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July 13, 2010 08:30 ET

Ariba and Hubspan Team to Connect Companies in the Cloud

Integration Service Allows Businesses to Seamlessly Connect ERP and Other Backend Systems to Partners Using the Ariba Commerce Cloud and Drive Better Commerce

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  Partner integration is a complex and burdensome task. But it just got a lot easier. Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions, and Hubspan Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based business integration solutions, today announced a new service designed to help businesses quickly and cost-effectively connect their ERP and other backend systems to partners using the Ariba® Commerce Cloud and reap the benefits that it provides.

"Cloud solutions are the ticket to better commerce, but they must be tightly integrated with systems used to manage internal transactions and interactions with key trading partners," said Bhaskar Himatsingka, Chief Technology Officer, Ariba. "In joining forces with Hubspan, Ariba makes it easier than ever for buyers and sellers to connect their existing order management, financial and online commerce systems to the Ariba Network and take advantage of the services available in the Ariba Commerce Cloud. "

The Ariba Commerce Cloud is the most-efficient, effective, and universally adopted platform for global commerce between businesses and contains everything that's needed to drive it, including:

  • Market-leading applications for Spend Management, Collaborative Finance Management, and Sales Acceleration Management -- all delivered as scalable, cost-effective and burden-free cloud-based services

  • The Ariba Network, the world's largest Web-based trading community, empowering more than 300,000 global businesses to discover, connect, and collaborate for better commerce

  • Ariba Exchange, the industry-leading customer community where companies can network, share best practices, and collaborate with partners and peers

  • Market, category, technical, strategic and other expert capabilities that can be accessed on-site or remotely via the Web as needed to support ever-changing business needs and objectives

Leveraging Hubspan's cloud-based business integration platform, Ariba will enable companies to seamlessly connect multiple ERP and other backend systems to their partners using the Ariba Commerce Cloud without the high costs and complexity of doing it on their own. Hubspan enables integration and interoperability across all major ERP, Supply Chain, and CRM systems, including SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, Salesforce.com, Baan, and more. As a cloud platform delivered as a service, Hubspan manages mappings to all system upgrades and allows companies to scale their integration to the Ariba Commerce Cloud as their systems and infrastructure evolve and change.

"Companies of all sizes need an easier way to manage commerce and exchange information in real-time with customers and partners across the demand and supply chain ecosystem, and many are turning to cloud solutions for the economic and business benefits," said Trisha Gross, President and CEO, Hubspan. "By combining the Ariba Commerce Cloud with the Hubspan integration cloud, companies achieve easy and cost-effective business process integration that drives business growth."

More than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 rely on Ariba to drive more efficient, effective and collaborative commerce. So do 300,000 other companies. To learn more about Ariba's solutions and the value they deliver, visit www.ariba.com

About Hubspan Inc.
Hubspan is the leading provider of business integration solutions, helping companies automate business processes across internal and external communities. Hubspan's flagship solution is the WebSpan SaaS Integration Platform. An enterprise-class solution, WebSpan combines Hubspan's innovative, cloud-based platform and managed services with IBM WebSphere integration software. Thousands of companies, from small enterprises to the Fortune 500, successfully use the platform every day for secure, reliable and scalable business integration. WebSpan is available in packaged integration processes, from managed file transfer, PO, e-invoicing and punchout to full business processes, such as Supply Chain, Demand Chain, Advanced EDI and eCommerce integration. For more information, go to www.hubspan.com or email webspan@hubspan.com.

About Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc. is the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. Ariba combines industry-leading software as a service (SaaS) technology to optimize the complete commerce lifecycle with the world's largest web-based community to discover, connect and collaborate with a global network of trading partners and expert capabilities to augment internal resources and skills, delivering everything needed to control costs, minimize risk, improve profits and enhance cash flow and operations -- all in a cloud-based environment. Whether you're buying, selling or managing cash, you can do it more efficiently and effectively in the Ariba® Commerce Cloud. Over 300,000 companies, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500, use Ariba's solutions to drive more efficient inter-enterprise commerce. Why not join them? For more information on Ariba commerce solutions and the results they deliver, visit www.ariba.com

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