insurance, telecom and IT products and services for national, international and global clients. itheca Solutions has been a Sterling Commerce Connect partner since 2003 and is now the exclusive channel for Sterling Commerce business integration software in the Finance Sector industry in Switzerland.

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