Sterling Commerce, Inc., a provider of business-to-business electronic commerce software and services, announced, in conjunction with Ariba Technologies, its plans to support cXML. cXML is a proposed open industry standard for electronic commerce that reduces online business costs by facilitating the exchange of content and transaction information over the Internet between buyers and suppliers. cXML provides another method for companies, such as Sterling Commerce customers, to automate business processes, both internally and via commerce communities.