Sterling Commerce Inc has agreed to pay $155m in cash for Comergent Technologies Inc, a developer of ebusiness sales software.
The acquired company’s software helps organizations manage direct and indirect sales channels and integrate sales partners. The company has sales offices across the US and in Europe and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Customers of Comergent include organizations such as Cisco, Nissan, Sears, DuPont, AGFA, Goodyear and General Cable. They are users of the Comergent eBusiness System, a selling and distributed order management process management system that automates product and service configurations across channels around what can be sophisticated pricing and discounting models.
Columbus, Ohio-based Sterling, which operates as a subsidiary of AT&T Inc, said the product would be tied into the Sterling Commerce multi-channel order fulfillment software, to provide an end-to-end order fulfillment solution across the supply chain.
Comergent competes against the likes of Selectica and Trilogy and other specialist configuration players such as Firepond and Azerity.