SOURCE: Emptoris

September 20, 2007 11:39 ET

Emptoris Offers Conversion Program to Customers of Procuri and Ariba

Emptoris to Credit Procuri and Ariba Subscription and Hosting Fees; Emptoris Offers Single Solution Platform That Scales From Basic to Enterprise Customers

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, today announced a program for customers of Procuri and Ariba that are re-evaluating their software strategy in light of Ariba's acquisition of Procuri. Under the terms of the program, Procuri and Ariba enterprise customers adopting the Emptoris supply and contract management suite can receive credit for up to a year of subscriptions purchased from Procuri or Ariba.

"Customers should not have to deal with the headaches of a vendors' redundant platforms or forced migrations. These are mission critical applications and Emptoris is offering companies the ability to avoid having to wait and see if the risks associated with an acquisition will work out," said Avner Schneur, president and chief executive officer of Emptoris, Inc. "With Emptoris, companies get the recognized leader in supply and contract management functionality. Furthermore, companies can get on-board with a basic software as a service offering and smoothly expand to an enterprise offering, all leveraging a single platform."

"Emptoris has worked on a number of Ariba and Procuri conversions in the past few years, which helps us in bringing a smooth transition to Emptoris solutions and the associated long term stability," said Schneur.

Emptoris offers a full suite of supply and contract management solutions for spend analysis, sourcing, contract management, compliance and supplier performance management. Emptoris uses a single software platform and code base to deliver its software either as a service or installed on site at a customer's premise. As a result, Emptoris is able to provide customers with a clear growth path, as they start with a simple cost-effective service offering, and later can add additional capabilities to the service. If needed, companies can even run the exact same capabilities as an in-house solution.

Illustrating its solution leadership, Emptoris noted that its Sourcing and Spend Analysis solutions received the highest ranking in the most recent Forrester Wave Esourcing Suite research report, and the Emptoris Contract Management solution was also given the highest ranking for current offering in the Forrester Wave Contract Lifecycle Management Suite. In addition, Emptoris Contracts recently received the highest possible rating, a "Strong Positive," in Gartner's "MarketScope for Contract Management Software, 2007."

--  Emptoris Spend Analysis empowers companies to identify savings
    opportunities quickly and monitor the effectiveness of current initiatives
    across every category and delivers the most accurate and granular spend
    visibility available in the market.
    
--  Emptoris Sourcing automates all sourcing events from reverse auctions
    to complex multi-stage negotiations, empowering companies to realize the
    best value, not just the best price, from their supply base by factoring
    cost, risk, and performance drivers into decision-making.
    
--  Emptoris Contract Management delivers greater visibility and control
    over contracts by automating and optimizing the contracts process from
    creation and execution through performance monitoring, analysis, and re-
    negotiation.
    

In order to help companies move to Emptoris, Emptoris is making a special offer to Procuri and Ariba customers who sign up with Emptoris in the next 90 days to receive up to a one year subscription credit, based on the remaining subscription with Procuri or Ariba.

In addition, if a company signs up for this program to use and adopt an Emptoris solution, Emptoris will provide complimentary migration services, including initial training, as well as a spend analysis evaluation and pilot program and a limited number of managed sourcing events.

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a world leader in innovative supply and contract management solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 2000 companies in every industry. Customers include American Express, Boeing, Cigna, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta and Vodafone.

Contact Information

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