Ariba Named a 2011 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain

Company recognized by industry professionals for significantly impacting efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 4, 2011 – Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions, today announced that for a fourth consecutive year, it has been named to the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain, the world's most comprehensive supply chain management information resource for supply chain intelligence, strategy and innovation.

Based on an extensive survey of industry professionals, the ninth annual 100 Great Supply Chain Partners feature is the result of a six-month online poll in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company's efficiency, customer service, and overall supply chain performance.

"Nominations were received for hundreds of trading partners in every aspect of supply chain management," said Brad Berger, publisher of SupplyChainBrain. "Our compliments to Ariba on making the select list of companies who have so impressed our readers that they deserve to be singled out and held up as example for others in the industry."

Ariba was recognized for providing solutions that enable companies of all sizes, across industries to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively.

"The first wave of supply chain efficiency focused on automating and streamlining processes," Tim Minahan, Chief Marketing Officer, Ariba. "Today, it's all about collaboration. And at Ariba, we are focused on fueling it by providing companies with solutions that leverage the power of the cloud to help them more efficiently and effectively connect with their trading partners. We are pleased to be recognized by industry leaders and SupplyChainBrain for our efforts."

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Ariba, Inc. is the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. Ariba combines industry-leading technology with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover, connect and collaborate with a global network of partners – all in a cloud-based environment. Using the Ariba® Commerce Cloud, businesses of all sizes can buy, sell and manage cash more efficiently and effectively. Over #application.suppliers_count# around the globe use the Ariba Commerce Cloud to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance results. Why not join them? To get on the path to Better Commerce visit:
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