Sterling expanding B2B network to Japan, China, Australia
AT&T subsidiary Sterling Commerce has announced the expansion of its Sterling Collaboration Network, the firm's hosted business-to-business service, into Japan, Australia and China.
SCN is a value-added network providing users with support for any data type and format and connection of trading partners with up to 90 interconnects.
Dublin, Ohio-based Sterling promises up to a 50 percent reduction in processing costs over paper-based documents for users of SCN, as well as increased document delivery and reduced cycle times.
SCN also offers end-to-end visibility with real-time data for both the user and the user's customers.
According to Sterling, SCN handles up to 4.5 million B2B documents per day with more than 99.9 percent reliability.
The SCN suite includes Sterling Information BrokerSM, Community Services, Translation Services, Visibility and Hosted Application Services.
As part of the expansion, Sterling also said it will focus support in regional centers to ensure 'local language and time zone support as well as appropriate integration resources.'