IDC Report Names Ariba B2B Commerce Platform Market Leader in 2000

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ariba, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce
 platform and network services company, was recently named the undisputed
 leader in the eProcurement arena by seizing 36 percent of the worldwide
 buy-side eProcurement market segment -- more than twice that of its closest
 competitor -- and 18 percent of the total eProcurement market.  According to
 the February 2001 IDC Report, "eProcurement Applications Market Forecast and
 Analysis, 2000-2004," Ariba leads the market with year 2000 application
 license and network revenue of $375 million, over $100 million more than the
 closest competitor.
     The report also noted that in 2000 Ariba grew faster last year than the
 overall market (815 percent as opposed to 167 percent) due to its powerful
 sales engine and key partnerships.
     "There's no question that Ariba is one of the fastest-growing application
 vendors," noted Albert Pang, author of the report and eCommerce software
 research manger for IDC.  "Its effective execution in the buy-side procurement
 applications market has given Ariba a sizable lead over others."
     "Ariba understands that customers need a market leader who can provide
 them with a rapid implementation and immediate time to value," said
 Michael Schmitt, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Ariba.
 "The Ariba platform of solutions delivers this by providing our customers with
 increased efficiencies, reduced costs and improved trading partner
 relationships, which significantly impact a company's bottom line."
     "For the BMW Group, Ariba was the only choice.  We chose them for their
 frictionless global platform and proven ability to execute.  No one else even
 came close," said Robert Bauer, head of eProcurement, BMW Group.
     Despite the current economic slowdown, IDC projects that the eProcurement
 applications market will grow to over $9 billion by 2004, a compound annual
 growth rate of 47 percent.  eProcurement is a popular IT investment as it
 brings a huge amount of efficiency and savings to a company's operations and
 bottom line.
 
     About Ariba, Inc.
     Ariba, Inc. is the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce platform
 and network services provider.  Through the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform -- an
 open, end-to-end infrastructure of interoperable software solutions and hosted
 Web-based commerce services -- the company enables efficient online trade,
 integration and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and
 commerce service providers.  The global reach and best-of-breed functionality
 of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform 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 B2B Commerce Platform, 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.
 
     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; 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.
 
 

SOURCE Ariba, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce
 platform and network services company, was recently named the undisputed
 leader in the eProcurement arena by seizing 36 percent of the worldwide
 buy-side eProcurement market segment -- more than twice that of its closest
 competitor -- and 18 percent of the total eProcurement market.  According to
 the February 2001 IDC Report, "eProcurement Applications Market Forecast and
 Analysis, 2000-2004," Ariba leads the market with year 2000 application
 license and network revenue of $375 million, over $100 million more than the
 closest competitor.
     The report also noted that in 2000 Ariba grew faster last year than the
 overall market (815 percent as opposed to 167 percent) due to its powerful
 sales engine and key partnerships.
     "There's no question that Ariba is one of the fastest-growing application
 vendors," noted Albert Pang, author of the report and eCommerce software
 research manger for IDC.  "Its effective execution in the buy-side procurement
 applications market has given Ariba a sizable lead over others."
     "Ariba understands that customers need a market leader who can provide
 them with a rapid implementation and immediate time to value," said
 Michael Schmitt, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Ariba.
 "The Ariba platform of solutions delivers this by providing our customers with
 increased efficiencies, reduced costs and improved trading partner
 relationships, which significantly impact a company's bottom line."
     "For the BMW Group, Ariba was the only choice.  We chose them for their
 frictionless global platform and proven ability to execute.  No one else even
 came close," said Robert Bauer, head of eProcurement, BMW Group.
     Despite the current economic slowdown, IDC projects that the eProcurement
 applications market will grow to over $9 billion by 2004, a compound annual
 growth rate of 47 percent.  eProcurement is a popular IT investment as it
 brings a huge amount of efficiency and savings to a company's operations and
 bottom line.
 
     About Ariba, Inc.
     Ariba, Inc. is the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce platform
 and network services provider.  Through the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform -- an
 open, end-to-end infrastructure of interoperable software solutions and hosted
 Web-based commerce services -- the company enables efficient online trade,
 integration and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and
 commerce service providers.  The global reach and best-of-breed functionality
 of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform 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 B2B Commerce Platform, 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.
 
     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; 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.
 
 SOURCE  Ariba, Inc.