|Ariba Announces Chinese and Korean Translations for Globalized B2B eCommerce Solutions|
Enhanced Features to Accelerate Customer Adoption Across Asia-Pacific
LIVE 2001, HONG KONG, Mar 12, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA chart, msgs), the global leader in B2B commerce and collaboration, today announced new Asian language versions -- Chinese and Korean -- of its industry-leading solutions, Ariba(R)Buyer(TM), Ariba Dynamic Trade(TM), Ariba Marketplace(TM), and the Ariba Commerce Services Network(TM).
In view of the booming development and promising prospect of eCommerce in Asia-Pacific, particularly in the Chinese-, Korean- and Japanese-language markets, Ariba continues to help its customers meet the localized needs in the region, improve efficiencies and save costs. As a part of this commitment, Ariba has launched Chinese and Korean language support centers in the Asia-Pacific region.
By deploying Chinese and Korean translations of Ariba Buyer, enterprises can now easily extend the benefits of Internet-based procurement throughout Asia-Pacific. Buyers will be able to communicate via the Ariba Commerce Services Network with their local suppliers in Chinese and Korean through the entire transaction process.
The addition of Chinese and Korean versions for Ariba Marketplace and Ariba Dynamic Trade enables marketplace customers to conduct business with trading partners in their local languages and expand their market reach across Asia-Pacific. Comprehensive globalization capabilities allow buyers and sellers to negotiate and conduct trade online in the language and currency determined by each trader's region or personal preference. Ariba Buyer, Ariba Marketplace, and Ariba Dynamic Trade are also available with translations in Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Italian. The multi-language support is a true reflection of Ariba's globalized eCommerce solutions for enterprises worldwide.
"The globalization and localization features of Ariba Marketplace and Ariba Dynamic Trade have helped us rapidly roll it out to our employees and customers worldwide. The addition of Chinese and Korean versions will not only allow us to deploy Ariba Marketplace, and Ariba Dynamic Trade rapidly in Asia-Pacific but will also allow us to generate more revenue through quick employee and supplier adoption," said Mr. Johannes Zhou, president & COO, Sparkice.com.
In-Rhul SUH, General Manager of Hyundai and Kia Corporate, commented, "It's not easy to identify an e-Marketplace solution that can meet our requirements. We find that Ariba is the only choice as it can seamlessly run over multiple technology platforms while addressing the specific local needs of our global business units. Ariba provides the most comprehensive solution for our operations."
"According to Forrester Research, eCommerce in Asia-Pacific is expected to reach US$219 billion over the next four years. We have already seen the potential of this huge untapped market and started launching Ariba products into the region," said Mukesh Aghi, senior vice president of Ariba Asia-Pacific. "In fact, the increasing number of Asian customers has proven the success of our business strategy. To keep this momentum growing, we are committed to delivering customized solutions for the Asia-Pacific market. Product versions in Chinese and Korean are further evidence of Ariba's dedicated efforts to help enterprises capitalize on strategic Internet procurement opportunities."
Translations in Chinese and Korean are available now for Ariba Buyer and Ariba Marketplace, and in April, 2001 for Ariba Commerce Service Network and May, 2001 for Ariba Dynamic Trade.
About Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc. is the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce platform and network services provider. Through the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform -- an open, end-to-end infrastructure of interoperable software solutions and hosted Web-based commerce services -- the company enables efficient online trade, integration and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and commerce service providers. The reach and functionality of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform is designed to create Internet-driven economies of scale and process efficiencies for leading companies around the world. Ariba can be contacted in the U.S. at 650-930-6200 or Hong Kong 852-2273-5022 or at www.ariba.com.
NOTE: Ariba is a registered trademark of Ariba, Inc. Ariba Buyer, Ariba Marketplace, Ariba Dynamic Trade and Ariba Commerce Services Network are trademarks of Ariba. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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Information and announcements in this release involve Ariba's expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future and are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Ariba as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: delays in development or shipment of new versions of our Ariba B2B Commerce Platform; lack of market acceptance of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform or other new products or services; inability to continue to develop competitive new products and services on a timely basis; introduction of new products or services by major competitors; our ability to attract and retain qualified employees; difficulties in assimilating companies recently acquired, including Tradex, Trading Dynamics, and SupplierMarket.com; and our pending acquisition of Agile Software Corporation, inability to expand our operations to support increased growth; the recognition of an increasing portion of revenues at the end of the quarter; declining economic conditions, including a slowdown or recession; inability to control costs; changes in our pricing or compensation policies; and significant fluctuations in our stock price. These and other factors and risks associated with our business are discussed in the Company's Form 10-K filed December 29, 2000 and Form 10-Q filed February 14, 2001.
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