State of California Launches Ariba-Powered State-Wide eProcurement System

Ariba Buyer Provides Foundation for State's CAL-Buy On-Line Buying System



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ariba, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariba Inc., (Nasdaq:   ARBA)
 the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce platform and network services
 provider, today announced that the State of California is now live with the
 Ariba(R) Buyer(TM) solution as the foundation of CAL-Buy, a statewide
 strategic eProcurement initiative developed by the California Department of
 General Services' (DGS) Procurement Division.  The DGS, CALTRANS and the
 California Highway Patrol are the first agencies to have access to the new
 Web-based CAL-Buy system.
     Powered by Ariba Buyer, CAL-Buy will enable state employees to use an
 online, desktop purchasing system to facilitate the annual procurement of
 approximately $2 billion in goods and services.  To date, over 50 employees in
 three state agencies have access to 180 suppliers through the CAL-Buy system.
 CAL-Buy is expected to save time and money by streamlining and automating
 product catalog searches, order approval, transactions and receipts, allowing
 DGS to better manage supply and services procurement and supplier relations.
     "The State of California is a welcome addition to our growing roster of
 government institutions using Ariba Buyer to eliminate inefficiencies in their
 business processes," said Jerry Connell, director, Public Sector, Ariba.  "We
 are pleased to bring the benefits of eCommerce to the governing organization
 of a state that, if weighed as an independent country, would rank sixth in the
 world in gross domestic product.  With CAL-Buy, the State of California will
 enjoy significant savings in employee time and procurement costs, which
 translates to better use of taxpayer dollars."
     "Whether we are purchasing school buses or computers, state purchasing
 agents can use CAL-Buy to order the products needed to keep the State of
 California operating," said Governor Gray Davis.  "CAL-Buy will automate
 existing contracts for goods and services.  This will lead to greater
 efficiencies while reducing government costs."
     Ariba Buyer is the industry's leading Internet application for automating
 and managing corporate sourcing, buying and internal business processes, from
 planning to payment, to travel and expense.  All Ariba Buyer customers have
 instant access to over 30,000 suppliers worldwide through the Ariba Commerce
 Services Network(TM) (Ariba CSN), allowing for transparent collaboration
 between buyers and suppliers.  Ariba CSN is Ariba's network infrastructure for
 connecting buyers and suppliers and to deliver commerce services to companies
 in the B2B ecosystem.
     Accenture, a systems integrator of Ariba, worked with DGS to implement and
 integrate Ariba Buyer with the state's financial and human resources
 solutions.
 
     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.
 in the United States and in other countries.  Ariba B2B Commerce Platform,
 Ariba Buyer and Ariba Commerce Services Network are trademarks of Ariba Inc.
 
     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 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariba Inc., (Nasdaq:   ARBA)
 the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce platform and network services
 provider, today announced that the State of California is now live with the
 Ariba(R) Buyer(TM) solution as the foundation of CAL-Buy, a statewide
 strategic eProcurement initiative developed by the California Department of
 General Services' (DGS) Procurement Division.  The DGS, CALTRANS and the
 California Highway Patrol are the first agencies to have access to the new
 Web-based CAL-Buy system.
     Powered by Ariba Buyer, CAL-Buy will enable state employees to use an
 online, desktop purchasing system to facilitate the annual procurement of
 approximately $2 billion in goods and services.  To date, over 50 employees in
 three state agencies have access to 180 suppliers through the CAL-Buy system.
 CAL-Buy is expected to save time and money by streamlining and automating
 product catalog searches, order approval, transactions and receipts, allowing
 DGS to better manage supply and services procurement and supplier relations.
     "The State of California is a welcome addition to our growing roster of
 government institutions using Ariba Buyer to eliminate inefficiencies in their
 business processes," said Jerry Connell, director, Public Sector, Ariba.  "We
 are pleased to bring the benefits of eCommerce to the governing organization
 of a state that, if weighed as an independent country, would rank sixth in the
 world in gross domestic product.  With CAL-Buy, the State of California will
 enjoy significant savings in employee time and procurement costs, which
 translates to better use of taxpayer dollars."
     "Whether we are purchasing school buses or computers, state purchasing
 agents can use CAL-Buy to order the products needed to keep the State of
 California operating," said Governor Gray Davis.  "CAL-Buy will automate
 existing contracts for goods and services.  This will lead to greater
 efficiencies while reducing government costs."
     Ariba Buyer is the industry's leading Internet application for automating
 and managing corporate sourcing, buying and internal business processes, from
 planning to payment, to travel and expense.  All Ariba Buyer customers have
 instant access to over 30,000 suppliers worldwide through the Ariba Commerce
 Services Network(TM) (Ariba CSN), allowing for transparent collaboration
 between buyers and suppliers.  Ariba CSN is Ariba's network infrastructure for
 connecting buyers and suppliers and to deliver commerce services to companies
 in the B2B ecosystem.
     Accenture, a systems integrator of Ariba, worked with DGS to implement and
 integrate Ariba Buyer with the state's financial and human resources
 solutions.
 
     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.
 in the United States and in other countries.  Ariba B2B Commerce Platform,
 Ariba Buyer and Ariba Commerce Services Network are trademarks of Ariba Inc.
 
     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.