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Ariba Named eProcurement Leader

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative commerce solutions, announced today that it has been named a Leader in the March 2011 report: “The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement Solutions, Q1 2011” published by Forrester Research Inc. Within the report, Ariba was noted for providing the most complete range of functionality, the largest supplier network and the best user experience through its eProcurement solution.

One of 11 companies evaluated in the March 2011 Forrester Wave report, Ariba was cited as a leader amongst all eProcurement solutions. The report noted, “Ariba has the functionality and expertise to solve many different category-specific problems – which should be one of buyers’ key decision criteria.”

The report also highlighted Ariba’s “commitment to interoperability” and commented that the company’s recent acquisition of Quadrem “reinforces its leadership position.”

“We are pleased to be recognized by Forrester Research as a leader in eProcurement solutions,” said Tim Minahan, Chief Marketing Officer, Ariba. “At Ariba, we are on a mission to simplify business commerce. And as such, we are exclusively focused on developing and delivering cloud-based solutions that effectively blur the lines between enterprise technology and communities to help companies buy, sell and manage cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Ariba has been recognized by Forrester Research as a leader in eProcurement solutions, which we believe further validates our commitment to helping companies control spend and conduct better business commerce.”

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