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Why 9r1?

Companies everywhere are looking for Procurement to help achieve the ever higher savings goals demanded by these difficult times. The newest version of Ariba Spend Management Suite is an established foundation to deliver the bottom-line savings that executives expect. These web pages contain important information about this new release, planning your upgrade, and critical dates affecting end of support for previous versions.New Version 9r1 Delivers Productivity and Savings

Ariba Spend Management Suite version 9r1 delivers significant enhancements for managing the procurement lifecycle across the areas of spend visibility, sourcing, contract management, requisitioning, and invoice and payment. Version 9r1 was designed to dramatically raise user productivity and lower ongoing cost of ownership.

  • Fully integrated capabilities allow process and data sharing throughout your procurement lifecycle.
  • Simplified user interface makes it easier for everyone to participate.
  • Greater flexibility to manage more spend categories and spend types.
  • Out-of-the-box configurability reduces the need for customization and support resources.

Detailed product information on Ariba Spend Management Suite version 9r1

Plan Your Upgrade Now

Version 9r1 contains many "must-have" innovations developed over the past three years. Now is the time to plan your upgrade. Not sure where to start? Ariba has the most 9r1 upgrade experience available – from initial assessment and strategy through every step needed to deliver a comprehensive implementation and ensure adoption. Our expertise and proven methodologies coupled with direct access to Ariba engineering and technical resources will ensure a successful result that is on time as budgeted.

Upgrade Services for Ariba version 9r1

Continuing 9r1 Upgrade Success!

The numbers continue to grow! There are now 25 customers LIVE on Ariba Spend Management version 9r1. And over the past few quarters, many new customers decided to take advantage of the value in our newest CD release. Globally, more than 60 customers are planning their project, currently implementing, or already using 9r1 now.

Here are some names that you might recognize:

  • AXA
  • Aquanima
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HP
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Liberty Mutual
  • MetLife
  • Pfizer
  • Postecom
  • Societe Generale - Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Staples
  • Telefonica
  • Unilever

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of all the new features and functionality in Ariba 9r1 today! And if you're not sure how to approach your upgrade, the Ariba Consulting team is available to help in any way you need.

Contact us at and we can help you get started.

Retired Products Service Program (RPSP)

Ariba is offering this program to provide additional technical support for the products that will be superseded by the release of 9r1. The program is available beginning July 1, 2009 and ends December 31, 2010. This program provides additional time to complete upgrades to 9r1.

Detailed information on the RPSP