For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration and communication provider, has recently unveiled a package designed to automate web-based commerce all the way from order capture to fulfillment and payment, as a result of bringing together a few prudent acquisitions over the last three years.
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and partnerships. For instance, it could further deepen its focus on the retail sector by supporting a number of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory compliances, such as FDA 21, CFR Part 11 (on electronic records and signatures), which would be a springboard for other vertical initiatives. Also, one can imagine the vendor encroaching into the realms of multi-echelon inventory planning and optimization (see Inventory Planning and Optimization: