Santa Lurking on Ariba Discovery

$1 million RFP for coal posted on world’s premier business matching site in run up to Christmas

SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 19, 2011 – A $1 million RFP for coal has been posted to Ariba Discovery®, the premier service for matching business buyers and sellers globally offered by Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. Is it a coincidence? Or is the Indian manufacturing company behind the posting performing the work of elves?

“If the number of folks on his naughty list has grown, Santa may need to beef up his coal supply,” said Rob Mihalko, Vice President, Ariba Discovery. “And with Christmas just five days away, he’ll need to do it fast.”

As companies around the world have found, Ariba Discovery is the fastest, most efficient way to find new suppliers and lock in deals.

Delivered via the Ariba Network, Ariba Discovery is a unique cloud-based service that automatically matches buyer requirements with seller capabilities. Buyers using Discovery get access to a high-quality supply base and can reduce the time and cost of seller qualification by up to 90 percent, and overall project spend by 15 percent on average. Sellers can build relationships with real decision-makers in the world’s leading buying organizations and deliver valid buying opportunities faster than other marketing methods, boosting overall sales and marketing success.

In the past 12 months, more than 15,000 matches between buyers and sellers for more than $3 billion in business have been made through Ariba Discovery

To learn more about the service and how your organization can benefit from it, visit

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