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PowerCerv Enhances E-Commerce Solutions.

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 1999--

Agreement provides PowerCerv customers with E-commerce capabilities

PowerCerv (NASDAQ: PCRV), a leading provider of integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and customer relationship management (CRM) software for the mid-market, has signed an agreement with Sterling Commerce (NYSE:SE), the worldwide Internet E-commerce leader for business.

Under the terms of the agreement, PowerCerv will resell and implement Sterling Commerce's GENTRAN business process integration software as part of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, PowerCerv ERP Plus. This agreement will give PowerCerv customers immediate access to E-commerce by helping them bridge the gap between their business systems and their entire value chain.

"Our customers view the ability to integrate E-commerce solutions as a vital mechanism to strengthen their relationships within their supply chain," said John Montague, PowerCerv's senior vice president of marketing. "Our partnership with Sterling Commerce gives us a strong foundation to build an integrated E-commerce infrastructure, and to further leverage our suite of integrated customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning applications."

In a recent survey of mid-market manufacturers conducted by AMR Research, Inc., integrated E-commerce was cited as one of the three primary decision factors in selecting an enterprise application software solution - which points to the timeliness of this agreement between PowerCerv and Sterling Commerce.

"Mid-market manufacturers have been anticipating an E-commerce solution that will help them exchange information between their internal business applications and their customers, suppliers and business partners," said Todd Ellwood, vice president, America's sales, Sterling Commerce. "With the added advantage of embedding GENTRAN into ERP Plus, PowerCerv has further strengthened its ERP and CRM packages, offering their customers a single solution for accessing E-commerce capabilities."

The integration between Sterling Commerce's GENTRAN business process integration software and PowerCerv ERP Plus is currently in limited release and is scheduled for general availability with PowerCerv ERP Plus Version 9.0 in Q4 1999.

About PowerCerv

PowerCerv was the first company to deliver to the middle market a fully-integrated suite of client/server business applications called ERP Plus. They consist of applications for manufacturing, distribution, financials, customer relationship management (CRM) and customer support. All PowerCerv applications were developed internally as an integrated system designed to be optimized when implemented as a front-office and back-office operation suite. The Company offers training, consulting and implementation services to support its software products. For more information on ERP Plus - The Plus Your Enterprise Needs - contact PowerCerv at (813) 226-2600, fax (813) 222-0886, or visit the Company's web site at

About Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce is recognized as the worldwide leader in providing Internet E-commerce solutions for the Global 5000 and their commerce communities. The company is one of 40 companies included in the Dow Jones Internet Services Index. The company is focused on providing E-commerce solutions through its COMMERCE, CONNECT and GENTRAN product families to address extranet management, business process integration, community management, infrastructure and outsourcing. Sterling Commerce has been providing E-commerce solutions for 25 years, and has 2,500 employees, 37 office locations and more than 40 distributors worldwide. With more than 45,000 customers worldwide, the company had 1998 revenues of more than $490 million. For more information, visit the Sterling Commerce Web site at

Statements contained in this press release which are not historical fact are "forward-looking statements". These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors which may affect the Company's results include, but not limited, to fluctuations in quarterly activities and results of operations, competition, economic and market condition risks, year 2000 readiness, lengthy sales cycles, ability to manage change and other risk factors detailed in the company's most recent annual report and other filings with the SEC.

ERP Plus is a registered trademark of PowerCerv Corporation. GENTRAN is a registered trademark of Sterling Commerce,Inc. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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