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Mercer Chooses Sterling Commerce to Facilitate Electronic Communications with NZ Inland Revenue Department

Sterling Commerce today announced that Mercer, a leading global provider of consulting, outsourced and investment services, has selected the Sterling Collaboration Network, an on demand business-to-business (B2B) network, to safely and securely exchange electronic communications specifically related to superannuation with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
  • 20 April, 2009 15:40

<p>Sterling Commerce, an AT&amp;T Inc. (NYSE:T) company, today announced that Mercer, a leading global provider of consulting, outsourced and investment services, has selected the Sterling Collaboration Network, an on demand business-to-business (B2B) network, to safely and securely exchange electronic communications specifically related to superannuation with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.</p>
<p>In existence for over 30 years, Sterling Collaboration Network provides connections to over 90 other public and private networks and manages as many as 4.5 million B2B documents per day with more than 99.9 percent reliability. It will enable Mercer to automate the flow of information, including retirement benefit information to and from Mercer and the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.</p>
<p>Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues, designing and helping manage health, retirement and other benefits. The company conducted a lengthy market evaluation and chose Sterling Commerce based on its strong market footprint, brand reputation, and proven technical expertise in being able to transmit high volumes of messages in a secure and reliable fashion.</p>
<p>“We reviewed several solutions but were impressed with the scalability and proven expertise of the Sterling Collaboration Network. This was confirmed when we signed on to the network as this was both a rapid and smooth transition which enabled us to continue offering a seamless service to our clients.</p>
<p>“Since going live with Sterling Collaboration Network, Mercer and its clients have reaped the benefits of a faster speed of messaging service and an overall leap in the quality of document visibility and transparency,” said Andrew Godfrey, Chief Operating Officer, Outsourcing, Mercer.</p>
<p>Sterling Collaboration Network simplifies trading partner relationships by eliminating all paper-based transactions and providing end-to-end visibility and control over the business processes shared with outside companies. It eliminates all paper-based transactions and removes the technical complexity in dealing with the technical requirements of the trading community. With this solution, companies are able to securely and reliably exchange business documents, making it simpler to automate their B2B processes to increase their competitiveness and productivity.</p>
<p>“Sterling Commerce has performed as a professional organisation with the capacity to deliver a smooth deployment within set timeframes and provide ongoing excellence in its quality of delivery,” said Godfrey.</p>
<p>About Sterling Commerce
Sterling Commerce, an AT&amp;T Inc (NYSE:T) company, helps customers thrive in a global economy by connecting their business communities, processes, people and technology. More than 30,000 customers worldwide use Sterling Commerce solutions for business process integration, multi-channel selling, supply chain fulfilment, and payments management to optimise business performance inside and outside their enterprise. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Sterling Commerce has offices in 24 countries with regional offices in Sydney and Melbourne. More information can be found at www.sterlingcommerce.com.au</p>
<p>For more information, contact:
Julie Christie, Sterling Commerce, (03) 9683 2503, Julie_christie@stercomm.com</p>
<p>Shuna Boyd on behalf of Bass PR, (02) 9418 8100, shuna@boydpr.com.au</p>

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