Ariba's Momentum Continues With 38 Live Customers in Last Quarter

Ariba B2B eCommerce Solutions Provide Rapid ROI for Customers Across All

Industries



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ariba, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Ariba, Inc., (Nasdaq:   ARBA) the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce
 solutions provider, further demonstrated its ability to provide customers with
 smooth, simple and fast implementations, by taking 38 customers live on with
 Ariba(R) B2B eCommerce solutions in the quarter ended March 31.
     Over 240 of Ariba's global customers in a wide variety of industries are
 already conducting live electronic transactions and enjoying the benefits of
 streamlined commerce processes, reduced costs and improved trading partner
 relationships. A selection of customers which recently went live with their
 Ariba solution include:
 
     -- Clorox, a Fortune 500 household products company recently rolled out
        phase one of their Ariba Buyer solution. Clorox plans to extend the
        solution to 60 plants and 20 offices worldwide;
     -- John Deere, a global company providing innovative machinery, services
        and concepts for farmsite, worksite and homesite customers rolled out
        Ariba Buyer to its Moline, Illinois headquarters last month, and plans
        to extend the solution to other locations later this year;
     -- Bezeq-Zahav (GoldNet), an Israeli B2B company, has launched "The Ring,"
        a Marketplace providing eCommerce end-to-end solutions for the Israeli
        Business Sector. "The Ring" is the first Hebrew deployment of Ariba(R)
        Marketplace(TM), Ariba(R) Dynamic Trade(TM) and Ariba(R) Buyer ASP
        Edition(TM). The first hosted Ariba Buyer solution was successfully
        implemented in Bezeq, The Israeli PTT, a $2.5 Billion company;
 
     "The Ariba and EDS implementation team has enabled a smooth, phased
 deployment, resulting in a complete, integrated solution for automating the
 cycle of procuring products and services -- from requisition to fulfillment,"
 said Bobby Zachariah, vice president of procurement for Clorox.
     "Phase one of our Ariba Buyer implementation included enabling
 nine suppliers, and we have an aggressive plan to add additional suppliers
 quickly," said Mike Lentz, project manager for online buying with John Deere.
     "Now that "The Ring" marketplace is up and running, and the
 first implementation of Ariba Buyer turned out to be a success, we look
 forward to offering other companies our end-to-end eCommerce services in a
 secure, cost effective and managed environment," said Arie Rimini, vice
 president eCommerce of Bezeq-Zahav (GoldNet).
     "Ariba has always measured its success based on the success of our
 customers, and in today's economic climate rapid deployment is more critical
 than ever as this equates to a faster ROI, which significantly impacts a
 company's bottom line," said Eileen Basho, senior vice president operations
 for Ariba. "The combination of our open platform, results-driven
 determination, customer focus, and best-of-breed partners enables us to get
 customers up and running in a smooth and fast manner, benefiting all players
 in the B2B ecosystem."
     A recent IDC report, "eProcurement Applications Market Forecast and
 Analysis, 2000-2004," identified Ariba as the worldwide market leader for
 buy-side eProcurement in 2000, with a 36 percent market share.
     Ariba Buyer enables customers to electronically aggregate purchasing from
 employee desktops and direct this spending to preferred suppliers and B2B
 marketplaces, resulting in significant time and cost savings.
 
     About Ariba
     Ariba, Inc. is the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce solutions
 provider. Ariba's open, end-to-end, interoperable software solutions and
 hosted Web-based commerce services enable efficient online trade, integration
 and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and commerce
 service providers. The global reach and best-of-breed functionality of Ariba
 B2B eCommerce solutions create Internet-driven economies of scale and process
 efficiencies for leading companies around the world. Ariba can be contacted in
 the U.S. at 650-930-6200 or at www.ariba.com.
     NOTE:  Ariba and the Ariba logo are registered trademarks of Ariba, Inc.
 Ariba Buyer, Ariba Marketplace, Ariba Dynamic Trade and Ariba Commerce
 Services Network are trademarks of Ariba, Inc. All other trademarks are
 property of their respective owners.
 
     Ariba Safe Harbor
     Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 1995:  Information and announcements in this release involve Ariba's
 expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the
 future and are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are
 based upon information available to Ariba as of the date of the release, and
 we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These
 statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could
 differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or
 contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to:  delays in
 development or shipment of new versions of our Ariba B2B Commerce Platform;
 lack of market acceptance of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform or other new
 products or services; inability to continue to develop competitive new
 products and services on a timely basis; introduction of new products or
 services by major competitors; our ability to attract and retain qualified
 employees; difficulties in assimilating companies previously acquired,
 including Tradex, Trading Dynamics, and SupplierMarket.com; inability to
 expand our operations to support increased growth; lengthening sales cycles
 and the recognition of an increasing portion of revenues at the end of the
 quarter; declining economic conditions, including a recession; inability to
 control costs; changes in our pricing or compensation policies; inability to
 successfully manage a reduction in the company's workforce; and significant
 fluctuations in our stock price. These and other factors and risks associated
 with our business are discussed in the Company's Form 10-K filed
 December 29, 2000 and Form 10-Q filed February 14, 2001.
 
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SOURCE Ariba, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Ariba, Inc., (Nasdaq:   ARBA) the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce
 solutions provider, further demonstrated its ability to provide customers with
 smooth, simple and fast implementations, by taking 38 customers live on with
 Ariba(R) B2B eCommerce solutions in the quarter ended March 31.
     Over 240 of Ariba's global customers in a wide variety of industries are
 already conducting live electronic transactions and enjoying the benefits of
 streamlined commerce processes, reduced costs and improved trading partner
 relationships. A selection of customers which recently went live with their
 Ariba solution include:
 
     -- Clorox, a Fortune 500 household products company recently rolled out
        phase one of their Ariba Buyer solution. Clorox plans to extend the
        solution to 60 plants and 20 offices worldwide;
     -- John Deere, a global company providing innovative machinery, services
        and concepts for farmsite, worksite and homesite customers rolled out
        Ariba Buyer to its Moline, Illinois headquarters last month, and plans
        to extend the solution to other locations later this year;
     -- Bezeq-Zahav (GoldNet), an Israeli B2B company, has launched "The Ring,"
        a Marketplace providing eCommerce end-to-end solutions for the Israeli
        Business Sector. "The Ring" is the first Hebrew deployment of Ariba(R)
        Marketplace(TM), Ariba(R) Dynamic Trade(TM) and Ariba(R) Buyer ASP
        Edition(TM). The first hosted Ariba Buyer solution was successfully
        implemented in Bezeq, The Israeli PTT, a $2.5 Billion company;
 
     "The Ariba and EDS implementation team has enabled a smooth, phased
 deployment, resulting in a complete, integrated solution for automating the
 cycle of procuring products and services -- from requisition to fulfillment,"
 said Bobby Zachariah, vice president of procurement for Clorox.
     "Phase one of our Ariba Buyer implementation included enabling
 nine suppliers, and we have an aggressive plan to add additional suppliers
 quickly," said Mike Lentz, project manager for online buying with John Deere.
     "Now that "The Ring" marketplace is up and running, and the
 first implementation of Ariba Buyer turned out to be a success, we look
 forward to offering other companies our end-to-end eCommerce services in a
 secure, cost effective and managed environment," said Arie Rimini, vice
 president eCommerce of Bezeq-Zahav (GoldNet).
     "Ariba has always measured its success based on the success of our
 customers, and in today's economic climate rapid deployment is more critical
 than ever as this equates to a faster ROI, which significantly impacts a
 company's bottom line," said Eileen Basho, senior vice president operations
 for Ariba. "The combination of our open platform, results-driven
 determination, customer focus, and best-of-breed partners enables us to get
 customers up and running in a smooth and fast manner, benefiting all players
 in the B2B ecosystem."
     A recent IDC report, "eProcurement Applications Market Forecast and
 Analysis, 2000-2004," identified Ariba as the worldwide market leader for
 buy-side eProcurement in 2000, with a 36 percent market share.
     Ariba Buyer enables customers to electronically aggregate purchasing from
 employee desktops and direct this spending to preferred suppliers and B2B
 marketplaces, resulting in significant time and cost savings.
 
     About Ariba
     Ariba, Inc. is the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce solutions
 provider. Ariba's open, end-to-end, interoperable software solutions and
 hosted Web-based commerce services enable efficient online trade, integration
 and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and commerce
 service providers. The global reach and best-of-breed functionality of Ariba
 B2B eCommerce solutions create Internet-driven economies of scale and process
 efficiencies for leading companies around the world. Ariba can be contacted in
 the U.S. at 650-930-6200 or at www.ariba.com.
     NOTE:  Ariba and the Ariba logo are registered trademarks of Ariba, Inc.
 Ariba Buyer, Ariba Marketplace, Ariba Dynamic Trade and Ariba Commerce
 Services Network are trademarks of Ariba, Inc. All other trademarks are
 property of their respective owners.
 
     Ariba Safe Harbor
     Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 1995:  Information and announcements in this release involve Ariba's
 expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the
 future and are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are
 based upon information available to Ariba as of the date of the release, and
 we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These
 statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could
 differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or
 contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to:  delays in
 development or shipment of new versions of our Ariba B2B Commerce Platform;
 lack of market acceptance of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform or other new
 products or services; inability to continue to develop competitive new
 products and services on a timely basis; introduction of new products or
 services by major competitors; our ability to attract and retain qualified
 employees; difficulties in assimilating companies previously acquired,
 including Tradex, Trading Dynamics, and SupplierMarket.com; inability to
 expand our operations to support increased growth; lengthening sales cycles
 and the recognition of an increasing portion of revenues at the end of the
 quarter; declining economic conditions, including a recession; inability to
 control costs; changes in our pricing or compensation policies; inability to
 successfully manage a reduction in the company's workforce; and significant
 fluctuations in our stock price. These and other factors and risks associated
 with our business are discussed in the Company's Form 10-K filed
 December 29, 2000 and Form 10-Q filed February 14, 2001.
 
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